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Military-industrial complex news and analysis from The Nation
July 2, 2021
The True American Patriots Are the Anti-Imperialists
Two hundred years ago this week, our wisest secretary of state warned Americans against a career of empire.
July 1, 2021
Biden’s First Pentagon Budget Isn’t Making Us Any Safer
The mind-boggling budget underscores just how misguided Washington’s current “security” policies really are.
William D. Hartung
June 18, 2021
American Wars Mean American Lies
We need a truth commission to hold leaders—military and civilian—accountable for America’s failed wars.
June 16, 2021
The Real Welfare Cheats Are War Profiteers
We’re squabbling over Social Security, while the government lavishes infinitely more money on the arms industry.
May 26, 2021
The Military Needs A New Way to Handle Sexual Assault
A new bill proposed by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Joni Ernst is a good start, but it’s not enough.
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May 20, 2021
Decrying Netanyahu’s ‘Racist Nationalism,’ Bernie Tells the Senate, ‘Palestinian Lives Matter’
As the UN describes Gaza as “hell on Earth,” Sanders seeks to prohibit the transfer of $735 million in new US bombs and munitions to Israel.
May 20, 2021
Foreign Wars Will Jeopardize Biden’s Rescue Plans
Biden needs to learn from LBJ’s mistakes: Progressive domestic policy and hawkish foreign policy can’t coexist.
Andrew J. Bacevich
May 14, 2021
Joe Biden’s Pentagon Honeymoon
The president’s first 100 days were a Pentagon prize.
April 28, 2021
Waiting for Catastrophes While Living Under the Specter of Pandemic and War
When “How are you doing?” is also a question of politics and the world.
April 14, 2021
The US Is a Mass-Killing Machine
What do you get when endless wars meet mass shootings? The United States of America.