The U.S. still has more than 100 military bases and installations across Japan, exacting a heavy toll on both the Japanese and U.S. people and increasing the dangers of war. In Korea, activists have engaged in hunger strikes and been jailed for opposing construction of the new Jeju naval base.
Media caution and skepticism are in short supply.
For now at least, the United States of America rules the Earth militarily.
Humanitarian intervention in Libya and elsewhere has led to an intensification of human rights violations, the erosion of the UN’s authority, and the expansion of the reach of great powers.
Jim Webb would make a great Secretary of Defense.
What’s a war crime and what’s not depends on who wins, who controls the International Criminal Court, and who controls the press.
Nowadays decisions on war can quickly become back page stuff.
We may have Killed the 9-11 mastermind, but the Global War on Terror is still quite alive.
We have, once again, played right into Osama bin Laden’s hands.
Mythologizing and romanticizing World War II ignores its complex legacy.
The American Enterprise Institute’s Michael Rubin writes that “Right Web is among the worst Google manipulators in the political realm.”
Do you really think that hundreds of thousands of men and women can return from repeated blood-curdling scenes of death and suffering without mental damage?
Puppet Underground and IPS expert, Sanho Tree, will give a report back from their trip to Chihuahua, Mexico this past December, where they partnered with several community groups doing music and puppetry workshops. The trip culminated in a Fandango on the border between Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, TX on December 11th.
Let’s invest in diplomacy again by expanding the Peace Corps and making it more inclusive.
When George W. Bush left the White House, the rest of the world breathed a sigh of relief.