Newly Released Records Show US Paid $6 Million for Civilian Harm in Afghanistan

Newly Released Records Show US Paid $6 Million for Civilian Harm in Afghanistan

The U.S. military has paid nearly $6 million to civilians killed and injured in combat operations over almost 10 years of war in Afghanistan, according to the latest numbers released by the Army Central. These sums, known as condolence payments, are among the ways the U.S. military compensates civilians for deaths, injuries or property damages that>>

UK Media Regulator Again Threatens RT for “Bias”: This Time, Airing “Anti-Western Views”

UK Media Regulator Again Threatens RT for “Bias”: This Time, Airing “Anti-Western Views”

This move is the classic hallmark of how a government propagandizes its citizens: ensuring that they hear only those views of which the government approves.

America Abandoned One of Its Own in Yemen — and Now He May Die

America Abandoned One of Its Own in Yemen — and Now He May Die

Combat is encroaching on Sharif Mobley, jailed for five years and reportedly interrogated by U.S. agents.

You Should Really Consider Installing Signal, an Encrypted Messaging App for iPhone

You Should Really Consider Installing Signal, an Encrypted Messaging App for iPhone

Now that it’s known NSA and GCHQ stole encryption keys for millions of phones, Signal offers a secure way to call and text — one that’s easier to understand than many alternatives.

Conservative Audience Laughs as Former NSA Chief Refers to Himself as an ‘Unrelenting Libertarian’

Conservative Audience Laughs as Former NSA Chief Refers to Himself as an ‘Unrelenting Libertarian’

For a second year in a row, the Conservative Action Political Conference hosted a debate on the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. This morning, in a stinging rebuke similar to audience jeering of former Gov. Jim Gilmore’s seething criticism of Ed Snowden at last year’s CPAC, former NSA director Michael Hayden received an earful when he>>

The Final Days of a Chechen Commander Fighting in Ukraine

The Final Days of a Chechen Commander Fighting in Ukraine

I was the first reporter allowed to visit Isa Munayev’s secret base, and I would be the last to see him alive.

Defense Firms Expect Increased Spending from Republicans as Republicans Decry Increased Spending

Defense Firms Expect Increased Spending from Republicans as Republicans Decry Increased Spending

Despite campaign rhetoric promising a smaller government, defense contractors are confident that the new Republican congressional majority will boost spending on their industry. “Friends, this experiment with big government has lasted long enough,” Mitch McConnell, the Republican majority leader, said on election night last November, echoing a common theme among GOP candidates. McConnell’s party won>>

Clapper Calls for Arming Ukrainian Forces: Who Would That Actually Empower?

Clapper Calls for Arming Ukrainian Forces: Who Would That Actually Empower?

Demonized as pro-Putin propaganda, claims about the fascist and even neo-Nazi thugs leading the fight for the Kiev government are actually true.

How the U.S. Paid for Death and Damage in Afghanistan

How the U.S. Paid for Death and Damage in Afghanistan

From broken mirrors to lost lives, the U.S. military has paid millions to ordinary Afghans for death and destruction during over a decade of U.S.-led military operations.

Net Neutrality Is Here — Thanks To an Unprecedented Guerrilla Activism Campaign

Net Neutrality Is Here — Thanks To an Unprecedented Guerrilla Activism Campaign

This morning, the Federal Communications Commission voted to guarantee the open Internet through so-called net neutrality rules, and with it, forged ahead with one of the biggest policy accomplishments of the Obama administration. “This is probably the most important ruling in the history of the FCC,” says Tim Karr, campaign director for Free Press. Net>>