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DONALD TRUMP’S HOLLOW PROMISES ON ARMS SALES TO JAPAN

by William D. Hartung

Inkstick, Nov-09-2017 | Article

It may not surprise you to learn that as with many other important issues, Donald Trump doesn’t understand how the global arms trade works... Read More »

16 years, $5.6 trillion later, are the post-9/11 wars worth it?

by William D. Hartung

The Hill, Nov-08-2017 |

This week the Costs of War Project at Brown University’s Watson Center released a report that estimates the current and future costs of U.S. involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other post-9/11 conflicts at an astonishing $5.6 trillion... Read More »

Leading from the left

by Harry Blaney

The Guardian, Nov-05-2017 | Letter

As an observer of European politics, I found the summary of the need for a realignment of the moderate left in Europe by Denis MacShane ('What Gordon Brown could learn from this old communist', Comment, last week) to be a necessary call for a rebuilding of a withered 'liberal' politics - in the American sense - throughout the EU... Read More »

Putting the Brake on U.S. Military Actions

by William D. Hartung

NY Times, Oct-29-2017 | Letter

Your welcome editorial describes the scale, range and duration of the multiple American military operations abroad... Read More »

A Breath of Fresh Air on Nuclear Weapons Policy

by William D. Hartung

Lobe Log, Oct-27-2017 |

For the growing number of Americans who are now paying attention to the long-neglected issue of the dangers posed by nuclear weapons, the primary reaction is fear, focused on one of three concerns: fear of a nuclear North Korea, fear of a war on the Korean peninsula, or fear of a nuclear war... Read More »

Harry Blaney: Letter to the Editor

by Harry Blaney

The Sunday Times, Oct-27-2017 | Letter

Brexit will in time erase any real influence by Britain over events in Europe and in America. This self-isolation and disengagement will have a negative impact on the UK’s security, economy and global standing. Many from the EU nations died side by side with Britons and Americans in the Second World War to bring about a Europe that is united, democratic and at peace... Read More »

CIA in Afghanistan: Operation Phoenix Redux?

by Matthew Hoh

AntiWar.Blog, Oct-24-2017 |

These CIA teams in Afghanistan are not just reminiscent of the Operation Phoenix program in Vietnam, the death squads of Central America and the Shia torture and murder militias of Baghdad, they are the direct descendants of them... Read More »

Corporate Patriots or War Profiteers?

by William D. Hartung

Medium, Oct-23-2017 |

Weapons contractors like Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman don’t like us to talk about the fact that their products are used to kill people in conflicts all over the world... Read More »

Grassroots Groups Respond to Trump’s Decision to Decertify the Iran Nuclear Deal

by Win Without War

Common Dreams, Oct-13-2017 |

Joint statement by Beyond the Bomb, CREDO, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Indivisible, J Street, MoveOn.org Civic Action, NIAC Action, Peace Action, VoteVets, Win Without War, and Women’s Action for New Directions on Donald Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran nuclear agreement... Read More »

A Vote This Week Could End U.S. Role In Yemen War

by William D. Hartung

Lobe Log, Oct-11-2017 | Article

Yemen is in the midst of one of the greatest humanitarian disasters in modern times, and the United States and its allies in Saudi Arabia bear a large part of the responsibility... Read More »

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