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US Wars and Military Action
US Wars and Military Action news and analysis from The Nation
Today 6:00 am
In the Manning Affair, Harvard Once Again Demonstrates Its ‘Liberal’ Values
This year, the university dumps Manning and Michelle Jones. In the 1960s, it honored Vietnam War architect—and admitted war criminal—Robert McNamara.
Yesterday 1:24 pm
It’s 2025. The Temperature Is 112 Degrees. We Bombed 15 Countries Last Year.
It might seem crazy—but so did the election of Donald J. Trump.
Yesterday 6:00 am
Trump’s Campaign Chief Paul Manafort Faces Indictment
Bob Dreyfuss, plus Sarah Leonard on Hillary’s book and Todd Gitlin on Ken Burns’s Vietnam.
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September 20, 2017
What the US Military (Still) Doesn’t Understand About Afghanistan
Sixteen years in, the Pentagon hasn’t learned any lessons.
September 19, 2017
Trump’s First Speech Before the UN Was an Absurd, Bombastic Disaster
After the president tells the UN that the US can “totally destroy North Korea,” it is time for Congress to put the brakes on Trump.
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September 18, 2017
This Department Is the Last Hideout of Climate Change Believers in Donald Trump’s Government
But can we count on them to speak up?
Michael T. Klare
September 15, 2017
The CIA Director Just Bullied Harvard Into Throwing Chelsea Manning to the Curb
Pompeo is a Koch-brothers puppet who is using his position to bully a principled whistle-blower.
September 14, 2017
The United States Was Responsible for the 1982 Massacre of Palestinians in Beirut
Washington had explicitly guaranteed their safety—and recently declassified documents reveal that US diplomats were told by the Israelis what they and their allies might be up to.
September 14, 2017
What a 1970s Chilean Satire Can Tell Us About Donald Trump
How to Read Donald Duck
has some surprising insights to reveal in 2017.
September 13, 2017
Will Russia Leave the West?
The new Cold War could drive the planet’s largest country, long anchored politically in both geopolitical worlds, eastward to stay.
Stephen F. Cohen