The Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many Civilians It Has Killed in Iraq and Syria


The Pentagon has looked into hundreds of possible civilian casualties from the bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria. But Washington is having trouble keeping track of everything — including its own allies. Since August 2014, the American-led coalition has... Read more

Hundreds of Dead Bodies Rot in Bangui Wells


In early August, workers from the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action exhumed three piles of... Read more

The Rocket Dog of U.S. Special Forces


America’s Special Operations Command will hold a conference in October and it recently put... Read more

Myanmar’s Most Persecuted Minority Isn’t Fighting Back


I checked the straps on my boots. The water on the flooded dirt road... Read more

Yep, F-117 Stealth Fighters Are Still Flying in 2015


The U.S. Air Force officially retired its 52 surviving F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighters in... Read more
Step by Step, Here’s How to Defeat China in a War
The air campaign in Desert Storm was a watershed for air power. It demonstrated the effectiveness of precision munitions,...
How Does the Government Decide When to Kill a Terrorist?

How Does the Government Decide When to Kill a Terrorist?

The White House and Pentagon are less than forthcoming about how they decide to send drones or commandos to...

Congrats — You Can Now Be a Woman Marine and Shoot Down Enemy Planes

Congrats — You Can Now Be a Woman Marine and Shoot Down Enemy Planes

The U.S. Marine Corps is about to finish training its first women Stinger anti-aircraft missile-shooters. Low Altitude Air Defense...

We Joined Troops Battling Washington’s Wildfires

We Joined Troops Battling Washington’s Wildfires

The air is hard to breath as we walk up the gravel road. Smoke fills the air, obscuring the...

Mali's Peace Depended on French and U.N. Troops — They Failed

Mali's Peace Depended on French and U.N. Troops — They Failed

Imagine your country is a beacon of democracy, when suddenly, it’s overrun by angry rebels and hardcore jihadists. To...

Get Up Close to the U.S. Air Force's 'Ghostrider' Gunship

Get Up Close to the U.S. Air Force's 'Ghostrider' Gunship

Air Force commandos are in the process of getting their brand new gunship, the AC-130J Ghostrider. These heavily-armed aircraft...

China Builds Up Its Fleet of Ships That Make Artificial Islands

China Builds Up Its Fleet of Ships That Make Artificial Islands

Venturing ever further from the rivers and coasts that it helped develop in the first three decades of China’s...
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 In Myanmar, Buddhist Extremists Whip Up Anti-Muslim Hate

In Myanmar, Buddhist Extremists Whip Up Anti-Muslim Hate

The 969 Movement, a grassroots, leaderless group of monks promoting Buddhism and militant nationalism throughout Myanmar, may surprise the...

The United States Runs a Strip Mall Just for Cops in Afghanistan

The United States Runs a Strip Mall Just for Cops in Afghanistan

The U.S. State Department runs a strip mall for cops in Afghanistan. No, seriously, that’s what Washington calls three...

The Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many Civilians It Has Killed in Iraq and Syria

The Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many Civilians It Has Killed in Iraq and Syria

The Pentagon has looked into hundreds of possible civilian casualties from the bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria. But...

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