Telling War Stories

By Ltc. (ret.) W.J. Astore, USAF, Popular Resistance. -

I don’t have any personal war stories to tell.  In my twenty years in the U.S. Air Force, I never saw combat.  I started as a developmental engineer, working mainly on computer software, and [...]

Will They Ever Be Over?

By Nick Turse, Tom Dispatch. -

“This is a different kind of war, which we will wage aggressively and methodically to disrupt and destroy terrorist activity,” President George W. Bush announced a little more than two weeks [...]

This Book Turns Everything You Thought You Knew About North Korea Upside Down

By Jeremy Kuzmarov, Covert Action Magazine. -

In the United States today, North Korea is the standard reference point for modern-day totalitarianism: a land of darkness that is considered a dangerous security threat because of the [...]

Iraqis Demand US Troops Pull Out On Soleimani Killing Anniversary

By Al Jazeera. -

Thousands of Iraqi mourners have condemned the “American occupiers”, a year after a United States drone strike killed Iran’s revered general Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander, Abu [...]

Waiting For The Other Shoe To Drop

By Arnie Saiki, -

The current rationale for Washington’s South China Sea policy continues to reference history and law as a justification for reinforcing U.S. military presence in the region. Further, Washington’s [...]

The Future Will Only Contain What We Put Into It Now

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

At Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, we take the UN Charter as the foundation of our work. To advance its goals is an essential step for the construction of humanity, which is a [...]

‘There Won’t Be Snow In Africa This Christmas’

By Maj. Danny Sjursen, Ret (USA), -

Ethiopia has pursued "legitimate" military action in its Tigray province since early November, according Moussa Faki Mahamat, the chairman of the African Union (AU) Commission. Maybe. It does [...]

Ex-UK Ambassador On Syria And Propaganda

By Aaron Maté, The Grayzone. -

Former UK ambassador to Syria Peter Ford on how the US and its allies continue to wage war on Syria via sadistic sanctions, an illegal US military occupation, the OPCW cover-up, and media [...]

It’s Almost Twenty Years Since 9/11

By Rebecca Gordon, Tom Dispatch. -

It was the end of October 2001. Two friends, Max Elbaum and Bob Wing, had just dropped by. (Yes, children, believe it or not, people used to drop in on each other, maskless, once upon a time.) [...]

Will Biden’s America Stop Creating Terrorists?

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, Popular Resistance. -

Joe Biden will take command of the White House at a time when the American public is more concerned about battling coronavirus than fighting overseas wars. But America’s wars rage on regardless, [...]

‘US Leadership’ – And Other Euphemisms For War

By Gregory Shupak, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. -

Joe Biden doesn’t become president for a month and a half, but already sections of the corporate media are calling on him to use US power to dominate the world. Typically these calls are [...]

Secretary Of Defense Lloyd Austin: A Certain Kind Of Diversity

By Maj. Danny Sjursen (USA-ret.), -

America’s first black presumptive secretary of defense grew up in the same town — Thomasville, GA — as the first black West Point graduate, Henry O. Flipper.  I actually took select cadets from [...]

Scheer Intelligence: What They Got Wrong In ‘The Trial Of The Chicago 7’

By Robert Scheer, -

“The Trial of the Chicago 7,” an Aaron Sorkin film that recently aired on Netflix, brought an important chapter in the history of American activism to screens around the globe. Based on real [...]

Biden’s Young Hawk: The Case Against Jake Sullivan

By Maj. Danny Sjursen, -

Harry Truman. That’s who Jake Sullivan listed as his “political hero/inspiration,” in a Time Magazine “40 Under 40” profile. Fed a question so vague that he could’ve chosen anyone from Cleopatra [...]

US Role In Assassination Of Iranian Scientist

By Sara Flounders, -

The targeted assassination of top Iranian physicist and nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on Nov. 27, and Donald Trump’s immediate approving Tweet, confirm the determination of U.S. and [...]