Trump's Troop Ban Is Part of a Long, Dark History of Accusing Trans People of Threatening National Stability
by Julio Capó, Jr.
People gendered differently from what was assigned to them at birth have served in the American military since at least the 18th century.
by Gregory A. Daddis
Donald Trump’s just the latest president to make us fearful.
by Jonathan Zimmerman
Trump is trying to protect himself, not America.
SOURCE: AHA Today
by Sam Lebovic
Amid the recent hubbub about leaks and whistleblowers and Hillary Clinton’s rogue server, it has been easy to forget what a state secret actually is.
by Andrew J. Bacevich
SOURCE: Huffington Post
by Ivan Eland
If Obama wants a lasting legacy in foreign policy, he should be the first president in the post-Cold War era to create a coherent and sustainable national security strategy that deals with the current limited real threats to U.S. security and hedges against the future rising of China.
by Tom Engelhardt
Welcome to the National Security State of 2015
SOURCE: US News and World Report
President Obama seems more committed to protecting national security than promoting civil liberties and privacy rights, which puts him firmly in the tradition of most of his predecessors, says presidential historian Robert Dallek."It's not surprising," Dallek tells me. "This is what presidents do."Dallek says one reason is that there are "real national security concerns" that preoccupy every commander in chief. In Obama's case, they include fear of a repetition of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the Boston Marathon bombings....
SOURCE: Foreign Policy
Aaron David Miller is vice president for new initiatives and a distinguished scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. His forthcoming book is titled Can America Have Another Great President?. "Reality Check," his column for ForeignPolicy.com, runs weekly.Do Americans have a worldview? And is there a central organizing principle that explains it? To frame the question in Tolkienesque terms: Might there be one explanation that rules them all?I think there is.Sigmund Freud argued that in the human enterprise, anatomy is destiny. In the affairs of nations, geography -- what it wills, demands, and bestows -- is destiny too.It can't explain everything, to be sure. Britain and Japan are both island nations. That might explain their reliance on naval power and even their imperial aspirations. But what accounts for their fundamentally different histories? Other factors are clearly at play, including culture, religion, and what nature bestows or denies in resources. Fortune, along with the random circumstances it brings, pushes them in different directions.
by Bradley Craig
The debt ceiling initially allowed Congress to get around the fiscal uncertainty of paying for war.
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