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February 25, 2019
Gen. Simón Bolívar, Latin America’s Liberator, Has Advice for the US Military
Trump may be an awful president, but the military has no more right to overthrow him in a coup than he does to overthrow Maduro.
December 12, 2017
Amid the Clamor for War in Korea, Here Are Two Voices for Peace
A former Pentagon chief and a “dialogue practitioner” push for engagement.
November 1, 2017
Is the United States Planning to Attack North Korea?
Three US aircraft-carrier groups have now converged in the Pacific.
Michael T. Klare
August 11, 2017
Nuclear Deterrence Will Fail
Trump’s dangerous bluster reveals the flaw in nuclear-deterrence theory—human fallibility.
August 11, 2017
Is Trump Going to War in Korea?
His cowboy tirades, and the pundits’ bombastic rhetoric, are exceedingly reckless. History shows that negotiations with Pyongyang can work.
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July 6, 2017
The Unacknowledged Logic of North Korea’s Missile Tests
We may not like it, but nuclear weapons may be all that stands in the way of another US-conducted “regime change.”
April 17, 2017
In South Korea, War Hysteria Is Seen as an American Problem
The big issue here is the May 9 presidential election, which is expected to bring a progressive to power.
March 28, 2017
Colin Kaepernick vs. Donald Trump
Breaking down the reasons why Colin Kaepernick still hasn’t been signed, and debating the likelihood of a Final Four strike.
April 14, 2015
The US Carried Out 674 Military Operations in Africa Last Year. Did You Hear About Any of Them?
The US military publicly insists its presence in Africa is negligible. Is that why they call it an American “battlefield” behind closed doors?
February 13, 2015
Democrats Need an Elizabeth Warren for Foreign Policy
Hillary Clinton is already adopting a more aggressive foreign policy posture. Can it be challenged?