Tuesday, September 22, 2020

A different war: For my father on Father’s Day

The shabbier and more senseless the war...the more hollow its objectives and justifications...the more one-sided our advantage...the more distorted the news from the front...the more random the casualties on all sides.

New bill introduced to hold US military accountable to civilian casualties

“Maximizing transparency will prevent further loss of life.”

The new Cold War with China

No one can say at what point you or any of us will begin to feel the direct effects of this new Cold War, only that, as tensions and hostile acts heighten, the consequences will prove harsh indeed.

Who are the secret puppet-masters behind Trump’s war on Iran?

A shadowy group stoking U.S. hostility with Iran and the evidence that it is funded by Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

The coming of a social-distancing version of war

The future of forever war, American-style...

War is a poor metaphor for this pandemic

"Wars target enemies and accrue authority to the state. They marginalize vulnerable communities and disenfranchise the people writ large."

The Wuhan hoax

Covid-19 and Trump’s war on the U.S. Intelligence community...

The potential dark side of the militarization of Gulf societies

It remains to be seen whether military service will ultimately narrow or broaden social gaps.

Pivot to peace must replace US pivot to war with China

People need to promote and work toward peace as a top priority as the risk of conflict escalates.

US wants release of two special forces veterans who led failed coup invasion of...

The U.S. Embassy is useless for most citizens in trouble abroad, but not if you've invaded a country.