Dockets of War

WikiLeaks. Guantánamo Bay. Public-pressure campaigns by angry NGOs. No flavor of lawfare can stand contest against America’s unmatched global power.

Issue: Mar-Apr 2011

SMART BOMBS cannot take out WikiLeaks. Stealth bombers cannot eliminate the bad odor wafting around Guantánamo Bay. Unmanned drones armed with Hellfire missiles cannot stop foreign countries and NGOs from putting America “on trial” for targeted killings. Lawfare is taking over international relations—or so many people believe. The most awesome military power in the world blunders about like a helpless giant in a dark room, swarmed by hostile forces that it cannot see and cannot attack.

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