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A Beginner’s Guide to ‘The Blob’–and the American Way of War

A Beginner’s Guide to ‘The Blob’–and the American Way of War

Why has American been at war for the entire 21st century? What accounts for the reality of “endless wars,” a phrase that even President Biden used to justify U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan? One obvious answer is that the Washington foreign policymaking class–a community now known as “the Blob” to critics–favors military interventions and rejects non-military...

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Top Candidates for National Security Employees:  Sanders and Buttigieg

Top Candidates for National Security Employees:  Sanders and Buttigieg

This surprising finding comes from Foreign Policy’s C.K. Hickey. Foreign Policy examined how much money was donated to campaign committees from employees of the State Department, the military, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Justice Department, drawing on data from the Center for Responsive Politics. When combining contribution amounts together, Sanders is the biggest...

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Ex-Marine Seth Moulton Focuses on National Security

Ex-Marine Seth Moulton Focuses on National Security

On the Campaign Trail: Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachussetts is an ex-Marine, one of three military veterans in the 2020 Democratic race. If he runs (he says he’s in “exploratory” mode until May), military service and national security issues will be central to his candidacy. Moulton is a self-described moderate. His abortive challenge to House...

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Bernie Sanders: End Disastrous Wars

Bernie Sanders: End Disastrous Wars

On The Campaign Trail: The gruff socialist from Vermont is the quintessential Washington outsider a radical reformer. Along with his foreign policy adviser Matt Duss, he says the 2020 election is an opportunity to “reconceptualize” the global order. In his 2016 bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sanders avoided issues of war and peace. Now...

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