Kansas death markers and the war on ISIS

War is ugly. One unit in Kansas has the task of “video-stalking” their ISIS targets thousands of miles away: They agonize over those deaths. The most frequently heard phrase in drone combat, one airman says, is: “Don’t push the button.” “You see [enemy combatants] kiss their kids goodbye, and kiss their wives goodbye, and then […]

One U.S. ally goes to war against another

Yesterday, Turkey launched a series of assaults into Syria, aiming at the Kurds, confirming the fear of many. The former doesn’t like to see latter becoming an important player in the region, despite having fought against ISIS together. Turkey would never approve the Kurdish government from having any leverage to establish an autonomous government in […]