Realism & Restraint

McCain’s Anti-Trump Broadside a Half-Baked Brief For Empire

What does “spurious nationalism” really mean?

The Deep Unfairness of America’s All-Volunteer Force

Children of the elites fight in disproportionately small numbers. Does that lead to more war?

After Nine Months, Only Stale Crumbs in Russia Inquiry

The ‘briefing’ is just another exercise in preferred narrative boosting.

When Did Congress Vote to Aid the Saudi’s Yemen War?

Lawmakers use War Powers Act to finally question legality of U.S. involvement.

Ken Burns’s ‘Vietnam War’ is No Profile in Courage

Celebrated filmmaker continues tradition of avoiding inconvenient truths.

Where Are the Brave Military Voices Against Forever War?

Today, my peers are silent.

16 Years After 9/11 Our Patriotism Remains ‘Uninformed’

Understanding Jihad was never a priority; and it shows.

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