Donald Trump’s First Year Sets Record for U.S. Special Ops

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By Nick Turse “We don’t know exactly where we’re at in the world, militarily, and what we’re doing,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in October. That was in the wake of the combat… Continue Reading  

Exploring the Shadows of America’s Security State

President George W Bush visits CIA Headquarters, March 20, 2001.

by Alfred W. McCoy [This piece has been adapted and expanded from the introduction to Alfred W. McCoy’s new book, In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of U.S. Global Power.] In the wake of the… Continue Reading  

Welcome to the Post-American World

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by Tom Engelhardt Let me try to get this straight: from the moment the Soviet Union imploded in 1991 until recently just about every politician and mainstream pundit in America assured us that we were the planet’s indispensable nation, the… Continue Reading  

When All the World’s a War…

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by Rebecca Gordon Since September 11, 2001, the United States has been fighting a “war on terror.” Real soldiers have been deployed to distant lands; real cluster bombs and white phosphorus have been used; real cruise missiles have been launched;… Continue Reading  

America’s Carbon-Pusher in Chief

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by Michael T. Klare Who says President Trump doesn’t have a coherent foreign policy?  Pundits and critics across the political spectrum have chided him for failing to articulate and implement a clear international agenda. Look closely at his overseas endeavors,… Continue Reading