Nika Knight, staff writer
A heavy machine gun atop a U.S. military vehicle in Afghanistan in 2012.
The U.S. government has shipped over 1.4 million guns to Iraq and Afghanistan since 9/11, according a new analysis by the U.K.-based watchdog Action on Armed Violence (AOAV), but the Pentagon is only able to account for fewer than half of them. AOAV released its analysis of publicly available data on U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contracts on...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
A Yemeni boy walks past a mural reading "Why did you kill my family?" in the capital of Sanaa. (Photo: Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images)
Three years and thousands of deaths later, the administration of U.S. President...
Jon Queally, staff writer
In an effort to learn more about the impacts of long-term exposure to heavy...


Amidst the saber-rattling on Iraq, a fine, furious, gut-wrenching rant from a former Naval intelligence officer who was there from the start on the mindless claim by a draft-dodging Mitt Romney and all the other "simpering capering madmen" and "cowardly connected wealthy weasels" that "tragically, all we've fought on the cusp of vanishing." Tell us, rages Jim Wright, what "we" fought for, and what it would cost to, insanely, do it again.