Killer Presidents


by John Feffer During the presidential campaign, when he was still battling an array of Republican heavyweights for the party’s nomination, Donald Trump indulged in a bit of hubris that would have buried a more conventional candidate. “I could stand… Continue Reading  

Washington’s 15-Year Air War


by Tom Engelhardt On the morning of September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda launched its four-plane air force against the United States. On board were its precision weapons: 19 suicidal hijackers. One of those planes, thanks to the resistance of its passengers,… Continue Reading  

No Lone Rangers in Drone Warfare


by Pratap Chatterjee The myth of the lone drone warrior is now well established and threatens to become as enduring as that of the lone lawman with a white horse and a silver bullet who rode out into the Wild… Continue Reading  

Counting Bodies Then and Now


by Tom Engelhardt In the twenty-first-century world of drone warfare, one question with two aspects reigns supreme: Who counts? In Washington, the answers are the same: We don’t count and they don’t count. The Obama administration has adamantly refused to… Continue Reading  

How Assassination Sold Drugs and Promoted Terrorism


by Andrew Cockburn As the war on terror nears its 14th anniversary — a war we seem to be losing, given jihadist advances in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen — the U.S. sticks stolidly to its strategy of “high-value targeting,” our… Continue Reading