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April 22, 2022
Daniel Ellsberg on the Existential Threat of Global Conflict
“As the world has correctly perceived, this has the seeds of a regional nuclear war and all-out war between the US and Russia.”
April 19, 2022
The Pentagon Is Cashing In on the Ukraine Crisis
The new gold rush of defense spending is a disaster in the making.
William D. Hartung
April 6, 2022
What Will It Take to Shrink the Pentagon’s Budget?
We have now reached the point in our collective history where we face three certainties: death, taxes, and ever-soaring spending on weaponry and war.
March 18, 2022
The “State Secrets” Privilege Is a Tool of Injustice
Nothing in the Constitution’s text supports a state secrets privilege—in fact, it runs counter to upholding a government by the consent of the governed.
February 24, 2022
With Violence, America Reaps What It Sows
The hum of the continuing violence embedded in this country’s war-making structure is so constant that most of us don’t even notice or question it.
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February 23, 2022
Russia, Ukraine, and the New Bipartisanship in Washington
Democrats and Republicans unite in boosting Pentagon spending.
Michael T. Klare
February 16, 2022
Is the Confrontation Over Ukraine Joe Biden’s “Wag the Dog” Moment?
The people now gunning for a showdown with Putin were gunning for a showdown with Saddam Hussein two decades ago—with the same promises of a happy outcome.
Andrew J. Bacevich
February 7, 2022
Why We Intend to Pass a New Yemen War Powers Resolution
Ending unconstitutional US involvement in the war.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal
Rep. Peter DeFazio
February 4, 2022
Another Banner Year for the Military-Industrial Complex
Opposing Build Back Better while throwing so much more money at the Pentagon marks the ultimate in budgetary and national-security hypocrisy.
William D. Hartung
January 5, 2022
2 Decades of Military Force Got Us Nowhere
Twenty years of war, around $6 trillion, and nearly 1 million corpses later, there are now more terrorist groups than in 2001.