by William Astore
The Pentagon's shift away from planning for asymmetrical warfare toward "near-peer" conventional conflict is reviving the defense contracting gravy train for big-ticket weapons systems, with a revival of Cold War nuclear danger as a side effect.
by Richard H. Kohn
President-Elect Biden has allowed too much speculation about his choices for Secretary of Defense and unwisely floated the name of a retired Army general for the job. He needs to make a quick commitment to a nominee whose national defense experience comes from the civil, not the military, arena.
SOURCE: The Nation
by Nick Turse
The Department of Defense has trained more than a hundred foreign militaries that went on to stage coups in their home countries.