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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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Sen. Bennet Wants Real Support for Troops

Sen. Bennet Wants Real Support for Troops

On the Campaign Trail: On Military Spending: Bennet has tallied up the costs of tax cuts and interventions in the Middle East since 2001. “That’s $12 or $13 trillion that we might as well have lit on fire,” the Colorado Senator said to Rick Newman during a recent interview for Yahoo Finance’s Meet the Candidate series....

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The National Security Status Quo Is Dying of Unpopularity

The National Security Status Quo Is Dying of Unpopularity

In Time, Ian Bremmer makes a key point about the 2020 presidential election. The U.S. policymaking elite (“the blob”) and its militarized interventionist foreign policy is threatened by popular rejection. According to a recent poll, substantial majorities of both Democrats and Republicans want to put the era of Endless War behind us. No matter what party they...

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