Across history, the us has strategically used education to buttress its war efforts. The current us global ‘war on terror’ is no different. The us’s amplified emphasis on in/security and defence following the september 11 attacks folds education into the assemblage of technologies used to explain and advance military intervention. Through a critical geopolitics framework, this analysis unravels the ‘imaginative geographies’ that facilitate this absorption of education and feminism into imperial strategy of war by looking at three distinct education interventions. It considers how disparate sites of and engagements with education – materially and discursively – ineluctably work to humanise, justify, and advance us warfare. 2014 Taylor and francis group, llc.