Tag Archives: TomDispatch

Evergreene Digest | America’s Reckless War Against Evil: Why It’s Self-Defeating And Has No End

The “evildoers” are back. And from every mountaintop, it seems, America now rings with calls to ramp up its war machine

Nick Turse: AFRICOM Goes to War on the Sly 

U.S. Officials Talk Candidly (Just Not to Reporters) about Bases, Winning Hearts and Minds, and the “War” in Africa Read Tom Engelhardt’s introduction here. By Nick Turse  April 13, 2013  TomDispatch.com What the military will say to a reporter and what is said behind closed doors are two very different things — especially when it comes […]

Rebecca Solnit> Prometheus Among the Cannibals

I fear you may pay, if not with your death, with your life—with a life that can have no conventional outcome anytime soon, if ever. “Truth is coming, and it cannot be stopped,” you told us, and they are trying to stop you instead. By Rebecca Solnit  Posted on Jul 18, 2013  TomDispatch.com via Truthdig.net castigated_fish (CC BY-SA […]

Bill Moyers Video Interview> Tom Engelhardt on Supersized Politics in the 2012 Election

Tom Engelhardt on Supersized Politics in the 2012 Election November 5, 2012 If we’ve learned anything from the 2012 race, it’s that American politics have gotten way out of our control. Our guest Tom Engelhardt says that, like our sodas and our military, our elections have become “supersized.” In this web-exclusive interview, filmed before Hurricane Sandy […]

Mother Jones> Understanding a New Era of PTSD> What PTSD means for soldiers in a time of shadow wars.

Understanding a New Era of PTSD> What PTSD means for soldiers in a time of shadow wars. —By Nan Levinson | Thu Jun. 28, 2012    Mother Jones This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. The U.S. Army/Flickr “PTSD is going to color everything you write,” came the warning from a stepmother of a Marine, a woman […]

Peter Van Buren> Left Behind: What We Lost in Iraq and Washington, 2009-2012

Left Behind: What We Lost in Iraq and Washington, 2009-2012 09 April 2012    Peter Van Buren    TomDispatch via Truthout People ask the question in various ways, sometimes hesitantly, often via a long digression, but my answer is always the same: no regrets. In some 24 years of government service, I experienced my share of […]

Tomgram: Andy Kroll, The Unlikely Oracle of Occupy Wall Street

Tomgram: Andy Kroll, The Unlikely Oracle of Occupy Wall Street Posted by Andy Kroll , March 01, 2012   Tom Dispatch In a recent TomDispatch introduction, I pointed out that, when it comes to America’s wars, you can’t afford to be right.  I suggested that those who had foreseen disaster in Iraq and Afghanistan should logically be celebrated in […]

Rebecca Solnit> Mad, Passionate Love and Violence: Occupy Heads Into the Spring

Mad, Passionate Love and Violence: Occupy Heads Into the Spring By Rebecca Solnit  Feb 22, 2012   TomDispatch via Truthdig When you fall in love, it’s all about what you have in common, and you can hardly imagine that there are differences, let alone that you will quarrel over them, or weep about them, or be torn apart by […]

Tomgram: Noam Chomsky, Hegemony and Its Dilemmas

Tomgram: Noam Chomsky, Hegemony and Its Dilemmas February 14, 2012   Tom Dispatch Back in May 2007, I stumbled across online sketches at the website of a Kansas architectural firm hired to build a monster U.S. embassy-cum-citadel-cum-Greater-Middle-Eastern command center on 104 acres in the middle of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.  They offered an artist’s impressions of what […]

Noam Chomsky: The Imperial Way

Noam Chomsky: The Imperial Way by Noam Chomsky   15 February 2012    TomDispatch via truthout.org Sailors direct aircraft on the flight deck of the carrier USS John C. Stennis, in the North Arabian Sea, January 10, 2012. (Photo: Tyler Hicks / The New York Times) ALSO SEE:  “Losing” the World: American Decline in Perspective In the […]

Nick Turse> The US Has Special Operations Forces in How Many Countries?

The US Has Special Operations Forces in How Many Countries? The Bush administration had special operations forces in 60 countries. Today, that number is 75—and it’s rising. Nick Turse | Mon Sep. 19, 2011 12:28 PM PDT   Mother Jones This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. US Army soldiers conduct a patrol through […]

Chase Madar> Blood on Whose Hands? Bradley Manning, Washington, and the Blood of Civilians

Blood on Whose Hands? Bradley Manning, Washington, and the Blood of Civilians  By Chase Madar   January 19, 2012    TomDispatch Who in their right mind wants to talk about, think about, or read a short essay about… civilian war casualties?  What a bummer, this topic, especially since our Afghan, Iraq, and other ongoing wars were advertised as […]

Nick Turse> Making Repression Our Business> The Pentagon’s Secret Training Missions in the Middle East

Making Repression Our Business The Pentagon’s Secret Training Missions in the Middle East  Nick Turse     December 13, 2011    Tom Dispatch As the Arab Spring blossomed and President Obama hesitated about whether to speak out in favor of protesters seeking democratic change in the Greater Middle East, the Pentagon acted decisively.  It forged ever […]

The American Way of War: How Bush’s Wars Became Obama’s

The American Way of War: How Bush’s Wars Became Obama’s  Tom Engelhardt, creator of the vital website TomDispatch.com, takes a scalpel to the American urge to dominate the globe. Tracing developments from 9/11 to late last night, this is an unforgettable anatomy of a disaster that is yet to end. Since 2001, Tom Engelhardt has […]