Reining in the Ubiquitous Use of Military Force

Four US soldiers died in Niger on October 4, and the president’s insensitive phone call to the widow of one has brought the subject of the military in every corner of the world back in the news. The UN has 193 members. The US has over 240,000 troops in at least 172 of them, some … Continue reading “Reining in the Ubiquitous Use of Military Force”

Step by Step to World War III?

As 2014 commenced, the media was awash in the events leading up to WWI a hundred years previously: the diplomatic miscalculations, power plays, honor pride, and other human frailties in an ineluctable march to hostilities; all with a vain conceit that it could not happen in today’s world. Yet in the current Ukraine crisis, Washington … Continue reading “Step by Step to World War III?”