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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: TomDispatch.com

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: TomDispatch.com

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

Posted on: Apr 1, 2010, Source: TomDispatch.com

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.