Issues / War & Peace
Recent scrutiny of U.S.-Japan base realignment and Okinawan anti-base opposition has overshadowed U.S. military issues in South Korea. As others have argued, the struggle in Okinawa represents only one facet of the larger global struggle against U.S. bases.
Rhetoric and bombast can create its own reality and lead to a crisis.
Mark it on your calendar. It seems we've finally entered the Soviet era in America.
How can we achieve nuclear disarmament when the Obama administration seeks increased funding for the core of the weapon -- the nuclear pit?
James Clapper, Obama's choice to head up national intelligence, has extensive ties to private intelligence outfits and the policies of the previous administration.
A new naval base on Jeju Island will only make a bad maritime security situation in Northeast Asia worse.
Why have calls on the part of the American public for bin Laden's head been so muted?
It will likely be far more dangerous politically for Obama NOT to bring the boys home quickly than to "win" the war.
The human instinct of herd mentality can't serve as justification for the indiscriminate killing of civilians outside U.S. borders.
In the end, disarmament won't spring from a fruitless quest for ironclad rationales. Its establishment will be the result of a groundswell of reactions ranging from disgust with to bewilderment at a national security policy that puts the lives of tens of millions at risk.