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Containing the National Security State represents more than 100 editorials that assess the militarization of U.S. governance and U.S. foreign policy.

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Deal With Iran Politically and Diplomatically, Not Militarily

There is a consensus on the right and the left that the only way to deal with Iran is with military force.  The conservative Chicken Hawks in the Senate and the House of Representatives believe targeting Iran—and not merely Iranian proxies—is essential.  Senator Lindsay Graham (R/SC) wants to “hit them hard.” The conservative newsmagazine, The…

Why Are Our Regional Experts Expecting More War in Every Corner?

“Kim Jong-un has made a strategic decision to go to war.  The danger is already far beyond the routine warnings in Washington, Seoul and Tokyo about Pyongyang’s ‘provocations’.” – Robert Carlin (former State Department analyst) and Siegfried S. Hecker (nuclear scientist and former director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory), Stimson Center website 38 North,…

Meet the Washington Post’s Leading Apologist for Israeli Genocide

Ruth Marcus is the Deputy Editorial Page Editor for the Washington Post, and a regular oped writer for the paper.  Marcus is an attorney, who decided to remain in journalism rather than practice law.  She identifies herself ideologically and politically as a liberal and as a Zionist.  In her most recent oped (“U.N. court’s ruling…

Netanyahu and the IDF Provided All the Evidence the ICJ Needed

The International Court of Justice in The Hague ruled last week that Israel must prevent genocide in Gaza and provide greater assistance to the Palestinians.  Sadly, the ICJ did not call for a cease-fire, which is desperately needed, but it demonstrated genuine understanding of the Israeli war crimes that point to genocidal intentions as stipulated…