Donald Trump’s Marine Corps Presidency: The Few…The Proud…The Unhinged

by Mark Perry Ask anyone in the Pentagon for their opinion of new White House chief of staff John Kelly, and the answer is nearly unanimous: “Kelly is one of the most fundamentally decent people I’ve ever met,” a senior… Continue Reading  

Military Dissent Is Not an Oxymoron

by William Astore The United States is now engaged in perpetual war with victory nowhere in sight.  Iraq is chaotic and scarred. So, too, is Libya. Syria barely exists. After 15 years, “progress” in Afghanistan has proven eminently reversible as… Continue Reading  

David Petraeus and the Militarization of the CIA

The Nation’s Jeremy Scahill injects some badly needed context into the media frenzy over David Petraeus’s CIA resignation by examining the four-star General’s legacy against the backdrop of an increasingly militarized intelligence agency: As head of US Central Command in 2009,… Continue Reading  

U.S. Afghanistan Commander: ‘The United States Is Going To Be Here For Some Period Of Time’

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress In an interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes, the U.S. military commander atop international forces in Afghanistan said U.S. forces would not be leaving the war-torn Central Asian country any time soon. The comments by… Continue Reading