Issues / War & Peace
Goodbye Pacific pivot, hello Pacific retreat?
In one video clip, a glimpse of the Trump team's plan to divide Europe, cozy up to right-wing dictatorships, and rally the extreme right.
The "war on terror" has killed millions of innocent people. You don't have to be a "bad Muslim" to oppose that.
In 45 countries, U.S. military bases prop up undemocratic regimes of all sorts, while often interfering with local campaigns for democracy.
Trump's version of making up with Muslims apparently involves selling $110 billion worth of arms to the most reactionary Muslim country on the planet.
If the Trump administration truly wants to find a way out of the wars in the Middle East, it should stop arming, aiding, and abetting the ruthless Saudi regime.
The former president is painting veterans wounded in the war he started. But what about Iraqis?
Military leaders want more troops to help prop up an unaccountable Afghan government — one that even Afghans aren't interested in dying for.
The wars America is already fighting are going to cost trillions. The cost of the ones to come is almost incomprehensible.
Are Trump's stumbles a brilliant ploy to "deconstruct the state," a political performance, or actual incompetence?