Archives: National Security State


The Hidden Costs of America’s Perpetual Wars

By Stephanie Savell | ( | - - I’m in my mid-thirties, which means that, after the 9/11 attacks, when this country went to war in Afghanistan and Iraq in what President…

An Empire of Graveyards

By Tom Engelhardt | ( |- - Recently, a memory of my son as a small boy came back to me. He was, in those days, terrified of clowns. Something about their…

The Map: Costs of 76 ongoing American Wars

By Tom Engelhardt | ( | - - He left Air Force Two behind and, unannounced, “shrouded in secrecy,” flew on an unmarked C-17 transport plane into Bagram Air Base, the largest…