Trump’s COVID infection shows why it’s time to retire the nuclear football

By Tom Z. Collina President John Kennedy took powerful pain medications. President Richard Nixon was a heavy drinker. President Ronald Reagan had dementia. And now President Donald Trump has the coronavirus. These conditions can significantly impair one’s ability to think clearly. And yet, as president, each had—or, in Trump’s case, still has–the unilateral authority to launch US nuclear weapons within

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Forget China, America is the biggest warmonger by far

by David Dodwell Since 2001, the US ‘war on terror’ has killed, injured and displaced millions across 24 countries, while America’s defence spending is nearly 40 per cent of the global total. In contrast, China has waged one foreign war in the past 50 years US President Donald Trump rallies the troops during a surprise Thanksgiving visit at Bagram

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Global Expansion of NATO Is Not in Germany’s Interest!

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche This article first appeared in the German-language weekly newspaper Neue Solidarität. It was translated by the EIR staff. June 19—After weeks of rumors, President Trump made it official: The U.S. government plans to withdraw 9,500 U.S. troops from Ger-many and limit the total number of troops stationed here in Germany to 25,000. In addition to numerous expressions

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Judgment Day for the National Security State

The Coronavirus and the Real Threats to American Safety and Freedom By Andrew Bacevich Americans are facing “A Spring Unlike Any Before.” So warned a front-page headline in the March 13th New York Times. That headline, however hyperbolic, was all too apt. The coming of spring has always promised relief from the discomforts of winter. Yet, far too often, it also

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The Real Cover-Up

Putting Donald Trump’s Impeachment in Context By Andrew J. Bacevich There is blood in the water and frenzied sharks are closing in for the kill. Or so they think. From the time of Donald Trump’s election, American elites have hungered for this moment. At long last, they have the 45th president of the United States cornered. In typically ham-handed fashion,

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Michael Hudson: De-Dollarizing the American Financial Empire

Yves here. Another meaty Michael Hudson interview on Guns and Butter. However, I have to vehemently disagree with the claim made by Bonnie Faulkner at the top of the discussion. No one holds guns to other countries’ heads to make them hold dollars. The reason the dollar is the reserve currency is the US is willing to export jobs via

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