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US Military news and analysis from The Nation
September 28, 2022
The US Military Is the Enemy of Climate Mitigation
Our military alone surpasses the total national emissions of Bulgaria, Croatia, and Slovenia combined.
September 27, 2022
The War in Ukraine Is at a Decisive Turning Point
Can nuclear escalation be averted?
Michael T. Klare
September 20, 2022
What Do Americans Care About? Not a Cold War With Russia and China.
Americans’ top security concerns include safety at home and protecting jobs.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
September 19, 2022
The Coup Next Time
The hard right is grooming the military and law enforcement for insurrection.
September 16, 2022
The Russian Military’s Ineptitude Almost Rivals Our Own
Putin’s plunge into Ukraine confirms that he learned nothing from the folly of post-9/11 US military policy.
Andrew J. Bacevich
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September 15, 2022
An Inflated Pentagon Budget Is Not in the Country’s Best Interest
Scamming the taxpayer has become a way of life for the national security state.
William D. Hartung
August 17, 2022
What the Military’s Recruitment Crisis Means for America
The human frailties that hinder enlistment are symptoms of something more sinister than a military lacking bodies.
August 10, 2022
Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit Launched a New Era of Military Competition With China
The House speaker created a new chasm in the US-China relationship. Now Biden must make sure it doesn’t lead to war.
Michael T. Klare
August 8, 2022
Space: The Final Frontier—or the Last Battlespace?
America’s pursuit of military dominance risks damaging the peaceful—and scientifically and economically enriching—exploration taking place today.
August 2, 2022
This Is Life in Paranoid America
American leaders have driven this society to be ever less trusting and more fearful, in the name of protecting and advancing their wealth, power, and security.