Tag Archives: U.S. wars

War Mongering, Iran, Yemen, Russia: Chris Hedges, Code Pink, Wm. J. Astore and more

Several articles are included in this post. To read the articles, click on the title or if available, the Read More link. The American Cult of Bombing Consortium News   Originally published under William Astore, The American Cult of Bombing and Endless War on Tom Dispatch  June 10, 2019 William J. Astore analyzes the fallacies behind the […]

Talk Nation Radio | Diana Johnstone on Queen of Chaos: The Misadventures of Hillary Clinton

Now Available in Paperback! Photo:  Counterpunch Click here to listen.  Diana Johnstone is a writer based in Paris, France. Her past books include Fools’ Crusade: Yugoslavia, Nato, and Western Delusions. Her new book, which we discuss, is Queen of Chaos: The Misadventures of Hillary Clinton. Media for the people!  Click here to help Rise Up Times continue […]

New Leaks Reveal Dark Details of U.S. Drone Program

Secret military documents expose the inner workings of Obama’s Drone Wars truthdig.com  October 15, 2015 jules 2000 / Shutterstock Targeted killings carried out by unmanned drones, though still very controversial, have become a fixture of U.S. foreign policy. On Thursday, The Intercept published a report, “The Drone Papers,” which gives the public a close look […]

Tomgram: Jeremy Scahill, The Fantasy of a Clean War

Perpetual War  How Does the Global War on Terror Ever End?    By Jeremy Scahill Posted by Jeremy Scahill at 6:27am, October 29, 2013  TomDispatch.com Read Tom Engelhardt’s introduction here. [This epilogue to Scahill’s bestselling book, Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield, is posted with the kind permission of its publisher, Nation Books.] On January 21, 2013, Barack Obama was […]

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, Bashing “Isolationists” While at War in the World

Always and Everywhere The New York Times and the Enduring “Threat” of Isolationism By Andrew J. Bacevich  October 24, 2013  tomdispatch.com Read Tom Engelhardt’s introduction here. The abiding defect of U.S. foreign policy? It’s isolationism, my friend. Purporting to steer clear of war, isolationism fosters it. Isolationism impedes the spread of democracy. It inhibits trade and therefore prosperity. […]

U.S. Currently Fighting 74 Different Wars … That It Will Publicly Admit

Linda J. Bilmes and Michael D. Intriligator, ask in a recent paper, “How many wars is the US fighting today?” Washingtons Blog  May 12, 2013  intellihub.com Fire Dog Lake’s Kevin Gosztola notes: Today US military operations are involved in scores of countries across all the five continents. The US military is the world’s largest landlord, with significant military facilities […]