Our Man In Riyadh

By Andrew J. Bacevich, Tom Dispatch. -

What does President Trump’s recent nomination of retired Army General John Abizaid to become the next U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia signify? Next to nothing -- and arguably quite a [...]

What Border Security And Police Violence Have In Common

By Tanvi Misra, City Lab. -

The photo of Esequiel Hernández Jr. circulated in the media shows a typical high school sophomore in a white cowboy hat, with a smile that goes all the way to his eyes. It was from his yearbook [...]

Pentagon Fails Its First-Ever Audit

By Idrees Ali, Mike Stone, Reuters -

Results of the inspection - conducted by some 1,200 auditors and examining financial accounting on a wide range of spending including on weapons systems, military personnel and property - were [...]

Veterans For Peace Tells US Troops At Border Follow Your Conscience, Disobey Orders

By Staff, Veterans For Peace -

If you decide to follow your conscience and refuse to obey orders that you believe are illegal or immoral, you will not be alone. Veterans For Peace will support you, along with other [...]

West Point Can’t Hide Its Reverence For The Confederacy

By Spenser Rapone, Truthdig.com -

Charlottesville, Va., triggered a movement. In the wake of a 2017 white nationalist “Unite the Right” rally that left one dead and several injured, activists across the country have worked [...]

Feeding Militarism: The US Imperial Consensus

By Dr Binoy Kampmark, Countercurrents.org -

The US military industrial complex reigns like a ravenous ruler in search of new funding prospects. It has done well this year, with the Trump administration pushing the sale that the imperium [...]

The Big Business Of Drones, Who Is Profiting?

By Christian Sorensen, Dissidentvoice.org -

Boeing’s main drone division is known as Insitu. It manufactures and assembles its products in Washington and Oregon along the Columbia River. Two of its bestsellers are the Blackjack and the [...]

Confessions Of A Catechumen And Ex-Marine

By Micaiah David Dutt, Orthodoxyindialogue.com -

War is hell. War is often unnecessary, but through the evil in our hearts we let it be and we encourage it, we engage it in fantasy primarily through Hollywood and gamer culture while imposing [...]

[Act Out! 172] – Joyful Militancy Or Building Thriving Resistance In Toxic Times

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

Activism so often gets the bad rep of being all about sacrificing – all about pain and struggle – never about joy. And yet as we find ourselves in a culture that preaches escapism, demands [...]

Israel Is Arming Neo-Nazis In Ukraine

By Asa Winstanley, Electronicintifada.net -

Israeli arms are being sent to a heavily armed neo-Nazi militia in Ukraine, The Electronic Intifada has learned. Azov Battalion online propaganda shows Israeli-licensed Tavor rifles in the [...]

$717 Billion Defense Bill That Just Breezed Through The Senate Should Be A National Scandal

By Lindsay Koshgarian, Inthesetimes.com -

With little debate or public attention, the Senate just followed the House in approving $717 billion for the nation’s military, meaning the bill is headed for the president’s signature. The [...]

The Bipartisan March For Militarism

By Staff, Economicfront.wordpress.com -

Republicans and Democrats like to claim that they are on opposite sides of important issues.  Of course, depending on which way the wind blows, they sometimes change sides, like over support for [...]

NATO: Time To Re-Examine An Alliance

By Staff, Dispatchesfromtheedgeblog.wordpress.com -

One such detail is NATO’s “Readiness Initiative” that will beef up naval, air and ground forces in “the eastern portion of the Alliance.” NATO is moving to base troops in Latvia, Estonia [...]

It’s Time For NATO To Go The Way Of The Warsaw Pact

The outcome of the July 11-12 NATO meeting in Brussels got lost amid the media’s obsession with President Donald Trump’s bombast, but the “Summit Declaration” makes for sober reading. [...]

Military-Intelligence Candidates Win Four Democratic Congressional Nominations

By Patrick Martin, WSWS -

On Tuesday, candidates with links to the military or intelligence services won all four of the Democratic primary contests in which they were running. These results mark a significant advance in [...]