Reading Time: 17 minutes A look at the corrosive culture caused by rigid hierarchies and unquestioning loyalty in the US military.
Reading Time: 15 minutes Bowe Bergdahl’s story exemplifies government dysfunction, political posturing, and a failed American policy.
Reading Time: < 1 minute In November, WhoWhatWhy alerted its readers to the fact that President Donald Trump is continuing the Obama administration’s drone war while suppressing important information on the drone strikes conducted this year.While that is bad enough, things are actually much worse.The number of drone strikes in Somalia and Yemen has soared as Trump appears to have Read More
Reading Time: 4 minutes As the US and world debate whether expanded foreign intervention in Syria is justified—and why, we thought this primer on the unspoken issues in another war theater might provide food for thought. Here, then, we repost a September, 2012 WhoWhatWhy article looking at less noble reasons for the Afghan conflict. While you read this, you may feel like taking a hard look at Syria and asking: Is this situation truly different, or are strategic and financial concerns again the justification the political and media establishment will not openly discuss?
Reading Time: 3 minutes More evidence that Osama bin Laden was an excuse for perpetual war, and grabbing mineral resources.