Pentagon study declares American empire is ‘collapsing’

Report demands massive expansion of military-industrial complex to maintain global ‘access to resources’ by Nafeez Ahmed Insurge Intelligence July 17, 2017 In the first of a series, we report on stunning new evidence that the U.S. Department of Defense is waking up to the collapse of American primacy, and the rapid unraveling of the international order … Continue reading Pentagon study declares American empire is ‘collapsing’

Star Wars, The Empire, and Darth Trump’s Space Force

by KARL GROSSMAN CounterPunch Jan 22, 2019 https://youtu.be/KU_Jdts5rL0   Beginning to fill in his declaration of last year about turning space into a war zone and establishing a U.S. Space Force, President Trump was at the Pentagon last week promoting a plan titled “Missile Defense Review.” As The New York Times said in its headline on the scheme:: … Continue reading Star Wars, The Empire, and Darth Trump’s Space Force

Has the Government Legalized Secret Defense Spending?

While a noisy Supreme Court fight captivated America last fall, an obscure federal accounting body quietly approved a system of classified money-moving by MATT TAIBBI Rolling Stone Jan 16, 2019 Aerial view of the Pentagon building. Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images October 4th, 2018, was a busy news day. The fight over Brett Kavanuagh’s Supreme Court … Continue reading Has the Government Legalized Secret Defense Spending?

Is the US Planning to Wage War on Russia and China?

The structure of military alliances; the evolving situation in the Middle East; a shift in geopolitical alliances; the global military agenda; review of wars since 2001; nonconventional hybrid warfare to undermine a country's financial structure; coalition of Turkey, Russia and Iran; Pakistan and India now a part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization; US withdrawal from … Continue reading Is the US Planning to Wage War on Russia and China?

Democrats Need to Rein In Our Out-of-Control Military Spending

The eight-year U.S. occupation of Iraq cost more than $2 trillion and caused incalculable harm. Democrats must challenge unnecessary spending and interventions—beginning with the war in Yemen. by Bernie Sanders In These Times Jan 14, 2019 On domestic policy—taxation, healthcare, the environment, education, criminal justice, immigration and so forth—there are major differences between the Democratic … Continue reading Democrats Need to Rein In Our Out-of-Control Military Spending

Five Reasons I’m Excited About Tulsi Gabbard’s Candidacy

by Caitlin Johnstone Jan 14, 2019   Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard has announced her intent to campaign for President of the United States, and the entire political spectrum is shitting bricks about it. Mainstream liberals and neocons are calling her a Putin puppet and Assad’s BFF, leftists and progressives are criticizing her associations with right-wing … Continue reading Five Reasons I’m Excited About Tulsi Gabbard’s Candidacy

America’s War for the Greater Middle East by Andrew Bacevich

A young fighter in the civil war in Somalia, 1992. Alexander Joe/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images AMERICA’S WAR FOR THE GREATER MIDDLE EAST:A Military History by Andrew Bacevich book review  by David Rohde NY Times In the opening chapter of his latest book, the military historian Andrew J. Bacevich blames Jimmy Carter, a president commonly viewed as … Continue reading America’s War for the Greater Middle East by Andrew Bacevich