Issues / War & Peace
When the Cold War ended, many believed there would be a peace dividend, nuclear disarmament, and dismantling of the war machine with industrial conversion to peaceful technology. Instead, we've witnessed the aggressive expansion of NATO, to include the former Soviet Republics, right up to the Russian border, which should be a wake-up call to many living in the American Empire.
When accused of killing too many civilians during their airstrikes on Yemen, the Saudis asked for drones to improve accuracy.
The U.S. Institute for Peace wants to change its name. What's the matter with peace all of the sudden?
As with Saddam Hussein and his regime in Iraq, states may conclude that the fate of Qaddafi was sealed the day he gave up nuclear weapons.
Violent jihadists don't represent Islam any more than the Anders Breiviks of the world represent Christianity.
Media caution and skepticism are in short supply.
President Obama praised the CIA for its role in killing Osama bin Laden, but we should not be so quick to hail a shadowy agency hell-bent on shielding its actions from public scrutiny.
In war-time, casting aside concern for the fate of your soul when killing is the ultimate sacrifice for your country.
If you've ever seen a film of a nuclear test, you can be forgiven for wondering if it might set the sky on fire.
It took a little help from its friends for the United States to defeat Imperial Japan in World War II.