A SpaceX launch. SpaceX photo Oh, just the entire outer-space thing by PETER GARRETSON The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Department of Defense or the U.S. government. It... Read more
Walking word salad wages war on wonk. YouTube capture Wonk versus world salad in the first presidential debate by MATTHEW GAULT Military issues and the language of war loomed like a shadow over the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. During an early exchange about climate change, Clinton... Read more
Royal Air Force photo London could follow Washington’s lead by ABIGAIL WATSON The United Kingdom must support the United States in its efforts to create an international framework on the export and use of drones. But first, it needs to fix the problems with its own use. In recent weeks, the United... Read more
Men pray at at the Imam Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab Mosque in Doha, Qatar. Omar Chatriwala photo via Flickr Podcast — democratic Islamic countries all pay some respect to Sharia law by MATTHEW GAULT The separation of church and state is a fundamental value of the modern Western world, but that doesn’t mean the... Read more
Project on Government Oversight illustration derivative of Jared Rodriguez / Truthout From nuclear weapons contractors to I.T. engineers, there’s big benefits in getting employees congressional fellowships by LYDIA DENNETT In January 2001, Peter Winokur began working as a Fellow in Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-NV) office. He would ultimately spend almost four... Read more
An American officer goes over an item check list with AMISOM troops during a supply delivery on Sept. 12, 2016. U.S. Air Force photo U.S., British and E.U. support critical to AMISOM’s operations by KEVIN KNODELL On Sept. 12, 2016, a detachment of American troops landed in Somalia. It was a... Read more
A protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Flickr photo The battle over Dakota Access Pipeline swaps old roles by CHIP WARD Cowboys and Indians are at it again. Americans who don’t live in the West may think that the historic clash of Native Americans and pioneering settlers is long past because the Indians... Read more
‘The First Sting,’ by Stuart Brown. Donated to the CIA, the painting shows Afghan Mujaheddin using American singer missiles to down Soviet helicopters. Image via Wikimedia Commons You don’t change Afghanistan — Afghanistan changes you by MATTHEW GAULT Americans should study Russia and understand both how badly the United States failed to rebuild... Read more
U.S. Army soldiers in Afghanistan. Photo via Wikipedia It’s up to the next generation to fix this mess by PETER VAN BUREN I recently sent my last kid off for her senior year of college. There are rituals to such moments, and because dad-confessions are not among them, I just carried... Read more
An unarmed LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at Launch Facility-4 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss Land-based missiles are obsolete by GEOFF WILSON & NOAH WILLIAMS The Cold War has been over for 25 years now, but the... Read more
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