Author Archives: Kelley Beaucar Vlahos

From Boeing to E-Ring: Shanahan is Industry’s Man in the Pentagon

Trump’s nominee for secretary of defense could be the ultimate fox in the henhouse.

Yes, You Should Fear the Arrest of Julian Assange

The Wikileaks founder could be headed for extradition to the U.S., where they will say he is an enemy of the state.

Israel Boycott Exposes Serious Rifts in the Democratic Party

As some lawmakers push to criminalize BDS, a pro-Palestinian, free speech Left is rising up.

Walter Jones Cried While the Rest of Them Lied

The late Congressman spent the rest of his life committed to doing penance for his Iraq War vote.

Mattis: One More General for the ‘Self Licking Ice Cream Cone’

Report names a shocking number of big brass and government executives playing both sides of the Pentagon’s pernicious revolving door.

Former Yazidi Sex Slave Is America’s Shame

Nadia Murad is one of 6,500 women and girls who were abducted by ISIS in a country we were supposed to liberate.

Emergency Confiscation is Easy Target in New Gun Control Congress

Opponents warn that “red flag” orders can be abused and violate due process. So why are they attracting Republican support?

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.

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