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Indonesian Defense Minister and former Kopassus general Prabowo Subianto during a visit to  Natuna air base on February 5, 2020. (Photo: Muhammad Fahmi Dolli/Andalou Agency via Getty Images) News
Critics Call Upcoming Pentagon Visit by Indonesian Defense Minister—Accused of Horrific Atrocities—a 'Human Rights Catastrophe'
Prabowo Subianto—who led a notorious commando unit implicated in genocidal violence—was invited to Washington by Defense Secretary Mark Esper.
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 Defense Secretary Mark Esper, pictured here in October 2019. (Photo: Staff Sgt. Nicole Meija/Joint Base Andrews/cc) News
Democratic Lawmakers Raise Alarm Over Esper's Refusal to Rule Out Deploying Troops During Election
"We have not received a direct commitment from Secretary Esper that he will refuse commands from an illegitimate president," lamented Rep. Mikie Sherrill.
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President Donald Trump walks with Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, and others from the White House to visit St. John's Church on June 1, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Views
We Must Be Prepared to Nonviolently Defend a Democratic Election in the Streets
Trump must go. And then the real work of democratic politics can continue.
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Pentagon Secrecy Around Covid-19 at Guantanamo Just One More Reason to Shut Offshore Prison, Say Senate Dems
The lawmakers said the response they received from the Defense Department about efforts to contain the coronavirus were unconvincing.
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'What a Disgrace': Pentagon Weighing $2.2 Billion in Cuts to Military Healthcare Just After Passage of $740 Billion Budget
"The Trump administration is always looking for ways to cut your healthcare, regardless of who you are, where you live, or what you do."
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"Trump is down in the polls, and desperate times call for desperate measures," writes Feffer. "It wouldn’t be the first time that Donald Trump rolled the dice in one last bid for the jackpot." (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
What Will Trump Do to the World to Win Re-Election?
Trump shrugged at 150,000 U.S. COVID-19 deaths. Who’s to say he’s above starting a fight with China or Iran?
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Cmdr. R.J. Zamberlan, the commanding officer of the Navy's newest littoral combat ship, USS Kansas City (LCS 22), reads his orders during the ship’s commissioning ceremony on June 20, 2020 in San Diego, California. (Photo: US Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Corona) Views
A Naval Officer's Spouse on Why the US Military Puts Empire Over Public Health
My husband, in other words, is now unnecessarily risking his own and his family’s exposure to a virus that has to date claimed more than 150,000 American lives—already more than eight times higher than the number of Americans who died in both the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the endless wars in Iraq...
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Citing Fears of a Defeated Trump Who Won't Go Willingly, Warren Calls on Cabinet Officials to End Deployment of Federal Agents Against Protests
"This is an urgent matter for American democracy and for the safety of Americans peacefully protesting in their communities."
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The Navy’s plans to replace large manned vessels with small, unmanned ones was only accelerated by the outbreak of the pandemic. (Photo: US Navy/DoD) Views
A World of "Killer Robots" But Not "National Security"
The Pentagon confronts the pandemic.
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Reflection on the Upcoming 75th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
As the daughter of a nuclear victim, I raise my voice on this upcoming anniversary to say with the Hibakusha (survivors of the original N-blasts) nuclear weapons must be abolished.
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