Author Archives: Kelley Beaucar Vlahos

Ten Years Gone: Iraq and Afghanistan Vets on What It All Meant

A decade after the worst fighting overseas, five combat veterans put the Forever War and American civilian life into perspective.

Vets Cheer as VA, DoD Take a Beating at Burn Pits Hearing

‘It’s about time’ says one victim of toxic exposure, as Congress finally shows backbone for victims and families

Targeted Killing, Donald Trump Style

The administration is bombing people all over the planet, under looser rules and in the shadows.

When National Review Turned 15

Beardie-weirdies, nihilists, and radicals: a look at 1970 through conservative eyes.

Senators Offer Up Unprecedented War Powers to President

New AUMF would cement forever war and give the phrase ‘world police’ new meaning.

Tiny Qatar Digs In Amid Gulf Blockade and Washington Intrigue

Against backdrop of Tillerson firing and revelations of Kushner meddling, ambassador opens up on the neighborhood bullies.

U.S. Saudi Lobby in Overdrive Ahead of Prince MbS ‘Roadshow’

Formidable network of beltway players were paid for years to whitewash the blemishes and promote the Kingdom’s interests.

The Burn Pit Vets Have Won a Victory, But to What End?

To answer that, TAC is hosting a screening of a new film challenging the government over the toxic exposure of recent war vets.

John Yoo: President Can Wage War Without Congressional Declaration

A debate featuring author of torture memo and Bruce Fein saw more rationalizing of the executive’s massive powers.

Robert Parry: When ‘Independent’ Journalism Meant Something

The late publisher of Consortium News was a trailblazer who held lazy reporters and groupthink in the highest contempt.

Neoconning the Trump White House

Washington’s well-funded web of interventionist elites is quietly populating the president’s national security circle, again.

Sessions Unleashes the Hounds on Pro-Pot States

With billions of dollars and the will of the voters at stake, critics say this is one flip-flop Trump can’t afford.

F-35 Strike Fighter Success: Real or Simulated?

Amid bad news, Lockheed takes victory lap in the Beltway bubble.

Watch Full Video of TAC’s Foreign Policy Conference

Leading scholars, journalists, and policy experts debate the outlook for realism & restraint in the Trump era.

Afghan Soldiers Went AWOL in America for Years

And that’s the least of our problems.

Bowe Bergdahl Was ‘Guilty’ All Along

Hyper-politicized persecution began when his thoughts on war came to light.

Burn Pits’ Legacy: ‘Delay, Deny, Hope They Die’

A new indie doc tells the shocking story of how so many veterans got sick.

Is Tom Cotton’s Inner Realist Struggling to Get Out?

Hawkish senator raised eyebrows with talk of ‘endless wars.’

Haley Debuts Trump’s Case for Ending Iran Nuke Deal

Ambassador warns Iran may start a nuclear war.

RIP Walter Becker: The Edgy, Impish Half of Steely Dan

Guitarist-songwriter helped duo transcend the conformity and narcissism of the age.

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