Nine Ways Drawing Down Overseas Bases Will Improve US Security

By Andrew J. Bacevich and David Vine, Responsible Statecraft. -

For every State Department embassy, consulate, and mission there are nearly three U.S. military bases overseas. The disparity between the 277 U.S. diplomatic installations and the estimated 800 [...]

Could Biden’s Climate Policy Invite More Militarism?

By Ashik Siddique, Foreign Policy in Focus. -

The first month of the Biden presidency was a flurry of climate action, sweeping away the openly denialist intransigence of the Trump administration. After re-entering the Paris Agreement and [...]

2020 Exposed The Myth Of American “Security”

By Sarah Lazare, In These Times. -

If there’s one cen­tral les­son to take from 2020, it’s that the coun­try with the most well-fund­ed ​“secu­ri­ty state” in the world is also one of the least secure places on Earth. Fac­ing [...]

The Real Reason For ‘Grave Concern’ Over The Hong Kong Security Law

By Ken Moak, Asia Times. -

Before and since China passed the national-security law (NSL) for Hong Kong, many in the West have expressed concern if not outrage, accusing Beijing of taking away the Special Administrative [...]

Pivot To Peace Must Replace US Pivot To War With China

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

The Trump administration, in seeking to divert attention from its bungled response to the COVID-19 pandemic and mishandling of the economic collapse, is escalating the bipartisan anti-China [...]

A Greatest Generation We Are Not

By Andrew Bacevich, Tom Dispatch. -

The United States is fully capable of protecting its citizens. Yet what the present pandemic drives home is this: doing so, while also creating an environment in which all citizens can flourish, [...]

National Security Or Human Security?

By Leonard Eiger, Popular Resistance. -

Crazy times! As we move through this time of health and economic crisis I find myself reflecting on the importance and power of language. Trump recently said of the fight to deal with COVID19 [...]

The National Security State Left Us Defenseless Against Coronavirus

By Gareth Porter, The Grayzone. -

Donald Trump’s failure to act decisively to control the coronavirus pandemic has likely made the Covid-19 pandemic far more lethal than it should have been. But the reasons behind failure to get [...]

The Coronavirus And The Urgent Need To Redefine National Security

By Melvin Goodman, -

For far too long, the United States has been wastefully spending its precious budgetary resources on a nineteenth-century military strategy and a strategic arms policy that has brought no [...]

Boondoggle: Inc. Making Sense Of The $1.25 Trillion National Security State Budget

By William D. Hartung and Mandy Smithberger, -

In its latest budget request, the Trump administration is asking for a near-record $750 billion for the Pentagon and related defense activities, an astonishing figure by any measure. If passed by [...]

Ajamu Baraka: Countering The Amateurism Of US Foreign Policy

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

The morning after Trump's assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandes in Iraq, Clearing the FOG co-hosts spoke with Ajamu Baraka, the national [...]

Creating A New Market For Coal In The Push To Mine ‘Critical Minerals’ For National Security

By Laura Peterson, -

With the backing of the mining industry and anti-regulatory groups, the Trump administration has been seeking to expand mining on public lands and further loosen environmental rules under the [...]

Hormuz Peace Endeavor, Shifting From Idealistic Plans To Realistic One

By Javad Heirannia, -

Iran’s new security plan for the region, “Hormuz Peace Endeavor”, demonstrates the realism in Iranian foreign policy and departs from idealism in past security plans. Iran’s plan for peace and [...]

Hope For A Breakthrough In Korea

By Ray McGovern, -

There is hope for some real progress in U.S.-North Korean relations after Sunday morning’s unscheduled meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, largely because [...]

Protesters At Drone Base And Nevada National Security Site Cross The Line For Peace

By John Amidon, -

We came for the annual Nevada Desert Experience Sacred Peace Walk. But this year, it is different. This year, eight of us will leave the Walk in belly chains. It is Holy Week, Good Friday, April [...]

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