Pentagon Shifts Blame to ISIS for 100+ Civilians Killed During US Airstrike in Mosul

More than 100 civilians were killed when a US airstrike in Iraq triggered secondary explosions in March, according to a Pentagon investigation. Washington says Iraq requested the strike after Islamic State fighters began shooting at Iraqi forces. The probe found that the March 17 airstrike on a building in Mosul's al-Jadida neighborhood triggered secondary explosions …

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Department of Defense Audit Reveals US Lost Track of $1 Billion Worth of Weapons

The US military lost track of $1 billion worth of arms bound for Iraq and Kuwait, according to a US Department of Defense audit obtained by Amnesty International. The government audit, from September 2016, reveals that the DoD “did not have accurate, up-to-date records on the quantity and location” of a vast amount of equipment …

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Forty-Five Blows Against Democracy: How U.S. Military Bases Back Dictators, Autocrats, and Military Regimes

Much outrage has been expressed in recent weeks over President Donald Trump’s invitation for a White House visit to Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, whose “war on drugs” has led to thousands of extrajudicial killings. Criticism of Trump was especially intense given his similarly warm public support for other authoritarian rulers like Egypt’s Abdel …

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Imperialism and the Logic of Mass Destruction

As throughout much of its war-obsessed history, the United States is currently engaged in military conflict – or threatening such action – across a broad contested terrain.   In the cases of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, Washington has resorted to its familiar global modus operandi: sending off barrages of missiles and bombs, much of it hitting …

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Middle East: The Obliteration of Innocent Civilian Arabs by the Pentagon

The saying “Your lies insult my intelligence” by the main character of the popular American film “The Godfather” can also be addressed to the Pentagon for its gruesome bombing of the Iraqi city of Mosul. These targeted bombing attacks have led to a large number of civilian casualties, a fact that has already provoked a …

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Surging Corruption in Afghanistan

Associated Press reported that on April 24 «a senior US military official speaking on condition of anonymity said in Kabul that Russia was giving machineguns and other medium weight weapons to the [Taliban]». No evidence was offered, and there was no confirmation from anywhere else concerning the allegation. And nobody pointed out that neither the Taliban nor …

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MISOC: The U.S. Military’s Secret Brand of Fake News

PSYOP/MISOC targets foreign governments, groups, and individuals. The government program is similar to journalism, a mode of communication that spreads information, but often spins the narrative, according to Colonel Curtis D. Boyd, Chief of Staff of the JFK Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg, who gave a lecture on “The MISTRY* of PSYOP: …

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