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Justice or Militarism: US Army Regulations Might be Stricter Than the in the NYPD

I lost my temper. In retrospect I was out of control. Waving my pistol around like a damn cowboy and screaming at a frail old man who didn’t know anything. It was New Year’s Eve 2006, just south of Baghdad, and yet another roadside bomb had just exploded near my platoon’s patrol, in broad daylight … Continue reading "Justice or Militarism: US Army Regulations Might be Stricter Than the in the NYPD"

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Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and the Unraveling of US Empire

The results of centuries of U.S. empire, which began with Manifest Destiny that crossed the North American continent and grew into a global empire, are coming home to roost in Puerto Rico and Hawaii. Puerto Ricans had an important victory in July with the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló after more than one million people … Continue reading "Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and the Unraveling of US Empire"

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US Troops Are Back in Saudia Arabia – This Will End Badly

This article originally appeared at TruthDig. It was big news. U.S. military forces streamed into Saudi Arabia in response to a supposedly serious threat to the kingdom’s eastern region. The American troops were invited by nervous Saudi royals; it wasn’t an American invasion per se. Everything unfolded smoothly at first; still, the consequences would be … Continue reading "US Troops Are Back in Saudia Arabia – This Will End Badly"

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DNI Nominee Intent on Getting to Bottom of Russiagate

Shortly before President Donald Trump announced he had nominated Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) to replace Dan Coats as director of national intelligence, Ratcliffe made it clear he intends to hit the deck running on the “crimes” behind Russiagate. “What I do know as a former federal prosecutor is it does appear that there were crimes … Continue reading "DNI Nominee Intent on Getting to Bottom of Russiagate"

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Could Donald Trump End the Afghan War?

Originally posted at TomDispatch. Recently, at a confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Mark Esper, President Trump’s nominee to be the new secretary of defense, faced questioning on all sorts of subjects, including on his past position as the top Washington lobbyist for weapons-maker Raytheon and on Turkey’s purchase of a Russian missile … Continue reading "Could Donald Trump End the Afghan War?"

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The Antiwar Right and the New Cold War

Listen to the interview here Scott Horton: Alright, you guys. On the line, I’ve got the great Pat Buchanan. He is the author of Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War … that’s a quote from Churchill there, "unnecessary war." Also A Republic, Not an Empire, and a lot of other great books, and, of course, … Continue reading "The Antiwar Right and the New Cold War"

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Tanker Seizures and Resurgent Imperialism

The British seizure of the Iranian tanker off Gibraltar was illegal. There is no doubt of that whatsoever. The Iranian response to the seizure of its tanker in the Strait of Gibraltar, by the seizure of a British Tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, was also illegal, though more understandable as a reaction. The implications … Continue reading "Tanker Seizures and Resurgent Imperialism"

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Congo War Threatens Progress Against Ebola

The current ebola epidemic in the Congo is one of the many consequences of the Congo Wars, themselves the result of US support for Rwandan dictator Paul Kagame, in what is part of a familiar pattern of our government’s "humanitarian" support for one faction in a distant country leading to terrible results. The Democratic Republic … Continue reading "Congo War Threatens Progress Against Ebola"

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With Criticism Crushed in the West, Israel Can Enjoy Its Impunity

Recent events have shone a spotlight not only on how Israel is intensifying its abuse of Palestinians under its rule, but the utterly depraved complicity of western governments in its actions. The arrival of Donald Trump in the White House two-and-a-half years ago has emboldened Israel as never before, leaving it free to unleash new … Continue reading "With Criticism Crushed in the West, Israel Can Enjoy Its Impunity"

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Tulsi Gabbard’s Chance to Make the Race About the Wars

Tulsi Gabbard, U.S. Representative from Hawaii, is running for president. She’s one of the only Democrats in the race who says anything meaningful or interesting about foreign policy. Unlike the rest of them, she’s decided to make it the center of her campaign. Gabbard was for Iraq War II before she was against it, serving … Continue reading "Tulsi Gabbard’s Chance to Make the Race About the Wars"

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True Budget Hawks Are Foreign Policy Doves

During my presidential campaigns, well-meaning supporters would sometimes suggest I stop emphasizing opposition to overseas intervention and focus on fiscal issues. I disregarded the advice, not only because adopting a noninterventionist foreign policy is crucial to restoring constitutional government but because it is impossible to be both a budget hawk and a war hawk. This … Continue reading "True Budget Hawks Are Foreign Policy Doves"

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A Home for Patriotic Dissent: Antiwar.com – More Vital Than Ever

It was a lonely place for me. Actively dissenting in a public forum against the wars I’d fought in and the institution to which I’d dedicated my adult life since age seventeen. It was, as I’ve often said, the atheist in the monastery syndrome. I was passionate, more than a little angry; but I was … Continue reading "A Home for Patriotic Dissent: Antiwar.com – More Vital Than Ever"

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In Debates, Let’s Raise the Issue of How To Avert Nuclear War

You mass media folks lead busy lives, I’m sure. But you must have heard something about nuclear weapons – those supremely destructive devices that, along with climate change, threaten the continued existence of the human race. Yes, thanks to popular protest and carefully-crafted arms control and disarmament agreements, there has been some progress in limiting … Continue reading "In Debates, Let’s Raise the Issue of How To Avert Nuclear War"

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MSM Coverage of Senate Intelligence Report Is Misleading

A day after Robert Mueller’s testimony before Congress, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a report on supposed Russian interference in the 2016 election at the state and local level. The committee will be releasing four more reports relating to Russian interference over the next month. The heavily redacted report made the claim the Russian government … Continue reading "MSM Coverage of Senate Intelligence Report Is Misleading"

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Libertarianism In One Country

Wednesday’s testimony by Robert Mueller was devastating to the Russia Hoax, as everyone seems to accept, except for a few die-hard Never Trumpers such as Bill Kristol and Jonah Goldberg. But it also should remind us of what could have been the consequences of this CIA and FBI orchestrated coup attempt, namely, war with a … Continue reading "Libertarianism In One Country"

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