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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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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Body Politic

As the international community is consumed by the impact of Covid-19, there are signs of the impact of the pandemic on the body politic. There is change throughout the international community, particularly the decline of the influence and power of the United States; the fragmentation of the European Community; the weakening of the transatlantic system; the increased influence of China; and the dire impact on Third World countries and their refugee problems. At home, the Trump administration’s “destruction of the administrative state” has made the battle against the virus far more difficult.

Interview with Ian Masters

Not only has Trump fired the IG of the IC Michael Atkinson and trashed him in public, he also fired the captain of the aircraft carrier the Theodore Roosevelt for expressing concerns about a coronavirus outbreak aboard his ship. But more insidious is the move to bottle up embarrassing revelations of willful ignorance and serial incompetence by placing Grenell in as the head of the Directorate of National Intelligence with Devin Nunes’s protege Patel as his deputy. We will also discuss the warnings by the recently-fired Michael Atkinson issued in his heartfelt statement on Sunday urging potential whistleblowers inside the government that the American people are …”counting on you to use the authorized channels to bravely speak up – there is no disgrace in doing so. Please do not allow recent events to silence your voices”.

BBC World News Interview 10 PM TONIGHT

BBC World News would like to discuss the implications of the COVID-19 outbreak for the US military and any resulting implications for global geopolitics

The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen – 7 pm Tonight

I was Interviewed by Arnie Arnesen on April 1st for air on April 2nd, 2020 – streaming live at wnhnfm.org at noon and 7pm EST (M-F). Discussing “The Coronavirus and the Urgent Need to Redefine National Security” article I wrote on counterpunch.com.