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Trump Quietly Promises Billions in New Nuke Contracts
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Trump Quietly Promises Billions in New Nuke Contracts
March 4, 2018

Today Americans are unable or perhaps unwilling to hold their elected leaders responsible as they play nuclear Russian roulette—a game as avoidable as it is insane.

Parade of Defeat: Trump Prefers Spectacle over Strategy
February 13, 2018

With the U.S. military stuck in countless indecisive wars, what exactly are we celebrating?

Parade of Defeat: Trump Prefers Spectacle over Strategy
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NATO’s Real Existential Threat: The Surrender of Western Values
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NATO’s Real Existential Threat: The Surrender of Western Values
February 8, 2018

On January 17, Petr Pavel, a Czech army general and NATO’s military committee chairman, led meetings with his counterparts from Ukraine and Georgia, which he tweeted were “Sessions dedicated to Projecting Stability.” Yet while NATO’s collaboration with nations historically intertwined with Russia could lead to a number of possible outcomes, “stability” seems the least likely one. Like so much of what the alliance does, the purpose of these meetings is to push the alliance ever eastward.

The Unseen Wars of America the Empire
January 31, 2018

If Turkey is not bluffing, U.S. troops in Manbij, Syria, could be under fire by week’s end, and NATO engulfed in the worst crisis in its history.

The Unseen Wars of America the Empire
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Donald Trump Suffocates Hope for a Palestinian State
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Donald Trump Suffocates Hope for a Palestinian State
January 24, 2018

The $64,000 question is how relations between Washington and Ramallah have disintegrated so rapidly. At least some fault lies with the PA, an organization dominated by old men past their prime who have proven over the years to be much more interested in blaming Israel for every conceivable ill than going back to the negotiating room.

‘We’re Killing These Kids, We’re Breaking the Army!’
January 18, 2018

I’ll admit I was taken aback. This senior officer and mentor—with nearly 28 years of military service—wasn’t one for hyperbole. No, he believed what he was saying to me just then.

‘We’re Killing These Kids, We’re Breaking the Army!’
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The Real News We Ignore at Our Peril
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The Real News We Ignore at Our Peril
January 12, 2018

This particular report focuses on a Defense Department-created entity called the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO), charged with overseeing U.S. taxpayer-funded economic development projects in Afghanistan. From 2010 to 2014, Congress appropriated approximately $823 million to fund TFBSO operations in Afghanistan. SIGAR now provides what is, in effect, a report card.

War Without a Rationale
December 29, 2017

Trump says he will achieve victory in Afghanistan, but he embraces the same failed and counterproductive policies that have served to increase the size and strength of the Taliban-based insurgency, Haqqani Network and now ISIS.

War Without a Rationale
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