Sunday, February 18, 2018

Foreign Policy

Military Industrial Complex Famous Quotes

Of course the most famous quote about the military-industrial complex comes from President Dwight Eisenhower’s farewell address, but there are many more famous quotes about it. James Madison wrote that “no nation can maintain...

How the Pentagon Enlisted Trump to Continue Its Perpetual “War on Terror”

The speech by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on January 17 laying out a series of conditions that would make it possible to withdraw US troops from Syria confirmed what had already been revealed...

Ankara Extends the ‘Olive Branch’ to Damascus

The military operation initiated by Turkey at the beginning of the week under the code name “olive branch” is suitable for several players in the Syrian arena and has the potential to embarrass them...

Is Trump Planning a Tactical Nuclear Strike on Kim Jong Un?

From Business Insider: The US has been quietly amassing firepower in the Pacific during a lull in tensions with North Korea, but recent developments on an under-the-radar nuclear weapon suggest preparation for a potential tactical nuclear...

‘We’re Killing These Kids, We’re Breaking the Army!’

Our soldiers are still redeploying at a frenetic pace that cannot keep up with reality—and the cracks are showing. I’ll admit I was taken aback. This senior officer and mentor—with nearly 28 years of military...

ISIS Gunmen Attack Save the Children Office in Afghanistan

Attackers Were Dressed as Afghan Police Aid group Save the Children has announced that they are suspending operations in Afghanistan today, following a raid by ISIS gunmen which triggered a protracted and deadly siege with security forces. Four...

Pence Addresses a Palestinian-Free Israeli Knesset

From Mondoweiss: As Vice President Mike Pence began his speech to the Israeli Knesset this morning, Palestinian lawmakers protested the Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, waving posters that said, “Jerusalem...

War Without a Rationale

The myth of the Afghan safe haven just won't die. In 2001, after the 9/11 attacks, the United States invaded Afghanistan and quickly smashed the Taliban government. It also killed hundreds of members of the...

How Cheney and His Allies Created the North Korea Nuclear Missile Crisis

The Trump administration has been telling people for months that the crisis with North Korea is the result of North Korea's relentless pursuit of a nuclear threat to the US homeland and past North Korean...

There is No FSA, There is Only Al-Qaeda

A brief overview of collaboration between the US-backed Free Syrian Army and al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front. Among Syria commentators in the West, both left and mainstream, it is commonly claimed that the Syrian government led by...
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