Will The Pandemic Transform US Military Bases?

By John Feffer, Foreign Policy in Focus. -

Okinawans opposed to the expansion of U.S. military bases on their island have been upset by the environmental damage, the accidents, and the crimes associated with the presence of 25,000 [...]

US Launches Missile Test Less Than 48 Hours Before Hiroshima Anniversary

By Sandy Jones, Waging Peace. -

Santa Barbara, CA – The U.S. Air Force launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile Tuesday morning, August 4, at 12:21 a.m. PDT from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The [...]

US Empire Of Bases Is Spreader Of US COVID-19 Disaster

By Andrea Mazzarino, Tom Dispatch. -

American military personnel are getting sick in significant numbers in the midst of the ongoing pandemic. As The New York Times reported in a piece buried in the back pages of its July 21st [...]

The Heart Of The Matter In The South China Sea

By Pepe Escobar, The Alt World. -

When the USS Ronald Reagan and USS Nimitz carrier strike groups recently engaged in “operations” in the South China Sea, it failed to escape cynics that the US Pacific Fleet was doing its best to [...]

South China Sea Provocations And Meeting China Halfway

By Dr. Joseph Gerson, IPS News. -

In the words of (ret.) Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, Secretary of Defense Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff, the Trump Administration has been dangerously “poking China in the eye.” After sending [...]

UFO Hype Is Probably Just The US Military Lying Again

“No Longer in Shadows, Pentagon’s U.F.O. Unit Will Make Some Findings Public” reads a New York Times headline that is understandably attracting a great deal of attention today. True to form, [...]

Philly Marches For ‘Justicia Para Vanessa!’

By Joe Piette, Workers.org. -

Over 100 people, predominantly Mexican-American and young, marched in Philadelphia on July 12 to demand justice for Pfc. Vanessa Guillén. The protest was organized by JUNTOS and Lazos America [...]

How A Working-Class Soldier Turned Against “Forever Wars”

By Steve Early and Suzanne Gordon, Popular Resistance. -

When it comes to debate about US military policy, the 2020 presidential election campaign is so far looking very similar to that of 2016. Joe Biden has pledged to ensure that “we have the [...]

Why Our Analyses On Powell And Iraq Matter Today

By Consortium News. -

We are still living with the consequences of the Iraq War brought on, in part, by the testimony of Colin Powell before the UN. Iraq is still an unstable country. Extremist groups such as the [...]

Why Iraqis Hate The US Troops Who Occupy Their Country

By Eric Zuesse, Strategic Culture. -

We invaded their land. We did it on the basis of Bush’s lies that Bush had conclusive evidence that Saddam was six months from a nuclear weapon and had been behind the 9/11 attacks. He blatantly [...]

Thousands Of Workers Strike Bath Iron Works

By Joe Piette, Workers.org. -

Over 4,300 production workers — represented by Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Local S6 — walked off the job at the Bath Iron Works shipyard June 23 after unsuccessful contract [...]

Family Of Murdered Army Specialist Accuses The Army Of A Cover-up

By Ann Wright, Popular Resistance. -

Violence against women in the military and at Fort Hood has been going on for a very long time. Twelve years ago, in 2008, I wrote an article “Is There an Army Cover-Up of Rape and Murder of [...]

To Keep Russiagate Alive ‘Officials’ Make New Claims Without Evidence

By Moon of Alabama. -

There were allegations about emails that someone exfiltrated from the DNC and provided to Wikileaks. Russia must have done it. The FBI and other intelligence services were all over it. In the end [...]

Empire Files: Afghanistan War Exposed

By Abby Martin, Empire Files. -

The perpetual occupation of Afghanistan has become so normalized and mostly serves as background noise to Americans. It's even jokingly referred to as the "Forever War," accepted as just a [...]

A US Navy Destroyer Entered Venezuelan Waters

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

Heightening already increased tensions with the country, a Navy destroyer, the USS Nitze, entered Venezuelan waters yesterday, conducting what the military is calling a “freedom of navigation [...]