An exhumed mass grave in Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Adam Jones photo via Wikimedia Commons Podcast — protecting refugee camps could require 30,000 troops by MATTHEW GAULT President Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily restricting travel from seven Muslim-majority countries and halting the U.S. refugee program. One week later, after several legal challenges... Read more
UAE Air Force Maj. Mariam Al Mansuri during an anti-Islamic State bombing operation. UAE Air Force photo As with all relationships, it’s complicated by KEVIN KNODELL On Jan. 29, 2017, U.S. Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens died during an ill-fated raid in Yemen. This mission also resulted in the the deaths... Read more
Trump’s White House is already putting together a long list of foes by IRA CHERNUS What kind of national security policy will Pres. Donald Trump’s administration pursue globally? On this issue, as on so many others, the incoming president has offered enough contradictory clues, tweets and comments that the only definitive... Read more
The work is done, but it might mean smaller budgets in the future by MANDY SMITHBERGER The U.S. government created its special war spending budget to fund unexpected costs of fighting overseas. As such, the Overseas Contingency Operations account, or OCO, is not part of the Pentagon’s base budget and... Read more
A Utah gun shop. Photo via Wikipedia New law will limit online sales starting in 2018 by DAVID AXE Widener’s sponsored this post. In November 2016, Californians endorsed by a wide margin new restrictions on gun ownership and ammunition sales. Anticipating the 2018 implementation of the new rules, Californians are buying ammo... Read more
Byron Lima. Photo via InSight Crime An ex-soldier with Guatemala’s elite forces built and lost a prison empire by JUAN JOSÉ MARTÍNEZ and STEVEN DUDLEY This article originally appeared at InSight Crime. Following Guatemala’s long and brutal civil war, members of the military were charged, faced trial and sentenced to jail time. Even... Read more
Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko shakes Russian president Vladimir Putin’s hand in July 2015. Kremlin photo Well, this is alarming by ROBERT BECKHUSEN Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko, often called “the last dictator in Europe,” had long kept his country aligned politically, economically and militarily close to Russia. But this relationship deteriorated after... Read more
U.S. Air Force photo What happens when all we have left is the Pentagon? by WILLIAM HARTUNG With a budget over $600 billion a year and counting, the Pentagon already receives significantly more than its fair share of federal funds. If Pres. Donald Trump has his way, though, that will prove... Read more
U.S. Pres. Donald Trump visiting the Department of Homeland Security building in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 25, 2017. DHS photo But these leaks are a rapidly-unfolding disaster by ROBERT BECKHUSEN Amid a frantic Feb. 1, 2017 news day was a report from the Associated Press citing a leaked transcript between... Read more
Image via Vice Motherboard But Donald Trump sure is! by JACOB SIEGEL Memes, as any alt-right Pepe sorcerer will tell you, are not just frivolous entertainment. They are magic, the stuff by which reality is made and manipulated. What’s perhaps surprising is that this view is not so far off from... Read more
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