Tomgram: Hartung and Smithberger, The Pandemic of Pentagon Spending

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Consider the second paragraph of the lead story in the November 20th New York Times:

“The leaders of Western Europe have called Mr. Biden, as has the president of the world’s rising superpower, Xi Jinping of China. PayPal’s chief executive extended his ‘warmest congratulations to President-Elect Joe Biden, who will become the 46th president of the U.S.A.’ The Boeing read more

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, Yes, It’s Time to Come Home

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There’s a history still to be written of how key officials in the Trump administration and the Pentagon stiffed the commander-in-chief when it came to America’s forever wars. How, for instance, did the generals with whom Donald Trump initially surrounded himself convince the man who had, in part, won the presidency by campaigning read more

Tomgram: Nick Turse, You Can’t Go Home Again

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Let’s face it, Election 2020, that wild ride to hell and back, took up every inch of space on the media landscape, vote by vote, one outrageous moment after the next, one edge-of-the-seat state count after another. In these last weeks, if you happened to be anywhere in the United States, it wouldn’t have been hard to believe that there was no world out there, nothing but read more