Tom Engelhardt

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How to Forget on Memorial Day

This article, written before Memorial Day weekend, discusses the U.S. government's efforts to hide the realities of the Afghanistan war from the greater American public.

The Afghan Syndrome

For several decades following the Vietnam War U.S. leaders were obsessed with viewing military campaigns through the Vietnam prism, however, the war in Afghanistan indicates that the Obama Administration did not learn the correct lessons from Vietnam and our government no longer views U.S. foreign policy from the perspective of the Vietnam syndrome anymore.

American Poverty, 50 Years Later

Poverty is not, after all, a cultural aberration or a character flaw. Poverty is a shortage of money.

Remotely Piloted War

How Drone War Became The American Way of Life

Offshore Everywhere

How Drones, Special Operations Forces, and the U.S. Navy Plan to End National Sovereignty As We Know It

Is the National Security Complex Too Big to Fail?

The Complex is forever (at least as its managers see it). Despite modest rumblings in Washington about the Pentagon and intelligence budgets and the deficit, it"s not just considered too big to fail, but generally too big to question, and too deeply embedded to think much about.
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