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Archives: Militarization

America’s Special Ops Perpetual World War

Nick Turse | ( Tomdispatch.com ) | - - The tabs on their shoulders read “Special Forces,” “Ranger,” “Airborne.” And soon their guidon -- the “colors” of Company B, 3rd Battalion of…

How our Standing Wars are Warping Us

Tom Engelhardt | ( Tomdispatch.com) | - - On successive days recently, I saw two museum shows that caught something of a lost American world and seemed eerily relevant in the Age…
Top 5 Hypocrisies of Trump Friday

Top 5 Hypocrisies of Trump Friday

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - On Friday, Trump was making news again, after having appeared to be subdued (or muzzled?) by his staff midweek. But he addressed the…

From Ugly American to American Bully

By William J. Astore | ( Tomdispatch.com ) | - - I came of age during America's Cold War with the Soviet Union, witnessing its denouement while serving in the U.S. military.…