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What #Pet for #Trump's White House?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.23.2016 | Politics
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey Bond between American Presidents and their pets has helped humanize both the Commander in Chief and animal. What though if the President...

How To Finance Your Own Imperial Decline

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 11.22.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In the latter part of the twentieth century and the first years of this one, Washington did what no power in history had ever done.

Is A Trump Presidency Good News For The Military-Industrial Complex?

William Hartung | Posted 11.22.2016 | Politics
William Hartung

As with so much of what Donald Trump has said in recent months, his positions on Pentagon spending are, to be polite, a bundle of contradictions.

"Wake the F**k Up, Marines"

Mariel DiDato | Posted 11.17.2016 | Impact
Mariel DiDato

With the recent passing of Veteran's Day, I would like to use this platform to share a message from someone currently serving The United States. The f...

Pentagon pick could have deep influence on Trump

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 11.15.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

Senate Armed Services Committee member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is a leading contender to be Defense Secretary in the Trump administration. (AP Pho...

Corps Values, Core Values

Dakota Meyer | Posted 11.11.2016 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Potential employers want to hear about a candidate's personal accomplishments and triumphs in an interview - but veterans are taught to view their successes as a result of team rather than individual efforts.

The Single Most Important Thing You Need To Know About The Veteran Unemployment Crisis

Shinjini Das | Posted 11.11.2016 | Impact
Shinjini Das

Each year the military separates between 240,000 and 360,000 service members. Here is the core problem. The great majority of these separated veterans are in no way ready to enter the civilian workforce, much less earn a high income to support their families.

7 Restaurants Where Vets Can Eat Free On Veterans Day

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 11.11.2016 | Taste

This Veterans Day, many restaurants and business are offering freebies and deals to the men and women of our armed forces. If you’re a veteran or an...

Members Of The Military Giving Three Times As Much To Clinton As To Trump

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 11.04.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

The fate of the Budget Control Act of 2011, which severely restricts spending for various priorities including defense, will be key in determining whether Trump can actually implement his expensive proposals, but he hasn't made his position clear on the budget cap through 2021 yet.

Two U.S. Soldiers, Dozens Of Civilians Killed In Afghan City Of Kunduz

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 11.03.2016 | World

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Two American service members were killed on Thursday fighting the Taliban near the northern Afghan city of Kund...

An Establishment Voice: One Student's Perspective on Potential Future Defense Secretary Michele Flournoy

Harvard University’s Institute of Politics | Posted 10.31.2016 | College
Harvard University’s Institute of Politics

Listening to former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy speak at the JFK Jr. Forum at Harvard University provided a fascinating loo...

How One Springsteen Cassette Changed a Veteran's Life

Craig Newmark | Posted 10.28.2016 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, I believe in supporting veterans, service members, and their families year round. They deserve a lot more credit than they get. I'm a sponsor of...

War To The Horizon (And Nary A Word About It)

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 10.25.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

War, what is it good for? In America, the answer is that, much of the time, you'll probably never know what it's good for -- or, in some cases, even notice that we're at war.

Why Is It So Hard To Reduce The Pentagon Budget?

William Hartung | Posted 10.25.2016 | Politics
William Hartung

What accounts for the Department of Defense's ability to keep a stranglehold on your tax dollars year after endless year?

Don't Pretend Like Racism Doesn't Exist In The Military

Angel Rodriguez | Posted 10.26.2016 | Latino Voices
Angel Rodriguez

It is my impression that some people believe that when you put on a military uniform, that you stop being black, that you stop being latino, that you ...

U.S. Detects Failed North Korean Missile Test: Pentagon

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 10.17.2016 | World

The U.S. military detected a failed North Korean test launch of an intermediate ballistic missile, the Pentagon said on Saturday. The test-firing was ...

Do Western Nations Care About Yemeni Lives Or Saudi Blood Money?

Medea Benjamin | Posted 10.10.2016 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

How much is the life of a Yemeni worth? Not much, according to the Saudi regime that has been bombing and starving the people of Yemen since March 2015, or to the Saudi's western backers, particularly the US and UK, who have been supplying the Saudi regime with weapons.

War To The Horizon, It's The American Way

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

It's the timing that should amaze us (were anyone to think about it for 30 seconds). Let's start with the conflict in Afghanistan, now regularly described as the longest war in American history.

U.S. Special Operations Command Details Dismal U.S. Military Record

Nick Turse | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Nick Turse

An American century of carnage and combat has yielded many lessons learned, but not, it seems, the most important one when it comes to military conflict.

Why China and Saudi Arabia Are Building Bases in Djibouti

Joseph Braude | Posted 09.26.2016 | World
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Joseph Braude

China and Saudi Arabia are building military bases next door to US AFRICOM in Djibouti--and bringing the consequences of American withdrawal from the ...

Keeping Track Of U.S. Special Ops In Africa

Nick Turse | Posted 09.06.2016 | Politics
Nick Turse

America's most elite forces in Africa operate in what Bolduc calls "the gray zone, between traditional war and peace." In layman's terms, its missions are expanding in the shadows on a continent the United States sees as increasingly insecure, unstable, and riven by terror groups.

The Russian Bear Is Rising

Hasnet Lais | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics
Hasnet Lais

Since the Second World War, we've all grown up on a steady diet of cultural, economic and political pax-Americana, but the balance of power is rapidly shifting. One thing which should make the West stand up and take notice is the military hardware at Putin's disposal.

Erdogan's Waterloo: Turkey Invades And Occupies Syria

David L. Phillips | Posted 08.29.2016 | World
David L. Phillips

President Barack Obama is wary of the pottery barn rule: "You break it, you own it." Supporting Turkey's invasion and occupation of Syria would be a strategic mistake, making the United States a protagonist in Syria's civil war.

Would The Military Obey Commander In Chief Trump? Probably.

The Huffington Post | David Wood | Posted 08.30.2016 | Politics

Donald J. Trump is causing some high anxiety inside the military. He has suggested carpet-bombing Syrian cities, assassinating the families of Islamic...

The Burden Of More Than 150 Years Of Warfare

Nick Turse | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics
Nick Turse

America has been committed to supporting the veterans of its wars since long before it had "United States of" in front of it. According to VA projections, 13,000 World War II veterans will be receiving benefits as late as 2034.