Robert Edwards

Robert Edwards

Robert Edwards is a writer and filmmaker based in New York City. Previously he was an infantry and intelligence officer in the US Army and served with a parachute infantry regiment in Iraq during the first Gulf war.

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A demonstrator holds a banner during a rally named "No War With Iran" in Foley Square on January 9, 2020 in New York City. The House adopted a war powers resolution Thursday with the aim of limiting President Donald Trumps military actions against Iran. (Photo: Kena Betancur/Getty Images) Views
Friday, January 10, 2020
The Assassin's Creed in the Age of Endless War and Trump
Let’s start by dispensing with the patently obvious. Donald Trump’s decision to kill Iranian major general and Quds Force commander Qasem Suleimani was driven by a number of factors, but none of them involved prudent forethought and counsel with foreign policy advisors, Middle East experts, and...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks on as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House June 20, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Friday, November 01, 2019
Donald Trump, Mike Pompeo, and the Rise of the 'Shallow State'
The unhealthy over-valorization of the military in the United States is a phenomenon that began in earnest with the 1991 Gulf War as a kind of belated, guilt-ridden collective penance for the unforgivable treatment of the Vietnam-era GI. It has since become a permanent part of American culture. In...
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US President Donald Trump speaks to the press as he departs the White House in Washington, DC, for Florida on October 3, 2019. - Trump said Thursday he would "certainly" think about approaching Chinese leader Xi Jinping to investigate the US president's domestic political rival Joe Biden. Trump told reporters at the White House Ukraine should probe the frontrunning Democratic presidential hopeful and his son, Hunter Biden -- and that China should follow suit. "Certainly -- something we can start thinking ab Views
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Trump Shoots Man on Fifth Avenue
It’s become very simple now. We used to ask if Trump had conspired with a foreign power for his own gain—first as a candidate for president, then more recently, while in office—violating his oath, committing high crimes and misdemeanors, and betraying the national security of the country he is...
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