A military-first policy on a destabilizing planet.
How much are the Democrats counting on the profits and jobs generated by arming the world in the coming election?
How two wars in the Greater Middle East revealed the weakness of the global superpower.
When voters go to the booth next year, how will they vote on foreign policy? What options do they have?
That Friedman’s self-serving feints at the truth still earn him a place of high journalistic regard is a sad commentary on the profession.
The recently-exposed massacre in Haditha is just one example of American soldiers' abuse of Iraqi civilians.
An investigation by TomDispatch reveals the outlines of a secretive training program in the Middle East that is funded by Pentagon, and wholly at odds with Washington’s professed aims of supporting democratic reform.
The United States’ current conflicts abroad are “1 percent wars”—remote, imperial wars of choice in which 99 percent of Americans have no stake.
The US bombing of a Pakistani border outpost, US drone attacks and Pakistani support for the Taliban—all threaten to destroy the chances for a peaceful US-NATO exit from Afghanistan.
From now on, the primary focus of American military strategy will not be counterterrorism, but the containment of an economically booming China— at whatever risk or cost.