Military power no longer seems to act as it once did on Planet Earth. Under distinctly apocalyptic pressures, something seems to be breaking down, something seems to be fragmenting.
The evidence is in: the U.S. military is incapable of responsibly spending your tax dollars.
The Middle East already has enough horrible issues without having nuclear weaponry added to the mix. The UN has treated Israel very different from how Iran was treated but should be discouraged when it comes to weaponry like the rest of the Middle East.
The prosecution in the Jeffrey Sterling case have casted doubt on claims of Iran's developed nuclear weapons program. If the International Atomic Energy Agency determines that U.S. assertions lack credibility, who will Washington have to blame?
The Saudi Arabian government has issued a series of 1,000 public lashings and 10 years in prison to an activist blogger Raif Badawi for insulting Islam. U.S. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki requested an end to this punishment, but it does not look like Saudi authorities will end this brutality.
What will President Obama be known for in future history books? It could be for some positive changes he made for his citizens or it could be for his poor decision to open the door to drone warfare.
On being a military spouse and writing about our post-9/11 wars.
"Someday in the distant future, I hope you’ll read this letter and that, given the ingenuity of our species, given the grit to resist madness, given whatever surprises the future holds, you’ll smile indulgently at my worst fears."
Interview with Congressmember Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim member of Congress. “We’ve had 750,000 refugees come into this country since the year 2001. None of them – not one – has been engaged in terrorism,” Ellison says.
After releasing its own preliminary investigation, Doctors Without Borders is also demanding an independent war crimes probe of the U.S. bombing of its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.