The US Media has Lost One of Its Sanest Voices on Military Matters
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The US Media has Lost One of Its Sanest Voices on Military Matters

I hate television “experts”, the infamous “analysts” who know all – and support all – about the military, the televisual ex-generals with vain presidential ambitions and the infamous American “think tank” personnel whose right-wing, pro-Israeli beliefs are carefully shielded from viewers by the US networks who employ them. I always characterise the antiseptic and pseudo-academic…

Turkey Switches to Full Defiance of US, Continues Putin Courtship
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Turkey Switches to Full Defiance of US, Continues Putin Courtship

On Monday, US National Security Advisor HR McMaster added to tensions in the Middle East when he condemned Turkey and Qatar as prime sponsors of extremist Islamist ideology. He tore into the Turkish leadership, saying the country’s growing problems with the West are largely due to the rise of the Justice and Development Party in…

Top US Official Warns “Not Much Time” to Prevent Korean War
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Top US Official Warns “Not Much Time” to Prevent Korean War

US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster warned on Saturday that time was running out for any peaceful resolution of the tense confrontation with North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs. Describing North Korea as “the greatest immediate threat to the United States,” McMaster declared: “I think it’s increasing every day, which means that we…

McMaster: U.S. Preparing For “Preventive War” With North Korea
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McMaster: U.S. Preparing For “Preventive War” With North Korea

The United States is preparing for all options to counter the growing threat from North Korea, including launching a “preventive war,” national security adviser H.R. McMaster said in an interview that aired Saturday on MSNBC. The comments come after North Korea carried out two tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles in the past month and after…

Inside the McMaster-Bannon War
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Inside the McMaster-Bannon War

General John Kelly may be trying to institute military-style discipline in the West Wing, but that hasn’t put a stop to the civil war happening over President Donald Trump’s National Security Council. If anything, the dawning of the Kelly era may have accelerated that war. The national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, has removed three NSC…