War Is Boring
The 'Mother of All Bombs' the US Dropped on Afghanistan Is Nasty, But Mostly for Show
It's unclear how much damage the bomb caused to its intended target—an ISIS tunnel complex—but it may not matter.
The Syrian Civil War Is a Toxic Catastrophe in the Making
A new report warns of the potentially long lasting health and environmental consequences of the civil war and criticizes the lack of international attention to the issue.
Chile Is Still Littered with a Dictator's Unexploded Landmines
Augusto Pinochet left more than 100,000 landmines behind, and it's taking forever to dig them up.
defense & security
The Middle East's Next Ticking Time Bomb: Lebanon
Eager for weapons and equipment, the Lebanese government may just be another faction arming up in anticipation of impending chaos.
A Munitions Expert Weighs in on Last Month's Chemical Attacks in Damascus
Independent munitions expert Eliot Higgins, a.k.a. "Brown Moses," has put forward a particularly convincing case linking the regime to the sarin gas attacks, which corroborates firmly with the information gathered by NGOs and the intelligence agencies...