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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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Americans cannot go a day without hearing dire warnings of pending disaster and doom from pundits and policymakers. Combine that with the constant bombardment of bad news streaming at us, and it’s no wonder most of us are anxious and afraid. And why? Because safety doesn’t sell.

Russia’s Proposal for N. Korean Denuclearization

Will It Survive John Bolton?
The Trump administration is looking askance at what may be a legitimate Russian effort to break the current disarmament deadlock between the United States and North Korea. According to The Washington Post, Russia made a secret proposal to North Korea last fall to advance negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang regarding North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.

Interview w/ IAN TROTTIER on Discussions of Truth podcast

Melvin Goodman: Trump war on US governance. 42 years in US intelligence and DC. Listen Now to my recent interview in this episode of Discussions of Truth w/ IAN TROTTIER podcast.

Star Wars Revisited: One More Nightmare From Trump

Donald Trump and his “war cabinet” have struck again. In the wake of record defense spending; the creation of a Space Force that would violate the Outer Space Treaty agreed to fifty years ago; the abrogation of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty from thirty years ago; and the chaos of random decision making for use of force, the Trump administration is returning to the madness of President Ronald Reagan’s “Star Wars” idea with costly and ineffective ideas regarding missile-defense technologies.