Obama Simul-Opts and Simul-Speaks

By Saul Landau “Why can’t we “get some of the people in these downtrodden countries to like us instead of hating us.” President Dwight Eisenhower, March 1953 (NY Times, August 10, 2003) Does Washington possess a consistent set of foreign policy principles? Presidents make war – without after 1941 ??  having Congress declare it as per […]

Obama’s Nuclear Policy, the Military-Industrial Complex and Finance Capital

In 1962 I was a high school student in New York City when the Cuban Missile Crisis happened. I used to wake up every morning wondering if this was to be my last day. One day at the height of that crisis, I was sitting in my English Literature class when an ambulance went by […]

CENSORED IN 1992: WORLD'S LEADING MERCHANT OF DEATH

CENSORED IN 1992: THE WORLD’S LEADING MERCHANT OF DEATH In the 1980’s, global arms spending rocketed to nearly $1 trillion annually — or, about $2 million a minute. The two leading arms merchants were the United States and the former Soviet Union. Now the Soviet Union is gone, but its place has been taken by […]