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Tom Engelhardt, who runs the Nation Institute’s Tomdispatch.com, is the co-founder of the American Empire Project at Metropolitan Books.  His book, “...

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The Making of a Nation’s Decline

President Trump is giving America’s tottering domestic and global systems the push that will send them over the edge.

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Mosul on My Mind

Iraq’s military, along with the U.S. Air Force, claims to be taking great care to avoid destruction in Mosul, but significant swathes of the Iraqi city is likely to be left in ruins.

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The Honeymoon of the Generals

Trump has appointed generals to crucial posts in his administration, lifted restraints on how commanders in the field can act and let the military send more personnel into the Middle East.

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Demobilizing America: A Nation Made by War and a Citizenry Unmade by It

For more than 15 years, the U.S. has been fighting essentially failed or failing wars—efforts that seem only to spread the terrorism they’re supposed to eradicate.

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President Blowback: How the Invasion of Iraq Came Home

If you want to know where Donald Trump came from, don’t look to reality TV or Twitter. Look someplace far more improbable: Iraq.

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The World After Me: Eternal ‘Wartime’ in America

In this era, everything that further militarizes American foreign policy, puts the national security state in command and assures the continued demobilization of a scared and rattled citizenry creates yet more uprooted souls, more children without childhoods, more refugees.

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Obama’s Mission Accomplished Moment?

When it came to rolling out a new 10-year plan for the future of the U.S. military recently, President Obama was at the top of his game.

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Tom Engelhardt
Tom Engelhardt

Tom Engelhardt, who runs the Nation Institute’s Tomdispatch.com, is the co-founder of the American Empire Project at Metropolitan Books.  His book, “The End of Victory Culture” (University of Massachusetts Press), deals with victory culture’s crash-and-burn sequel in Iraq.  In June 2008, the first Tomdispatch collection, “The World According to Tomdispatch; America in the New Age of Empire” (Verso Books) was published and his newest book is “Shadow Government: Surveillance, Secret Wars, and a Global Security State in a Single-Superpower World”. Engelhaedt is a Teaching Fellow at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.

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