The deadly interplay of racism, genocide, and denial at the heart of American white society has been reproduced in the country’s wars.
The American war machine has always been integral to American racism. It’s time to tear it down along with those Confederate statues.
By any measure, the War Powers Act has failed to constrain presidential warmaking. A simpler step would be to stop funding wars.
A new book refutes a central myth about the Vietnam War.
Glorifying serial killer-type behavior most service members would find appalling is a strange way to honor them.
I treated wounded GIs from Vietnam. I saw carnage that seldom makes its way into harrowing war stories like “They Shall Not Grow Old.”
Congress ended the Vietnam war, exposed horrific CIA and FBI abuses, and halted them. Where’s that energy now?
4,000,000,029,057. Remember that number. It’s going to come up again later. But let’s begin with another number entirely: 145,000 — as in, 145,000 uniformed soldiers striding down Washington’s Pennsylvania Avenue. That’s the number of troops who marched down that very...
The U.S. Congress has power over two very important things: money and information. It can, in theory and practice, end a war by refusing to fund it. It can — and has — compelled the leading architects of American foreign policy — CIA directors, national security...
“How do you motivate men and women to fight and die for a cause many of them don’t believe in, and whose purpose they can’t articulate?” That's what Phil Klay, author and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, asks in an essay published this month in The Atlantic. Unfortunately,...