by TJ Coles CounterPunch edited by O Society May 22, 2019 The US Department of Defense’s bloated budget, along with CIA venture capital, helped to create tech giants, including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and PayPal. The government then contracts those companies to help its military and intelligence operations. In doing so, it makes the tech giants … Continue reading Vicious Cycle: The Pentagon Creates Tech Giants and Then Buys their Services
edited by O Society May 20, 2019 Press Report In April last year, Syrian opposition groups claimed the Syrian government launched a chemical attack in the last opposition stronghold near Damascus. The US, France, and Britain responded with a shower of cruise missiles against Syria. Now a leaked report by engineers from the Organization for … Continue reading Truth Vanishes Beneath a Cloud of Poison Gas
by Tom O'Connor Newsweek edited by O Society May 16, 2019 The official school of the United States' Special Operations Command published a new paper detailing a decades-long history of Pentagon-backed interference around the world, hoping to provide insight on how best to approach such efforts in the present and future. The 250-page study, "Support to … Continue reading United States Special Operations Command Publishes New Guide to Overthrowing Foreign Governments
Letter from Washington: How bloated defense budgets gut our armed forces by Andrew Cockburn Harper's edited by O Society May 16, 2019 For a country who spends such vast sums on its national security apparatus—many times more than the enemies that supposedly threaten it do—the United States has a strangely invisible military establishment. Military bases tend … Continue reading Pentagon Syndrome: The Military-Industrial Virus
by Tim Duff Tonka Bay, Minnesota edited by O society May 9, 2019 Memorial Day will be celebrated by the usual high speed trips to the lake and our lake homes, and with displays of flags, and the sounds of bugles and drums, and by parades and speeches and unthinking applause. It will be celebrated … Continue reading Memorial Day: Whom Do We Honor?
by John Feffer Foreign Policy in Focus edited by O Society May 5, 2019 My first trip to Washington, DC to do something other than protest on the streets was to interview for a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, which brings young people to the nation’s capital to work on arms control and disarmament. It … Continue reading A Farewell to Arms Control
by TJ Coles Axis of Logic edited by O Society May 5, 2019 The US is formally committed to dominating the world by the year 2020. With President Trump’s new Space Directive-4, the production of laser-armed fighter jets as possible precursors to space weapons, and the possibility of nuclear warheads being put into orbit, the … Continue reading Countdown to “Full Spectrum Dominance”