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Terminate NATO

War and Foreign Policy

Blog03/27/2021

Since the USSR unexpectedly collapsed, NATO has been going around poking hornets' nests and finding new enemies hoping to justify its existence. It's time to shut the whole thing down. 

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Opposition Builds to the F-35 Program's Runaway Costs

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog03/23/2021

The reliability and service life of the F-35 were greatly exaggerated in earlier reports. Now the aircraft is looking like an even bigger boondoggle than before. 

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With Victoria Nuland Nomination, Biden Signals a Return to Bush-Obama-Era Foreign Policy

War and Foreign Policy

Blog03/16/2021

Nuland was an advisor to ultrainterventionist Dick Cheney and would continue the costly expansionist policies of the Bush and Obama years. 

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It's Time for the US to Withdraw from Korea

War and Foreign Policy

Blog03/11/2021

Pulling troops out of South Korea is an important step in changing the conversation on American foreign policy, which is swamped in platitudes of promoting missionary enterprises abroad and finding new bogeymen to confront. 

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Murray Rothbard on War and "Isolationism"

War and Foreign Policy

Blog03/01/2021

"The true principle of isolationism is that the government should be isolated and people who trade, interchange, and engage in voluntary travel, migration, and so forth should be allowed to peacefully do so."

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"Weapons of Mass Destruction": The Last Refuge of the Global Interventionist

War and Foreign Policy

Blog02/22/2021

The threat of “nuclear proliferation” remains one of the great catch-all reasons—the other being “humanitarian” intervention—given for why the US regime and its allies ought to be given unlimited power to invade foreign states and impose sanctions at any given time.

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The Omnipotent Power to Assassinate

War and Foreign Policy

Blog02/20/2021

How did the federal government acquire this omnipotent power? Certainly not by constitutional amendment. It acquired it by converting the federal government after World War II from a limited-government republic to a national security state.

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If America Splits Up, What Happens to the Nukes?

War and Foreign Policy

Blog02/17/2021

A divided America remains a wealthy America, and a postsecession America would be wealthy enough to retain a defensive military. Moreover, it's even cheaper to maintain an effective nuclear arsenal than to keep up a large conventional military.

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Why No State Needs Thousands of Nuclear Warheads

War and Foreign Policy

Blog02/10/2021

The claim that the US needs an immense and varied nuclear arsenal "does serve one purpose: it keeps military budgets wondrously high."

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The Burmese Mess Demonstrates the Incoherence of America's Crusades for Democracy

DemocracyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog02/08/2021

The Biden administration has threatened to intervene in Burma to defend "democracy" which really just means putting back into power a woman who is known to support ethnic cleansing. But she said nice things about "democracy," so she'll get the US's nod. 

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