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Military-industrial complex news and analysis from The Nation
August 17, 2017
Cutting Off Payments to Palestinian Families Won’t Stop Terrorism
It also might amount to collective punishment, which is illegal.
August 3, 2017
Surviving the Trump Years: Katha Pollitt’s Guide for the Anxious and the Depressed
Plus John Nichols on Medicare-for-All and Rosa Brooks on the generals.
Start Making Sense
July 25, 2017
A Guide to Trump’s $1 Trillion Defense Bill
This from a president who promised new efficiencies in government.
William D. Hartung
July 20, 2017
Paul Ryan Hands Donald Trump a Blank Check for Endless War
The Speaker and his allies block Barbara Lee’s drive to check presidential war making.
June 30, 2017
16 Years Ago, Barbara Lee’s Warning Against the AUMF Was Ignored. Nevertheless, She Persisted.
Congress is finally taking steps to repeal a blank check for war.
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June 27, 2017
Trump’s Chaos Is Covering for Stealth Escalation Overseas
Americans are tired of wars without end. But the reality is that we are headed into more war without public support, without a sensible strategy or a clear purpose.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
June 26, 2017
American Special Ops Forces Have Deployed to 70 Percent of the World’s Countries in 2017
And we’re only halfway through the year.
June 14, 2017
Rand Paul and Most Senate Democrats Almost Blocked Trump’s Saudi Arms Deal
Unfortunately, a handful of Democrats sided with the administration and against efforts to end Saudi atrocities in Yemen.
June 9, 2017
How Trump Is Inflaming the Middle East’s Proxy Wars
He has emboldened a recklessly aggressive Saudi government, which is now destroying Yemen, imposing a blockade on Qatar—and could even stumble into war with Iran.
June 6, 2017
H.R. McMaster and the Blindness of American Hubris
Trump’s national-security adviser understands the limits of military triumphalism. But can he change US policy?