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Yesterday 5:40 pm
Trump’s Policy Is Clear: Civilian Casualties Don’t Matter in the War on Terror
Multiple air strikes on cities and the use of white phosphorus—a probable war crime—guarantee a growing death toll.
Yesterday 5:20 pm
The Iran-US Drone War in Syria Could Quickly Spin Out of Control
The US attempt to control the Syria-Iraq border will prolong the bloody Syrian civil war.
June 15, 2017
Remembering a Priest, a Diplomat, and a Voice for Palestine
Father Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann was a man who spoke truth to power and expected others to do the same.
June 13, 2017
Donald Trump Might Set a Record—for the Biggest Decline of American Power in History
When the Trump years come to an end, will the United States be a pariah nation?
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?
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June 5, 2017
Trump’s Handling of North Korea Is Going to Lead Us Straight Into Nuclear Disaster
Public strong-arming isn’t the key to de-escalating confrontation—it’s the key to igniting it.
May 31, 2017
Ariana Grande Understands Counterterrorism Better Than Jim Mattis
Inclusiveness, not polarization, is the right approach.
May 30, 2017
How the 1989 War on Manuel Noriega’s Panama Super-Charged US Militarism
It brought together neocons and realists in a warm-up act for the first Gulf War.
May 20, 2017
Donald Trump Committed Another Impeachable Offense This Week
And it had nothing to do with the Russia investigation.
May 17, 2017
Trump Is Poised to Plunge Deeper Into the Afghan Quagmire
More US troops cannot stabilize the corrupt and despised government in Kabul.
Michael T. Klare