Sunday, September 27, 2020

Understanding NATO, Ending War

On 4 April 2019, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, better known as NATO, marked the 70th anniversary of its existence with a...

Chicken Little Was NO Fool!

“For years many astute writers have warned us about this Military Industrial Empire... and only a minority of Americans would listen. Ever wonder why?”

Military spending in 2019 hits highest increase in a decade

“The COVID-19 crisis has made clearer than ever the flaws in our system, one that prioritizes military spending and global instability over the well-being of our people.”

Kabul bomb blast kills at least 90 people. We need to know their names

We may never know who is to blame, nor, sadly, are we likely to learn the names and the life stories of the victims.

The US military’s lost wars

In the future, the surest way to turn defeat into victory would be to avoid such needless wars.

Sorry for Killing Your Son, CIA Tells Drone Strike Victim’s Family During Unprecedented Meeting

For years they have refused to release details of the strikes, fighting successive court cases brought by relatives of strike victims and by civil liberties groups.

Anatomy of an ambush: Unanswered questions in Niger

There have been contrary claims by both soldiers and higher authorities in Niger regarding the attack that left 4 U.S. soldiers dead.

Era of US domination of Latin America coming to an end

As U.S. empire fades, so might the Monroe Doctrine come to an end.

The alarming rise of civilian deaths in the war on terror

New reports show an escalation in civilian casualties from U.S. operations in Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia — and a pattern of U.S. denial about the scale of the problem.

An Afghan woman’s reflection on Afghanistan post 9/11

What has the US really gained in this ongoing, never-ending travesty? And by what measurement do we assess any progress?