The unclassified version of a report on the war in Afghanistan was finally published for public viewing last Friday. The report is by Lt. Col. Daniel Davis, a seventeen-year Army veteran who just returned from his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. It asserts military leaders in Afghanistan have lost much of their integrity and have routinely distorted the truth of the war.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday February 13, 2012 2:50 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday February 9, 2012 3:35 pm|
The Pentagon is now “investigating” and going after Lt. Col. Daniel Davis, who submitted an 86-page report with classified information to Congress on the war in Afghanistan. He also wrote an unclassified version of the report that he is waiting for Army Public Affairs to review so that he can release it to the public.
|By: Nick Turse Saturday January 14, 2012 1:59 pm|
Everything changed on September 11, 2001. It’s become an American truism. And for many, it’s also absolutely true. It certainly was the case for Tom Engelhardt. He was roughly seven miles north of the World Trade Center that morning and that’s about the furthest he’s been from it since.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday November 21, 2011 5:00 pm|
Barry Steven’s documentary Prosecutor focuses on the efforts of Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor, as he begins to try the ICC’s first case ever against Thomas Lubanga, the Congolese leader who stands accused of conscripting and enlisting children into his army. A warrant has also been issued for the arrest and trial of Sudan’s leader, Omar al-Bashir; but with no police force to enforce the warrant the ICC must rely on member states to cooperate. Today Reuters reports that:
|By: Mike Konczal Saturday October 1, 2011 1:59 pm|
Lost Decades looks at why the explosion of debt happened through the traditional lens of supply-and-demand. It examines the motivations and situations of people on both side of this debt. Why did demand for debt increase in the United States? The first reason Chinn and Frieden identify is the huge deficits run during the George W. Bush years. These are the trillions spent on the Bush tax cuts, the expansion of Medicare part D and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that weren’t paid for.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday July 25, 2011 3:30 pm|
One year ago, WikiLeaks released the Afghanistan war logs. Around seventy-six thousand previously classified military reports were released in collaboration with the New York Times, The Guardian, and Der Spiegel. The contents of the documents revealed several dark realities of the war. And, the release drew condemnation from the Washington establishment that made certain the war logs had a minor impact.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday June 13, 2011 1:30 pm|
Sadly the actions of one person are being used to cast aspersions on the entire Wikileaks organization. CNN is the latest to conflate the man who started the work and the organization itself.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday March 14, 2011 5:00 pm|
Beth Murphy’s warm and uplifting documentary Beyond Belief follows two women’s ability to transform the shattering events of 9/11 into a message of hope. Susan Retik and Patti Quigley, upper middle class, pregnant New England soccer moms lost their husbands in 9/11. Introduced by mutual friends, they formed a fast friendship and through their conversations [...]
|By: Robert Greenwald Wednesday December 15, 2010 6:40 pm|
On Thursday, December 16, 2010, the White House will use its December review to try to spin the disastrous Afghanistan War plan by citing “progress” in the military campaign, but the available facts paint a picture of a war that’s not making us safer and that’s not worth the cost.
|By: Robert Naiman Tuesday November 23, 2010 4:00 pm|
Administration officials are trying to make us forget that President Obama promised to start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in July 2011, but that might not be so easy: Stan Greenberg suggests that continued escalation is likely to draw a primary challenge.