“My first hope is that you will not be too discouraged by the way the world looks at this moment.”
Is President Obama's nuclear agreement bullying an already weakened Iran, who faces tough US-led economic sanctions and a brutally low world price for oil? At least the tentative agreement will help humanity with the limit of Iran's nuclear program.
With an emphasis on the U.S. national security state and its follies, Tom Engelhardt explores nine repeat headlines, each a "surefire" news story guaranteed to appear sometime in the U.S. news stream between June 2015 and the unknown future.
A new report, "Body Count", asserts that up to 1.3 million people have been killed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan in the first 10 years of the so-called war on terror. When will the cost of war be too much even for the people making money off of it?
On being a military spouse and writing about our post-9/11 wars.
What the U.S. military will be doing in a climate crisis future.
Peter Van Buren did something no US diplomat is allowed to do. He told the truth and told it to the wrong people – us. Our government is not in the habit of telling us – the governed – what it's up to.
Lessons from the natural world on Washington’s unnatural wars.
Iran will never even try to indulge in a one-on-one war with the United States.
But don’t bother to blame the politicians and national security nabobs in Washington for this. They’re addicts. They can’t help themselves.