Who Is Listening to Dick Cheney?

Dick Cheney is a former vice president who had an enormous effect on public policy, and therefore on history. He should be interviewed by media outlets. He should be asked tough questions about every single aspect of his tenure in the White House. We cannot pretend that Cheney does not belong in history books, or […]

ISIS Militants Execute Their Own; 321 Killed across Iraq

At least 321 were killed across Iraq. A large number of militants were killed by their own comrades.

Politics 2016: Who Will Stand Up to the War Party?

For anyone with hopes of changing our foreign policy of relentless aggression, the presidential candidates now parading their wares before the public are truly a depressing sight. The Republicans are vying with one another for the “honor” of being the most warlike, and even Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) – son of the resolutely anti-interventionist Ron […]

Ron Paul and Lost Lessons of War

Former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul lays out a national security strategy for the United States in his book, Swords into Plowshares, which Carl von Clausewitz , the author of On War, would have approved. Clausewitz, a Prussian general in the early Nineteenth Century, is considered perhaps the West’s most insightful strategist, and On War is […]

4,547 Killed in August Bloodshed across Iraq

During August at least 4,547 people were killed and 2,296 were wounded. These figures include civilians, security personnel and militants. At least 350 were killed and 10 were wounded> in more recent fighting.

Republicans Candidates Bashing Obama Over Iran Forget Bush’s Role

Rather than a contest between two or three viable candidates, U.S. presidential elections have historically been a referendum on the administration holding power. With at least some awareness of this fact, Republican candidates are busy criticizing President Barack Obama’s foreign policy and desperately trying to link Hillary Clinton, his former Secretary of State and still […]

Australian Bombs Won’t Bring Peace to Syria, So Why Do It?

It would appear that the Abbott government has its heart set on bombing Syria. But it is hard to understand why. Unlike Australia’s complicity in the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, this proposal has nothing to do with consolidating the US alliance. Speaking about Islamic State’s (IS) presence in Iraq and Syria, Prime Minister […]

Can the GOP Deal With Iran?

Ten weeks before the first U.S.-Soviet summit ever held in Moscow, in May 1972, North Vietnam, with Soviet-supplied armor and artillery, crossed the DMZ in an all-out offensive to overrun the South. President Nixon responded with air and naval strikes on the North. Yet Nixon went to Moscow and signed the first strategic arms agreement […]

150 Killed in Iraq, including Rutba Demonstrators

At least 150 were killed in Iraq, including several people who had demonstrated against ISIS over the weekend.

Militarism Run Amok: Russians and Americans Get Their Kids Ready for War

In 1915, a mother’s protest against funneling children into war became the theme of a new American song, “I Didn’t Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier.” Although the ballad attained great popularity, not everyone liked it. Theodore Roosevelt, a leading militarist of the era, retorted that the proper place for women who criticized war […]