Posts filed under “War/Defense”

Fascinating interactive by the Economist seeing how various policy issues might play out in the future if Hillary Clinton wins the U.S. Presidency.

Tagline: “She wont he election by leaning right on national Security and Left on the Economy; now comes the fallout . . .


Click to take a look through the hypothetical situations.

Source: The Economist

Category: Digital Media, Politics, War/Defense

CIA Reactions to Finding No WMD in Iraq

    The National Security Archive has posted several newly available documents, one of them an account by Charles Duelfer of the search he led in Iraq for weapons of mass destruction, with a staff of 1,700 and the resources of the U.S. military. Duelfer was appointed by CIA Director George Tenet to lead a massive…Read More

Category: Really, really bad calls, Think Tank, War/Defense

Wrong On Iran

For the United States to sit and talk and come to an agreement with a nation it has been antagonizing and demonizing since the dictator it installed in 1953 was overthrown in 1979 is historic and, I hope, precedent setting. Let’s seal this deal! Four months ago the Washington Post published an op-ed headlined ‘War With Iran Is Probably…Read More

Category: Politics, Think Tank, War/Defense

US-Iran Treaty Can Send Oil to $40

While the world is distracted by the unending Greek saga (will it or won’t it leave the euro?) and the epic Chinese stock-market meltdown(and manipulation), something really important is going on. Three words sum it up: Iran and oil. Negotiators have reached a deal with Iran to constrain its nuclear arms program. Despite the pessimism and outright fear-mongering, an agreement has been reached. Don’t…Read More

Category: Energy, Politics, War/Defense

The Jewish Broker Who Saved America

You know Hancock and Washington and Franklin and Jefferson. You might even know Greene and Knox, Henry and Hale. But it is very unlikely that you know the name Haym Solomon. This is unfortunate, because he’s the guy who arranged financing to keep the Continental Army alive during its darkest days, finding the money to…Read More

Category: Investing, War/Defense

Global Deaths in Conflicts Since the Year 1400

click for ginormous graphic Source: Our World in Data

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, War/Defense

Nuclear Explosions Since 1945

Source: Radical Cartography h/t Know More

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Politics, Science, War/Defense

Secrets, Politics and Torture

Watch Secrets, Politics and Torture Tuesday, May 19 at 10 p.m. EST on PBS
and online at

Category: Video, War/Defense

World War II: 70 Years On

Source: United States Census

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, War/Defense

60 Minutes: The Battle for Space

U.S. and China are locked in a high stakes contest over satellites that are critical to national security and everyday life:

The Battle Above

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Category: Video, War/Defense