Author Archives: Gil Barndollar

The ‘Stabbed in the Back’ Myths of the War Hawks

From “Obama’s retreat” to “war weariness,” they’re always eager to cover their failures in cries of betrayal.

What Is Trump’s Military Parade Actually Celebrating?

Thursday’s rally will feature tanks, flyovers and soldiers. But after 17 years of failed war policies, there’s not much to salute.

The Kosovo War at 20

How this oft-forgotten conflict unleashed our hyper-powered American exceptionalism and birthed an era of forever war.

When ‘America First’ Becomes Negotiable

The most remarkable thing about Trump’s foreign policy is how much it’s like his predecessors’.

ISIS is Finished So We Should Leave Syria Now

Instead Donald Trump’s team is inflating the threat, worried he’ll rush away from war.

50 Years Later: What Tet Didn’t Destroy, Deferments Did

If Americans are looking for where the ‘two Americas’ first began to form, Vietnam is a good place to start.