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America’s Defense Budget Is Bigger Than You Think

By William D. Hartung Mises Institute May 14, 2019   America’s Defense Budget Is Bigger Than You Think   In its latest budget request, the Trump administration is asking for a near-record $750 billion for the Pentagon and related defense activities, an astonishing figure by any measure. If passed by Congress, it will, in fact, be one of […]

America's Defense Budget Is Bigger Than You Think

The Draft Should be Abolished for Everyone — Not Just Women

The Draft Should be Abolished for Everyone — Not Just Women

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute February 26, 2019   The Draft Should be Abolished for Everyone — Not Just Women   On Friday, Federal Judge Gary Miller declared the federal government’s policy of male-only conscription to be unconstitutional.  Miller ruled that past prohibitions on women in combat may have legally  justified the all-male policy, but since […]


President Starts a War? Congress Yawns. Threatens to End One? Condemnation!

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute February 11, 2019   President Starts a War? Congress Yawns. Threatens to End One? Condemnation!   Last week’s bipartisan Senate vote to rebuke President Trump for his decision to remove troops from Syria and Afghanistan unfortunately tells us a lot about what is wrong with Washington, DC. While the two […]

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DARPA Seeks FAA Approval For Military Drones Over American Cities By 2030 – At The Latest

Has The Era Of Autonomous Warfare Finally Arrived?

By Nicholas West Activist Post September 21, 2018   Has The Era Of Autonomous Warfare Finally Arrived?     The global arms race for the latest weapons of war is a naturally escalating cycle of countries pursuing ways to dominate the battlefield of the future. Increasingly, that battlefield is a matrix of soldiers with traditional weapons, robots, drones […]


Tensions Continue Rising Between Russia and The U.S. In Syria

By Aaron Kesel Activist Post September 12, 2018   Tensions Continue Rising Between Russia and The U.S. In Syria     Tensions between the U.S. and Russia are heating up in Syria. Russia is now accusing the U.S. of using phosphorus bombs, a claim the Pentagon has denied, while the U.S. is planning for potential conflict with […]

Tensions Continue Rising Between Russia and The U.S. In Syria

A Large, Expensive US Air Force Base in Africa

A Large, Expensive US Air Force Base in Africa

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute August 23, 2018   A Large, Expensive US Air Force Base in Africa     In July of 2016, Nick Turse wrote at The Intercept about “1,700 Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets, and other military personnel” who were then “carrying out 78 distinct ‘mission sets’ in more than 20 nations” across Africa. […]


War Abroad, War at Home

By Jeff Deist Mises Institute August 22, 2018   War Abroad, War at Home   Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, speaking at a Ron Paul Institute conference this past weekend, predicted US troops would remain in Afghanistan another 50 years — just as they have in Germany and Korea. He also termed the ongoing US-backed campaign in Yemen the “most brutal […]

War Abroad, War at Home

Thousands Of Scientists Sign Pledge Against Developing Lethal A.I.

Thousands Of Scientists Sign Pledge Against Developing Lethal A.I.

By Aaron Kesel Activist Post July 20, 2018   Thousands Of Scientists Sign Pledge Against Developing Lethal A.I.     Thousands of leading scientists have urged their colleagues against helping governments create killer robots, making the movie The Terminator a reality. 2,400 scientists have pledged to block the development of lethal weaponry using Artificial Intelligence, The Guardian reported.   In […]


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Neocons Are Back With a Big War Budget and Big War Plans

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute March 26, 2018   Neocons Are Back With a Big War Budget and Big War Plans   On Friday, President Trump signed the omnibus spending bill for 2018. The $1.3 trillion bill was so monstrous that it would have made the biggest spender in the Obama Administration blush. The image […]


Africa is the Next Major Battleground for the Neoconservative War Machine

By Steven MacMillan Activist Post March 9, 2018   is the Next Major Battleground for the Neoconservative War Machine     Africa is set to become a major theatre of war in the near future, as the scale of US military involvement will continue to increase on the resource-rich continent. In October of last year, the […]

Africa is the Next Major Battleground for the Neoconservative War Machine

How the Pentagon Devours the Budget

How the Pentagon Devours the Budget

By William D. Hartung Mises Institute March 6, 2018   How the Pentagon Devours the Budget   Though the Pentagon’s budget was already through the roof, it will get an extra $165 billion over the next two years, thanks to the congressional budget deal reached earlier this month. To put that figure in context, it […]