Weve All Pretended About Taiwan for 72 Years. It May Not Work Any Longer.

he situation is genuinely ominous, especially since there has never been a direct confrontation between the U.S. and another nuclear-armed power.


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After Afghanistan Disaster, the Pentagon Is on Track to Get Even More Money

Peter Maass

The defeat in Afghanistan offers a chance to rethink America’s war machine, but Congress is on the verge of raising military spending to $740 billion.

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