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November 8, 2019
I’m Watching My Students Become Soldiers in Our Endless Wars
At West Point, Graduation Day felt more like a tragedy than a triumph.
November 7, 2019
I Was 10 When the Battle of Fallujah Taught Me the Meaning of War
Fifteen years later, the Second Battle of Fallujah and the war that tore my country apart looms large in my memory.
November 4, 2019
Trump Has Stolen the Anti-War Mantle. Here’s How to Get It Back.
His claims about wanting to “end endless US wars” are lies—but they’re effective, because the massive anti-war movement that we need is missing in action.
October 29, 2019
It’s Only Been 30 Years Since the End of the Cold War—Why Are We Starting a New One?
What can the fall of the Berlin Wall teach us at a time when democracy is in retreat, predatory capitalism is on the rise, and a new arms race is ramping up?
October 22, 2019
Democrats Shouldn’t Let Trump’s Problems Turn Them Into the Party of War
The danger in criticizing the president’s policies is that it could revive an interventionist temper on the left.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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October 15, 2019
Give Us One Debate About War and Peace
We need to know what the candidates think about the global chaos of undeclared wars, ill-defined missions, and the abandonment of those missions in places like Syria.
October 9, 2019
Trump’s Erratic Syria Policy Deserves No Anti-Imperialist’s Cheers
The Middle East mess requires diplomacy, not Trump’s green-lighting of Turkish aggression.
September 24, 2019
Military Service in the Era of Eternal War
An army veteran recounts the exasperation and disillusionment experienced while serving in America’s forever wars.
September 11, 2019
Ro Khanna: ‘Americans Can Breathe a Sigh of Relief With Bolton Gone’
The ousted national security adviser’s extremism was hurting America on the international stage.
Rep. Ro Khanna
September 6, 2019
Sorry, Trump—We Are the Real Invaders, Not Migrants
Trump’s fearmongering over immigration ignores a long history of American military interventions.