In an imaginary graduation speech to the U.S. Air Force Academy, graduate William J. Astore introduces cadets to the real history of U.S. air power.
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Five Reasons for Washington’s War Addiction
When the Soviet Union collapsed, the U.S. military-industrial complex recognized a giant business opportunity, writes William J. Astore.
7 Unasked Questions About US Military Spending
Truly critical issues involving hundreds of billions, if not trillions, of U.S. taxpayer dollars go largely uncovered, writes William J. Astore.
The Pentagon as Pentagod
America’s true god is a deity of wrath, whose most militant disciples employ murderous violence across the globe, writes William J. Astore
Reinventing the US Military for Real National Defense
Collectively, Americans need to imagine a world in which they are no longer the foremost merchants of death, writes William J. Astore, as the arsenal of democracy became the arsenal of empire.
Pentagon Could Use Some Cancel Culture
William J. Astore provides a tour of some major weapons systems that should be on the scrap heap, and a rare case of one that finally is.
Americans Are All Prisoners of War
William J. Astore says that in America’s collective stockade of the mind, activism for peace is an aberration, while acceptance of the war state is second nature.
On War, Trump Has Largely Been an Appeaser
William J. Astore says the president isn’t ending these wars. He’s merely reducing the number of boots on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A Typical Democratic Official on the Pentagon & War–as DOD Confirms Iraq, Afghanistan Withdrawal
William J. Astore takes on Jeh Johnson’s opposition to any haste in bringing troops home from the nearly two-decade-long war in Afghanistan, before Pentagon confirmed Wednesday Iraq and Afghan withdrawals.
ELECTION 2020: Reclaiming American Idealism
As he lived through the nightmare of the election campaign just past, William J. Astore dreamed of an entirely different country. Anything but this one.