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Posted on: Jan 8, 2014, Source: PandoDaily

The war in South Sudan is about ethnic identity and wealth, but the wealth is in two totally different forms: oil and cattle.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2014, Source: PandoDaily

Let’s total up the number of Saudi Sunni killed by “blowback” from the Afghan jihad or its adventures in Syria: 0

Posted on: Feb 27, 2013, Source: Not Safe for Work Corporation

A lot of very sleazy DoD contractors and their pet congressmembers have their own reasons for being so outraged over the threat of drone warfare.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2013, Source: Not Safe for Work Corporation

The world recently got a good taste of how al Qaeda operatives have a lot in common these days with cubicle-dwelling bureaucrats.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2011, Source: eXiled Online

What the election riots in Northern Nigeria, a military mutiny in Burkina Faso, and massacres in Ivory Coast have in common.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Introducing the new super-weapon that will change absolutely nothing about why we're losing in Afghanistan.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2009, Source: eXiled Online

Every single change in technology in the past 50 years has had "Stop building carriers!" written all over it. But the Navy paid no attention.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The failed defense secretary pens a historical cover-up on Iraq and reveals more wild stupidity with his advice on Afghanistan.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2008, Source: eXiled Online

Only a fool like Bush could pick an anti-American Arab country, add an invading army, and expect a nice fluffy democracy souffle.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Telling Georgia to keep attacking Russia is like telling a 98-pound weakling to rematch with the hulking thug who just put him on the floor.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2008, Source: eXiled Online

The president of tiny Georgia must have caught a case of his pal Bush's war lust to attack a Russian ally and think he'd win.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2008, Source: AlterNet

After six years of ignoring Afghanistan, things have gotten bad enough to force American officials to pay attention.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2008, Source: AlterNet

One thing the United States doesn't get about guerrilla warfare: It's not over until the guerrillas win.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2008, Source: AlterNet

South Africans wouldn't be killing Zimbabwean refugees if it weren't for the stranglehold Zimbabwe's whites have on its farmland.

Posted on: May 25, 2008, Source: eXiled Online

A bizarre new trend is emerging: traditional armed conquests are increasingly less effective, and countries with high birthrates have the edge.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2008, Source: The eXile

A week ago, Bush called the offensive in Basra a "defining moment" for Iraq. Suddenly he's gotten very quiet.

Posted on: May 6, 2007, Source: The eXile

From the enormous advantage gained by Iran via our invasion of Iraq, you would think that Dick Cheney is a mole for the Ayatollah.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The Pentagon won't own up to the fact that it takes a village to run an insurgency.