The United States is incapable of producing any results other than destruction and further fragmentation across large parts of the planet, argues Tom Engelhardt, author of A Nation Unmade by War. Since 1991, the US has been engaged in a misguided and destructive exercise of triumphalism that has cost nearly $6 trillion.
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Contrary to US media predictions, which are largely focused on hypothetical nuclear weapons development, the real danger from Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal lies in the US's loss of credibility on the international field.President Donald J.
A man walks past a television news screen at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump on May 16, 2018. (Photo: Jung Yeon / AFP / Getty Images)
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After a yearlong chaotic faction fight in his administration, Trump has purged the White House of most of its establishment representatives and replaced them with advocates of his "America First" nationalism and militarism.
The new "cabinet of horrors" has thrown the establishment into a paroxysm of nostalgia for what they consider the sacrosanct assumptions of yesteryear -- or at least 18 months ago.
A Syrian government soldier flashes the sign for victory as people walk along a destroyed street in Douma on the outskirts of Damascus on April 16, 2018. (Photo: LOUAI BESHARA / AFP / Getty Images)
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