It’s difficult for regimes to galvanize public opinion or maintain people’s willingness to accept the sacrifices associated with a war waged for questionable reasons.
The sketchy history of international efforts to control bioweapons suggests that nations will resist cooperative monitoring of gene hacking for medical research.
As the coronavirus pandemic played out, veterans who were already lacking adequate benefits and resources found themselves in deeper trouble.
The 1991 Gulf War was seen as the start of an age of peace, but paved the way for much future conflict.
Also known as Gulf War Syndrome, symptoms of the condition include chronic pain, fatigue, and memory problems.
Army physicians are turning to drugs approved for other conditions or newly developed treatments such as the antiviral Remdesivir to treat infected personnel.
America finds itself in uncharted territory under Donald Trump – not least when it comes to climate change and Israel policy.
After footage from America’s first ‘living room war’ shocked the public, the government would clamp down on media coverage of future military conflicts.
Wars in Chechnya and Iraq affected the stories American and Russian leaders tell about their place in the world.
Our series on understanding Islamic State attempts to catalogue many of the forces and events that can arguably have played a part in creating the conditions necessary for these jihadists to emerge.
The rise of Islamic State and its declaration of the caliphate can be read as part of a wider story that has unfolded since the formation of modern nation states in the Muslim world.
Overshadowed by the terrible conflicts to come, this short operation was nevertheless a significant global event.