Monday, May 22, 2017
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Trump’s Saudi trip should not be to clinch arms deal but to end Yemen...

Trump should use his trip to put a halt to weapons sales and press the Saudis to sit with neighboring countries to find new political solutions.

Whistleblowers, moral injury, and endless war

Was Chelsea Manning motivated by moral injury?

The U.S. and Turkey are deeply divided over Syria policy

Can Trump get his magpie mind around the complexities of Syria?

Donald Trump’s high crimes and misdemeanors

But what if Donald Trump were actually held responsible for real crimes?

10 reasons Trump should not strengthen U.S.-Saudi ties

If the Trump administration truly wants to find a way out of the wars in the Middle East and make the United States safer from terrorists, it would do well to stop arming, aiding and abetting the ruthless Saudi regime.

Mosul on my mind

What it really means to be on a “flattening” planet.

North Korea launches missile

Kim Jong-un has said his country has reached a “final stage” in preparing to conduct its first test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

The myth of “moderate rebels” in Syria

They aren't moderate, they aren't Syrian, and they aren't rebels.

The hazards of military worship

Everyone loves the troops and their generals, but history indicates that military advice Isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

More U.S. troops, airstrikes could soon be headed to Afghanistan

An estimated increase of 3,000 to 5,000 soldiers may be deployed.