False Security: Donald Trump and the Ten Commandments (Plus One) of the National Security State

By Andrew Bacevich Let us stipulate at the outset that Donald Trump is a vulgar and dishonest fraud without a principled bone in his corpulent frame. Yet history is nothing if not a tale overflowing with irony. Despite his massive… Continue Reading  

Why I Weep While I Work

By Allegra Harpootlian Think back to the last time you cried at work. Did the tears come after your boss sent you a curt email? Or when you accidentally cc’d (instead of bcc’d) everyone? Maybe you just had a really,… Continue Reading  

Drone Strikes and Shrouding the Costs of War

by Paul R. Pillar The Trump administration has discontinued an annual report, which President Obama had instituted by executive order, that made public the number of counterterrorist strikes by manned or unmanned U.S. aircraft outside declared war zones, along with… Continue Reading  

Killer Presidents

by John Feffer During the presidential campaign, when he was still battling an array of Republican heavyweights for the party’s nomination, Donald Trump indulged in a bit of hubris that would have buried a more conventional candidate. “I could stand… Continue Reading  

Washington’s 15-Year Air War

by Tom Engelhardt On the morning of September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda launched its four-plane air force against the United States. On board were its precision weapons: 19 suicidal hijackers. One of those planes, thanks to the resistance of its passengers,… Continue Reading