William Astore

William Astore is a retired lieutenant colonel (USAF) and professor of history. His personal blog is Bracing Views.

Bombing Muslims for Peace

Weapons ‘R’ Us

What Would Real “National Defense” Look Like?

The End Stage of American Empire

Reflections on a Long-Ago Tour of Los Alamos and the Trinity Atomic Test Site

How the the Pentagon’s National Defense Strategy Drives Record Military Spending

The Madness of Nuclear Warfare, Alive and Well in America

The Paranoid Nature of American Foreign and Domestic Policy

Destroying the Town is Not Saving It

Five Reasons Why Washington Can’t Break Its War Addiction

What Would It Take for Military Spending in America to Go Down?

Arsenal of Democracy or Simply an Arsenal?

Conspicuous Destruction: Three Generations of the Military-Industrial Complex

The Cold War Reborn and Resurgent

The U.S. Military Budget as a Mushroom Cloud

The American Abyss of Weapons and Warming

Let’s Reinvent the U.S. Military for Real National Defense

Programmed for War

Ten Steps Biden Can Take Toward Peace

A Multipoint Plan to End War as We Know It

POW Nation: When Will America Free Itself From War?

Reclaiming American Idealism

Killing Democracy in America

“Light ‘Em Up”: Warrior-Cops Are the Law–and Above the Law–as Violence Grips America

How My Dad Predicted the Decline of America

The Ultra-Costly, Underwhelming F-35 Fighter

The Riptide of American Militarism

America’s Senior Generals Find No Exits From Endless War

A Dictionary of Euphemisms for Imperial Decline