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Big city war: NATO seeks concepts for waging urban conflict
NATO is asking outside contractors to pitch concepts on military operations in urban areas, admitting that the bloc’s forces are still unprepared for waging wars in big cities, including those lying c...
Defining an American State of War: Nine War Words That Define Our World
Engelhardt, tom
Nine common terms associated with our present wars that probably don't mean what you think they mean.
The End of (Military) History?
Bacevich, Andrew J.; Engelhardt, Tom
If any overarching conclusion emerges from the Afghan and Iraq Wars (and from their Israeli equivalents), it's this: victory is a chimera. Counting on today's enemy to yield in the face of superior f...
The Great Class War: 1914-1918
Pauwels, Jacques R.
In this critical, revisionist account, historian Jacques Pauwels shows how the First World War was rooted in class strife that begin with the French Revolution in 1789 and continued long past the war ...
The Lessons of Lebanon: Against The Current vol. 124
Avnery, Uri
So what has happened to the Israeli army? This question is now being raised not only around the world, but also in Israel itself. Clearly, there is a huge gap between the army's boastful arrogance, on...
Military Ethics in Society
Swift, Richard
This paper is part of a kit on "militarism" which is to be published soon by Project Ploughshares. It begins by outlining the traditional role of the military, namely, that of defending society agains...
The Militia and Militarism
Luxemburg, Rosa
In militarism, the power and rule of both the capitalist state and the bourgeois class are crystallized; just as Social Democracy is the only party which opposes them in principle, so too, inversely, ...
The Myth of Precision-Guided Coercion: From Serbia to Libya
Spinney, Franklin C.
The weapons makers love the marriage of high-cost precision weapons to coercive diplomacy, because it generates an astronomical need for a never ending flow of money into their financial coffers with ...
Our exclusive right to self-defense: Rattling the Cage
Derfner, Larry
This is the Israeli notion of a fair deal: We're entitled to do whatever the hell we want to the Palestinians because, by definition, whatever we do to them is self-defense. They, however, are not ent...
The Real Terror Network: Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda
Herman, Edward S.
Herman sets out to show that the U.S. ignores or sponsors terror by authoritarian states that are allied with U.S. interests.
Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War, and US Political Culture
Chomsky, Noam
Chomsky analyzes the Kennedy Administration's policy on the Vietnam War and compares the US Administrations of Presidents Kennedy and Reagan.
U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time: Sources News Release
U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time. According to 1956 Plan, H-Bombs were to be Used Against Priority 'Air Power' Targets in the Soviet Union, China, and Eastern Europe. Maj...
The Urge to Surge: War is a Drug
Englehardt, Tom
Englehardt describes the effects of the US surge addiction with the military issue as an example.
US Military Globalization: Interlocking Spheres of Influence
Pollack, Norman
Americans are implicated in deceit and denial, purchasing their comforts and self-righteousness at the expense of the collective human privation their military and paramilitary forces, their CIA opera...
War, Peace and the Media
Zwicker, Barrie
Zwicker argues that press coverage of the USSR is "profoundly uninformative, a journalistic yawn that is helping us sleepwalk toward the biggest slumber of all time: nuclear war."

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Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 15, 2016
Lurching to War
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
The risk of nuclear war is as great now as it was at the height of the Cold War. From the time the Warsaw Pact dissolved itself and the Soviet Union collapsed, the United States has single-mindedly pu...
SAC Nuclear Planning for 1959
U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time
Burr, William
The SAC [Strategic Air Command] Atomic Weapons Requirements Study for 1959, produced in June 1956, published December 22, 2015. According to the Plan, H-Bombs were to be used against priority "Air Pow...