Amid India-China War Crisis, Washington Boosts Strategic Ties with New Delhi

The Trump administration and Pentagon have taken multiple steps in recent days to strengthen Washington’s military-strategic alliance with India. These moves are manifestly aimed at encouraging India to hold fast to its hardline stance in the current dispute with China over control of the Doklam Plateau—a ridge in the Himalayan foothills that both China and …

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US Warships… That Sinking Feeling

It doesn't inspire confidence that the US Navy manages to crash another of its top-notch warships - on the same day that it launches military drills off Korea; drills which could spark an accidental nuclear war. If the US Navy can't control its own vessels in normal civilian maritime situations, what does that say about the competence, …

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China: Troops Injured By Indian Border Troops’ Fierce Action

Some Chinese troops suffered injuries from Indian troops' fierce action in the western part of the border area, the Chinese Foreign Ministry confirmed Monday. This came after a video showing border troops from the two countries pushing and throwing stones at one another near Pangong Lake. Last Tuesday, Indian border troops obstructed Chinese border troops, …

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US Fires First Salvo of Upcoming Trade War with China

While the North Korean nuclear program and its missile tests capture the world public attention, another war is about to spark. On August 14, US President Trump launched the first salvo by authorizing an inquiry into Beijing’s alleged theft of intellectual property under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. This is the first …

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The US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain is seen after a collision, in Singapore waters August 21, 2017. © Ahmad Masood / Reuters

US Navy Announces ‘Operational Pause’ After McCain Incident

The US Navy has called for an “operational pause” in all fleets following the collision of the guided missile destroyer USS John S McCain with a merchant ship off Singapore. The Navy also ordered a review of “root causes” of a series of incidents at sea. “This is the second collision in three months, and …

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Covering Up the Massacre of Mosul

Iraqi Kurdish military intelligence reports have estimated that the nine-month-long U.S.-Iraqi siege and bombardment of Mosul to oust Islamic State forces killed 40,000 civilians. This is the most realistic estimate so far of the civilian death toll in Mosul. But even this is likely to be an underestimate of the true number of civilians killed. No serious, …

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The Lincoln Myth: Ideological Cornerstone of the America Empire

“Lincoln is theology, not historiology. He is a faith, he is a church, he is a religion, and he has his own priests and acolytes, most of whom . . . are passionately opposed to anybody telling the truth about him . . . with rare exceptions, you can’t believe what any major Lincoln scholar …

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Do Modern ‘Liberals’ Suffer From a Personality Disorder?

We tend to think of ‘Statism’ and, what passes for ‘Socialism’, as modern political attitudes. These allegedly political attitudes are, however, neither modern nor principally political. Modern ‘liberal’ dogma is no more than the latest manifestation of a certain type of human psychology. Evolution has equipped human beings, particularly men, with the urge to control …

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