Words About War Matter

by William Astore The dishonesty of words illustrates the dishonesty of America’s wars. Since 9/11, can there be any doubt that the public has become numb to the euphemisms that regularly accompany U.S. troops, drones, and CIA operatives into Washington’s imperial… 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  

Bread and Nukes: Stuxnet’s Collateral Damage?

According to a Fox News exclusive, experts think the Stuxnet virus is still wrecking havoc on Iran’s nuclear program, particularly to the centrifuges. Yet it’s worth considering that even cyber-warfare — like all kinds of warfare — can produce “collateral… Continue Reading