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A Century Of American Violence

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 03.28.2017 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Recently, the historian Marilyn Young, an old friend, died. She spent her life writing about America’s wars and a...

Trump Is Dragging Us Into Another War And No One Is Talking About It

Sen. Chris Murphy | Posted 03.27.2017 | Politics
Sen. Chris Murphy

Quietly, while Americans have been focused on the ongoing drama over repealing the Affordable Care Act and the new revelations about the Trump campaig...

The Mosque That Disappeared

Robert Koehler | Posted 03.25.2017 | Home
Robert Koehler

We committed a quiet little war crime the other day. Forty-plus people are dead, taken out with Hellfire missiles while they were praying. Or maybe no...

America’s Wars: Business As Usual

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 03.21.2017 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com U.S. Marines are, for the first time, deploying to Syria (with more to come). There’s talk of an “enduring” U....

The Revisionist History Of CENTCOM Attempts To Demonstrate Progress

Andrew Bacevich | Posted 03.21.2017 | Politics
Andrew Bacevich

Onward and Upward with U.S. Central CommandCross-posted with TomDispatch.com By way of explaining his eight failed marriages, the American bandleader ...

The Inconsistencies In Trump's National Security Policies

Ivan Eland | Posted 03.21.2017 | Politics
Ivan Eland

The recent North Korean missile tests raise questions about contradictions in President Donald Trump’s national security policies. During his campai...

Germany Schools Trump On What 'Security' Really Means

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 03.20.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump claims his plan to boost military spending and slash nearly everything else is being done in the name of security. But will mor...

Military Gains Bigger Voice As Pentagon Waits For Civilian Nominees

The Huffington Post | David Wood | Posted 03.18.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Thousands of American combat troops are fighting in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. Nuclear-armed North Korea is testing long-range missil...

U.S. Military Doctors Don't Feel Prepared To Care For Transgender Patients

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.16.2017 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - While the majority of U.S. military doctors surveyed at a meeting last year felt they could provide “nonjudgmental” care to peo...

How The Invasion Of Iraq Came Home

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 03.16.2017 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

President Blowback Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com If you want to know where President Donald Trump came from, if you want to trace the long winding...

Women In The Military: Through The Decades

Jennifer Silva | Posted 03.20.2017 | Politics
Jennifer Silva

We’ve come a long way since a few brave women abandoned traditional roles as seamstresses or cooks and instead served in combat – disguised as men...

North Korea Warns Of 'Merciless' Strikes As U.S. Carrier Joins Military Drills

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 03.14.2017 | Home

ABOARD THE USS CARL VINSON, March 14 (Reuters) - As the USS Carl Vinson plowed through seas off South Korea on Tuesday, rival North Korea warned the U...

Remembering An American-Style Onscreen War

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 03.14.2017 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com The other day, I walked across much of Manhattan Island on the street where I grew up. Once upon a time, in a spa...

Rebuilding A Last-Century Military To Fight Last-Century Wars

Michael T. Klare | Posted 03.14.2017 | Politics
Michael T. Klare

Trump’s Military Nostalgia (or Victory at Sea All Over Again) Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com If you are an American male of a certain age ― Don...

Alec Baldwin Battles Real Aliens On 'SNL' As Commander In Chief

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 03.13.2017 | Comedy

Alec Baldwin may be making noise that his days playing Donald Trump are nearly over, but they aren’t over YET. He was back with a bang on “Saturda...

This Cannot End Well: Iraq (2003-2017 And Beyond)

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 03.09.2017 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Every now and then, I think back to the millions of people who turned out in this country and across the globe in ea...

Mission Accomplished (The Sequel?)

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 03.07.2017 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Donald Trump, now preparing to lead the country into the latest version of our endless wars, recently offered this l...

Endless Wars Are The Real Scenes Of 'American Carnage'

Rebecca Gordon | Posted 03.07.2017 | Politics
Rebecca Gordon

Fighting the Forever WarCross-posted with TomDispatch.com In his inaugural address, President Trump described a dark and dismal United States, a count...

Read Donald Trump's New Executive Order On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.06.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump signed a new executive order on immigration Monday. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer tweeted a photo of Trump signing th...

Investing In American Insecurity

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 03.06.2017 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Let’s think about the logic of it all for a moment. The 2016 Pentagon budget came in at just over $600 billion and...

Could War With Iran Be On Washington's Agenda?

William Hartung | Posted 03.06.2017 | Politics
William Hartung

The President Who Loved Generals Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com In the splurge of “news,” media-bashing, and Bannonism that’s been Donald Tru...

American Hero Tom Hanks Gives White House Press Corps A Coffee Machine

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 03.02.2017 | Entertainment

Tom Hanks: Two-time Academy Award winner and coffee advocate. The actor has gifted, for the third time, an espresso machine to the White House press c...

With Trump, The Buck Stops With 'The Generals,' Not The President

The Huffington Post | S.V. Dáte | Posted 03.02.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― President Harry Truman famously had a sign on his desk that read: “The buck stops here.” If Donald Trump’s brief history as comma...

Afghanistan As America’s 'Bleeding Wound'

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 02.28.2017 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com If you had asked Americans about Afghanistan before 1979, it’s a reasonable bet that most of us wouldn’t have kn...

No, Perpetual War In Afghanistan Isn't 'Successful'

William Astore | Posted 02.28.2017 | Politics
William Astore

Thrashing About in the Afghan Petri DishCross-posted with TomDispatch.com America’s war in Afghanistan is now in its 16th year, the longest foreign ...