Venezuela Border Conflict Mixes Drug Trafficking And Regime-Change

By W. T. Whitney, Jr., Orinoco Tribune. -

Beginning in mid-March, Venezuelan army units have been attacking and expelling Colombian operatives active in Apure state. These have long used Venezuela’s border region to prepare cocaine [...]

How Bellingcat Launders National Security State Talking Points

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

Investigative site Bellingcat is the toast of the popular press. In the past month alone, it has been described as “an intelligence agency for the people” (ABC Australia), a “transparent” and [...]

Canadian Military Wants To Use Propaganda, Other Techniques Domestically

By David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen. -

The Canadian Forces wants to establish a new organization that will use propaganda and other techniques to try to influence the attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of Canadians, according to [...]

Brazilian Military Curtails President Bolsonaro’s Power Over COVID19 Dispute

By Emir Sader, Brazil Wire -

Bolsonaro made threats he couldn’t carry out about replacing the Health Minister and reopening commerce. Now he is isolated and everyone has turned on him, as General Villas Boas admits. He’s [...]

Will Coronavirus Lead To Martial Law?

By Sarah Sicard, Military Times. -

While the number of cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to grow around the country and the globe, lawmakers are considering how best to cut down on the spread of the disease. But [...]

Inside The Military’s Top Secret Plans If Coronavirus Cripples The Government

By William M. Arkin, Newsweek.com -

Even as President Trump says he tested negative for coronavirus, the COVID-19 pandemic raises the fear that huge swaths of the executive branch or even Congress and the Supreme Court could also [...]

‘Arm’s-Length’ Military Institution Promotes Belligerent Worldview

By Staff, Yvesengler.com -

For example, the Conference of Defence Associations (CDA) Institute recently published a half-page ad in the Globe and Mail to announce its Conference on Security and Defence. The March 3 and 4 [...]

Marine Vet Lawmaker Tells Military To Question The Orders They’re Given

By Hope Hodge Seck, Military.com. -

A lawmaker who earned the Bronze Star during combat in Iraq as a Marine officer is denouncing President Donald Trump's foreign policy as "rudderless," and calling on active-duty military officers [...]

Chilean Military Learns Brutal Tactics From Israel

By Benjamin Zinevich, Independent. -

Chile - What started as a student act of civil disobedience against Santiago’s rising metro fares has now expanded outside the Chilean capital. In a sudden uprising against austerity and [...]

Chilean Military Deployed Against Protests For The First Time Since Pinochet

By Andrea Lobo, Wsws.org -

For the first time since the fascist military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, tanks rolled into downtown Santiago, Chile, this weekend, deployed against protesters demonstrating against a [...]

MIlitary Suicides Spike To New Record High

By Lolita C. Baldor, Apnews.com -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military suicides have surged to a record high among active duty troops, continuing a deadly trend that Pentagon officials say is frustrating and they are struggling to counter. [...]

More Money, Fewer Jobs

By Nia Harris, Cassandra Stimpson, and Ben Freeman, Tomdispatch.com -

A Marilyn has once again seduced a president. This time, though, it’s not a movie star; it’s Marillyn Hewson, the head of Lockheed Martin, the nation’s top defense contractor and the largest [...]

Military Bill Amended For The Better: This Pig Has Really, Really Good Lipstick

By David Swanson, Worldbeyondwar.org -

The latest U.S. House of Representatives version of the National Defense Authorization Act, which is beyond global in scope and not the least bit defensive, offended Donald Trump’s desire for [...]

Why We Still Need A Movement To Keep Youth From Joining The Military

By Staff, Nnomypeace.net -

Elizabeth King, In These Times - Eighteen is the youngest age at which someone can join the U.S. military without their parents’ permission, yet the military markets itself to—which is to say [...]

Clemency For Lowly War Criminals, Free Passes For The Mighty

By Rebecca Gordon, Tomdispatch.com -

Memorial Day has come and gone and President Trump did not issue his pardons after all. There was substantial evidence that he was planning to use the yearly moment honoring the country’s war [...]