From Watergate to Iran-Contra to the present, official lies have justified public crimes. When exposed, crimes unpunished to protect deeper secrets create an alternate reality in which the propaganda of power secures impunity for the powerful.
The first of a three-part series exploring Iran-Contra and its implications. Part 1 focuses on the Reagan Administration’s secret wars and illegal arms deals exposed in the scandal.
Every war needs soldiers, and America’s undeclared wars since World War II have increasingly relied on nearly invisible ones for the jobs that need deniability. Read on to see how the influence of CIA contractors has surged since 9/11 in this excerpt from Shadow Warfare: The History of America’s Undeclared Wars.
We’re going to occasionally post some of the more thoughtful comments from our readers. Here’s the first: a look at the very different mindsets of those who question things, and those who rigidly stick to their long-held beliefs.