The End Of War As We Know It?

By Danny Sjursen, Tom Dispatch. -

Covid-19, an ongoing global human tragedy, may have at least one silver lining. It has led millions of people to question America’s most malignant policies at home and abroad. Regarding [...]

Why China Is Not The Aggressor

By Walter Smolarek, Liberation. -

To reverse the Pentagon’s reckless drive towards potentially catastrophic confrontation, people in this country need to be aware of the true nature of relations between the United States and [...]

Why So Many Nuclear-Capable Hypersonic Missiles?

By Karl Grossman, Nation of Change. -

The United States is seeking to acquire “volumes of hundreds or even thousands” of nuclear-capable hypersonic missiles that are “stealthy” and can fly undetected at 3,600 miles per hour, five [...]

The Green New Deal Is The Key To Ending Forever Wars

By Lindsay Koshgarian, Truthout. -

The fossil fuel industry is a current casualty of the coronavirus pandemic, with oil prices briefly dipping below zero at the end of April. With the oil industry on the ropes, progressives see a [...]

Trump Must Choose Between A Global Ceasefire And US’s Long Lost Wars

By Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK. -

As President Trump has complained, the U.S. does not win wars anymore. In fact, since 1945, the only 4 wars it has won were over the small neocolonial outposts of Grenada, Panama, Kuwait and [...]

Military Spending In 2019 Hits Highest Increase In A Decade

By Marlee Kokotovic, Nation of Change. -

Earlier this week a new analysis was reported showing the world’s military spent a combined $1.9 trillion last year with the U.S. being the top spenders. According to the most current annual [...]

US To Mobilize Military Reservists In ‘Anti-Drug’ Operation Against Venezuela

By Ricardo Vaz and Lucas Koerner, Venezuelanalysis. -

Mérida - US President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Thursday activating armed forces reservists for an “anti-narcotics” mission in the Caribbean. “The Secretary of Defense is [...]

Multibillion-Dollar Bailout For Arms Industry Amid Rising COVID-19 Toll

By Bill Van Auken, WSWS. -

“I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea,” US President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday in a startling [...]

Creating The Enemies They Need: Militarism’s Strange Bedfellows

By Danny Sjursen, Responsible Statecraft. -

Listen to America’s imperial proconsuls long enough and they often let slip something approaching truth — perhaps exceptionalist confession is more accurate. Take Admiral Craig S. Faller, [...]

Now Isn’t The Time To Push For Nuclear Modernization

By William D. Hartung, Defense News. -

If the new coronavirus pandemic has taught us one thing, it is that we need to rethink what we need to do to keep America safe. That’s why Secretary of Defense Mark Esper’s recent tweet calling [...]

War, Irony And The New Normal

By Robert C. Koehler, Common Wonders. -

The uber-irony about the deadly coronavirus is that, as it claims lives, endangers millions and interrupts the social normal, threatening unprecedented global chaos, it is also quietly informing [...]

Trump’s Own Military Mafia

By Danny Sjursen, Tom Dispatch. -

Every West Point class votes on an official motto. Most are then inscribed on their class rings. Hence, the pejorative West Point label "ring knocker." (As legend has it, at military meetings a [...]

Navy Virus-Laden Carrier Scuttled In Guam – Ship Captain Sacked

By Bruce Gagnon, Space for Peace. -

Having come to Guam from a 'flag waving visit' to Vietnam, the virus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt nuclear aircraft carrier, with 5,000 crew members on board, docked in Guam on March 27 after [...]

Pentagon Asks To Keep Future Spending Secret

By Steven Aftergood, Federation of American Scientists. -

The Department of Defense is quietly asking Congress to rescind the requirement to produce an unclassified version of the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) database. Preparation of the [...]

Absurdity And The Army: The Myth Of ‘Readiness’ In The Corona-Age

By Danny Sjursen, -

Banality may mask absurd tragedy. The Pentagon specializes in such veiled bromides. If anything, this Age of Corona is thus illustrative. To wit, Americans awoke on Thursday to this report in the [...]