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Mel Goodman is the national security columnist for counterpunch.org.

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Antony Blinken and a Gun at Your Head

by Ted Snider When Joe Biden selected Antony Blinken to be his Secretary of State, Stephen Zunes, professor of politics at the University of San Francisco, worried that the selection represented, not a correction, but a continuation of past interventionism and incompetence. As evidence, Zunes cites Blinken’s integral and irresponsible role in clearing the way for the…

Kazakhstan: Militarist’s Newest Case For Confronting Putin’s Russia

The mainstream media, particularly the Washington Post and the New York Times, promote a simplistic view of Russian history as a pursuit of an aggressive and expansionist national security policy to counter the West, particularly the United States. 

Containing the National Security State

Containing the National Security State