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US Wars and Military Action

US Wars and Military Action news and analysis from The Nation

  • February 6, 2003

    Resist War and Empire

    With up to 200,000 American and British combat troops already stationed in or on their way to the Persian Gulf area, war with Iraq looks increasingly imminent.

    Michael T. Klare

  • February 6, 2003

    Poetry Makes Nothing Happen? Ask Laura Bush

    So Laura Bush will not, after all, be discussing the works of Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman and Langston Hughes with a selected group of American poets at the White House on February 12.

    Katha Pollitt

  • February 6, 2003

    Letter From London

    Europeans opposed to war in Iraq are united by a deep distrust, even fear, of America.

    D.D. Guttenplan

  • February 5, 2003

    Only by Swallowing Big Lies Can Powell Justify a War

    We know in advance that Colin Powell's performance will be flawless.

    Robert Scheer

  • January 30, 2003

    The New Imperialism

    In my days as a student activist in the 1970s, the use of the term "imperialism" to describe US policy was generally used only in the antiwar and international solidarity movements, the writing

    William D. Hartung

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  • January 30, 2003

    Bush’s Gulf of Credibility

    Bush's Gulf of Credibility

    The President's State of the Union address deepened the gulf between word and deed. Poll-tested packaging hid the untruths within.

    the Editors

  • January 28, 2003

    Union Knows Its State: Lousy

    Let me tell you about the state of the union: It's lousy. The only real question is whether the President doesn't know it or just doesn't care.

    Robert Scheer

  • January 23, 2003

  • January 23, 2003

    Rising Opposition to War

    At a press conference on January 20, only two days after thousands of Americans marched in cities and towns across the nation to oppose going to war with Iraq, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld warned

    the Editors

  • January 23, 2003

    The Smiths Go to Washington

    My friend Ruth Rosen, who writes a terrific column for the San Francisco Chronicle, advised her readers to go to the antiwar marches organized by International ANSWER but to take their o

    Katha Pollitt