America’s Wars and the “More” Strategy

by Danny Sjursen More, more, more. I was guilty of it myself.  Commanding a small cavalry troop of about 85 soldiers in southwest Kandahar Province back in 2011, I certainly wanted and requested more: more troopers, more Special Forces advisers,… Continue Reading  

Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Special Ops “Successes”

by Nick Turse They’re some of the best soldiers in the world: highly trained, well equipped, and experts in weapons, intelligence gathering, and battlefield medicine.  They study foreign cultures and learn local languages.  They’re smart, skillful, wear some very iconic… Continue Reading  

A Secret War in 135 Countries

by Nick Turse You can find them in dusty, sunbaked badlands, moist tropical forests, and the salty spray of third-world littorals. Standing in judgement, buffeted by the rotor wash of a helicopter or sweltering beneath the relentless desert sun, they instruct,… Continue Reading  

The Golden Age of Black Ops

Special Ops Missions Already in 105 Countries in 2015 by Nick Turse In the dead of night, they swept in aboard V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft.  Landing in a remote region of one of the most volatile countries on the planet,… Continue Reading  

Perpetual War

How Does the Global War on Terror Ever End?  by Jeremy Scahill via Tom Dispatch [This epilogue to Scahill’s bestselling book, Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield, is posted with the kind permission of its publisher, Nation Books.] On January 21,… Continue Reading