Killing Me Softly With Militarism: The Decay Of Democracy In America

By William J. Astore When Americans think of militarism, they may imagine jackbooted soldiers goose-stepping through the streets as flag-waving crowds exult; or, like our president, they may think of enormous parades featuring troops and missiles and tanks, with warplanes soaring overhead.… Continue Reading  

Bestselling Pentagon Fiction

by William D. Hartung and Mandy Smithberger For the Pentagon, happy days are here again (if they ever left). With a budget totaling more than $1.4 trillion for the next two years, the department is riding high, even as it… Continue Reading  

Trump Is from Mars

by John Feffer So, let me see if I’ve got this right. North Korea has been pushing its ally China to rein in the United States. Pyongyang is worried that Washington is about to launch a preemptive attack, so it… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Pentagon Budget Boost: Shades of Ronald Reagan

by Gordon Adams The last time a president went for a peacetime defense budget increase of the magnitude the Donald is seeking was 1981. Showing no originality, the current office-holder has even borrowed Ronald Reagan’s bumper sticker: “Peace Through Strength”!… Continue Reading  

Your Money at War Everywhere

by William D. Hartung President Obama and Senator John McCain, who have clashed on almost every conceivable issue, do agree on one thing: the Pentagon needs more money. Obama wants to raise the Pentagon’s budget for fiscal year 2016 by $35 billion… Continue Reading