Religion and Support for Terror. According to this survey, religious people—and especially white evangelicals—are the group most likely to support the use of torture. Religiously unaffiliated people are least likely.
Rwandian genocide. Discussion of the efforts to a UN peacekeeper, Romeo Dallaire, to save potential victims of the genocide.
"Top Secret America." A massive story in the Washington Post, based on two years of research by twelve reporters. It discusses the growth of the intelligence community after 9/11. Includes extensive interviews with current and previous high-level directors and managers of intelligence programs. Discusses the problems of such a massive beauracracy, and whether it really makes Americans any safer.
Torture links. Fairly extensive links to essays on torture, including part of a chapter on Bystanders from John Conroy's Ordinary People, Unspeakable Acts (Unversity of California Press, 2001).
Fellowship of Reconciliation.
A long-established organization committed to non-violence, world
justice, and peace. Includes classic writings on non-violence
by, e.g., Mohandas K. Gandhi and Thomas Merton.
Grotius, Hugo. The Laws of War and
Peace (in its entirety). This work is arguably the
document that establishes the framework of modern just war theory.
of the Enemy in War." A radio interview in which Hawk
discusses the ways opposing sides characterize their opponents. [RealAudio]
Homeland Defense. Lengthy document where the Heritage
Foundation spells out the rationale for and nature of homeland
Hitler, Adolph. "War
Propaganda." A description of the way countries use propaganda
during war time. Instructive reading.
Journalists and War Conference. 10 hours of audio from the
conference, held at USF St. Petersburg in February 2007. Speakers
include journalists Martin Bell (BBC), Barbara Crossette (NY Times),
Corey Flintoff (NPR); media critic, Norman Solomon; academic journalist,
Philip Seib, Pentagon spokesperson, Bryan Whitman; policy analyst, Joel
Rosenthal; military ethicist, Albert Pierce; and philosopher, Judith
Theory. A number of links discussing various aspects of just
The Laws of War. An extensive collection of major documents
on the Laws of War, from the Roman days, until the present.
Includes major treatises, as well as all the important international
documents, from the Hague Conventions (1898) until the present.
Courtesy of the Avalon Project at Yale Law School.
Joseph Cirincione (Director, Nuclear Proliferation Project,
Carnegie Institute for International Peace).
Proliferation." A radio interview in which Hawk discusses
the ways opposing sides characterize their opponents. [RealAudio]
Theories of Just War. From the "Philosophical Society."
Although I don't know this group, this has a number of links to some
original sources on the topic.
U.S. and Iraq. Recently
documents showing that former Presidents Regan and George Bush told Saddam
Hussein that their public condemnation of his use of weapons of mass
destruction were just for public consumption, and in now way hindered the
U.S.'s relationship with him.