The Trillion-Dollar National Security Budget

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by William Hartung You wouldn’t know it, based on the endless cries for more money coming from the military, politicians, and the president, but these are the best of times for the Pentagon.  Spending on the Department of Defense alone is already well… Continue Reading  

The Legacy and Lessons of Zbigniew Brzezinski

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by Robert E. Hunter Zbigniew Brzezinski’s funeral last week at Washington’s St. Mathew’s Cathedral was characterized by The New York Times as remembrance of “a Lost Era…a bygone political moment most [of the mourners] seemed to prefer.” That was true… Continue Reading  

Flynn’s Resignation: National Security Reboot?

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by Robert E. Hunter National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigned yesterday from his position in the Trump administration. Reportedly, he spoke with the Russian ambassador to the United States about sanctions on Russia before the national security advisor had taken… Continue Reading  

Letter from 100-Plus National Security Leaders on Refugee Executive Order

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by Madeleine Albright, Janet Napolitano, Susan Rice, and others January 30, 2017 The Honorable John F. Kelly Secretary Department of Homeland Security 3801 Nebraska Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036 The Honorable Sally Yates Acting Attorney General Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania… Continue Reading  

The Real Face of Washington (and America)

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by Tom Engelhardt Know thyself. It was what came to mind in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory and my own puzzling reaction to it. And while that familiar phrase just popped into my head, I had no idea it… Continue Reading