The Trillion-Dollar National Security Budget

by William Hartung You wouldn’t know it, based on the endless cries for more money coming from the military, politicians, and the president, but these are the best of times for the Pentagon.  Spending on the Department of Defense alone is already well… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Executive Order Is an Existential Threat to America

by James J. Zogby This week President Donald Trump issued a revised Executive Order (EO or Order) restricting immigration from six majority Muslim countries and more than halving the US refugee program. This version includes some significant changes: it is… Continue Reading  

Trump and the PISS Industry

by David Isenberg Given his reputation as an allegedly successful businessman before being elected president, it should come as no surprise that Donald Trump favors greater use of the private sector. Thus, those favoring privatizing and outsourcing activities previously done… Continue Reading  

What Have We Learned About Combating Terrorism after 9/11?

by Emile Nakhleh As our country commemorates the fifteenth anniversary of the horrendous terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, let’s identify some important lessons and learn from them. Otherwise, as Osama bin Ladin predicted nearly two decades ago, the nation would be… Continue Reading  

The Homeland and Ignorance About Terrorism

by Paul R. Pillar Many misconceptions about terrorism prevail among the American public. Occasionally one of these misconceptions gets challenged when hard data conveying a different picture become available. This is true of a recent New America study showing that… Continue Reading