We Are the Empire

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by William Astore Perhaps you’ve heard the expression: “We have met the enemy and he is us.” Cartoonist Walt Kelly’s famed possum, Pogo, first uttered that cry. In light of alien disaster movies like the recent sequel Independence Day: Resurgence and… Continue Reading  

Why the B-52 Failed

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by David Bacon On the plane to Hanoi earlier this month, I opened my copy of The New York Times to find an article by Dave Philipps: “After 60 Years, B-52’s Still Dominate the U.S. Fleet.” The piece stuck with… Continue Reading  

Gates on the Israeli Tail’s Attempt to Wag the Dog in 2007

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by Jim Lobe I’ve been slowly reading Robert Gates’ Duty over the last week or so and some of it is quite pertinent in light of the recent recommendation by JINSA’s Michael Makovsky and Lt. Gen. David Deptula (ret.) in the Wall Street Journal that… Continue Reading  

From Tehran to Tokyo, U.S. Geo-Strategic Shifts in Motion

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by Jim Lobe WASHINGTON, Nov 29 2013 (IPS) – From the Middle East to the East China Sea, the last week’s events have offered a particularly vivid example of the much-heralded shift in foreign policy priorities under the administration of… Continue Reading