Is CAP Shilling for the UAE?

by Jim Lobe and Eli Clifton As regular readers of this blog know, Jim asserted that the Middle East section of a remarkably hawkish report published last spring by the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) could have been… Continue Reading  

One Veteran’s War on Islamophobia

by Nate Terani I’m not an immigrant, but my grandparents are. More than 50 years ago, they arrived in New York City from Iran. I grew up mainly in central New Jersey, an American kid playing little league for the… Continue Reading  

Military Force and the Fallacy of the Middle Way

by Paul R. Pillar There is a time-honored technique, familiar to veterans of policymaking in the U.S. Government, for ostensibly giving the boss a choice of options but in effect pre-cooking the decision.  That is to present three options, which… Continue Reading  

Clinton: A Hawk in the Wings

by John Feffer When Barack Obama was running for office in 2008, he was determined to redirect U.S. military efforts away from the “bad war” in Iraq and toward the “good war” in Afghanistan. This commitment to extricate the U.S.… Continue Reading  

The Impact of Money in Politics on National Security

by David Isenberg Polling shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans, regardless of political orientation, agree that money has too much power in American politics. However, many don’t understand how that power affects U.S. national security. In many ways, the… Continue Reading