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William J. Astore: Only Cold-War Fools Hit Replay on Doomsday

It’s finally time for this country to succeed in something again—something noble, something other than the perpetuation of murderous war and the horrific production of genocidal weaponry.

January 19, 2022 · 5 Comments

Frida Berrigan: A Christmas Confession

I’m Taking an Eco-Holiday From It All (and So Are My Kids)

December 21, 2021 · 2 Comments

Mandy Smithberger, William D. Hartung: How to Cut $1 Trillion from the Pentagon

A CBO report requested by Bernie Sanders lays out three options for a modest Pentagon trim over the next decade. Can we pull it off?

November 16, 2021 · 2 Comments

Nick Turse: A Forever Wall for Our Forever Wars

Americans have been killing civilians since before there was a United States.

September 27, 2021 · 2 Comments

Lindsay Koshgarian: $21 trillion spent by US on war since 9/11

For just a fraction of what we’ve spent on militarization these last 20 years, we could start to make life much better.

September 16, 2021 · 1 Comment

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J.S. Davies: Waking from Our Post-9/11 nightmare

Our only hope for the future is to abandon the futile quest for hegemony and instead commit to peace, cooperative diplomacy, international law, and disarmament.

September 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

David Bacon: At the end of this hated war, we need truth

The U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan should force a reckoning with a long history of military intervention.

September 6, 2021 · 4 Comments

Karen J. Greenberg: The Endless Shadow of the War on Terror

Will the Forever Wars Become Forever Policy?

August 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

Andrew Bacevich: Answering the Armies of the Cheated

But No Questions about War Please!

August 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

William Astore: Tough Truths Are Desperately Needed About America’s Lost Wars

Americans may already be lying themselves out of what little remains of their democracy.

June 21, 2021 · 1 Comment

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