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Tomgram: Engelhardt, Don't Blame It All on Donald Trump

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Tomgram: William Astore, America's Post-Democratic Military

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Tomgram: Adam Hochschild, A Corporation Goes to War

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Tomgram: Gregory Foster, A Case for Demilitarizing the Military

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Tomgram: Engelhardt, Done In by the American Way of War

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Been There, Done That 
The American Way of War as a Do-Over 
By Tom Engelhardt

Tomgram: Mattea Kramer, The Grief of Others and the Boasts of Candidates

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Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, Donald Trump and the Remaking of America

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Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Disappointments of War in a World of Unintended Consequences

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[Note for TomDispatch Readers: I'm on the road for a few days, and will be slow indeed to answer mail or requests of any kind. So be patient. There will be no Sunday post. The next TD piece will appear on Super Tuesday, March 1. Tom]

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Murderous Police in the City of Love

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Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, Washington's Twenty-First-Century Opium Wars

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In October 2001, the U.S. launched its invasion of Afghanistan largely through proxy Afghan fighters with the help of Special Operations forces, American air power, and CIA dollars. The results were swift and stunning. The Taliban was whipped, a new government headed by Hamid Karzai soon installed in Kabul, and the country declared "liberated."

Tomgram: William Astore, Spoiling The Pentagon

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Here's my little joke of the month: How do you spell Pentagon? M-O-R-E.

Tomgram: Engelhardt, "The Finest Fighting Force in the History of the World"

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Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda 
The U.S. Military Bombs in the Twenty-First Century 
By Tom Engelhardt

Tomgram: Ira Chernus, The Peace Movement's War Story

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Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, How to Avert Real Change in Election 2016

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Tomgram: Engelhardt, Tomorrow's News Today

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Tomgram: Nick Turse, How to Succeed at Failing, Pentagon-Style

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Tomgram: Bill McKibben, The Real Zombie Apocalypse

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Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, How to Resolve the ISIS Crisis

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Tomgram: David Vine, Enduring Bases, Enduring War in the Middle East

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Tomgram: Rick Shenkman, How We Learned to Stop Worrying About People and Love the Bombing

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Torturers, rapists, murderers: for more than a decade as I researched my history of the Vietnam War, Kill Anything That Moves, I spent a good deal of time talking to them, thinking about them, reading about them, writing about them. They all had much in common. At a relatively young age, these men had traveled thousands of miles to kill people they didn't know on the say-so of men they didn't know, and for a mere pittance -- all of it done in the name of America.

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, American War Crimes, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

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Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Fate of Our Earth

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It’s time to panic!

Tomgram: Frida Berrigan, "Are They Going to Kill Me?"

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Fear? Tell me about it. Unfortunately, I’m so old that I’m not sure I really remember what I felt when, along with millions of other schoolchildren of the 1950s, I ducked and covered like Bert the Turtle, huddling under my desk while sirens howled outside the classroom window. We were, of course, being prepared to protect ourselves from the nuclear obliteration of New York City. But let me tell you, I do remember those desks and they did not exactly instill a sense of confidence in a child.

Tomgram: Matthew Harwood, Welcome to Cop Land

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Tomgram: Nick Turse, A Shadow War and an American Drone Unit Under Wraps

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Tomgram: Engelhardt, World Without Context

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Sometimes what matters most takes up every inch of space in the room and somehow we still don't see it. That's how I feel about our present media moment.

Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, Who Will Fight the Islamic State?

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