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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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Biden and the Washington Post Combine to Argue for War

David Ignatius, the Washington Post’s national security columnist, has been an apologist for the Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Agency for the past several decades.  In the past, he has defended the CIA’s political assassination program as well as its torture and abuse program.  He never condemned the CIA training of death squads in Central…

Is There No End to the War-Mongering of the Washington Post

In the end, Ukraine may face the reality that it needs to negotiate with a Russian foe willing to endlessly sacrifice treasure and lives on the battlefield  That point has not been reached, but the West should give Ukraine the leverage to drive the best possible bargain if the time comes.” – Washington Post editorial,…

The Need for Immediate Ceasefires in Ukraine and Gaza

If ever there were a need for immediate cease-fires, it is the wars between Russia and Ukraine and between Israel and Hamas.  The Ukrainian counter-offensive over the past six months has led to a Ukrainian advance of less than 15 miles.  The Israeli advance over the past several weeks in Gaza has been marked by…

Sino-American Relations: Breaking the Gordian Knot

This week’s meetings in San Francisco between President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping offer an unusual opportunity to calm the Cold War environment between Washington and Beijing, and to demonstrate that Biden’s national security team recognizes the importance of stabilizing Washington’s most important bilateral relationship.  The United States and China are the two…