Category U.S. Foreign Policy

Tomgram: Nick Turse, Victory in Our Time (The U.S. Military is Winning. No, Really, It Is!)

Expressed differently, the United States has not won a major conflict since 1945; has a trillion-dollar national security budget; has had 17 military commanders in the last 17 years in Afghanistan, a country plagued by 23,744 “security incidents” (the most ever recorded) in 2017 alone; has spent around $3 trillion, primarily on that war and the rest of the war on terror…

Aida Touma-Sliman: Israel’s New Apartheid Law

Is Israeli a democracy? An in-depth look at the current situation in Israel and Palestine by a Palestinian journalist, leader, and member of the Israeli Knesset.

The Empire Strikes! Regime Changes and Coups d’état

U.S. coups d’é·tat. US interventions

Iran in the Crosshairs-Again! Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

It is not clear how insane U.S. policy can get under Trump’s leadership, or that of his warhawk advisors.

U.S. Is Complicit in Child Slaughter in Yemen, by Kathy Kelly

“This conflict is backed by the U.S. and the U.K.”

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 7 things you should know

The paper cranes are not just a symbol of peace, but also a call to action. They are a reminder that we must keep pushing to see the #endofnukes.

The Sanctification of NATO

Claims of Donald Trump undermining NATO have sent establishment media into a frenzy to sanctify NATO as a force for peace and democracy.

The Russia “National Security Crisis” is a U.S. Creation, an interview with Stephen F. Cohen

U.S. intelligence community claims endorse a fake crisis that hides the real one.

The Case Against Daniel Ortega, by Chuck Kaufman

First and foremost, we all know that Daniel is a dictator, right? We know it because corporate and progressive press alike can’t say his name without the modifier, dictator. So what are the criteria to be a dictator?

God Only Knows, by Kathy Kelly

To date, the US continues selling weapons to the UAE and to its coalition partner, Saudi Arabia

Seymour Hersh on America’s Capacity for Fascist Brutality (Audio and Transcript)

“I gave them a good boy, and then sent me back a murderer.”

Gazans Were “Grass to Be Mowed” Again, But Their Roots Remain Strong

In tragedy, Palestinians’ will to live is not defeated: Instead, the roots of Palestinian identity grow stronger.

Chris Hedges: The Soldier’s Tale

“Pat Tillman showed me I could resist the indoctrination”

On Purpose, In Kabul by Kathy Kelly

“In short,” says Chapman, the U.S. government “made things worse rather than better.”

Chris Hedges and Norman Finkelstein on the Future of Gaza (Video)

Conversation about Gaza and Israeli Policy Toward the Palestinians

Tinderbox Tensions Rise: Saudi Arabia and Iran by William O. Beeman

The Middle East region is once again a tinderbox as tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran are rising to new heights.

Trump Getting Us Ready for Nuclear War by Lawrence S. Wittner

…buried far below the mass media coverage of the summit spectacle, the reality is that Trump―assisted by his military and civilian advisors―is busy getting the United States ready for nuclear war.

Christopher Simpson on “The Science of Coercion”

Government-funded psychological warfare programs underwrote the academic triumph of preconceptions about communication that persist today in communication studies, advertising research, and in counterinsurgency operations.

Scapegoating Iran, by Chris Hedges

The warmongers have no more of a plan for “regime change” in Iran than they had in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya or Syria.

Tomgram: Engelhardt, A Twenty-First-Century History of Greed

The history of greed in our time has yet to be written, but what a story it will someday make.