US Wars and Military Action

LAPD officers leave the University of Southern California after clearing an encampment on May 5, 2024.

The Liberal Police State: How Democrats Are Playing Into GOP Hands The Liberal Police State: How Democrats Are Playing Into GOP Hands

Applying the tactics of counterinsurgency warfare to peaceful domestic protest risks blurring the line between Trump and his opponents.

Jun 14, 2024 / Sandy Tolan

First lady Jill Biden, President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Brigitte Macron arrive at Elysée Palace on June 8, 2024, in Paris, France.

What’s Old About Biden? (It Isn’t His Age.) What’s Old About Biden? (It Isn’t His Age.)

His foreign policy ideas are tired.

Jun 13, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

This nuclear explosion was conducted at the Nevada Test Site in 1953.

Don’t Believe the Military. We Don’t “Need” More Nuclear Weapons. Don’t Believe the Military. We Don’t “Need” More Nuclear Weapons.

If we’re set on Armageddon, America’s existing force of nuclear submarines is more than enough.

Jun 12, 2024 / William Astore

Daniel Ellsberg at a podium

Daniel Ellsberg’s Moral Acuity Is More Necessary Than Ever Daniel Ellsberg’s Moral Acuity Is More Necessary Than Ever

Ellsberg will continue to speak directly to hearts and minds about the extreme evils of our time—and the potential for overcoming them with love in action.

Jun 11, 2024 / Norman Solomon

President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room at the White House on May 31, 2024, in Washington, DC.

Why I’m Suing Joe Biden for Complicity in the Genocide in Gaza Why I’m Suing Joe Biden for Complicity in the Genocide in Gaza

I promised my surviving family members in Gaza that I would do everything in my power to advocate on their behalf.

Jun 10, 2024 / Laila Elhaddad

Activists from Jewish Voice for Peace occupy the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty on November 6, 2023.

Why the Establishment Loves Smearing Young People as Antisemites Why the Establishment Loves Smearing Young People as Antisemites

Pundits and politicians are elevating blatantly dishonest polls to shore up an indefensible war.

Jun 7, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Yemen Cluster Bomb

When a Bomb Explodes, Someone Profits When a Bomb Explodes, Someone Profits

The military-industrial complex’s hidden domination of our lives must end, which means we must dismantle it.

Jun 6, 2024 / David Vine and Theresa Arriola

Conservatives Are Gearing Up for a Major Military Expansion Under Trump 2.0

Conservatives Are Gearing Up for a Major Military Expansion Under Trump 2.0 Conservatives Are Gearing Up for a Major Military Expansion Under Trump 2.0

If Project 2025 gets its way, a second Trump term will funnel more money to the Pentagon, dwarfing even the Biden administration’s spending.

Jun 5, 2024 / Feature / William D. Hartung

Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2017. Project 2025 commits the US to a state of permanent belligerence toward China.

A New Chinese Exclusion Act A New Chinese Exclusion Act

Demonizing China allows Republicans to unite around an authoritarian agenda at home—and provides a convenient rationale for unfettered Pentagon profiteering.

Jun 5, 2024 / Feature / Jake Werner

Grab Him by the Law

Grab Him by the Law Grab Him by the Law

Red lines.

May 31, 2024 / This Week / Steve Brodner

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