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January 14, 2016
Political Responsibility in the Nuclear Age: An Open Letter to the American People
North Korea’s nuclear test reminds us that the danger of nuclear war is not an abstraction but a continuing menace that we ignore at our peril.
January 14, 2016
Congress Has Removed a Ban on Funding Neo-Nazis From Its Year-End Spending Bill
Under pressure from the Pentagon, Congress has stripped the spending bill of an amendment that prevented funds from falling into the hands of Ukrainian neo-fascist groups.
October 27, 2015
The Benghazi Hearings We Need
It is time to challenge a global overreach that has failed repeatedly in the past and seems doomed to fail in the future.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
June 19, 2015
ISIS Is Using US Military Hardware to Fight the Iraqi Army
And the Pentagon wants to send even more to the country.
Andrew J. Bacevich
March 26, 2015
How Much Money Is Too Much for the Pentagon?
When it comes to the Pentagon’s new spending budget, the answer is not more money.
William D. Hartung
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March 23, 2015
Michael Moore for President
If nominated, I will run. If elected, I will serve.
January 15, 2015
The Iraq War Strategy 3.0: If You Can’t Win, At Least Make Money
Iraqis have a saying: “The rug is never sold”—meaning that there’s always more money to be made from any transaction. American defense contractors would agree.
Peter Van Buren
December 10, 2014
The CIA’s Secret Sites in Somalia
Renditions, an underground prison and a new CIA base are elements of an intensifying US war, according to a
investigation in Mogadishu.
March 6, 2014
The Pentagon’s Phony Budget Wars
Despite the uproar over reductions to defense funding, less than 1 percent of the Pentagon's beefy $550 billion budget will be cut this year.
February 25, 2014
Hagel Wants to Shrink the Pentagon’s Budget—but Will His Cuts Be Enough?
The cuts ought to be seen as only a down payment on the level of defense spending reductions that are really needed.