US Space Force Takes Shape With Chief And Staff Appointed, Field Operations Beginning

By Sandra Erwin, -

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence on Jan. 14 administered the oath of office to Gen. John “Jay” Raymond as the first chief of space operations for the U.S. Space Force. The swearing-in [...]

Large Military-Grade Drones Could Soon Be Flying Over Your Backyard

By Candice Bernd, -

As the U.S. military and defense contractors eye a potential drone war with Iran as tensions with the country remain elevated, the defense industry is also preparing to test-fly domestic versions [...]

The Global War Of Error

By Tom Engelhardt, -

Yes, our infrastructure stinks, our schools are failing, this country’s a nightmare of inequality, and there’s a self-promoting madman in the White House, so isn’t it time to take pride in the [...]

Mistakenly Sent Draft Letter Falsely Announces US Forces Preparing To Leave Iraq

By Staff, -

"Poorly worded, implies withdrawal. That's not what's happening." That's how US Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the nation's top general, described a letter [...]

Peace And The Withdrawal Of American Soldiers From Afghanistan Put On Hold

By Vladimir Odintsov, -

According to Hawa Alam Nuristani, Chairwoman of the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan, the current president of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, came first in the country’s presidential [...]

The Hidden Military Use Of 5G Technology

By Manlio Dinucci, -

While the earlier technologies were perfected to create ever more advanced smartphones, 5G is designed not only to improve their performance, but mainly to link digital systems which need [...]

US Military Convoy Enters Oil Fields In Northeast Syria

By Staff, -

The United States sent new deployments to the Syrian provinces of Hasakah and Dayr al-Zawr from neighboring Iraq on Sunday, according to the state-run Al-Ikhbariya TV. The US vehicles were [...]

Our Nuclear Arms Obsession Is A Countdown To Extinction

By Helen Caldicott, -

I WRITE THIS PIECE as a physician expertly trained to make accurate diagnoses to either cure the patient or to alleviate their symptoms. I, therefore, approach the viability of life on Earth from [...]

The Very Bad Space Force Deal

By Karl Grossman, -

Unless grassroots action somehow stops it, it looks likely that the Trump scheme for a Space Force, a sixth branch of United States armed forces, will happen. The U.S. House of Representatives [...]

Pentagon Chiefs Say US Troops To Stay In Syria For Years

By Bill Van Auken, -

Barely two months after US President Donald Trump’s demagogic announcement that he was pulling US troops out of northeastern Syria to fulfill his campaign promise to bring a halt to Washington’s [...]

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

By James Jeffrey, -

After Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston in September, recovery and clean-up workers discovered that vandals had smeared red paint over a historical marker at the one-time location of Camp [...]

‘Highly Disturbing’ Pentagon Document Shows US Military Surveilling Groups Protesting Family Separation

By Jake Johnson, -

The U.S. military is reportedly surveilling rights groups and activists engaged in peaceful protests against both President Donald Trump's border wall and the separation of migrant children from [...]

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

By Matthew Hoh, -

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, -

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, -

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 [...]