Dear World, Here’s How To Close Your U.S. Military Bases

By David Swanson, -

If you live among the Other 96% — that portion of humanity that the U.S. government does not claim to represent, but where the U.S. military maintains some 1,000 major military bases, here are [...]

How To End Endless War

By Stephen Wertheim, -

In 1992, Pentagon officials took stock of America’s fortunes. “Today, there is no global challenger to a peaceful democratic order,” observed the group, led by Under Secretary of Defense Paul [...]

A Century Later, A Little-Known Mass Hanging Of Black Soldiers Still Haunts Us

By James Jeffrey, -

100 years after one of the least-known and saddest chapters in American history, families of executed black soldiers have petitioned Trump for justice. After Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston [...]

The U.S. Military Is Poisoning Germany

By Pat Elder, -

Germany is experiencing a public health crisis with millions of people potentially exposed to drinking water contaminated with Per and Poly Fluoroalkyl Substances, or PFAS. A major source of [...]

US Military Greater Threat To Hawaii Than North Korea

By Ann Wright, -

US Military Fuel Tanks Threaten Aquifer in Hawaii, Should Have Been Shut Down After Major Spill of Jet Fuel in 2014 The North Korean missile scare in Hawaii a year ago was alarming.  But that [...]

The U.S. Military’s Lost Wars

By William J. Astore, -

Think about it. America’s Afghan War began in 2001 with what was essentially a punitive raid against the Taliban, part of which was mythologized last year in 12 Strong, a Hollywood film with a [...]

Has Trump Been Outmaneuvered On Syria Troop Withdrawal?

By Dick Black, -

The mainstream media refuses to acknowledge that the hardest fighting against ISIS and al Qaeda has been done by Syria and its allies.  Indeed, we label Iran’s fight against Syrian terrorists as [...]

Iraq Rejects Iran Sanctions And US Troop Presence

By Jim Carey, -

Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim laid out the latest step on the path to independence for Baghdad from the US concerning sanctions on Iran by [...]

Trump To Deploy More Troops To US-Mexico Border On Semi-Permanent Basis

By Eric London, -

According to press reports yesterday, the Trump administration is preparing a semi-permanent deployment of the military on the US-Mexico border. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has [...]

Is The End Of The Brutal War In Yemen Finally At Hand?

By Gareth Porter, -

When the new Congress convenes Jan. 3, it is expected to pass a House resolution upholding congressional war powers and ending all direct U.S. involvement in the Saudi coalition’s war in Yemen. [...]

The Tyranny Of Contamination: The US Military Is Poisoning Okinawa.

By Pat Elder, -

High concentrations of the deadly compounds Per-fluoro-octane sulfonate (PFOS) and Per-fluoro-octanoic acid (PFOA), together known as Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been found in [...]

Our Poor, Defenseless Military Industrial Complex

By Alan McLeod, -

It is a sign of our times that our media attempt to decipher future government policy by analyzing the president’s tweets, like some bizarre game of telephone. Throughout November, there was [...]

Why Trump Decided To Remove U.S. Troops From Syria

By Staff, -

Last Friday President Trump had another long phonecall with the Turkish President Erdogan. Thereafter he overruled all his advisors and decided to remove the U.S. boots from Syria and to also end [...]

Don’t Hold Your Breath On US Troop Withdrawal From Syria

By Patrick Lawrence, -

The announcement on Wednesday that the U.S. will withdraw all remaining troops from Syria within the next month looked at first like a rare victory for Donald Trump in his admittedly erratic [...]

An Empire Of Bases Poisons Water, Threatening Its Own Collapse

By Pat Elder, -

Per-flouro octane-sulfo-nate or PFOS, and Per-flouro-octa-noic acid or PFOA, are the active ingredients in the foam routinely used to train soldiers to extinguish aircraft fires at U.S. military [...]