War Junkie

War Junkie

Uncategorized June 4, 2013 0

David Axe photo War Junkie Combat becomes an addiction in this archive story Morning. Jan. 27, 2005. Baqubah, occupied Iraq. A hundred surly Arabs and a bunch of bemused GIs gather in a musty provincial government building. It’s a chance for known insurgents to sign a pledge against violence... Read more
Ambushed!

Ambushed!

Uncategorized June 4, 2013 0

David Axe photo Ambushed! From the archives, a deadly roadside battle at the height of the Afghan war in 2009 It started with a threat. At a checkpoint in Baraki Barak district, Afghan security guards protecting the American combat outpost stopped a driver. When they insisted on searching the... Read more
Death, Darkness and the Deserters
A Chadian soldier. David Axe Photo Death, Darkness and the Deserters From the archives, a harrowing tale of African desert warfare from June 2008 It started with singing. I was in my sweltering hovel at a guest house in Abeche in eastern Chad on a Friday evening when I... Read more
The Court Martial of Bradley Manning
Fibonacci Blue via photopin (cc) The Court Martial of Bradley Manning A complicated man at the center of a complicated trial On Monday, Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army soldier who leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents to Wikileaks, begins his court-martial for espionage charges. Manning himself is a... Read more
The 1990s All Over Again
The 1990s All Over Again President Obama’s new direction in the war on terror turns back the clock In a landmark speech Thursday at National Defense University, President Obama laid out a new direction for the war on terrorism. “I believe,” he told a packed auditorium filled with journalists,... Read more
The Uncomfortable Questions Not Raised by Benghazi The press and Congress are asking the wrong questions The eight-month controversy over the attacks on a U.S. outpost in Benghazi reintensified last week, as the former Deputy Chief of Mission in Tripoli testified before a panel at the House of Representatives.... Read more
Obama Alone Can’t Close Guantanamo, But Here’s What He Can Do
Kathleen T. Rhem/American Forces Press Service Obama Alone Can’t Close Guantanamo, But Here’s What He Can Do  This week, President Obama renewed his call, made almost half a decade ago, to close the Guantanamo Bay prison. Calling the prison “against American interests,” the President said it had become a... Read more
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