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US Military news and analysis from The Nation
July 30, 2021
We Need to Scale Back America’s War Machine
Sixty years after Eisenhower warned the nation against the threat of the military-industrial complex, America continues to maintain a bloated, imperialistic military presence at home and abroad.
July 28, 2021
America Isn’t ‘Back.’ Here’s Why.
Two decades of forever wars created a failing empire. Biden’s foreign policy is just continuing the destructive legacy.
June 21, 2021
Our Family Members Died on 9/11. We Want to See Guantánamo Bay Closed.
Republican senators say keeping Guantánamo open is the only way to get justice. We know otherwise.
June 18, 2021
American Wars Mean American Lies
We need a truth commission to hold leaders—military and civilian—accountable for America’s failed wars.
June 17, 2021
It’s 2021. Why Are Only Men Required to Register for the Draft?
Register women too! Or better yet, replace the military draft with national service open to all.
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May 26, 2021
The Military Needs A New Way to Handle Sexual Assault
A new bill proposed by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Joni Ernst is a good start, but it’s not enough.
May 19, 2021
The Pentagon Inflates the Chinese Nuclear Threat in a Push for New Intercontinental Missiles
Every US military service is seeking more money than before, and each one is touting the importance of their weapons in overcoming the Chinese military threat.
Michael T. Klare
May 14, 2021
Joe Biden’s Pentagon Honeymoon
The president’s first 100 days were a Pentagon prize.
May 12, 2021
Endless War Is a Feature of Our National Programming
Let’s pull the plug on our war machine.
William J. Astore
May 11, 2021
The True Meaning of the Afghan ‘Withdrawal’
Will the nightmare of Saigon’s fall return in Kabul?