Interesting war / war crime related stories I’ve come across recently.

1. Afghanistan

Afghan opinion hardens against US
http://www.theage.com.au/world/afghan-opinion-hardens-against-us-20090222-8enj.html?page=-1

Obama’s War: US Involvement in Afghanistan, Past, Present & Future
http://www.democracynow.org/2009/2/23/obamas_war_us_involvement_in_afghanistan

2. Iraq

Iraq’s queer underground railroad
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/feb/25/iraq-gay-rights

Despite Celebrated Speech, Has Obama Really Ordered an End to US
Occupation of Iraq?
http://www.democracynow.org/2009/3/4/despite_celebrated_speech_has_obama_really

3. Torture & detainee abuse

Guantanamo abuse has worsened since Obama -lawyer
http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSLP43575

Lawyer: Freed Gitmo Prisoner Binyam Mohamed Experienced “Nightmare We
Can’t Imagine”
http://www.democracynow.org/2009/2/26/lawyer_freed_gitmo_prisoner_binyam_mohamed

Interviews Of Terror Suspects Challenged: Foreign Agents Violated
Human Rights, U.N. Says
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/26/AR2009022603325.html

Thai military deny secret US jail
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7925731.stm

4. Recent nuclear near-catastrophe

On this point in general, see Stanford professor Martin Hellman’s
website, nuclearrisk.org . Yes, that’s Hellman of Diffey-Hellmann,
public key cryptography and all, for the mathematicians / electrical
engineers / computer scientists out there.

The Nuclear Risk: How Long Will Our Luck Hold?
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1880702,00.html

When Nuclear Subs Collide
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/24/opinion/24tue2.html?_r=1&th&emc=th

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