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Ukrainian soldiers

Senators Carl Levin and James Inhofe’s call to send weapons into a war zone is a transparent ploy to provoke Russia.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Natanyahu (Reuters/Gali Tibbon)

Prime Minister Netanyahu promotes and sometimes manufactures an endless series of national security crises. The military and settlers win; everyone else loses.

The presidential run-off this weekend and talks with the FARC are obscuring horrific violence in places like Buenaventura—and US multinationals are deeply implicated.

Pentagon

Despite the uproar over reductions to defense funding, less than 1 percent of the Pentagon's beefy $550 billion budget will be cut this year. 

Military personell

Why are US taxpayers still forced to pay billions of dollars for US military bases?

Blogs

Congress may lean hawkish but progressive groups in the beltway are throwing their weight behind the White House’s efforts to reach a diplomatic agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.

October 24, 2014

Neocon pundit Jennifer Rubin wants to bomb Iran—but doesn’t even have her facts straight.

October 8, 2014

Beset by infighting among militias and rampant arms trafficking, Libya in 2014 illustrates the dangers of Western military intervention.

June 10, 2014

Join The Nation and RootsAction in calling on Congress to keep military spending at sequester levels or lower and invest instead in vital programs at home.

March 18, 2014

The president of a country with no external threats, a history of military repression and an abundance of more pressing problems is rebuilding its once-banished military.

March 11, 2014

The tragedy of September 11, 1973 belongs not just to the Chileans. It belongs also to the military coup’s enablers—the taxpayers of the United States.

September 11, 2013

While the success of US engagement in the Syrian civil war remains to be seen, this is not the first time the US has attempted to shape the trajectory of foreign conflicts by arming rebel opposition movements.

July 8, 2013

How to de-escalate the increasing US involvement in the country. 

June 18, 2013

The congressman sees an opportunity to confront military bloat in the deficit debates and war-weariness.

May 1, 2013

Let's see some numbers, and some specifics, about promised reforms and reorganization.

April 3, 2013