Category war/military

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.

Wm. O. Beeman | Trump Administration Risks War with Iran Over Nothing

Once again, the United States is singling out and targeting Iran on highly questionable grounds without any real authority.

Evergreene Digest: U.S. Veterans Just Turned Against Donald Trump and It Is Going Viral

In just his third day in office, Donald Trump screwed hundreds of thousands of veterans out of better pay, and thousands more out of potential jobs.

Evergreene Digest |Here is a rundown of U.S. foreign policy in 2016.

Here is a rundown of U.S. foreign policy in 2016. Marjorie Cohn, Huffington Post 12/30/2016 | One of the most alarming developments in U.S. foreign policy in 2016 was the ratcheting up of the new iteration of the Cold War. Looking back at U.S. foreign policy in this last year of Barack Obama’s presidential tenure, […]

Sarah Martin | Report on Syria from Judy Bello and the U.S. Peace Council

The U.S. delegation was also granted a two-hour meeting with President Bashar al-Assad.

David Swanson | Public vs. Media on War

Although the public believes the hype about danger emanating from these foreign forces, it does not favor the solution it is endlessly offered by the media and the U.S. government.

David Swanson | Of All the Opinions I’ve Heard on Syria

if you want actual aid delivered on a massive scale, if you want withdrawal of foreign forces and the opening of serious negotiations for disarmament and peace…

Chossudovsky: U.S. “Military Aid” to Al Qaeda, ISIS-Daesh: Pentagon Uses Illicit Arms Trafficking to Channel Enormous Shipments of Light Weapons into Syria

The US and its allies (including Turkey and Saudi Arabia) have relied on the illicit trade in light weaponry produced in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, China, etc. for delivery to rebel groups inside Syria, including ISIS-Daesh and Al Nusra.

Evergreene Digest | Clinton And Trump, Call Your Office: America’s Bipartisan Policy Of Perpetual War Has Failed To Deliver Peace

This approach (Perpetual War) is based on the belief that Washington is capable of solving every international problem. If only unnamed bright people implemented theoretically brilliant strategies backed by unidentified resolute citizens, terrorism would be suppressed, ISIS would be defeated, Russia would be compliant, Iraq would be successful, Syria would be peaceful, Libya would be […]

Polly Mann | Top of the Charts

How have the five largest U.S. defense firms fared over the past five years? Their stock is up an average of 220 percent.

Evergreene Digest | The Tragedy of the American Military

The American public and its political leadership will do anything for the military except take it seriously. The result is a chickenhawk nation in which careless spending and strategic folly combine to lure America into endless wars it can’t win. Related: Liberal Antiwar Activism is the Problem James Fallows, The Atlantic <http://www.theatlantic.com&gt; January/February, 2015 | […]

Evergreene Digest | How America’s Wars Came Home With the Troops

Since 2002, veterans have been committing murder individually and in groups, killing family, friends, strangers and—in appalling numbers—themselves. Related: Disabled Veterans Shatter the Myths of American Warfare Ann Jones, the Nation <https://www.thenation.com&gt; April 17, 2014 | After an argument about a leave denied, Specialist Ivan Lopez pulled out a .45-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun and […]

Evergreene Digest | ‘You Cannot Use Military Force to Wipe Out Terrorism’

But the problem is, as long as you’re doing the military, the others don’t work. You can’t be bombing people and at the same time think that you’re going to succeed at, quote, “persuading” them, which is one of the great things the Obama administration has talked about wanting to do, persuading them that ISIS […]

Mary Beaudoin | Warfare of the 21st Century: Cyber Attacks, Super Soldiers, Ghost Ships, and Laser Beams

We can’t win at war so we’d better begin to win at peace.

Tomgram | Patrick Cockburn, An Endless Cycle of Indecisive Wars

…no less crucial for being obvious: in most of these countries, where Islam is the dominant religion, … al-Qaeda, and the Taliban are essentially the only available vehicles for protest and rebellion. By now, they have completely replaced the socialist and nationalist movements that predominated in the twentieth century; these years have, that is, seen a remarkable reversion to religious, ethnic, and tribal identity, to movements that seek to establish their own exclusive territory by the persecution and expulsion of minorities.

David Swanson | Talking About Forgiveness

A U.S. Air Force officer recently said that a tool that would allow dropping food accurately to starving people in Syria would not be used for such a purely humanitarian operation because it costs $60,000. Yet the U.S. military is blowing through tens of billions of dollars on killing people there, and hundreds of billions of dollars every year on maintaining the ability to do the same all over the world.

The Cost of War

US Making a Deadly Mistake in Afghanistan, Says Former Diplomat

“Under General (David) Petraeus, starting in 2010, the U.S. initiated scores of airstrikes, as well as dozens of nighttime commando raids, daily against Afghan insurgent targets,” he recalled. “Many of these strikes hit legitimate targets, but many more of them hit civilians. The surge in increase of public support for the Taliban in areas of the air and commando strikes is undeniable.”

Evergreene Digest | The Global War on Terrorism: The Fight for Truth Continues

From the attacks of September 11, 2001 to the war on Syria — how did we get to this point? Global Research offers you several important resources and encourages you to get the facts and share them with others. Global Research May 17, 2016 | The events of 9/11 played a pivotal role in launching […]

DN!: Obama to Make History with Hiroshima Visit, as U.S. Quietly Upgrades Nuclear Arsenal

Despite the administration’s call for the elimination of nuclear weapons, the United States is pursuing a 30-year, $1 trillion program to modernize its nuclear weapon arsenal by designing bombs with smaller payloads.