The Pentagon Can’t Account For $21 Trillion (That’s Not a Typo)

There are certain things the human mind is not meant to do. Our complex brains cannot view the world in infrared, cannot spell words backward during orgasm and cannot really grasp numbers over a [...]

Cosmic Capitalism: Why The US Wants To Dominate Outer Space

By Elliott Gabriel, -

WASHINGTON – What does the United States do when it’s faced with hegemonic decline, ascendant rivals, and an inability to use its massive military apparatus to turn the tide in favor of its own [...]

Killing Gaza

By Chris Hedges, -

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Israel’s blockade of Gaza—where trapped Palestinians for the past seven weeks have held nonviolent protests along the border fence with Israel, resulting in scores of dead and [...]

Congress Weighs Indefinite Detention Of Americans

By Marjorie Cohn, -

Under the guise of exercising supervisory power over the president’s ability to use military force, Congress is considering writing Donald Trump a blank check to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens [...]

Haley, Pence Convey US Message On Venezuela: Only Election Worth Holding Is One That Results In Regime Change

By Elliott Gabriel, -

WASHINGTON – As aggressive neoconservatives increasingly take the helm of the United States foreign policy establishment, Washington’s appetite for “regime change” has only grown. The [...]

Will The US Fight Another War-Quagmire For Israel In Iran?

In mid-May, super-war hawks Donald J. Trump (worried about the Mueller investigation), John Bolton, Trump’s new unconfirmed national security advisor, and new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, are [...]

Iran And Syria: Why Regime Change In One Means Regime Change In Both

By Caitlin Johnstone, -

Probably the weirdest, dumbest, most annoying thing about writing on US foreign policy right now is the fact that regime change in Iran and regime change in Syria have been falsely spun into the [...]

Geography Of Imperial Aggression

By Vijay Prashad, -

I recall walking the halls of the United Nations and being told by concerned diplomats from the Global South that the wrath of the United States was not going to be slaked in the battlefields of [...]

Recipe Concocted For Perpetual War Is A Bitter One

By Robert Wing and Coleen Rowley, -

Last October marked the 16th anniversary of our unending war – or military occupation – in Afghanistan, the longest conflict on foreign soil in U.S. history. The cost to human lives in our [...]

Netanyahu’s Recklessness Reaches New Heights

By Miko Peled, -

Thanks to Roman Emperors like Nero and Caligula the bar for madness while leading a nation has been set very high. However, it seems that Benjamin Netanyahu is approaching those very levels of [...]

Imperial Road To Conquest: Peace And Disarmament Agreements

By Prof. James Petras, -

The means and method are fairly straight forward. World-wide propaganda campaigns which demonize the adversary; the enlistment and collaboration of European and regional allies (England, France, [...]

Riot Police Force Dispersal Of Anti-THAAD Protest Days Before North-South Summit

By Staff, -

It has been nearly one year since the United States Forces Korea and the South Korean Defense Ministry first forced in key parts of the THAAD missile system using brute force against the [...]

What Does ‘Denuclearization’ Mean In The Negotiations For An End To The Korean War?

By Dave Lindorff, -

Media news reports and commentary as well as political statements coming out of Washington on the surprising blossoming of peace talks between North and South Korea tend to focus on the question [...]

War Fever

By Daniel Lazare, -

There is a fever that seizes this land from time to time and it is the fever of war, a condition that this time seems immune to all known cures, starting with reason, as Daniel Lazare [...]

Just When You Thought “Russiagate” Couldn’t Get Any Sillier …

By Thomas Knapp,  -

April 20 is cannabis culture’s high holiday, and  the Democratic National Committee celebrated it with fervor this year: Blaze up, get silly, file a bizarre lawsuit accusing the Russian [...]