Peace and Security

This Industry is Literally Making a Killing

This Industry is Literally Making a Killing

The 2016 presidential elections are proving historic, and not just because of the surprising success of self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders, the lively debate among feminists over whether to support Hillary Clinton, or Donald Trump’s unorthodox candidacy. The...

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Belgian Awful

Belgian Awful

The ISIS supporters who attacked Brussels killed more than 30 people and injured hundreds more. Bombings at the city’s airport and a subway station blew up the notion that measures taken after the Paris siege were keeping Europe safe. The scariest part of this story...

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Hillary Clinton’s Grim Legacy in Honduras

Hillary Clinton’s Grim Legacy in Honduras

Who murdered Honduran environmental activist Berta Cáceres? While the identities of the killers remain unknown, activists, media observers, and members of the Cáceres family are blaming the increasingly reactionary and violent Honduran government. The authorities had...

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Trump’s Impeachable Offense

Trump’s Impeachable Offense

For anyone who cares deeply about being informed, watching Republican presidential debates can feel like a form of torture. But the program becomes more terrifying altogether when their ignorance is hitched to an endorsement of actual torture. At the latest GOP debate...

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6 Reasons Not to Reboot the Cold War

6 Reasons Not to Reboot the Cold War

The Pentagon budget unveiled this week calls for quadrupling spending on efforts to counter Russia. The money would move more troops, tanks, and artillery into position near the Russia border. This last Obama budget would also fund another installment in a $1 trillion...

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The Pentagon’s Pricey Culture of Mediocrity

The Pentagon’s Pricey Culture of Mediocrity

When the tank crew under my command ran into trouble on the battlefield, I never doubted the ultimate success of the mission because the Marines I served with were among the finest people I knew. But if we want to keep it that way, the Pentagon must stop mismanaging...

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