Who, and What, Identifies a Threat?

by Paul R. Pillar Among the roles that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff plays is that of “global force integrator,” which entails setting priorities in addressing threats around the world and recommending where to deploy U.S. military… Continue Reading  

In Wars and Weapons We Trust

by William J. Astore When I was a teenager in the 1970s, I looked to the heavens: to God and Christianity (as arbitrated by the Catholic Church) and to the soaring warbirds of the U.S. military, which I believed kept… Continue Reading  

More Money, Fewer Jobs: Employment and the Defense Industry

by Nia Harris, Cassandra Stimpson, and Ben Freeman A Marilyn has once again seduced a president. This time, though, it’s not a movie star; it’s Marillyn Hewson, the head of Lockheed Martin, the nation’s top defense contractor and the largest… Continue Reading  

Why Is American Aggression Missing in Action?

by Tom Engelhardt Headlined “U.S. Seeks Other Ways to Stop Iran Shy of War,” the article was tucked away on page A9 of a recent New York Times. Still, it caught my attention. Here’s the first paragraph: “American intelligence and… Continue Reading  

The Antiwar Movement No One Can See

by Allegra Harpootlian When Donald Trump entered the Oval Office in January 2017, Americans took to the streets all across the country to protest their instantly endangered rights. Conspicuously absent from the newfound civic engagement, despite more than a decade… Continue Reading