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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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Then U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy, pcitured with Commander of the US Central Command Army Gen. David Petraeus (background), testifies during a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee June 16, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The hearing was to focus on developments in Afghanistan. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Will Michele Flournoy Be the Angel of Death for the American Empire?
Purported to be among Joe Biden's top picks for Defense Secretary, the longtime supporter of endless war and limitless Pentagon budgets is exactly the wrong choice.
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Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark Milley hold an end of year press conference at the Pentagon on December 20, 2019 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) News
'Colossal Backdoor Bailout': Outrage as Pentagon Funnels Hundreds of Millions Meant for Covid Supplies to Private Defense Contractors
"If you can't get a Covid test or find an N95, it's because these contractors stole from the American people to make faster jets and fancy uniforms."
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A child waits next to jerry cans and aid packages as Yemenis displaced by conflict receive humanitarian aid provided by the Abs Development Organisation in the northern province of Hajjah on September 17, 2020. (Photo: Essa Ahmed/AFP) News
Amid Pandemic and Endless War, 170+ Global Organizations Urge World Leaders to 'Recommit to Peace Today'
"Our hearts go out to those suffering today, in the sober knowledge that this may turn out to be but a foretaste of the disruptions that may arise in the years to come."
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"We must reconceptualize how we build security both at home and abroad to uphold the well-being and dignity of all people," writes Lee, "Endless war has not made us, or the world, safer." (Photo:  Alex Guerrero/flickr/cc) Views
It's Time to Repeal the President's License for Endless War
Congress must rein in our government's ability to do harm in the world.
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"Continuing to prioritize the Pentagon over the needs of every other agency and Americans more generally keeps us on a glidepath to disaster," writes Smithberger. (Photo: Peace Education Center/Flickr/cc) Views
National (In)Security and the Pentagon Budget
A post-coronavirus economy can no longer afford to put the pentagon first.
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"Only direct democracy has the will to stand up for the victims of these wars—the millions and millions of displaced—and demand that the wars stop, no matter who is president," writes Koehler. (Photo: Thiago Santos/cc/flickr) Views
Standing up To Trump . . . and Biden
The public action needs to demand that militarism and endless wars stop, no matter who is president.
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 "Less than a week after Trump announced the Abraham Accord on August 13," writes Gold, "the story broke that Trump’s senior advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner and National Security Council senior director for the Middle East Miguel Correa had been secretly pushing for the U.S. to sell F-35 stealth fighters, weaponized drones, and other advanced military equipment to the Emiratis." (Photo: U.S. Air Force/Madelyn Brown) Views
Peace Through Weapons Sales to the UAE
If the American people really want to pursue peace in the Middle East, we must pressure Congress to make sure that the U.S.-UAE weapons sales deal does not go through.
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President Donald Trump has presided over the U.S.-led destruction of cities including Mosul, Iraq—shown here under U.S. bombardment—during his escalation of the so-called "war on terror" in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere. (Photo: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images) News
Despite Overseeing Soaring Civilian Casualties, Trump Points Finger at Pentagon Leaders as Warmongers
Critics note the president has increased military spending to record levels while fulfilling his promise to "bomb the shit" out of militants—and their families.
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U.S. President Donald Trump greets military leaders before his speech on Afghanistan at the Fort Myer military base on August 21, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Views
Our Fake Commander-in-Chief Steps on a Landmine—Again
Donald Trump, the Godfather wannabe, treats our troops like toy soldiers to be thrown away.
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