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The Pentagon Wants to Spend $716 Billion Next Year
And it is justifying that by playing on fear.
February 16, 2018
David and Goliath: How Qatar Defeated the Saudi and UAE Annexation Plot
Emir Sheikh Tamim’s refusal to even discuss the Saudi/UAE demands has made him a national hero in Qatar.
February 15, 2018
Trump’s Syria Policy: Perpetual War Without Debate
How is this Constitutional?
February 14, 2018
If America ‘Won the Cold War,’ Why Is There Now a ‘Second Cold War with Russia’?
The ongoing role of false narratives and historical fallacies.
Stephen F. Cohen
February 14, 2018
Mike Pence and Japanese Leader Shinzo Abe Rain on South Korea’s Olympics Parade
But the pressure could backfire, a former Japanese prime minister tells
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February 13, 2018
The Nuclear Posture Review Signals a New Arms Race
We need to revive momentum for reducing nuclear weapons, not for “modernizing” them.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
February 8, 2018
The Pentagon Sent $500 Million Abroad for International Drug Wars. What Happened Next Is a Mystery.
A report by the Defense Department’s inspector general raises questions about a combatant command with a history of scandals.
February 5, 2018
10 Commonsense Tricks to Curb the Pentagon’s Endless Wars
Isn’t it finally time to apply a little reason to our disastrous pattern of war-making?
William J. Astore
February 1, 2018
The Winter Olympics Offers a Glimpse of Peace for Korea
But will it last—and can it rein in Trump’s dangerous saber rattling?
January 29, 2018
Today’s Wars Are Based on a Fundamental Misunderstanding of History
Until we correct it, we can count on ceaseless, tragic war.