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Podcast
Feb 23, 2012
Redeye

Pentagon priorities for the 21st century

Redeye
Earlier this year, the Obama administration released a guidance to determine where the Pentagon would put its energy in the foreseeable future.
Podcast
Jan 18, 2012
Redeye

Use of drones growing dramatically

Redeye
Drones are robotic aircraft that can carry arms but are also for surveillance. Currently one in every three aircraft in the U.S. is a drone and over 50 countries have some form of unmanned aircraft.
Columnists
Jan 12, 2012

Guantanamo Bay after 10 years

The hundreds of men who have left Guantanamo this past decade have been released because of pressure on governments from grassroots campaigning. One hundred seventy-one men remain imprisoned there.
Blog
May 14, 2011

The lies used to achieve America's ends

Gerry Caplan
Osama Bin Laden is dead, but every other claim originally made by the Obama administration about his last minutes was a lie. These were deliberate lies concocted by men -- Mr. Obama's men.
Columnists
May 4, 2011

It's time to bring the troops home

On May 1, the U.S. president addressed the nation, announcing a military victory. May 1, 2003, that is, when U.S. President George W. Bush strode onto the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Lincoln.
Podcast
Nov 6, 2010
Redeye

What's in the largest intelligence leak in U.S. history

Redeye
390,000 classified U.S. military documents were released in October through the online whistleblower site Wikileaks. Pratap Chatterjee explains what kind of information the documents contain.
Columnists
Oct 14, 2009

Lt. Choi won't lie for his country

Lt. Dan Choi, an Iraq war veteran, declared last March 19 on The Rachel Maddow Show, "I am gay." Under the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law, that's enough to get Choi kicked out of the military.
Columnists
Sep 21, 2009

Opposition to war in Afghanistan grows

On Oct. 7, the U.S. enters its ninth year of occupation of Afghanistan -- equal to the time the United States was involved in World War I, World War II and the Korean War combined.
Columnists
May 20, 2009

Yoo's views make Philly news

The Philadelphia Inquirer, one of that city's two major daily newspapers, is in the news itself these days after hiring controversial former Bush administration lawyer John Yoo as a monthly columnist.
Columnists
Apr 24, 2009

Those torture memos

There is something precious and virginal about the torture debate in the United States. As if that nation never knew torture before the shock of 9/11, and had to play catch-up.
Columnists
Apr 22, 2009

Torturers should be punished

George W. Bush insisted that the U.S. did not use torture. But the four Bush-era memos released last week by the Obama administration's Justice Department paint a starkly different picture.
Columnists
Mar 20, 2009

Who's Obama proving to be?

Barack Obama is in the difficult position of being a president who wants to do good in a position that requires him to serve the U.S. economic elite and maintain American military dominance.
Columnists
Feb 19, 2009

Obama's Afghan trap

The Joint Chiefs of Staff recommend a shift in strategy from democracy-building in Afghanistan to attacking alleged Taliban and al-Qaida strongholds along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
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