The US just dropped a MOAB — the so-called ‘mother of all bombs’ — on Afghanistan

The United States military deployed a Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb — known as the “mother of all bombs” — in Afghanistan on Thursday, military officials told CNN. The strike was a coordinated attack against ISIS tunnels and personnel in the country’s Nangarhar province. MOAB is America’s largest non-nuclear form of munition, and can be guided […]

US hit IS with largest non-nuclear bomb ever used

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with “the mother of all bombs,” the largest non-nuclear weapon every used in combat by the U.S. military, Pentagon officials said. The bomb, known officially as a GBU-43B, or massive ordnance air blast weapon, unleashes 11 tons […]

How U.S. Torture Left Legacy of Damaged Minds – The New York Times

Beatings, sleep deprivation, menacing and other brutal tactics have led to persistent mental health problems among detainees held in secret C.I.A. prisons and at Guantánamo. Before the United States permitted a terrifying way of interrogating prisoners, government lawyers and intelligence officials assured themselves of one crucial outcome. They knew that the methods inflicted on terrorism […]