This Week in War Powers News – April 24, 2020

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Some Problems Are Too Important to Leave to the Partisans

Bringing our troops home from foreign military adventures, ending our dependence on China for essential goods, building 21st-century infrastructure, protecting the rights and liberties of Americans from corporate-government-media power grabs—these are opportunities to find common ground, and that ground is not necessarily in the middle. READ MORE.



Coronavirus Crisis Should Warrant End to Wasteful War Spending

Not a dime of additional funding should be appropriated this year to the Pentagon’s already bloated budget, which has enabled endless war while resources that could have helped the nation better respond to the coronavirus crisis have gone “chronically underfunded.”

That’s the message of a letter to congressional leadership delivered Wednesday by over 60 organizations. READ MORE.



How the Bottom Fell Out of the U.S.-Saudi Alliance

…The monthslong drama of the OPEC oil embargo highlighted as seldom before the often troubled, yet surprisingly resilient nature of the U.S.-Saudi relationship. Again and again, the unlikely partners would fall out—usually over the Arab-Israeli conflict, much later over the 9/11 attacks. But the fundamental bargain struck by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and then-King Ibn Saud in the waning days of World War II that consummated the U.S.-Saudi relationship 75 years ago would never break.

Until, perhaps, now. READ MORE.



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