Next Contestant, Iran: Meet America’s Permanent War Formula

[reads from Goldstein's book]"In accordance to the principles of doublethink, it does not matter if the war is not real, or when it is, that victory is not possible. The war is not meant to be won. It is meant to be continuous. The essential act of modern warfare is the destruction of the produce … Continue reading Next Contestant, Iran: Meet America’s Permanent War Formula

The Belligerence of Empire

by Kenn Orphan edited by O Society May 23, 2019 Empire understands nothing except ruthless expansion. It has no other raison d’etre. In the past this meant the violent acquisition of lands and territories by a militarized system where caste was very apparent and visible. But today the dealings of empire are far more duplicitous. … Continue reading The Belligerence of Empire

Pentagon Syndrome: The Military-Industrial Virus

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

Is this the end of the American century?

  by Adam Tooze London Review of Books edited by O Society April 11, 2019 On 13 October 1806, a young German philosopher, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, had an encounter with world history. En route to their annihilation of the Prussian forces 24 hours later, Napoleon and his army were marching through the East German … Continue reading Is this the end of the American century?

Has the US Lost Its Military Supremacy Over Russia?

by Ron Ridenour Counterpunch edited by O Society April 8, 2019 When I first heard of Andrei Martyanov, I was skeptical about his intentions. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, USSR, 1963, he became a naval officer and expert on Russian military and naval issues. He took part in conflicts in the Caucasus. In mid-1990s, he moved … Continue reading Has the US Lost Its Military Supremacy Over Russia?

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’