Aug 17, 2017
The politicians and pundits who once wouldn’t have hesitated to take credit for U.S. military domination are now placing the blame elsewhere.
Jun 16, 2017
President Trump is giving America's tottering domestic and global systems the push that will send them over the edge.
May 16, 2017
Iraq’s military (and the U.S. Air Force), claims to be avoiding destruction in Mosul, but large parts of the city are likely to be left in ruins.
Apr 25, 2017
Trump has lifted restraints on field commanders and let the military send more personnel to the Middle East.
Apr 4, 2017
For over 15 years, the U.S. has been fighting failed or failing wars—efforts that seem only to spread the terrorism they’re supposed to eradicate.
Mar 17, 2017
If you want to know where Donald Trump came from, don’t look to reality TV or Twitter. Look someplace far more improbable: Iraq.
Jul 27, 2016
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.
Jan 14, 2012
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.
Jan 4, 2012
It was to be the war that would establish empire as an American fact. It would result in a thousand-year Pax Americana. It was to be “mission accomplished” all the way. And then, of course, it wasn’t. And then, almost nine dismal years later, it was over (sorta).
Nov 9, 2011
How about a moment of silence for the passing of the American Dream -- Saddam Hussein’s nonexistent nuclear arsenal, dumb and even dumber decisions, a bloody civil war, dead Americans, crony corporations, a trillion or more taxpayer dollars flushed down the toilet. You know, George W. Bush's dream.
Nov 20, 2009
President Obama will undoubtedly address the American people on whatever decision he makes about the war in Afghanistan. Every sign indicates that it will not sound like this.
Sep 18, 2007
There's a lot of talk about religious fundamentalism these days, but how much do we really know about the brand of Christian fundamentalism that has developed in America since, and in response to, the Enlightenment? Author James Carroll holds forth on the subject in this interview with TomDispatch editor Tom Engelhardt.