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Early editor Tom Engelhardt was quoted in a 40th anniversary Pacific News Service edition newspaper about his first gig, sneaking on Travis ...
... co-founded with TomDispatch's Tom Engelhardt--called In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of US Global Power.

Speaking of the situation on the Korean peninsula, he predicted that there would be "the greatest slaughter." He later requested 34 nuclear ...
"The U.S. also topped sales of weaponry to developing nations. In these years, Washington has, in fact, peddled the products of those arms ...
Nixon's decision to abandon the draft and move to an all-volunteer force, according to Tom Engelhardt, "functionally created a legacy for the ...
"Afghanistan is not just the longest war in American history but possibly the longest opium war in anyone's history." (Photo: U.S. Army Lt. Col.

Honestly, if there's an afterlife, then the soul of Osama bin Laden, whose body was consigned to the waves by the U.S. Navy back in 2011, must ...
Note from TomDispatch editor Tom Engelhardt: If you've never read a book by Eduardo Galeano, believe me, your life has been lacking.
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By Tom Engelhardt. October 31, 2017. fb; tw; mail; Print; msg; wa; sms. Osama bin Laden speaks to reporters in Helmand province, Afghanistan, December 24, ...
Once upon a time... when the idea of this kind of man with a nuclear weapon was just unthinkable. by. Tom Engelhardt. Pin. Tweet. Share.
by Tom Engelhardt "Low-energy Jeb." "Little Marco." "Lyin' Ted." "Crooked Hillary." Give Donald Trump credit. He has a memorable way with insults. His have a ...
He is joined in conversation by author and editor Tom Engelhardt on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Lensic Performing arts Center as part of the ...
"Depending on how the politics of this country and this century play out," writes Engelhardt, "the phrase 'fiddling while Rome burns' might have ...
Members of a US color guard wait to greet Britain's Secretary of Defense, Michael Fallon, at the Pentagon on July 7, 2017 in Washington, DC.
It was bloody and brutal, a true generational struggle, but give them credit. In the end, they won when so many lost. James Comey was axed.
In some closet, I still have toy soldiers from my 1950s childhood. They played a crucial role in an all-American world of good guys and bad guys ...

By Tom Engelhardt on 08/09/2017 • Leave a Comment. In Washington, whatever the Constitution may say about civilian control of the military, the generals - at ...
President-elect Donald Trump shakes hands with retired US Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis after their meeting at Trump International Golf ...
If you happen to be a dystopian novelist, as TomDispatch regular John Feffer is, then you're in business these days. Back in 2015, when ...
BY Tom Engelhardt | September 9, 2016. Trump's determination not to do nation building differs little from the actual US policy of the past 16 ...
By Tom Engelhardt / TomDispatch. August 17, 2017, 7:30 AM GMT. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to Google+ Share to ...
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the ...
You may have sensed it for a while. A significant group of American voters certainly did, since they elected a declinist president in 2016.
In his latest mini-essay introduction at TomDispatch.com, Tom Engelhardt notes how "collateral damage" has become a central and defining ...
You would barely know it, living in this country, but the essence of modern warfare is what our military tends to call "collateral damage": the ...
Smoke rises from a coalition airstrike on an Islamic State position, on the front line on the western side of Raqqa, northeast Syria, July 17, 2017.
In May 2012, TomDispatch featured a piece by Chris Hellman and Mattea Kramer, both then analysts at the National Priorities Project, ...
After dozens of civilians were killed by a US airstrike in Syria, a "Pray for…" hashtag was started to show solidarity with ordinary people whose ...
Donald Trump and John Kelly attend the Coast Guard Academy commencement ceremonies, May 17, 2017. (Reuters / Kevin Lamarque).
by Tom Engelhardt. Let me try to get this straight: from the moment the Soviet Union imploded in 1991 until recently just about every politician ...
By Tom Engelhardt. You remember. It was supposed to be twenty-first-century war, American-style: precise beyond imagining; smart bombs; ...
Related Stories. The Art of the Trumpaclysm: How the US Invaded, Occupied and Remade Itself. By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch | Op-Ed.
It's true that, last week, few in Congress cared to discuss, no less memorialize, the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.
If you want to know where President Donald Trump came from, if you want to trace the long winding road (or escalator) that brought him to the Oval Office, don't look to reality TV or twitter or even the rise of the alt-right.
U.S. Marines are, for the first time, deploying to Syria (with more to come). There's talk of an "enduring" U.S. military presence in Iraq, while additional U.S.
Is Donald Trump going to be yet another American war president? Come to think of it, is there any other kind? This is no accident.
by. Tom Engelhardt · 15 Comments. 'In the end, a victory-less permanent war across the Greater Middle East did indeed come home,' writes Engelhardt.
Check out the newest Dispatch Book, John Feffer's dystopian novel Splinterlands, as well as Nick Turse's Next Time They'll Come to Count the Dead, and Tom Engelhardt's latest book, Shadow government: surveillance, secret wars, and a Global Security ...
Strangely (at least to the young Tom Engelhardt), he rarely talked, no less bragged or told stories of any sort, about "his" war, the one I knew so well onscreen.
Strangely (at least to the young Tom Engelhardt), he rarely talked, no less bragged or told stories of any sort, about "his" war, the one I knew so well onscreen.
Every now and then, I think back to the millions of people who turned out in this country and across the globe in early 2003 to protest the coming invasion of Iraq.
Check out the newest Dispatch Book, John Feffer's dystopian novel Splinterlands, as well as Nick Turse's Next Time They'll Come to Count the Dead, and Tom Engelhardt's latest book, Shadow government: surveillance, secret wars, and a Global Security ...
Let's think about the logic of it all for a moment. The 2016 Pentagon budget came in at just over $600 billion and that royal sum, larger than the combined military investments of the next seven countries, was hardly the full measure of the money U.S ...
It's been epic! A cast of thousands! (Hundreds? Tens?) A spectacular production that, five weeks after opening on every screen of any sort in America (and possibly the world), shows no sign of ending.
If you had asked Americans about Afghanistan before 1979, it's a reasonable bet that most of us wouldn't have known much about that country or even been able to locate it on a map.
We were living in a 1 percent society long before we elected a billionaire for president. By Tom Engelhardt. Yesterday 2:24 pm.
Tom Engelhardt. 0. Tweet. 0. Share. 1. Share. 0. Share. 1. Pin. 0. Mail. 0. Share. 9 Comments. The reality of President Donald Trump "should serve as a reminder of just how radical the 15 years after 9/11 actually were in shaping American life ...
In previous eras, analyst Tom Engelhardt points out,. presidents either stayed above the assassination fray or practiced a kind of plausible deniability about the acts.
The members of what TomDispatch regular Andrew Bacevich, author of America's war for the Greater Middle East, calls "the Church of America the Redeemer" are in some disarray these days and in quite an uproar over the new Pope and his aberrant set of ...


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