US Foreign Military Training Reached Record Highs in 2015

By Security Assistance Monitor

May-03-2017 | Report

Washington, DC – The number of US foreign military trainees increased substantially in FY 2015, growing from 56,346 in FY 2014 to 79,865 in FY 2015, according to a new Security Assistance Monitor (SAM) report released today on trends in US foreign military training. The report, which is based on an analysis of the US “Foreign Military Training” report released earlier this year, marks the highest number of US military trainees in any year since FY 2006... Read More »

The Military Budget and the Costs of War: The Coming Trump Storm

By William D. Hartung

Apr-12-2017 | Report

The Costs of War Project at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and the Center for International Policy released a report today on the proposed Trump military budget in historical, strategic, and budgetary perspective. The report entitled, The Military Budget and the Costs of War: The Coming Trump Storm, reveals the full costs of U.S. spending on national security-related functions and demonstrates that much of that money is being misspent due to special interest lobbying and a distorted view of what will make America and its allies safer... Read More »

Whistleblower at the CIA

By Melvin A. Goodman

Feb-01-2017 | Book

Mel Goodman will be lecturing at the University of North Carolina on October 3rd and at Yale University on October 17th. His book "Whistleblower at the CIA" will be published February 2017 and is posted on Amazon.com for advance sale. See more at melvingoodman.com.... Read More »

There’s only one way to fix North Korea problem now

By David Cortright

Jul-07-2017 |

Instead of issuing empty threats, the president and his advisers need to get serious about developing an effective diplomatic plan for containing the North Korean nuclear problem. It's time for the self-proclaimed 'master of the deal' to get to work on a coordinated strategy.... Read More »

The Foolishness of Regime-Change Fantasies

By Stephen Miles

Jul-07-2017 |

The United States has tried its hand a lot at regime change. By one count, the US tried to overthrow 72 different governments during the Cold War alone—and that’s before the most recent misadventures in Iraq and Libya... Read More »

Letters to the Editor: How Clinton, Bush and Obama joined to alienate Russia

By Melvin A. Goodman

Jul-05-2017 | Letter

In her July 2 op-ed, “Blind on Russia,” Anne Applebaum continued the mythology that “nobody paid much attention as Russia . . . turned into something quite different” from a “Western-oriented, liberalizing state.”... Read More »

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