In Afghanistan, America’s Biggest Foe Is Self-Deception

by William Astore America’s war in Afghanistan is now in its 16th year, the longest foreign war in our history.  The phrase “no end in sight” barely covers the situation.  Prospects of victory — if victory is defined as eliminating… Continue Reading  

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  

Donald Trump against the World

by John Feffer Donald Trump is a worldly fellow. He travels the globe on his private jet. He’s married to a Slovene and divorced from a Czech. He doesn’t speak any other languages, but hey, he’s an American, so monolingualism… Continue Reading  

Too Many Generals Spoil the Democracy

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