Category U.S. Foreign Policy

Adam Smith | NYT Says Congress Has ‘Duty’ to Make War–Rather Than the Right to Reject It

Presidents…do have a duty under the Constitution to get Congress’s approval before waging war.

Russia vs. USA: Who is the Threat, Who is the Aggressor? (2-part video)

GOP and Democratic Party leaders and media pundits like Rachel Maddow are raising their anti-Russian rhetoric to cold-war levels. Jeffrey Taylor, contributing editor to The Atlantic, says they are ignoring the history of broken American promises, NATO expansion and attempts to develop American first strike nuclear capability. TheRealNews Published on March 21, 2017 To learn […]

Evergreene Digest | How US nuclear force modernization is undermining strategic stability: The burst-height compensating super-fuze

Trump’s Proposed Increase in U.S. Defense Spending Would Be 80 Percent of Russia’s Entire Military Budget

Robert Parry | The Missing Logic of Russia-gate

… logical thinking no longer applies to what’s going on in Washington.

William Boardman | What War Are We Buying With Another $58 Billion for the Military?

The pace of drone strikes by the US on suspected terrorists has increased more than fourfold since Trump took office.

Rebecca Gordon | American Carnage: Fighting the Forever War

Clearly, these days Trump enjoys the company of military men. He’s more ambivalent about what the military actually does.

Hoda Katebi | A Guide to Resisting Muslim Ban 2.0

We must be vigilant about not allowing ourselves to accept new norms of violence and harm.

Robert Parry | The Politics Behind ‘Russia-gate’

There is a grave danger in playing partisan “gotcha” over U.S. relations with the world’s other major nuclear superpower

Lawrence Wittner | Why Should Trump―or Anyone―Be Able to Launch a Nuclear War?

Ultimately, then, the only long-term solution to the problem of national leaders launching a nuclear war is to get rid of the weapons.

Evergreene Digest | Urgent to Progressives: Stop Fueling the Anti-Russia Frenzy

Progressives who treat anti-Russia propaganda spin as fact, in order to weaken Trump, are encouraging a kind of McCarthyism. Of all the good reasons to “delegitimate” Trump, alleged Kremlin intervention in the election should rank low. Focus should instead be on his greed, pathological lying, enthusiasm for oligarchy, bigotry, environmental destruction, racism, misogyny, economic injustice, […]

Women Against Military Madness Newsletter | Second Issue 2017

New articles from WAMM about current issues.

David Swanson | Has Van Jones Lost His Mind, Or Are Sane People Missing the Point?

In the course of this mass murder, one American taking part in it was killed.

Ann Wright | Standing Rock to Palestine: Eyewitness Report on U.S. Wars at Home and Abroad (Video)

Ann Wright talks about her experiences at Standing Rock, in North Korea, Gaza/Palestine, and more…

Ann Wright | U.S. Experts Say North Korean Government is NOT Irrational and Call for Talks

In January 2016, as in many previous years, the North Korean government specifically stated that it would end its nuclear testing if the U.S. and South Korea would end military exercises and sign a peace treaty.

Paul Street | The Deep State’s Hatred of Trump Is Not the Same as Yours

Trump’s failure to grasp the necessity of the New Cold War with Russia “threat[ens] … Washington’s broader imperial strategy. … The economic integration of Asia and Europe must be blocked to preserve Washington’s hegemonic grip on world power.”

Glenn Greenwald | The New Yorker’s Big Cover Story Reveals Five Uncomfortable Truths About U.S. and Russia

Democratic media outlets have … predictably cheered this opus for exposing “Russian President Vladimir Putin’s influence on the presidential election.”

NPR Spins Trump’s ‘Restrained’ Foreign Policy–Ignoring Threats, Bans and Escalation

the wisdom of the CIA’s billion-dollar-a-year fueling of the Syrian conflict is never examined, nor is the decade-and-a-half-long occupation of Afghanistan.

Trump vows ‘biggest military build-up in history’ (Video)

Coleen Rowley on PressTV re military build-up.

Robert Parry | NYT’s Fake News about Fake News

Western news outlets and governments even take pride in blocking such dissenting views and contrary information from reaching the American and European publics.

Mike Madden | Challenging Klobuchar on Ukraine War

If Russia’s actions are to be considered “aggression” or an “invasion”, one must find a whole new word to describe what the United States did to Iraq in 2003.