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The US Constitution Was Never Necessary for Military Defense

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog12/07/2017
If the US Constitution had never been anything more than a military alliance, it might have done some good.

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Massive Overkill: The Pentagon's High-Priced Nuclear Arsenal

War and Foreign Policy

Blog11/30/2017
America's nuclear arsenal is more about corporate welfare than actual national defense.

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Totalitarian Regimes Aren't the Only Bloodthirsty Ones

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog11/29/2017
Certainly some regimes are worse than others, but even non-totalitarian regimes are anything but humanitarian when judged properly.

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Is North Korea Really a "State Sponsor of Terrorism"?

War and Foreign Policy

Blog11/28/2017
Trump's latest move on North Korea is much more about domestic politics than actual national defense.

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How Defense-Contractor CEOs Get Rich on the Taxpayers' Dime

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/02/2017
When someone in DC wants more money for the troops, just remember that what they’re actually talking about are troops of overpaid defense contractors.

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Don't Trust the US Government on Missile Defense

StrategyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/01/2017
The US state is empowered by the idea that it can wage wars at will without the American domestic population facing any risk of retaliation.

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Mexico's Disastrous Drug War

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog11/01/2017
Ordinary street gangs could never ascend to the levels of criminality made possible by the US-sponsored drug war in Mexico.

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Niger: Finally, A War John McCain Doesn't Love

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog10/26/2017
John McCain's hatred of Donald Trump has driven America's most ardent warmonger to question the American intervention in Niger. And that's a good thing.

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Pentagon Pushes Plan for Female Draft Registration

War and Foreign Policy

Blog10/26/2017
If the US faces a crisis in tax revenues, forced labor via conscription will suddenly become a very attractive option. So why not include women?

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Everyone Has Property Rights, Whether They Know it or Not

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog10/11/2017
Even if the Native Americans didn't understand property rights at all, that still wouldn't justify stealing their land, and killing them.

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