Rather than just sitting on the sidelines, watching in anxiety and frustration as this Washington catfight proceeds, defense-dependent communities and workers should get going on the proverbial Plan B.
Camel wrestling is an ancient Anatolian sport originating among Turkic tribes well over 2,000 years ago, a tradition still seen along Turkey's Aegean coast.
The "American Century" is most certainly coming to an end. The goal should be a smooth transition to a more cooperative world order.
Despite a massive effort by "pro-Israel" neoconservatives to derail his nomination, the Senate has voted to confirm Chuck Hagel as the next secretary of defense.
Appealing to jingoism is certainly easier than prompting national introspection, but is priming an audience for blood what we call art today?
Despite its triumphalism, the GDR museum in Berlin suggests that reunification remains an unfinished business.
Why then do we invest nothing at all at collecting, studying, assessing and exploiting peace-related intelligence?
Americans were once able to wrestle, bit by bit, power and influence from the wealthy elite--and if they did it once, they can certainly do so again.
While Washington publicly advocates for open dialogue and reform between Bahrain's regime and the opposition, its policy has so far avoided exerting any real pressure on the kingdom to achieve these ends.
While the official narrative of the Obama administration is sceptical of arming militant groups in Syria, divisions within the administration leave the door open for any number of policies toward the country.