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Bush Administration news and analysis from The Nation
May 30, 2017
How the 1989 War on Manuel Noriega’s Panama Super-Charged US Militarism
It brought together neocons and realists in a warm-up act for the first Gulf War.
March 16, 2017
If You Want to Know Where Donald Trump Came From, Look to Iraq
Trump denies he was ever in favor of the 2003 invasion—but he’s a president made by war.
February 27, 2017
Trump’s Ascent Was Possible Only in an America Already Run by Billionaires
We were living in a 1 percent society long before we elected a billionaire for president.
February 2, 2017
Trump’s Military Ambitions Could Be Bad News for the Infrastructure He Promised to Improve
Proposed hikes in Pentagon spending wouldn’t just be a foreign-policy blunder—they would also accelerate inequality at home.
William D. Hartung
November 18, 2016
One of Trump’s Top Military Advisers Played a Key Role in the Disastrous Iraq Occupation
Retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg has also been an executive at two of the nation’s most notorious intelligence contractors.
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November 14, 2016
Donald Trump Dredged Up His Cabinet From the Bottom of the Conservative Swamp
Reince Priebus heads a lineup of familiar right-wing faces, including Kris Kobach, Sarah Palin, Joe Arpaio, and Ken Blackwell.
May 25, 2016
The Era of Rogue Justice After 9/11
We came perilously close to losing our Bill of Rights protections—and the struggle to restore them is not over.
Karen J. Greenberg
May 10, 2016
Will These 2 Court Cases Finally Hold Our Torturers Accountable?
They may confirm that since torture is a war crime, it can never be a policy option.
April 19, 2016
What Really Stands in the Way of Closing Guantánamo
On his first day in the Oval Office, Obama swore he’d close Gitmo. He’s got nine months left to do it.
Karen J. Greenberg
March 8, 2016
Bernie Sanders, Foreign Policy Realist
Without restraint abroad, we will never be able to focus on rebuilding our country at home.
Katrina vanden Heuvel