And The Armies That Remained Suffer’d: Veterans, Moral Injury And Suicide

By Matthew Hoh, Counterpunch.org -

I was very pleased to see the New York Times editorial on November 1, 2019, Suicide Has Been Deadlier than Combat for the Military. As a combat veteran myself and someone who has struggled with [...]

The First Step To Averting Climate Catastrophe

By Jodie Evans, Truthdig.com -

Here we are, a full three decades after NASA scientist James Hansen raised the specter of a looming climate crisis with Congress, looking at the first generation of severely impacted youth and [...]

Winter Is Coming: Castle Black, The Syrian Withdrawal, And The Battle Of The Base

By Nick Turse, Tomdispatch.com -

Grimly enough, 15 years later, as TomDispatch managing editor Nick Turse makes clear today, not a word of what Johnson wrote isn’t applicable to this moment as well. The United States remains, in [...]

Germans Demand All US Military Leave

By War is Boring, World Beyond War. -

A democratic socialist faction of the German parliament is demanding the United States withdraw all 35,000 American troops from their nation, claiming that a war with Russia is inevitable and [...]

US Troops Are Staying In Syria To ‘Keep The Oil’ – And Have Already Killed Hundreds Over It

By Ben Norton, Thegrayzone.com -

US President Donald Trump has reassured supporters that he is “bringing soldiers home” from the “endless” war in Syria. But that is simply not the case. While Trump has ordered a partial [...]

How The U.S. Military Undermines The American Economy

By David Rosen, Counterpunch.org -

Eisenhower surly must be spinning in grave given how much influence the military industrial complex wields today.  In 1960, the military budget stood at $344 billion; today, the military complex, [...]

United States Air Force At Incirlik, Our National “Black Eye”

By Brian Terrell, Voices for Creative Nonviolence. -

Current events concerning Turkey and the Kurds in Syria remind me of a conversation I had with a US Air Force colonel almost 17 years ago in a courtroom in Des Moines. To refresh my memory, I dug [...]

College Students From The Korea University Student Association Entered US Embassy Residence

By Staff,  Sovereignty Broadcast -

On October 18, university students staged a protest inside the residence of the U.S. ambassador to South Korea against defense cost-sharing. South Korea paid $920 million for 2018 (in addition to [...]

Why Withdrawing US Troops From Northern Syria Is Good

By Rick Sterling, Globalresearch.ca -

If one believes in restoring international law and the UN Charter,  it is GOOD that US military forces have been withdrawn from  northern Syria. Here are some facts and history which explain why. [...]

Veterans, Anti-War Activists Protest Proposed Air Force Base Expansion In Nevada

By Miranda Willson, M.lasvegassun.com -

Las Vegas-area veterans joined anti-war activists outside Nellis Air Force Base for a protest against the proposed expansion of the Nevada Test and Training Range. The approximately 25 [...]

Congress Is Investigating The Military’s Use Of Facial Recognition

By Dave Gershgorn, Onezero.medium.com -

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform is officially investigating military and private-sector use of facial recognition, according to a letter sent to top military officials in June. The [...]

US Military To Initiate Military Drills Near Venezuelan – Colombian Border

The US embassy in Bogota reported that on Monday they will begin infantry exercises, with the aim of rehearsing a possible invasion of Venezuela, camouflaged through alleged “humanitarian aid.” [...]

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. [...]

Trump’s Border Wall Pulls Funding From Military Base Schools And Daycares

By Marlee Kokotovic, Nationofchange.org -

The Pentagon released a statement on Wednesday saying it has authorized $3.6 billion in military construction funds to help fund 175 miles of Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall. This money was [...]

Should We Feed Hungry Children, Or The War Machine?

By Medea Benjamin, Opendemocracy.net -

On August 21, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Lise Grande, put out a heartbreaking call for nations to make good on their pledges to send humanitarian aid to feed destitute families in [...]