The Real Winner of the 2016 Elections

by David Isenberg Although political and media analysts will be parsing the election results for months to come one winner is blatantly obvious, and it is not Donald Trump. Rather, it is something all tax-paying Americans support, even if they… Continue Reading  

The Impact of Money in Politics on National Security

by David Isenberg Polling shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans, regardless of political orientation, agree that money has too much power in American politics. However, many don’t understand how that power affects U.S. national security. In many ways, the… Continue Reading  

The Doctrine of Armed Exceptionalism

by William Hartung Through good times and bad, regardless of what’s actually happening in the world, one thing is certain: in the long run, the Pentagon budget won’t go down. It’s not that that budget has never been reduced. At… Continue Reading  

Washington’s 15-Year Air War

by Tom Engelhardt On the morning of September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda launched its four-plane air force against the United States. On board were its precision weapons: 19 suicidal hijackers. One of those planes, thanks to the resistance of its passengers,… Continue Reading  

How to Arm a “Volatile” Planet

by William Hartung When American firms dominate a global market worth more than $70 billion a year, you’d expect to hear about it.  Not so with the global arms trade.  It’s good for one or two stories a year in… Continue Reading