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U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks during a news conference at his transition headquarters on December 16, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque-Pool/Getty Images) News
To Help 'Reshape How America Engages a Changed World,' Biden Given Slate of Progressive Foreign Policy Picks
"There are, in fact, an impressive number of people who could legitimately fill those jobs and question the dominant perspective on foreign policy and national security."
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NDS troops escort alleged Taliban fighters in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on January 23, 2019. (Photo: Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images) News
Investigative Reporting Details Massacres, Reign of Terror by US-Backed Death Squads in Afghanistan
The Americans, said the head of one provincial government, "step on all the rules of war, human rights, all the things they said they'd bring to Afghanistan," and are "conducting themselves as terrorists."
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The Space Force also has bipartisan support. Some 188 Democrats joined 189 Republicans to pass the National Defense Authorization Act for 2020. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
The U.S. Needs COVID Relief and Renewable Energy, Not a Space Force
Instead of wasting scarce funds on the Space Force, the Biden administration should deploy its diplomats to demilitarize space.
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Fighter planes parked on the deck of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier U.S.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower on November 29, 2016. (Photo: Seaman Casey S. Trietsch/U.S. Navy/Flickr/cc) News
With Endless War Abroad and Endless Suffering at Home, Peace Group Warns Against Making NDAA Fight All About Trump
"While we commend Congress for not ceding to Trump's demands, particularly on the question of Confederate base names, we must not lose sight of the fact that the FY21 NDAA is about much more than that."
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USAF Boeing B-52H Stratofortress taking-off at the 1998 Fairford Royal International Air Tattoo. News
Boasting of 'Combat Power' to Threaten Iran, US Flies Two Massive B-52 Bombers Over Persian Gulf
The Pentagon predictably described the maneuver as defensive, even though it was the U.S. that pushed the two nations to the brink of war repeatedly over the past several years.
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Then-General Lloyd Austin III, commander of the US Central Command, speaks during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee March 8, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES) Views
Biden’s Defense Secretary Pick Shows the Revolving Door for Military Contractors Remains
Industry ties were simply taken for granted in Biden’s defense secretary sweepstakes.
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The New Cold War is unfolding on many fronts. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) Views
Our Real Security: Preventing a New Cold War with China
Pressing for peaceful resolution of U.S.-China tensions in ways that provide mutual benefit for both sides and other Asia-Pacific nations needs to become a peace movement priority.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) speaks during a press conference on July 7, 2020 in St. Paul, Minnesota. News
Ilhan Omar Rips Congress for Approving $740.5 Billion Bill to 'Appease Defense Contractors' While Skimping on Covid Relief
"It is unconscionable to pass a Pentagon budget that continues to fund unnecessary projects and endless wars during a time of widespread suffering across our country."
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 CEO of the Center for a New American Security and Former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Views
The Collapse of Michèle Flournoy’s Hopes Shows What Can Happen When Progressives Put Up a Fight
Flournoy has a long record of arguing for military intervention and escalation, from Syria and Libya to Afghanistan and beyond. That she didn't get the top job at the Pentagon is a good thing.
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Gen. Lloyd Austin testifies during a Senate Armed Service Committee hearing on September 16, 2015. News
'Bad News': Biden Picks Retired General and Raytheon Board Member Lloyd Austin as Pentagon Chief
Raytheon, one journalist pointed out, is "a key sup­pli­er of bombs to the U.S.-Saudi war in Yemen that has lob­bied aggressively in opposition to curbs on arms sales to the Sau­di-led coali­tion."
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