Thursday, April 9, 2020

The Year Iraq Ceased to Exist: Will It Ever Again?

Most likely the Sunni Arabs will be brought back under Baghdad’s sway, but Kurdistan has disappeared except on paper. Can Iraq be put back together?

US sanctions: Economic sabotage that is deadly, illegal and ineffective

Global condemnation should also focus on the country responsible for the deadly, illegal and ineffective economic warfare at the heart of this crisis: the United States.

Are Sanders and Warren throwing a lifeline to the military-industrial complex?

Without a genuine commitment to peace and disarmament, the next president will find him- or herself caught in the same bind as Obama and Trump.

McMaster of war

Does unrealistic war experience lead to Trump's advisor's overconfidence?

The Anti-Empire Report #160: William Blum takes on the Washington Post again

William Blum takes on the Washington Post again, in the person of columnist Max Boot, formerly of the Wall Street Journal

The Air Force’s strange love for the new B-21 bomber

Will the the Air Force and its flyboy generals win the fight for the B-21 and take the American taxpayer along for the ride?

Would a draft matter?

Maybe the real conclusion should be that, as long as war is this country’s default option and peace the aberration, reinstating the draft would amount to little more than a change of wardrobe.

The Pentagon budget still rising, 40 years later

The rationale for spending more than $700 billion a year on the Pentagon—and well over $1.2 trillion for national security writ large—simply does not exist.

Muslim nations are rallying to protect the Rohingya. What about the rest of us?

If only Muslims reach out to help the Rohingya, the international community will suffer another blow to its reputation.

How to lobby Washington to death

A business model from hell and the war in Yemen.