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Our Intelligence Agencies: Creating Havoc throughout the World

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
Egyptian Students Protesting the Decision to Exonerate Mubarak of Murder b. traven and W.J. Astore It’s time to eliminate U.S. and Israeli intelligence agencies. It is they who are most responsible for setting up the extremist and jihadist organizations that are creating havoc throughout the world community. Amazingly, the…

"To support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic"

Why America Keeps Losing Its Wars

Walter Stewart (Major General, US Army, retired) My essay explains why America is losing its wars and offers a simple solution – one requiring nothing more than moral courage on the part of our most senior military officers. 1.  America is losing its wars because they are unconstitutional to begin with. They are unconstitutional because…

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Uncle Sam Does Not Want You

Matthew Jacobson.  Introduction by William Astore. America has always postured as being open to immigrants – of the right kind, that is.  Posturing becomes imposture when those immigrants are judged to be the “wrong kind” by prevailing groups.  Matthew Jacobson reminds us of this in this satirical list, and poses a telling question at the…

From 1991 to 2009, images of flag-draped coffins of returning war dead were forbidden by the U.S. government

How Do You Feel About Death?

b. traven We talk a lot about war on this blog but we only talk about the deaths as numbers killed. We don’t talk about the intimate details of how a mother, a father, a spouse and children, and other relatives and loved ones can handle that horror. The government and the media like to…

Just a few of the battles fought against Native Americans

America’s Longest Wars

W.J. Astore A popular headline in the media is to describe the Afghan War as “America’s longest,” as in this brief summary today from Foreign Policy: The war in Afghanistan, America’s longest, is now formally over. The 13-year war, which claimed more than 2,200 American lives and cost more than one trillion dollars, ended quietly…