Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Against discouragement

“My first hope is that you will not be too discouraged by the way the world looks at this moment.”

How Can Obama Claim the Alternative to a Nuclear Deal with Iran is War?

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.

Writing History Before It Happens

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.

The Costs of War, the Price of Peace

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?

Bearing witness to the costs of war

On being a military spouse and writing about our post-9/11 wars.

The situation room, October 2039

What the U.S. military will be doing in a climate crisis future.

Why Big Brother Lies (And How He Gets Away with It)

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.

The riptide of American militarism

Lessons from the natural world on Washington’s unnatural wars.

Civil war in Iraq? Is Dubai safe? Or World War 3: An analysis of...

Iran will never even try to indulge in a one-on-one war with the United States.

Washington’s Military Addiction

But don’t bother to blame the politicians and national security nabobs in Washington for this. They’re addicts. They can’t help themselves.