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October 22, 2021
When the Trump Administration Discussed Sending Troops to the Border
Last year, immigration policy adviser Stephen Miller proposed sending a quarter of a million troops to the US-Mexico border to completely seal it off from would-be migrants.
October 22, 2021
Who Will Be the Barbara Lee of the Next Great Disaster?
And will we believe her this time?
October 13, 2021
I Lived Through the US Military’s Culture of Surveillance
As a military spouse, I’ve been threatened, silenced, monitored, and shamed by the very people my husband fought alongside.
October 5, 2021
The American Empire Is Unwinding
A sprawling military network across 4 million square miles and 560 million people in the Middle East undermines goals of security and stability.
Andrew J. Bacevich
September 30, 2021
They Fled the Taliban. Now They’re in a Tent City in New Mexico.
Abul Ahmed describes the living conditions inside the Fort Bliss refugee camp.
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September 27, 2021
How Do We Confront America’s Attachment to Violence?
Its toxicity has penetrated all too deeply into the soul of the nation.
September 22, 2021
Uniting Against the American War Machine
Twenty years and trillions of dollars later, the US counterinsurgency in Afghanistan failed—so when will we stop rewarding the military-industrial complex?
September 21, 2021
It’s Time to Break Up the Military-Industrial Complex
Despite the end of two decades of war, a congressional committee just voted to increase the Pentagon’s budget by $24 billion.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
September 16, 2021
What Can We Learn From the War in Afghanistan?
Four lessons worth considering.
September 9, 2021
The $8 Trillion Cost of Failure
The time and money it took to give Kabul to the Taliban could have been used to help struggling Americans.