A Country Addicted to War

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by Andrew Bacevich What makes a Harvey Weinstein moment? The now-disgraced Hollywood mogul is hardly the first powerful man to stand accused of having abused women. The Harveys who preceded Harvey himself are legion, their prominence matching or exceeding his… Continue Reading  

Donald Trump’s First Year Sets Record for U.S. Special Ops

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By Nick Turse “We don’t know exactly where we’re at in the world, militarily, and what we’re doing,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in October. That was in the wake of the combat… Continue Reading  

Dragging U.S. Intelligence into the Anti-Iranian Mud

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by Paul R. Pillar The most widely remembered episode of a U.S. administration using an intelligence-based public presentation to stir up hostility toward a country with which it was intent on picking a fight was Secretary of State Colin Powell’s… Continue Reading  

Nikki Haley Is Not Good At Foreign Policy 

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By Reza Marashi Nikki Haley is not good at foreign policy. With few discernible achievements to speak of after one year as America’s envoy to the UN, her most noteworthy moments have been two incoherent diatribes on Iran. The first–an airing… Continue Reading  

If at first you don’t privatize, try, try again

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by David Isenberg Question: What does a man worth billions of dollars want? Answer: More billions. Now such a description could apply to more than a few people in the fields of finance, investing and technology, but in this case… Continue Reading