Tag Archives: war zones

Bases, Bases, Everywhere … Except in the Pentagon’s Report, by Nick Turse

“U.S. bases abroad cost upwards of $50 billion per year to build and maintain, which is money that could be used to address pressing needs at home in education, health care, housing, and infrastructure,”

Heather Linebaugh: I Worked on the US Drone Program. The Public Should Know What Really Goes On

Few of the politicians who so brazenly proclaim the benefits of drones have a real clue how it actually works (and doesn’t) by Heather Linebaugh  Published on Sunday, December 29, 2013 by the Guardian/UK The Elbit Systems Hermes 450 is an Israeli medium size multi-payload unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed for tactical long endurance missions. Whenever I read […]

Kathy Kelly> The Longest War

The Longest War By Kathy Kelly    VCNW   July 2012 Overcoming Lies and Indifference This article was first published by the Mobilizing Ideas website. In April of 2003, I returned from Iraq after having lived there during the U.S. Shock and Awe bombing and the initial weeks of the invasion. Before the bombing I had traveled […]

The New Obama Doctrine, A Six-Point Plan for Global War

The New Obama Doctrine, A Six-Point Plan for Global War Special Ops, Drones, Spy Games, Civilian Soldiers, Proxy Fighters, and Cyber Warfare By Nick Turse   June 14, 2012    Tom Dispatch It looked like a scene out of a Hollywood movie.  In the inky darkness, men in full combat gear, armed with automatic weapons and wearing […]