In America’s Wars, Failure Is the New Success

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by Tom Engelhardt It was bloody and brutal, a true generational struggle, but give them credit. In the end, they won when so many lost. James Comey was axed. Sean Spicer went down in a heap of ashes. Anthony Scaramucci crashed… Continue Reading  

Retired Flag Officers Warn Against Regime Change and “Aggressive Posturing” Toward Iran

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by Jim Lobe An open letter to President Trump from 38 retired generals and admirals and warning against policies of “regime change” and “aggressive posturing” toward Iran has just been released amid growing concerns that Washington and Tehran could be… Continue Reading  

Too Many Generals Spoil the Democracy

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by William J. Astore America has always had a love affair with its generals. It started at the founding of the republic with George Washington and continued with (among others) Andrew Jackson, Zachary Taylor, Ulysses S. Grant, and Dwight D.… Continue Reading  

Dempsey: GOP’s Insistence On ‘Divergence Or Control Of The Generals’ Is ‘Offensive’

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress In the confrontational, climactic scene of the the classic 1964 Cold War film Seven Days in May, President Jordan Lyman barks a question in frustration at Gen. James Mattoon Scott, the leader of a… Continue Reading