Issues / War & Peace
The Algerian hostage crisis was both a human and political fiasco and its regional implications are still evolving.
Drones are becoming increasingly ubiquitous, not to mention -- however artificially -- intelligent.
Will Hegel follow in Panetta's ideological footsteps when it comes to the Air-Sea, Cold War style battle in the Pacific?
Exactly what is waterboarding a prisoner 83 -- or 183 -- times supposed to accomplish?
British objections to how Algeria handled its hostage situation and a recent visit by one of its boy bands to Ghana highlight U.S. and European condescension towards Africa.
As in: come home to roost.
At the very least least, Chuck Hagel knows war intimately.
Nuclear weapons and voter ignorance are a lethal mix.
No one seems to see the slightest contradiction in an administration that calls for legal limits on advanced weaponry in the U.S., yet is working assiduously to remove barriers to the sale of advanced weaponry overseas.
It may be a launching pad to push much farther to end our wars, close military bases, and cut Pentagon funding.