Peace and Security

Corporate Tax Deserters

Corporate Tax Deserters

Corporations love to wrap themselves in the flag with sun-drenched TV commercials that proclaim a deep devotion to American workers and communities. But when it comes to actually taking responsibility for supporting the workers and communities that create the...

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Making Windmills out of Warplanes

Making Windmills out of Warplanes

With the Islamic State's rise, Libya's slide back into civil war, and the conflict brewing between Ukraine and Russia, there's plenty to fear these days. Maybe you've always believed you could count on the U.S. military to protect you from dangers like those, and that...

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Bombing Syria Will Only Make Things Worse

Bombing Syria Will Only Make Things Worse

President Barack Obama’s decision to bomb Syria stands in stark violation of international law, the UN Charter, and the requirements of the U.S. Constitution. It contradicts his own commitment, stated a year ago in the UN General Assembly, to reverse Washington’s...

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The Next Round of an Unwinnable War Beckons

The Next Round of an Unwinnable War Beckons

Once again, a U.S. president vows to eliminate an extremist militia in the Middle East to make the region, and Americans, safe. And that means it's time again for a reality check. Having failed in its bid to destroy the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, the United...

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Mission Never-Ending

Mission Never-Ending

Ready or not, here we go again. The Pentagon is barreling back into the chaos of Iraq. Apparently, "Mission Accomplished" is "Mission Never-ending." The government says that, for now, America will only provide jet fighters, drones, weaponry, humanitarian airdrops,...

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Greasing the Path to Military Intervention

Greasing the Path to Military Intervention

What explains the never-ending justifications for U.S. involvement in Middle Eastern conflicts? In a word: oil. Sure, President Barack Obama may have dropped food and water on that desolate Iraqi mountaintop out of humanitarian concern for the persecuted Yazidi...

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