These Men Are So Proud of Genocide, They Reenacted It
Crocodile torture. Drafthouse Films capture These Men Are So Proud of Genocide, They Reenacted It A new documentary shows us the fever dreams of psychopaths He sobs with remorse, having just watched a reenactment of his own murders — with himself as the victim. Anwar Congo is a mass... Read more
Inside the Israeli Army in a Time of Terror
Miriam Libicki art Inside the Israeli Army in a Time of Terror  Miriam Libicki’s Jobnik! is the best comic book you’ll ever read about war, love and paperwork Jobnik!, the comic book memoir by American-born former Israeli soldier Miriam Libicki, is remarkable in part for what it’s not. It... Read more
Everything You Need to Know Today About Drones, Carriers and Stealth Fighters
T-50. Sukhoi Photo Everything You Need to Know Today About Drones, Carriers and Stealth Fighters A War is Boring recap Japan has just launched the new helicopter carrier Izumo—Tokyo’s largest warship since World War II. The Japanese could, in theory, outfit the new ship with F-35B stealth fighters, but... Read more
This Goat Died for Iraq or Something
David Axe photo This Goat Died for Iraq or Something A war photo a day #5 Eight years. Seven wars. More death and destruction than I care to recount. I’ve been covering armed conflict since 2005. Every battlefield has its stories … and its unforgettable images. Follow me through my... Read more
The Navy Is Building a Stealth Battleship Strike Force
DDG-1000 under construction. Navy/Bath Iron Works photo The Navy Is Building a Stealth Battleship Strike Force Hopefully the first big wave won’t sink it The Navy’s newest warships are hard to detect on radar, heavily armed with super-accurate guns and missiles … and gigantic. Six hundred feet long and displacing... Read more
American Troops Destroyed World History
David Axe photo American Troops Destroyed World History A war photo a day #4 Eight years. Seven wars. More death and destruction than I care to recount. I’ve been covering armed conflict since 2005. Every battlefield has its stories … and its unforgettable images. Follow me through my career at... Read more
Getting XKeyscore Right
Getting XKeyscore Right Thinking critically about what we know of NSA surveillance On July 31, Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald published a story about an NSA surveillance program called XKeyscore: A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails,... Read more
This Man is a Walking Tank
David Axe photo This Man is a Walking Tank A war photo a day #3 Eight years. Seven wars. More death and destruction than I care to recount. I’ve been covering armed conflict since 2005. Every battlefield has its stories … and its unforgettable images. Follow me through my career... Read more
Taliban Back-Up Plan: Unleash the Assassins
Afghan National Police. Air Force Photo Taliban Back-Up Plan: Unleash the Assassins The Taliban can’t lose and can’t win. Now it’s shifted to other deadly tactics. On the morning of July 27, Brig. Gen. Asadullah Sherzad drove over a bomb. Sherzad, the chief of security for Afghanistan’s northern Baghlan... Read more
I Turned My Desk Into an Arms Factory, and You Can Too!
kyle mizokami photo I Turned My Desk Into an Arms Factory, and You Can Too! Building an AR-15 is fun and easy. One day last summer, a friend introduced me to his new AR-15 semiautomatic rifle. I’ve had a relatively casual interest in firearms over the years, owning a... Read more
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