american foreign policy

American Foreign Policy Oxymorons

Ideas form words, and action follows from ideas. When war is falsely called “defensive” or “humanitarian,” the words provide a vehicle for the public at large to silently (or openly) condone violent, immoral action against other humans.

Guest Blog: Repeal the AUMF

The Authorization for Use of Military Force was signed in September 2001 as a response to the 9/11 attack. Unfortunately, the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and the AUMF has morphed into a no-holds-barred sanction for military action anytime, anywhere, any place. Justin Pavoni writes an excellent article on the folly and far-reaching…

Book Review: “Dirty Wars” by Jeremy Scahill

For those of you interested in US foreign policy, Scahill’s book is a must read.  He examines the nature of our military and paramilitary operations overseas, with an emphasis on JSOC (Joint Special Operations Command) and three-letter agencies.  As a former special operations pilot, I have personal knowledge of some of the events he writes…