Steven Aftergood: Domestic Role of US Military

Steven Aftergood

Steven Aftergood

The Domestic Role of the American Military

A rich and thoughtful account of how the U.S. military has protected, supported, clashed with and occasionally undermined constitutional government in this country is presented in the new book “Soldiers on the Home Front: The Domestic Role of the American Military” by William C. Banks and Stephen Dycus (Harvard University Press, 2016). The authors, who are law professors, trace the role of the military back to its constitutional roots, which are not as precisely defined as they might have been. The Framers of the Constitution “knew that troops would sometimes be needed to help enforce the civilian laws. They just neglected to tell us precisely when.” Read more.

 

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Jan 7

Review: Prescription for a World Crisis. Global Outlook, Issue 13 Annual 2009, False Flag Operations, How Wars Are Started By False Flag Operations. (Global Outlook)

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Fred Burks

5 Star Mind-Expanding Modern Equivalent of Whole Earth Catalog or Anarchists Cookbook

I consider this the New Age counterpart to the first Whole Earth Catalog, a non-violent alternative to the Ararchist Cookbook.

As with most publications where passion is paramount, I retain a reserve of caution on perhaps 20% of the content, but the other 80% is not only truthful content, it is truthful content not available from any government or media source that has been artfully and intelligently integrated from a vast array of non-fiction sources.

This volume has seven parts and a resource guide, the parts focusing on the invisible government; historic patterns of deception, why 9/11 was a false flag operation; why so many cannot see through the official lies; Swine Flue Vaccinations and Internet Censorship (or Shut-Down as potential operations); other strategies of the invisible government; and a guide to surviving the global crisis.

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Nov 21

Review (Guest): The Global Village Myth (Grand Strategy)

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The Global Village Myth: Distance, War, and the Limits of Power

By Patrick Porter Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2015

Reviewed by Steven Metz, Director of Research at the US Army War College

The Global Village Myth is short, tightly-argued body blow to contemporary American security policy. In it Patrick Porter takes on an important but often overlooked aspect of strategy-physical distance- and critiques the popular notion that technology has diminished its importance or even rendered it irrelevant. This is a seemingly simple idea with big implications.

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Nov 3

Worth a Look: National Security & Double Government

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Michael J. Glennon

Why has U.S. security policy scarcely changed from the Bush to the Obama administration? National Security and Double Government offers a disquieting answer. Michael J. Glennon challenges the myth that U.S. security policy is still forged by America’s visible, “Madisonian institutions”–the President, Congress, and the courts. Their roles, he argues, have become largely illusory. Presidential control is now nominal, congressional oversight is dysfunctional, and judicial review is negligible.

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Sep 27