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

by David Cortright

CNBC, 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

LobeLog, 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

The Washington Post, 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 »

Pentagon Cries Poverty as Trump Marches to War

by William D. Hartung

Democratic Socialists of America, Jul-05-2017 |

When Donald Trump’s administration ordered the bombing of a Syrian air base in response to a chemical weapons attack on Syrian civilians, the decision was greeted warmly in the mainstream media, as if it were a well-considered decision designed to dissuade the Assad regime from engaging in further chemical attacks... Read More »

Debunking Myths that Fuel Irresponsible U.S. Defense Policy

by Taner Bertuna, Colby Goodman

Lob Log, Jun-30-2017 |

As President Trump continues to authorize record-breaking U.S. arms deals to Saudi Arabia and many other countries around the world and propose major increases in Pentagon spending, he is positioning himself to claim wins on two of his campaign promises: build a military that is “gonna be so strong nobody’s gonna mess with us,” and increase U.S. jobs... Read More »

Trump's Love Affair With the Saudis

by William D. Hartung

Common Dreams, Jun-20-2017 |

At this point, it’s no great surprise when Donald Trump walks away from past statements in service to some impulse of the moment. Nowhere, however, has such a shift been more extreme or its potential consequences more dangerous than in his sudden love affair with the Saudi royal family. It could in the end destabilize the Middle East in ways not seen in our lifetimes (which, given the growing chaos in the region, is no small thing to say)... Read More »

Reality of North Korean Missiles vs. the Mythology of Missile Defense

by Melvin A. Goodman

Counter Punch, Jun-16-2017 |

Last month, the mainstream media endorsed the Pentagon’s description of a collision between an American interceptor rocket and a mock intercontinental ballistic missile over the Pacific Ocean as the “first successful test of whether it could shoot down a North Korean warhead racing toward the United States.” Nonsense!... Read More »

Statement on Today’s Senate Vote on the Sale of Precision-Guided Munitions to Saudi Arabia

by Stephen Miles

Common Dreams, Jun-13-2017 |

Win Without War Director Stephen Miles issued the following statement regarding today’s Senate vote on whether to block precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: German lessons for America: Second Look

by Harry Blaney

USA Today, Jun-11-2017 |

I wholeheartedly agree with USA TODAY’s editorial “What U.S. can learn from Germany."... Read More »

German lessons for America: Second Look

by Harry Blaney

USA Today, Jun-11-2017 | Letter

Letter to the editor: I wholeheartedly agree with USA TODAY’s editorial “What U.S. can learn from Germany.” I know that the German efforts to have well-trained workers, strong manufacturing and an advanced industrial and technology basis is a model for America to learn from... Read More »

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