De-Militarizing The United States

By Melvin Goodman, Counterpunch. -

The reliance on military instruments of power to implement foreign policy has expanded the role of the Department of Defense at the expense of the Department of State.  The State Department’s [...]

The ‘New’ American Mercenary: A Pocket History

By Danny Sjursen, AntiWar.com. -

Though the bizarre story has been subsumed by other events, last month’s aborted invasion of Venezuela should’ve hardly shocked anyone. The United States has long used mercenaries to do its [...]

New Court Files Expose Sheldon Adelson’s Security Team In US Spy Operation Against Julian Assange

By Max Blumenthal, The Grayzone. -

As the co-founder of a small security consulting firm called UC Global, David Morales spent years slogging through the minor leagues of the private mercenary world. A former Spanish special [...]

So How DID The DNC Emails Get To WikiLeaks?

By Ray McGovern. -

The commission I received from Consortium News to write about the newly revealed House Intelligence Committee testimony by Shawn Henry, head of CrowdStrike, came with a caution to avoid taking [...]

The Plot To Blame China For COVID-19

By T. J. Coles, Counterpunch. -

In the 1980s, the US succeeded in pushing China’s elites to adopt neoliberal market “reforms,” many of which continue to the present. The World Bank hailed China as a “success” story in foreign [...]

US Plots To Replace Military Forces In Iraq With CIA-Trained Agents

By Drago Bosnic, Fort-Russ.com. -

Baghdad – A prominent Iraqi security expert warned that the US is attempting to replace its military personnel in Iraq with forces trained by the CIA to protect its interests in the [...]

On Contact: CIA’s Intelligence Coup

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to intelligence analyst and NSA whistleblower William Binney about the Washington Post’s revelations over the CIA and West German intelligence (BND) [...]

Team Trump Failed To Bully ICC Into Dropping War Crimes Probe

By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout. -

fter the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) found a reasonable basis to believe that U.S. military and CIA leaders committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in [...]

US’s Doll House: A Vast Tapestry of Lies and Illusions

By Edward Curtain, Behind the Curtain -

While truth-tellers Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning sit inside jail cells and Edward Snowden lives in exile in Russia, the American people hole up in an illusionary dwelling constructed to [...]

Why The Bloated Military Budget Threatens To Bring Down The US Empire

By David Adams, DecadeCultureOfPeace.org. -

The continued, unchecked, expansion of the American military budget, as described in this month’s CPNN bulletin reminds me of what happened to the Soviet empire in the 1980’s. In the beginning [...]

CIA Used Prisoner As ‘Training Prop’ For Torture, Psychologist Testifies

By Staff, Npr.org -

A man accused of helping finance the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks was subjected to "excessive" abuse at the hands of CIA interrogators who used him as a training tool for employees learning [...]

Who Is Really In Charge Of The US Military?

By Cynthia Chung, Strategic Culture. -

In order to assess such situations, we cannot lose sight of the whole picture, and righteous indignation unfortunately causes the opposite to occur. Our focus becomes narrower and narrower to the [...]

‘Critical Moment’ As Two Key Architects Of CIA Torture Program Testify Under Oath In Guantanamo Bay

By Julia Conley, Commondreams.org -

Human rights groups marked a significant "moment of reckoning" on Tuesday for the U.S. torture program used by the CIA following the attacks of September 11, 2001 as the two psychologists who [...]

Bolivia: The CIA Is Already Weaving The Plot For Fraud

By Hector Bernardo, Libya360.wordpress.com -

Bolivia’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) announced that new presidential elections will be held on May 3, 2020. In the current conditions, the elections only seem to have the intention to [...]

NSA Whistleblower: ‘Mueller Report Based On Fabricated Evidence’

By Eric Zuesse, Off-Guardian -

BILL BINNEY: I basically have always been saying that all of this Russian hack never happened, but we have some more evidence coming out recently. We haven’t published it yet, but what we have [...]