In the name of the fight against terrorism, the United States is currently waging “credit-card wars” in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere.
Because unpiloted airplanes eliminate the physical risk to American personnel, the United States has embraced a strategy of global extrajudicial executions: assassinations on foreign soil.
The only thing our leaders and generals have seemed capable of doing, starting from the day after the 9/11 attacks, is more or less the same thing with the same dismal results, again and again.
This article was first posted in 2017 shortly after the U.S. fired missiles into Syria in reaction to reports that the government there had used chemical weapons. In it, Chris Hedges argues that the Middle East will not know peace until the U.S. leaves the region.
U.S. politics in the era of imperial decline will be nasty, stupid, petty and racist—just as we are already experiencing.
More than a decade and a half after an American president spoke of 60 or more countries as potential targets, we finally have a visual representation of the true extent of the war on terror.
The former Times reporter explains how the government influenced the paper to suppress his post-9/11 reporting, citing national security concerns.