Sunday, January 19, 2020

How Many Thousands of US Troops Would GOP Hopefuls Send to Iraq and Syria?...

Many GOP presidential hopefuls "wouldn’t rule out U.S. boots on the ground" in Iraq, or Syria for that matter. So if a Republican takes office come 2016 we can almost be guaranteed a return of combat troops to the Middle East.

An open letter to Obama from an Iraq War spouse

Before he leaves office, Obama should set up a truth commission on the Iraq War.

In Whose America?

Tom Engelhardt reflects on the state of America: machine Guns, MRAPs, surveillance, drones, permanent war and a permanent election campaign. Don’t be shocked—we, the people, are less in control of anything.

A US foreign policy in three simple words: Do no harm

“Democracy faces a global crisis."

Unforeseen consequences in Mali

The destabilization of the country is at least partially a result of the NATO intervention in nearby Libya

Obama’s covert drone war in numbers: ten times more strikes than Bush

It is possible attacks will resume with the change in presidency in January.

America’s major challenges in Middle East policy in 2017

Trump’s announced Iran policy is a mess, and it remains to be seen if he can shape it into something meaningful.

War pay

Here is what the coming boom years are likely to look like for the Pentagon, the arms makers, and their weaponry.

Trump’s wars

No more money to finance the Afghan political and military mess unless Trump or whoever is in charge can tell us why it's worth more of America's blood and treasure to be there.