Land of the Free Because of the Brave: Life After War


For our veterans, life after war requires assimilation into a culture that understands very little about them and their service.

Why We Need to #StopTerrorPorn

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Why are we playing into behavior that only benefits the media and the terrorists?

What Circle of Hell?


Rev. Neil O’Farrell and the Darkest Horror of the Torture Report

Are Drones More than Killing and Surveillance Machines?


How do we benefit from drones without giving up our privacy, civil rights and humanity in the process?

Call It What It Is: The United States Tortures Human Beings


Rev. Neil O’Farrell asks: At what time did American civilization end?

Just Because You Are Labeled a Terrorist Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Be Right.

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Alex Dick-Godfrey finds that al Shabaab might have a valid point about occupying forces in Somalia.

Who Are We at War With? Sorry, That’s Classified


In a major national security speech this spring, President Obama said again and again that the U.S. is at war with “Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and their associated forces.” So who exactly are those associated forces? It’s a secret.

PRISM: Privacy Revoked in Security Measure

I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon.

The NSA spies on us. All of us. All the time. Greg Olear wonders why we aren’t more pissed off about it.

Drone King

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Drone technology that preserves the lives of American soldiers may come at a price to American civilians.

The Boots

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” … and then it hit me … the boots weren’t his.” An encounter with the Boston Marathon hero Carlos Arredondo, five years earlier, tells a story of love and grief.

#51:The Man in the Cowboy Hat

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Two senseless tragedies, one heroic father: Carlos Arredondo.

The Elephant in the Room: Militarism


Jeff Cohen believes militarism and perpetual war are our country’s biggest problems.

Op-Ed: 88,000 People Dead. Why Aren’t We Responding With an Assault Weapons Ban?

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he Newtown shootings changed Alex Yarde’s sense of safety. Now he’s even more shaken as the Assault Weapons Ban has been cut from the Gun Control Bill.

Dead Men Don’t Count in War


When the war dead are counted, ‘women and children’ are singled out for our pity. Why do we accept the deaths of men in war?

New Report Sheds New Light On PTSD


Kathryn DeHoyos discusses what we know, or more importantly what we don’t know about PTSD.

US Navy SEAL Loses His Life During Rescue Mission

110406-N-YS896-131SAN DIEGO (April 6, 2010) First Phase Basic Underwater Demolition/SEALs (BUD/S) candidates use teamwork to perform physical training exercises with a 600 pound log at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. Log physical training exercises are o

They are everything society says is masculine, but they are still human.