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Military-industrial complex news and analysis from The Nation
September 24, 2015
How Many Wars Is the US Really Fighting?
Hint: the answer is way more than you think.
September 22, 2015
Meet the Private Corporations Building Our Nuclear Arsenal
Privatizing our nuclear arsenal development is not only dangerous, but incredibly inefficient.
Jonathan Alan King
September 16, 2015
US Intelligence Is More Privatized Than Ever Before
Despite hacks, leaks, and system failures, for-profit contractors are still getting lucrative intelligence contracts.
August 18, 2015
How America’s Broken Service Academies Create a Broken Military
Many of the military’s problems begin with the training of its leaders.
William J. Astore
August 12, 2015
Stop Urban Shield: Join a Grassroots Campaign to Fight Police Militarization
Last year, activists were able to kick Urban Shield out of Oakland. Now they’re fighting to get rid of this potent symbol of police militarization for good.
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August 11, 2015
Where Did the Antiwar Movement Go?
During Vietnam, it felt like the war sat right on America’s doorstep. Today, we’ve largely disengaged from the terror our military commits.
July 27, 2015
Could Japan Become America’s New Proxy Army?
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to alter a key provision of Japan’s constitution to lift the country’s 70-year ban on foreign deployments.
July 21, 2015
My Mother, the American War Hero
My mother’s caricatures were more than just drawings—they were a symbol of the civilian mobilization that’s since disappeared from American wars.
June 2, 2015
How Obama Went From Being a Peace Candidate to a War President
Critics call him timid, but the president’s foreign policy has often been too aggressive—even at the risk of our long-term national interests.
Sherle R. Schwenninger
May 27, 2015
How Private Contractors Have Created a Shadow NSA
A new cybersecurity elite moves between government and private practice, taking state secrets with them.