Here are some resources for preparation for understanding what is a stake at the NATO Summit in Chicago. They relate to the necessity for the US to review its 65-year old national security institutions, including NATO, that are rapidly driving a military-industrial crony capitalism and a national security state toward the end of democratic government in the US.
One of the first things to consider in the demilitarization of the American garrison society is proclaiming NATO a success, ending it, and ending the 67-year-old US occupation of Europe. It also means an end to the US military doctrine of forward deployment of military resources.
Editor’s Note: TarheelDem is travelling to the NATO conference in Chicago as an activist and citizen journalist. Thanks for this great resource guide! -Kit
James Carroll, The House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power
Trevor Pagler, Blank Spots on the Map: The Dark Geography of the Pentagon’s Secret World
Chalmers Johnson, The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic
Note: Depending on the topic, YMMV.
NATO Official Site
WE-NATO (NATO’s social media web page)