Trump’s Vision of a Militarized America

by William Hartung At over $600 billion a year and counting, the Pentagon already receives significantly more than its fair share of federal funds.  If President Donald Trump has his way, though, that will prove a sum for pikers and… Continue Reading  

Top Trump Adviser Has Shifting Views on Russia, Eurasia

by Joshua Kucera President-elect Donald Trump’s top national security adviser has expressed a variety of contradictory opinions about affairs in the former Soviet Union, making it difficult to assess what policies the next White House administration may pursue in the… Continue Reading  

The Fog of Intelligence

by Tom Engelhardt 1,500. That figure stunned me. I found it in the 12th paragraph of a front-page New York Times story about “senior commanders” at U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) playing fast and loose with intelligence reports to give their air… Continue Reading  

CIA = Contracting Intelligence Agency

by David Isenberg Undoubtedly, there are many aspects of the just-released summary of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program that can and should be pondered. But, having written on the… Continue Reading