Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Foreign Policy

76 Experts Urge Donald Trump to Keep Iran Deal

Seventy-six national security experts urged President-elect Donald J. Trump on Monday to reverse his hostility to the nuclear agreement signed with Iran last year and to use it as a tool to ease other...

How a Syrian White Helmets Leader Played Western Media

Reporters who rely on the White Helmets' leader in Aleppo ignore his record of deception and risk manipulation. The White Helmets, founded to rescue victims trapped under the rubble of buildings destroyed by Syrian and...

Pentagon Releases Targeting Manual

Last week without fanfare, a 230-page military document (PDF) appeared in the public domain. The document, authored in May 2016, is a comprehensive list of rules, standards, and definitions governing the heart of what...

TGIF: Trump, Saddam, and the Presumption of Innocence

The horrifying thing about Trump's recent remarks about Saddam Hussein is not that he expressed admiration for the late Iraqi dictator -- in fact Trump called him a "bad guy" three times. What is...

Trump, Putin Speak on Telephone; Vow to Improve Relations

After a rancorous presidential campaign in which the Hillary Clinton team actually accused President-elect Donald Trump of being a Russian agent, a new tone is being set by the next US president. Russian president...

Ray McGovern on the US, Russia and Syria now

On the latest episode of The Scott Horton Show, Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern discusses how president-elect Trump’s political appointments could derail what is shaping up to be an improvement in Russia relations and...

Trump: Dont Follow the Bush-Obama Foreign Policy Legacy

Eight years ago, President Obama had a chance to change the warmongering direction that outgoing President Bush and the U.S. national-security establishment had led America for the previous eight years. Obama could have said,...

Will Trump Continue the Bush-Obama Legacy?

This week, Congress passed a budget calling for increasing federal spending and adding $1.7 trillion to the national debt over the next ten years. Most so-called “fiscal conservatives" voted for this big-spending budget because...