Category: War and Peace

William Astore: Rewarding Failure

Why Pentagon Weapons Programs Rarely Get Canceled Despite Major Problems

Russell Mokhiber: Defend the Guard Act Stirs Debate in West Virginia Over Military Industrial Complex

Please Help ZNet         Source: Counterpunch A debate over the military industrial complex is raging in West Virginia. The debate was kicked off in the West Virginia legislature again this year by Patrick McGeehan, a Republican member of the House of Delegates from the northern panhandle. McGeehan has introduced House Bill 2138 Read more…

Medea Benjamin: Trump & Biden’s Secret Bombing Wars

Biden cannot restore the world’s respect for American leadership, or the American public’s support for our foreign policy, by piling more lies, secrets and atrocities on top of those he has inherited

Stephen Zunes: If Biden Wants to Protect Troops, He Should Bring Them Home — Not Bomb Syria

From Lebanon to Somalia, other hostile countries filled with competing armed groups, the major purpose of maintaining a U.S. troop presence appears to have evolved into simply protecting themselves from attack

Kathy Kelly: Blood for Oil

Amid the ongoing horror, it’s important to find ways to atone for war crimes —including reparations

Mandy Smithberger: The Pentagon, First, Last, and Always

Focusing on the Wrong Threats, including a New Cold War with China, Is the Last Thing We Can Afford Now

Ashik Siddique: Could Biden’s Climate Policy Invite More Militarism?

Climate change poses an existential threat. That doesn’t mean we should further empower an already bloated Pentagon

Trita Parsi: Biden “Illegally” Bombs Iranian-Backed Militias in Syria

Jeopardizes Nuclear Talks with Tehran

Kathy Kelly: Why I Support an International Treaty to Ban Weaponized Drones and Drone Surveillance

Banning weaponized and surveillance drones would enhance our capacity to work toward meeting human needs

Jordan Woll: Biden bombs Syria: ‘Self-defense’ or an act of war?

Please Help ZNet         Source: Liberation News President Joe Biden engaged in his first high-profile military operation yesterday, launching an airstrike on Syria that left as many as 22 dead. This attack appears to have targeted facilities, equipment and fighters of Iraqi resistance organizations affiliated with the Popular Mobilization Forces, one of Read more…

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