Author Archives: Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
Legendary test pilot Chuck Myers fought for smart defense spending.
Thousands of private contractors are in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now they may be in Syria, too.
CIA and Congress oppose Trump’s push—but the public may not.
They are both hawkish.
Her national-security team-in-waiting wants a return to big U.S. interventions.
The people the U.S. helped to liberate are being abused all over again.
How defense firms spend campaign cash
Legislation allowing female conscription began as a protest, but the Pentagon now supports it.
Meet the new class profiting from the growth of the national-security state.
Merrick Garland’s appointment to the Supreme Court would ensure deference to bipartisan executive overreach.
What a podcast is teaching us about military recruiting, counterinsurgency strategy, and how we treat missing Americans.
The U.S. is treaty-bound to cut its atomic arsenal, but the nuclear-industrial complex can’t stop building.
Advocates for returning service members want serious engagement—not rhetoric used to score partisan points.
For over a decade, the U.S. has spent billions on Afghanistan’s security forces—with little to show for it.
Antiwar.com has opposed unnecessary wars since Bosnia in 1995.
Bluster about carpet bombing cities sidesteps important questions about rules of engagement and the Geneva Conventions.
As his final term concludes, the president must decide if he will try to override Congress in closing Gitmo.
When even highly decorated soldiers fail to reenter civilian life, a prison alternative helps them straighten out.
As the U.S. aids Egypt’s latest authoritarian regime, dissidents struggle to be heard.
Military reformers debunk the defense establishment wishlists embraced by Fiorina and other hawks.← Older posts
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