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Donald Trump Is the President Our Military Leaders Always Dreamed About
Don’t fool yourself—Donald is anything but an isolationist.
April 20, 2017
How Our Foreign-Policy Elites Manufactured the Korea Crisis
The attack on the Syrian airfield was a message to North Korea and China—and a demonstration of Trump’s capitulation to the imperial clique.
April 20, 2017
Bill McKibben: This Is Our Last Chance to Save the Planet
Plus, Frances Fitzgerald on evangelicals and Trump, and Andrew Bacevich on our endless war in Afghanistan.
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March 30, 2017
Donald Trump Is Focused on the Wrong National-Security Threat
There are actual dangers to Americans in 2017—but the president’s plans address none of them.
March 16, 2017
If You Want to Know Where Donald Trump Came From, Look to Iraq
Trump denies he was ever in favor of the 2003 invasion—but he’s a president made by war.
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March 7, 2017
Trump Doesn’t Realize These Are Wars We Cannot Win
From Hiroshima and Nagasaki in WWII to today’s Afghanistan, America has developed a dangerous obsession with “winning.”
March 1, 2017
How Wealthy Donors Drive Aggressive Foreign Policy
As the influence of high-dollar donors grows, so too will our bellicosity.
February 28, 2017
The Longest War in American History Has No End in Sight
And military leaders are still under the delusion that we can win.
William J. Astore
December 15, 2016
I Miss Our Sane, Calm, Empathetic, Funny President Already
Before Trump’s election, we on the left didn’t give President Obama enough credit. Why?
November 29, 2016
The Only Way Trump Could Actually ‘Drain the Swamp’
If he was serious about overturning the Washington establishment, he’d start by ending our constant wars.
Andrew J. Bacevich