How We Learned Not To Care About America’s Wars

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by Andrew Bacevich Consider, if you will, these two indisputable facts.  First, the United States is today more or less permanently engaged in hostilities in not one faraway place, but at least seven.  Second, the vast majority of the American people… Continue Reading  

Washington’s 15-Year Air War

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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  

Rudolf Hess in Guantanamo

JTF Guard Force Troopers transport a detainee to the detainee hospital located adjacent to Camp Four, Dec. 27, 2007. The U.S. government?s program to transfer and release detainees is unprecedented during a time of war. JTF Guantanamo conducts safe and humane care and custody of detained enemy combatants. The JTF conducts interrogation operations to collect strategic intelligence in support of the Global War on Terror and supports law enforcement and war crimes investigations. JTF Guantanamo is committed to the safety and security of American service members and civilians working inside its detention facilities. (JTF Guantanamo photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Billings) UNCLASSIFIED. Cleared for public release. For additional information contact JTF Guantanamo PAO 011-5399-3596; DSN 660-3596.

by Paul R. Pillar Spandau Prison in Berlin was a red brick structure, on the western side of the city, constructed in the 1870s with the capacity to hold several hundred inmates. The Nazis later used it to detain some… Continue Reading  

Saudi Disillusionment with the U.S. Started With Bush

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by Jim Lobe The following are excerpts from a telephone interview conducted late last week with Amb. Chas Freeman, Jr. (ret.) regarding the latest developments between Iran and Saudi Arabia, in particular. Freeman, who served as U.S. ambassador (1989-1992) to… Continue Reading  

Boykinism

Joe McCarthy Would Understand  By Andrew J. Bacevich via Tom Dispatch First came the hullaballoo over the “Mosque at Ground Zero.”  Then there was Pastor Terry Jones of Gainesville, Florida, grabbing headlines as he promoted “International Burn-a-Koran Day.”  Most recently, we have an American posting… Continue Reading