Category: US Military

Trump’s New Era of Militarism and Mendacity

by MELVIN GOODMAN Counterpunch In April 1953, soon after the death of Joseph Stalin, President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his “cross of Iron” speech, warning against “destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.”  Eisenhower wanted to avoid the enormous domestic price thatREAD ON

Is Trump Moderating US Foreign Policy? Hardly

by CONN HALLINAN “Chaos,” “dismay,” “radically inept” — those are just a few of the recent headlines analyzing Donald Trump’s foreign policy. In truth, disorder would seem to be the strategy of the day. Picking up the morning newspaper or tuning on the national news sometimes feelsREAD ON