Nation Topics - US Wars and Military Action
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The critical issue before this nation today is not Libyan democracy; it is American democracy.
Is the US supplying a dictator with arms and training to suppress the Yemeni people?
If President Saleh falls, the US will have lost a pliant partner in its “global war on terror.”
The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel speaks with Middle East scholar Juan Cole about his open letter to the left on Libya.
Military “solutions” to grave humanitarian crises are tempting, but history shows that they rarely solve anything.
Libya is not Iraq. And yet the flaws in logic, strategy and morality remain the same.
During war, John Dower explains, “the system filters out the thoughtful and replaces them with the faithful.”
The DNC is trying to speed up the President's clock on pulling out of Afghanistan.
The US maintains the most expansive and expensive military on the planet. On this week's edition of The Breakdown, D.C. Editor Chris Hayes and Institute for Policy Studies Research Fellow Miriam Pemberton discuss just how much the US could afford to cut Pentagon spending while maintaining its status as the dominant military force in the world.
Among Republicans, a civil war has broken out over defense spending.