Michael T. Klare

Defense Correspondent


Michael T. Klare, The Nation’s defense correspondent, is professor emeritus of peace and world-security studies at Hampshire College and senior visiting fellow at the Arms Control Association in Washington, D.C. Most recently, he is the author of All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon’s Perspective on Climate Change.

Imperial Reach Imperial Reach

The Pentagon's new basing strategy.

Apr 7, 2005 / Feature / Michael T. Klare

Crude Awakening Crude Awakening

On January 9, 2004, Royal Dutch/Shell, one of the world's largest publicly traded oil companies, shocked the international financial community by announcing that it had overstate...

Oct 21, 2004 / Books & the Arts / Michael T. Klare

Nonproliferation Politics Nonproliferation Politics

Nonproliferation--the global campaign to prevent the further spread of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons--must be applied in a nondiscriminatory fashion to be effective.

Sep 23, 2004 / Michael T. Klare

Two, Three, Many Iraqs Two, Three, Many Iraqs

With the recent US setbacks and scandals in Iraq, you'd think the White House would abandon the President's aggressive, unilateralist military policy--the "Bush Doctrine"--and se...

Jun 17, 2004 / Michael T. Klare

Fighting for Oil–Still Fighting for Oil–Still

Although media attention has been focused on civil violence in the Baghdad area, Iraq's vast and vulnerable network of oil pipelines and pumping stations has become a major battl...

Apr 1, 2004 / Michael T. Klare

It’s the Oil, Stupid

It’s the Oil, Stupid It’s the Oil, Stupid

On the second day of the invasion of Iraq, US commandos seized two Iraqi offshore oil terminals in the Persian Gulf, capturing their defenders without a fight.

Apr 24, 2003 / Michael T. Klare

The Generals’ Revolt The Generals’ Revolt

At no point in modern American history has the civilian leadership of the nation's military establishment come under as much criticism from serving military officers as is the ...

Apr 2, 2003 / Feature / Michael T. Klare

Resist War and Empire Resist War and Empire

With up to 200,000 American and British combat troops already stationed in or on their way to the Persian Gulf area, war with Iraq looks increasingly imminent.

Feb 6, 2003 / Michael T. Klare

War Plans and Pitfalls War Plans and Pitfalls

The arrangements are in place. What's missing is any sense they could go awry.

Oct 3, 2002 / Feature / Michael T. Klare

Endless Military Superiority Endless Military Superiority

The new defense doctrine calls for meeting any threat, anywhere, at any time.

Jun 27, 2002 / Feature / Michael T. Klare