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Posted on: Jul 14, 2013, Source: Tom Dispatch

“Surveillance blowback” from America’s wars has ensured the creation of an ever more massive and omnipresent security apparatus.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2012, Source: TomDispatch

Combining biometrics, cyberwarfare, and a potential future aerospace shield, the Pentagon is rushing toward uncharted territory, and domination.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2011, Source:

How the revolutions spreading across the Middle East may well mark the beginning of the end for American global power.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2010, Source:

The demise of the United States as the global superpower could come far more quickly than anyone imagines.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2010, Source:

The Obama administration is now trapped in an endless cycle of drugs and death in Afghanistan from which there is neither an easy end nor an obvious exit.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2006, Source: The Progressive

A hypothetical ticking time bomb--the often-used justification for torturing detainees--falls apart under close examination.

Posted on: May 23, 2006, Source: Amnesty International

The once-clandestine practice of torture is now an official weapon in the War on Terror.