US Empire Of Bases Is Spreader Of US COVID-19 Disaster

By Andrea Mazzarino, Tom Dispatch. -

American military personnel are getting sick in significant numbers in the midst of the ongoing pandemic. As The New York Times reported in a piece buried in the back pages of its July 21st [...]

Ten Reasons Why Defunding Police Should Lead To Defunding War

By Medea Benjamin and Zoltán Grossman, CODEPINK. -

Since George Floyd was murdered, we have seen an increasing convergence of the “war at home” against Black and brown people with the “wars abroad” that the U.S. has waged against people in other [...]

Let’s Defund The Pentagon, Too

By John Horgan, Scientific American. -

Toward the end of his life, Martin Luther King, Jr., after agonizing about the Vietnam War in private, began denouncing it in public. Liberal politicians and media, including The New York [...]

De-Militarizing The United States

By Melvin Goodman, Counterpunch. -

The reliance on military instruments of power to implement foreign policy has expanded the role of the Department of Defense at the expense of the Department of State.  The State Department’s [...]

New NDAA Omits COVID19, Escalates Great Power Conflict

By Brandon Valeriano, Lauren Sander and Eric Gomez, Defense One. -

A summary report of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s proposed version of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act reveals a disconcerting disconnect between the U.S. government’s approach [...]

Black Lives Matter Everywhere: Its Time To Defund The US Military

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas Davies, Popular Resistance. -

While the U.S. war on the black population at home is now exposed for all of America–and the world–to see, the victims of U.S. wars abroad continue to be hidden. Trump has escalated the horrific [...]

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, [...]