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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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US Marine Corps: Semper Fi, But Why?

In the past, the exploits and the history of the Marine Corps always saved it in the halls of Congress from any serious cuts in funding or even criticism. But the task of rebuilding the federal government after four years of Donald Trump will be an expensive and arduous task. An initial step could involve the United States stopping the misuse of its military power by limiting its global involvement and the operational tempo of its military forces.

Living in the World of the Late John Frankenheimer

As Garrison Keillor warned two years ago, it appears that it will get worse before it gets worse.

Trump’s War on Ethics

Trump’s war on government ethics continues unabated. The outrageous events at the Republican Convention last month provided more evidence that there is no law or tradition or custom that Donald Trump is unwilling to break.

The Twilight of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

It is time for the United States to debate the downsizing, if not the dissolution, of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).