Kill list: what we know so far about drone strikes
The U.S. campaign against militants in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia is shrouded in secrecy. But some facts are known.
Avoiding the Wars That Never End
The United States is being forced by the permanent warfare being waged by Islamist terrorists to alter its strategic view of the world.
Game of drones
Unmanned aerial vehicles have changed the terms of war for modern armies.
The twilight of counterinsurgency
Winning the hearts and minds of people in an occupied country is a failed tactic. Short, sharp, targeted missions are the way of the future.
All Hell Let Loose
World War II was not a straightforward death grapple between good and evil, says an eminent military historian.
Statistically significant angels
| 11 November 2011 |
Did the 20th Century really usher in a decline in violence, even with two World Wars?
Libya: victory, tragedy, legacy
The Western military alliance thinks that its strategy has been vindicated. But a true accounting, including the ledger of arms companies, tells a different story.
Remote warfare can cut both ways
A greater focus on armed drones in war by the United States and its allies raises questions of political cost as well as law and morality.
No casualty should be forgotten
Recording, identifying and acknowledging each individual victim of armed conflict - and holding to account those responsible – is an idea whose time has come.
Drone warfare: the moral and legal cost
The increasing use of armed-drones to attack targets in Pakistan and Yemen raises profound legal and ethical questions.
The abiding significance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Americans must still wrestle with what it means to take the lives of innocent civilians intentionally.