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.

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 / Editorial / 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 / Editorial / 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

A New Pentagon ‘Triad’ A New Pentagon ‘Triad’


Jan 31, 2002 / Editorial / Michael T. Klare

Wars Without End Wars Without End

Now that the Taliban is on the run, the 'war on terror' broadens its scope.

Dec 7, 2001 / Editorial / Michael T. Klare

The Geopolitics of War The Geopolitics of War

Whoever controls Saudi Arabia's oil wields great power over the world economy.

Oct 18, 2001 / Feature / Michael T. Klare

Energy Imperialism Energy Imperialism

The potential domestic consequences of the Administration's national energy policy--opening up protected areas to drilling, increasing greenhouse gas emissions, building more nucl...

Jul 12, 2001 / Editorial / Michael T. Klare

‘Congagement’ With China? ‘Congagement’ With China?

GOP hawks want containment; others favor more trade and more toughness.

Apr 12, 2001 / Feature / Michael T. Klare