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Vice Chair Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) wears a face mask during a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing looking into the firing of State Department Inspector General Steven Linick on September 16, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images) News
47 Groups Back Rep. Joaquin Castro for House Committee Chair Post to 'Build a More Restrained and Progressive Foreign Policy'
"Rep. Castro embodies a progressive vision for the U.S. in the world, one that prioritizes diplomacy and multilateralism over militarism."
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Reps. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) are urging President-elect Joe Biden to pick a Pentagon chief who doesn't have defense contractor connections. (Photo: The Laura Flanders Show/CC) News
'This Should Be Basic Common Sense': Lee and Pocan Urge Biden to Appoint Pentagon Chief Without Defense Contractor Ties
"The American people deserve a defense secretary that puts the American people's safety above corporate profits."
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"When war profits those in authority—the founding tenet of the MIC—peace is off the table and official enemies abound," writes Sorensen. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Views
The Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex Is Fascism
This Veterans Day, if you wish to honor the troops and humanity as a whole, vow to break with or challenge the MIC.
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A tattered sticker seen on November 10, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania reads "Trump/Pence OUT NOW." (Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images) News
More 'Dictatorship Than a Democracy': Trump Purge at Pentagon Increases Fears of Coup-in-Motion
"The purge happening at the Department of Defense, in the middle of a messy transition, should worry us all."
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A man walks by a U.S. drone graffiti painted on a wall during a campaign against drones in Yemen on May 31, 2018 in Sana'a, Yemen. (Photo: Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images) News
'Eroding Transparency': New Airwars Report Details Deadly US Drone Strikes and Raids in Yemen Under Trump
Since Trump took office, U.S. actions in the country have killed "between 86 and 154 civilians, including at least 28 children and 13 women."
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The absence of war is not enough; we need to build a positive peace by supporting gender-equitable and locally-led peacebuilding, committing to multilateralism and international law, promoting green, justice-based development, and more. (Photo by NurPhoto/Corbis via Getty Images) Views
5 Foreign Policy Issues to Look Out For in Tonight’s Town Halls
We must work to end the United States’ role in existing conflicts, repeal the AUMFs, return the powers of warmaking to Congress, and slash the Pentagon budget.
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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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The Trump administration took $1 billion in stimulus funds that were supposed to go towards making masks and other protective equipment for the pandemic — and gave most of it to weapons manufacturers. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
The Pentagon Took Money for Covid-19 Relief and Bought... More Weapons
Make no mistake: The Trump administration’s heartlessness and militarism are costing lives.
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Defense Secretary Mark Esper attends the Medal of Honor ceremony to be awarded to U.S. Army Sergeant Major Thomas Payne in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2020. (Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images) News
40 Groups Demand Congress Probe 'Gross Misuse' of $1 Billion in Covid-19 Funding by Pentagon
"It's unconscionable that the department would prioritize defense contractor wish lists over the health and safety of the American people."
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President Donald Trump walks with 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. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images) News
As Trump and GOP Openly Hatch Election Theft Plot, Question Grows: 'Which Side Will Our Military Be On?'
Amid growing concern that chaos will be unleashed in wake of uncertain results, Pentagon officials reportedly discussing their response.
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