Peace and Security

Trump’s Twitter Bombs

Trump’s Twitter Bombs

Donald Trump missed his opportunity to become a General Patton-style military commander and glorious war hero back in the Vietnam era. He surely would've been the greatest in history, to hear him tell it. But, alas, he says some unspecified foot problem (or something...

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Is Trump Taking Us to War Everywhere?

Is Trump Taking Us to War Everywhere?

No one ever expected Donald Trump to be a peace-loving president. On the campaign trail, he endorsed torture, said he'd bomb the families of alleged terrorists, and spoke gleefully about the president’s power to launch nuclear weapons. But threatening war with...

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Here’s What You Can Do for Middle East Peace

Here’s What You Can Do for Middle East Peace

While news swirled around health care and climate rules last month, another potentially momentous development slipped through the cracks. It was the Senate's quiet confirmation of David Friedman to serve as the new U.S. ambassador to Israel. That vote threatens to...

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Are You Watching Iraq? You Should Be.

Are You Watching Iraq? You Should Be.

In a desolated patch of Mosul, Iraq, people are still digging through the rubble. Rescuers wear masks to cover the stench, while anxious family members grow desperate about missing loved ones. The full story of what happened in the al-Jidideh neighborhood isn't yet...

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Right Now, Trump Can Start a Nuclear War

Right Now, Trump Can Start a Nuclear War

Right now, Donald Trump could start a nuclear war on a whim, and no one could stop him. Under any circumstances, the prospect of nuclear war is terrifying, the deadly consequences irreversible. Yet with a single order, the president — any president — could effectively...

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Getting That Secure Feeling Yet?

Getting That Secure Feeling Yet?

Millions of Americans are feeling uneasy, disgruntled, and insecure. That message sounded loud and clear throughout our turbulent election year. The Trump administration's latest budget proposal isn't likely to change that. It comes down to this: lots more money — $54...

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There Was Nothing Moderate About Trump’s Speech

There Was Nothing Moderate About Trump’s Speech

Donald Trump began this recent speech to Congress with a line seemingly designed to appease his critics. "As we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month," he said, "we are reminded of our nation's path toward civil rights and the work that still...

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