To tell the story of the lives of figures like Powell is to repeatedly encounter all the moments in which they prioritized service to power over obliga…
On directing violence through the unknown knowns and fogs of forever war.
How a media distribution site and Public Affairs Officers shape public understanding of whether there is a war on.
Games, the Great Divergence, and the financial instruments of violence work
Longevity in warfare, and the functional waste the past hurls like a javelin at the future
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Asymmetric warfare, illusions of security, and what an incendiary in the Pacific Northwest has to do with the politics of missile defense.
War without meaning becomes the stories we tell ourselves.
A guest post from, and interview with, Paul Musgrave on who owns the imagery of war.
In the first of a new series, I look at a fictional conflict, and what it tells us about how the author understood future war.
Excavating the archives of a once and future beat
Starting the story of the Forever War in 2001 misses violent understanding of domestic politics enjoyed by its architects in the 1990s.