New Report: More Than $1Billion From War Industry And Government Going To Think Tanks

By Cassandra Simpson, Responsible Statecraft. -

It’s well known that Pentagon contractors spend hundreds of millions each year on lobbying, but the other powerful weapon contractors wield to influence U.S. national security priorities — think [...]

Fortress On A Hill: Understanding The War Industry

By Danny Sjursen, Fortress on a Hill. -

Christian Sorenson stops by the podcast to discuss his new book “Understanding the War Industry”, a detailed look at contracting within the U.S. military industrial complex and how its giant war [...]

Artificial (Un)intelligence And The US Military

By Michael Klare, Tom Dispatch. -

With Covid-19 incapacitating startling numbers of U.S. service members and modern weapons proving increasingly lethal, the American military is relying ever more frequently on intelligent robots [...]

Saying Iran Is Paying Bounties To Kill Americans Is Pure Parody

By Scott Ritter, RT. -

It was Russia in June, now it’s Tehran. Don’t US analysts understand that Taliban fighters really don’t need any more motivation to target American troops? This is simply politicized [...]

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 [...]