Issues / War & Peace
How can we tackle the global military industrial complex? Here's a place to begin.
If the new president is serious about diplomacy, he needs to cut back on the huge number of weapons that the United States is dumping on the world market.
Besides being unsustainable from a logistical standpoint, the heightened military response to the pirate attacks probably won't work because it doesn't address the root causes of this menace to maritime security.
Veterans with PTSD aren't getting medals, medical care, or even a modicum of respect.
President Obama is poised to continue the Bush administration's "freedom agenda." And that means scaled-up counter-insurgency.
The United States falls into a trap in assuming that Russia doesn't want a nuclear- armed Iran.
President Obama can make the Iraq War the last time U.S. soldiers shed blood for oil.
Let's devote 1% of the stimulus package to the arts. And let's go global with it.
Through its arms deals, the United States has influence over Israel. Columnist Frida Berrigan asks whether President-elect Obama will use that influence to stop the war in Gaza.
BondGraham and Parrish respond to Wellen's commentary on the NPT.