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The American Global Stance as Chuck Hagel Departs

David Coates | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
David Coates

As Republican pressure grows on a beleaguered president to become even more militarily assertive on a range of global issues from the Ukraine to the Levant, we all need to ask ourselves a few questions.

Robots R' Us: Drones Reported on 63 Bases on the USA

Danny Schechter | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Danny Schechter

New York, New York: It's easy to understand why presidents, politicians and the military love robots. They don't talk back. They follow orders. You p...

Out of Almost Everywhere?

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Craig K. Comstock

This summer the rise of the American military empire and the reasons for winding it down was examined in a trio of books associated with the website

Velvet Imperialists

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Feffer

It's not easy to run an empire with velvet gloves. At the same time, velvet imperialists who revel in touchy-feely values of mutuality and good governance are no good at dismantling empires.

A Close Look At The Iraq Status Of Forces Agreement [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Weigant

What I found is that the Iraqis got almost everything they had pushed for, and the Bush administration got almost nothing of what they wanted.