Syria: Another US Forever War?

Is Afghanistan the prototype for all US wars of aggression? Forever war rages in the country, now in its 18th year with no prospect for resolution. Is Syria following the same pattern, war in its eighth year with no end in sight?  The difference between Washington’s aggression in the country and all its other war …

Continue reading Syria: Another US Forever War?

Advertisements
© Global Look Press/ US Joint Staff / Global Look Press

Trump Administration Will Double-Down On Its Failed Afghanistan Approach

Don't look for the Trump administration to pull out of Afghanistan any time soon. In fact, expect just the opposite, as ill-advised as it is to continue pursuing a military solution to protect a US-installed corrupt government that is teetering on the brink of its own destruction. The US has entered its 17th year in …

Continue reading Trump Administration Will Double-Down On Its Failed Afghanistan Approach

Pakistan Hits Back at Hybrid War Plots by Restricting Hostile International NGOs

Pakistan is following the path first pioneered by Russia in cracking down against hostile International NGOs that pose a threat to national security. Pakistan took a page from the Russian playbook last week by ordering 18 International NGOs (INGOs) to discontinue their operations within 60 days on the presumed basis that their activities are endangering …

Continue reading Pakistan Hits Back at Hybrid War Plots by Restricting Hostile International NGOs

© Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

US Military Increasingly Defenseless Against Formidable New Enemy (No, It’S Not Russia)

America is forever researching and developing new weapons for defending itself against enemies, both real and imagined. Yet it seems to have been taken unawares by a deadly new adversary in the form of suicide in the ranks. Many people have asked themselves at one time or another how soldiers are able to come to …

Continue reading US Military Increasingly Defenseless Against Formidable New Enemy (No, It’S Not Russia)

17 Years of Getting Afghanistan Completely Wrong

We expect 17-year-olds to have learned a great deal starting from infancy, and yet full-grown adults have proven incapable of knowing anything about Afghanistan during the course of 17 years of U.S.-NATO war. Despite war famously being the means of Americans learning geography, few can even identify Afghanistan on a map. What else have we …

Continue reading 17 Years of Getting Afghanistan Completely Wrong

Blowback From U.S. Policy in the Greater Middle East

He was shot in the back, the ultimate act of treachery. On September 3rd, a U.S Army sergeant major was killed by two Afghan police officers -- the very people his unit, the new Security Force Assistance Brigade, was there to train. It was the second fatal “insider attack,” as such incidents are regularly called, …

Continue reading Blowback From U.S. Policy in the Greater Middle East

Battle for the Ages: Priciest US Weapon, the F-35, Just Attacked One of World’s Most Primitive Fighters, the Taliban

Why did the US military have a vertical-take-off F-35B launched from an aircraft carrier in the Indian Ocean make an attack on a Taliban position in Afghanistan? Nobody’s mentioning several things about this Pentagon-touted first-ever US military “combat use” of the most expensive and supposedly sophisticated fighter-bomber ever produced at a current price of over …

Continue reading Battle for the Ages: Priciest US Weapon, the F-35, Just Attacked One of World’s Most Primitive Fighters, the Taliban

Trump and Washington’s Warmongers Sow Death and Destruction

The squalid charade in the US Senate over the nomination of a Supreme Court judge and the comic opera performance by President Donald Trump at the UN General Assembly are deeply embarrassing for many Americans — but far from all Americans, because substantial numbers support the flawed Court nominee and strongly endorse Trump’s arrogant and …

Continue reading Trump and Washington’s Warmongers Sow Death and Destruction

Hold the Front Page: The Reporters are Missing

The death of Robert Parry earlier this year felt like a farewell to the age of the reporter. Parry was “a trailblazer for independent journalism”, wrote Seymour Hersh, with whom he shared much in common. Hersh revealed the My Lai massacre in Vietnam and the secret bombing of Cambodia, Parry exposed Iran-Contra, a drugs and …

Continue reading Hold the Front Page: The Reporters are Missing