When Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton sparred separately on military matters during NBC’s Commander-in-Chief Forum on Wednesday, one group was all but ignored: female service members.
Robert Borosage, in the final Burning Issues video, presents a challenge to progressives to continue the debate on foreign and domestic policy opened up by Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign.
Donald Trump’s violent, provocative behavior makes him far too dangerous to get anywhere near nuclear codes. For Americans who want peace and security, not war, this man is too risky to inhabit the White House.
Teddy Roosevelt proclaimed that in exercising power, the U.S. should "talk softly and carry a big stick." In contrast, each time there's a terror attack, Donald Trump speaks loudly, while his small fingers are wrapped around a tiny stick.
Jim Zogby, a member of the Democratic Party platform committee, predicts in this Burning Issues video "another difficult four years" for Palestinians as a result of the platform's stance on Israel.
A dramatic shift in foreign aid spending to the Defense Department has created significant risks for U.S. diplomacy and peacemaking, says Colby Goodman of the Center for International Policy in this Burning Issues video.
U.S. interventions in the Middle East over the past decades have been a clear failure by any measure, and we need a new direction, military expert Andrew Bacevich says in this Burning Issues video.
Instead of listening to voices inside the Pentagon calling for more military muscle against China, we should continue President Obama's policy of "strategic patience," Lawrence Korb says in this Burning Issues video.
Eliminating the threat of ISIS requires shifting our focus to addressing the conditions that drive people to align with ISIS, Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies says in this Burning Issues video.
Lt. Col. Daniel Davis questions in this Burning Issues video the strategy of using U.S. troops to train foreign fighters after seeing first hand the failures of this strategy in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Measure the presidential candidates on how they balance spending on militarism and on peacemaking, says Theo Sitther of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, in this Burning Issues video.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has encouraged the use of fracking as a foreign policy tool, Charlie Cray of Greenpeace explains in this Burning Issues segment.
Raed Jarrar, government relations manager at the American Friends Service Committee, breaks down the Israel-Palestine conflict in this Burning Issues video segment.
Retired Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis argues in this Burning Issues video that the United States is "failing on every level" in Afghanistan, and sees presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as continuing the status quo.
The next president and Congress needs to make an audit of the Defense Department a top priority to root out waste and what the Project on Government Oversight's Danielle Brian calls "legalized corruption."
Critics of the Iran nuclear deal have stepped up their opposition, but there are clear successes that supporters need to keep elevating, says Kate Gould of the Friends Committee on National Legislation in this Burning Issues video.
We should challenge the practice of recent presidents, including President Obama, of using arms sales to further foreign policy interests, says William Hartung of the Center for International Policy in this Burning Issues video.
The F-35 fighter place exemplifies how tax dollars are wasted at the Pentagon and how "political engineering" makes a project "too big to fail," Project on Government Oversight's Mandy Smithberger explains in this Burning Issues video.
Danielle Brian, the executive director of the Project on Government Oversight, highlights the reasons why our Pentagon budget is so bloated in this Burning Issues video.
The defense industry is a poster child for what's wrong with our political system and misplaced priorities. The latest example: The hidden cost of the B-21 bomber, on which Sen. John McCain is now blowing the whistle.
The next U.S. president needs to think of Africa as more than a source of minerals and fossil fuels, says Emira Woods of the Institute for Policy Studies in this Burning Issues video.
Retired Col. Lawrence Wilkerson explains that the fundamental principle of a civilian-run military answerable to a democratically elected president and Congress is under threat, in this Burning Issues video segment.
Emira Woods, foreign policy fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, explains the need for the next president to take heed of America's weariness with war and the follies of military adventurism.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell's chief of staff offers a sharp critique of U.S. "imperial power" and offers praise for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in this Burning Issues video.
Climate change has become a national security issue, according to Jason Kowalski of 350.org in this Burning Issues video segment. That means what a presidential candidate believes about climate change has serious ramifications.
Paul Pillar, a former U.S. intelligence official and author who now writes at The National Interest, discusses the importance of not overreacting to ISIS and other terror threats in this Burning Issues video segment.
Lawrence Korb of the Center for American Progress discusses what the United States should do to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons and highlights a key difference between presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and his competitors.
Adriana Bertrán of the Washington Office on Latin America explains the wave of Latin American children seeking entry into the United States and which presidential candidates are speaking to the root causes of that tragedy.
Joe Cirincione of the Ploughshares Fund offers a passionate defense of the Obama administration's Iran nuclear deal in this Burning Issues video, explaining the perils of the Republican candidates' pledge to nullify it.
President Obama's recent opening of diplomatic relations with Cuba and the reactions of the presidential candidates are explored by Geoff Thale of the Washington Office on Latin America in this Burning Issues video.
Daniel Kalik of J Street discusses which 2016 presidential candidate is best positioned to help Israel and the Palestinians reach a peace agreement in this Burning Issues video segment.
Jim Zogby, the president of the Arab American Institute, explains the "conflict within a conflict within a conflict" in Syria in this segment of the Burning Issues series.
Who was Berta Cáceres, why was she murdered in Honduras and, most importantly, why should that matter in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign? Mark Weisbrot explains in the latest in our video series.
In this video, Ploughshares Fund president Joe Cirincione offers a startling fact about the potential resurgence of a nuclear arms race and where the presidential candidates stand.
In this installment of the "Burning Issues" video series, Miriam Pemberton of the Institute for Policy Studies explains why voters should be wary of candidates who say America's military is weak and underfunded.
Melvin A. Goodman, senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, discusses the lessons of the Libya crisis, and the political positions of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, in this video.