military


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 […]

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Africa is the Next Major Battleground for the Neoconservative War Machine

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 […]


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 […]

How the Pentagon Devours the Budget

Reps. Barbara Lee and Justin Amash Lay Out a Case for Terminating the 2001 AUMF

Reps. Barbara Lee and Justin Amash Lay Out a Case for Terminating the 2001 AUMF

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute March 2, 2018   Reps. Barbara Lee and Justin Amash Lay Out a Case for Terminating the 2001 AUMF     In the days following the 9/11 attacks, Congress passed into law a 60-word sentence that set the stage for perpetual war. This 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force […]


Strike Two: US Again Launches ‘Defense’ Attack on Russian and Syrian Forces in Syria

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute February 14, 2018   Strike Two: US Again Launches ‘Defense’ Attack on Russian and Syrian Forces in Syria     For the second time in a week, US military forces occupying northeast Syria have attacked Syrian government forces, blowing up a Russian-made T-72 battle tank on Saturday. According to a statement made today […]

Strike Two: US Again Launches 'Defense' Attack on Russian and Syrian Forces in Syria

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I Love a Parade!

By Karen Kwiatkowski LewRockwell.com February 8, 2018   I Love a Parade!     President Trump has called on the Pentagon to provide a military parade on the 4th of July in Washington! I find no fault in this presidential request, and I hope it becomes a recurring event. Naturally, the brass disagrees.  They say things […]


The Neglected Costs of the Warfare State: An Austrian Tribute to Seymour Melman

By Thomas E. Woods, Jr. Mises Institute January 12, 2018   The Neglected Costs of the Warfare State: An Austrian Tribute to Seymour Melman   Libertarians often point to “What Is Seen and What Is Not Seen,” a famous essay in which economist Frédéric Bastiat (1801–1850) makes perhaps the most important, if easily neglected, point […]

The Neglected Costs of the Warfare State: An Austrian Tribute to Seymour Melman

The US Constitution Was Never Necessary for Military Defense

The US Constitution Was Never Necessary for Military Defense

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute December 8, 2017   The US Constitution Was Never Necessary for Military Defense   Before the US Constitution of 1787 was ratified, its proponents have claimed a centralized and powerful American state was necessary for the purposes of military defense. But, as the Anti-Federalists of the time pointed out, the older constitution (known […]


Pentagon starting first-ever financial audit

By Against Crony Capitalism December 8, 2017   Pentagon starting first-ever financial audit     This audit is headed by Grover Norquist’s brother. So there is a glimmer, a sliver, of hope that some good might actually be done here. We’ll see. Talk about a colossal undertaking.   (From The Hill)   Department of Defense (DOD) […]

Pentagon starting first-ever financial audit

The US and the Global Artificial Intelligence Arms Race

The US and the Global Artificial Intelligence Arms Race

By Ulson Gunnar New Eastern Outlook December 5, 2017   The US and the Global Artificial Intelligence Arms Race     Artificial intelligence (AI) is already widely used by tech firms worldwide for everything from search engines to social media. It is also increasingly being developed for other applications including monitoring systems and decision making. Experimental platforms […]


There is Nothing Patriotic or Conservative About Our Bloated Defense Budget

By John J. Duncan, Jr. Ron Paul Institute November 17, 2017   There is Nothing Patriotic or Conservative About Our Bloated Defense Budget     Several times over my 29 years in Congress I have wondered whether there are any fiscal conservatives at the Pentagon. It seems that the Defense Department is just like every other […]

There is Nothing Patriotic or Conservative About Our Bloated Defense Budget