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George Eliason, Ukraine 02/23/2018 0

Outsourcing Intel: How Intel-for-Hire Undermines U.S. Intelligence

Despite lacking professional credentials, a commitment to public service, or the minimum amount of vetting that would go into a security clearance background check, these private-sector spies collect intelligence that is passed along and ultimately may be included in the President’s Daily Briefing.
Reese Erlich, USA 02/22/2018 0

The U.S. Is Permanently Occupying Northern Syria, and That’s Trouble

How did the United States get tangled up in another Mideast quagmire?
Danny Sjursen, USA 02/09/2018 0

The War That Never Ends (for the U.S. Military High Command) — And It’s Not the War on Terror

A 50-year-old war, once labeled the longest in our history, is still alive and well and still being refought by one group of Americans: the military high command. And almost half a century later, they’re still losing it and blaming others for doing so.
Richard Eskow, USA 02/08/2018 0

Trump’s General Just Announced a New Cold War. Who Will Stop It?

It can only be stopped by a mass movement of people who are willing to stand against the reckless rush into chaos.
Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, USA 01/27/2018 0

When the US Pledged Not to Intervene in Iran’s Internal Affairs

The 1981 Algiers Accords laid out the legal framework for US-Iranian relations, including provisions forbidding interference in each other’s internal politics and a ban on trade sanctions. One party to the agreement violated it terms almost as soon as the ink was dry.
Chris Hedges, USA 01/24/2018 0

You Don’t Need a Telescope to Find a ‘Shithole Country’

This shithole country, which saw the world in black and white, communist and capitalist, was determined to thwart the aspirations of the poor and the landless in El Salvador.
Ted Rall, USA 01/17/2018 0

“The Post”? No Way Would Jeff Bezos Publish the Pentagon Papers

Steven Spielberg’s new movie “The Post” depicts a newspaper’s decision to defy the government, risk its financial health and imprisonment of its editors in order to report a hard truth and defend the press’ First Amendment rights by publishing the Pentagon Papers.
Darius Shahtahmasebi, USA 01/08/2018 0

Washington’s Pre-War Demonization Formula Is Targeting Iran, Again

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s grandiose performance in front of the UN on December 15 should send shivers down the spines of those who remember Colin Powell’s equally disturbing performance in the months leading up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. This is just the beginning of the a new media campaign against Iran with regime change as the end goal.
Marjorie Cohn, USA 11/25/2017 0

Military, CIA Leaders May Be Investigated for War Crimes

On Nov. 3, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) informed the court’s Pre-Trial Chamber
Alfred W. McCoy, USA 11/15/2017 0

America Is Losing Yet Another Drug War—in Afghanistan

Opium is the fundamental factor driving the Taliban’s success, but try telling that to Donald Trump.