Author Archives: Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
Why Trump is attracted to Cold War tactics, including big defense spending
With Trump’s attention elsewhere, the defense establishment seems set on sending more troops there.
His new commander-in-chief has repeatedly said he should be executed.
Will he actively pursue Israel’s interests or merely let both sides of the conflict do their thing?
And is it really any better?
The law now says they can, but the debate rages on.
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.← Older posts
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