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U.S. troops in Beckum, Germany learn of Nazi Germany's surrender from reading Stars and Stripes on May 8, 1945. (Photo: U.S. Army/Getty Images) News
Not 'Under My Watch' Claims Trump After Pentagon Push to Destroy Stars and Stripes Happened... Under His Watch
The slashing of the newspaper's funding, noted one journalist, "was proposed earlier this year in Trump's own budget request to Congress."
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 A US military unit crosses the flooded area of interstate 10 eastside New Orleans, Lousiana on September 8, 2005. (Photo: Omar Torres/AFP via Getty Images) Views
15 Years After Hurricane Katrina, It’s Time to Demilitarize Disaster Relief
Instead of funneling hundreds of billions of dollars each year into militarism, we can invest in the infrastructure of care we need to keep each other safe.
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Progressive Foreign Policy and Ending Endless War: What Democrats Want
"The center of gravity in the Democratic Party has shifted considerably to the left on foreign policy and national security in a short span of time."
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A SWAT police officer watches as demonstrators protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake outside the Kenosha County Courthouse on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. (Photo: Joshua Lott for The Washington Post via Getty Images) Views
Small Towns Don’t Need Military Helicopters
A little-known federal program dumps military equipment on local police forces. We need to end it.
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"The Pentagon is seeking to take this process to an entirely new level—by replacing not just ordinary soldiers and their weapons, but potentially admirals and generals with robotic systems," writes Klare. ((Photo: US Air Force) Views
Robot Generals
Will They Make Better Decisions Than Humans—Or Worse?
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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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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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Why We Will Win the Fight to Cut the Pentagon Budget
Coupled with a possible shift to Democratic governance, major public support, and a fired up progressive movement, our moment to win is upon us.
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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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