Assassination as Policy in Washington: How It Failed Then and Fails Now

Summary: The horrific effects of our long War on Drugs have spread like heroin through the Republic. Wasted resources, wrecked communities, eroded rights. This post looks at a lesser-known example, how it accustomed us to use of assassination. Even less-known is that it failed then just as its failed in the War On Terror.  Today … Continue reading Assassination as Policy in Washington: How It Failed Then and Fails Now

Review of “Kill Chain: Rise of the High-tech Assassins”

Summary:  Today we have a review of an important book about America's post-9/11 policy of mass assassination. We've adopted a tactic that both history and theory suggests will fail, and which has repeatedly failed since 9/11. Books like this explain what we're doing wrong, but only political action by us together will reverse our mad … Continue reading Review of “Kill Chain: Rise of the High-tech Assassins”

“What’s wrong with the US military?”, an interview with Winslow Wheeler

I recommend reading in full this interview with one of our top defense analysts.  Winslow Wheeler is Director of the Straus Military Reform Project at the Center for Defense Information (see his bio). Supporting information: America's Defense Meltdown, Click here to download (2.6 MB PDF). A brief description of the book. "The Long-Term Implications of Current Defense … Continue reading “What’s wrong with the US military?”, an interview with Winslow Wheeler

Another step towards war with Iran?

Summary:  The Bush Administration has authorized covert offensives against Iran, taking another step towards war.  Or so we are told.  Again.  The Bush Administration and US military officers have long waged a campaign of words against Iran, firing salvos of heated rhetoric.  But the Left has done its part to fan fears with waves of rumors during … Continue reading Another step towards war with Iran?