Washington’s Energetic Generals and the Emphasis on Preparation for Nuclear War
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Washington’s Energetic Generals and the Emphasis on Preparation for Nuclear War

The Pentagon’s energetic generals are beating their war drums and the President has as yet done nothing to rein them in, Brian Cloughley writes. Some senior generals and admirals in and around Washington have been very busy recently, and their activities, while aggressive, have not been associated with directing current combat operations. Rather, they have…

Pentagon Tries to Pretend that it’s Engaged in “Harmless Activities” in Syria
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Pentagon Tries to Pretend that it’s Engaged in “Harmless Activities” in Syria

At the behest of the new White House administration, the Pentagon, in the face of growing criticism of American military interventionism in the Middle East in recent years, has decided to adjust its image. This has become especially important for Washington now that public opinion not only in the United States, in Syria, but also…

Biden Strengthens the US Army
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Biden Strengthens the US Army

Today, the political-military elite and even the US media frankly admit that the US military no longer has global superiority, and to remain competitive, there must be dramatic changes. “Readiness is fundamentally about preparedness for combat — having the right equipment, training and maintenance to succeed on current and future battlefields… In other words, a…

Happy Days Ahead for the Pentagon as Beacons Are Lit for the Military-Industrial Complex
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Happy Days Ahead for the Pentagon as Beacons Are Lit for the Military-Industrial Complex

President Biden’s beacon has been deflected to the rugged trails of aggression, Brian Cloughley writes. The Washington Post put it gleefully by headlining that as a result of the January 26 Biden-Putin telephone call “The Biden-Putin relationship is already on the rocks.” It was no surprise that the profoundly anti-Russia Post would take an entirely…

From Rossum’s Robots to Artificial Intelligence
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From Rossum’s Robots to Artificial Intelligence

25 January 2021 marked one hundred years since the première of Czech sci-fi writer Karel Čapek’s play R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots). The short work anticipated subsequent books on the subject, as well as cyberpunk and post-apocalyptic films like The Terminator and Alien: Covenant. Rossum’s universal robots were conceived as human helpers, but after a while…

Pentagon’s Sinister Role in Trump’s Coup Bid
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Pentagon’s Sinister Role in Trump’s Coup Bid

With the likes of Miller and other far-rightists in charge at the Pentagon, there is no guarantee on whose side the military will be, Finian Cunningham writes. The extraordinary breach of security at the US Congressional building wasn’t just a “failure of planning” which allowed thousands of Trump supporters to trash the seat of government…