Category Archives: War Machine

Acceptable Losses – Andrew Cockburn

Just a few short years ago, Yemen was judged to be among the poorest countries in the world, ranking 154th out of the 187 nations on the U.N.’s Human Development Index. One in every five Yemenis went hungry. Almost one in three was unemployed. Every year, 40,000 children died before their fifth birthday, and experts…
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This is an amazingly insightful commentary by Ray McGovern

This is an amazing insightful commentary of Ray McGovern, a former analyst for the CIA...at times witty, at times dead serious. Ray McGovern is an activist who writes and lectures about, among other issues, war and the role of CIA. He holds an M.A. in Russian Studies from Fordham University, a certificate in Theological Studies…
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The Assassination Complex – The Intercept

These investigative pieces by The Intercept are central to understanding the US killing machine. We can't recommend them highly enough. -Ed From his first days as commander in chief, the drone has been President Barack Obama’s weapon of choice, used by the military and the CIA to hunt down and kill the people his administration…
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Hillary Clinton and her Hawks

Exclusive: Focusing on domestic issues, Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech sidestepped the deep concerns anti-war Democrats have about her hawkish foreign policy, which is already taking shape in the shadows, reports Gareth Porter. By Gareth Porter As Hillary Clinton begins her final charge for the White House, her advisers are already recommending air strikes and other…
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Syrian opposition urges halt to US-led airstrikes amid civilian deaths

The civilian death toll in two days of US-led airstrikes in Syria could be in the hundreds, say watchdog groups. By David Iaconangelo Christian Science Monitor A US-led coalition has boasted of strides in its military campaign against the self-proclaimed Islamic State in recent weeks, and a string of lone-wolf terrorist attacks across the globe…
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Tomgram: Nick Turse, Revolving Doors, Robust Rolodexes, and Runaway Generals

Posted by Nick Turse July 5, 2016. Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. Here’s an oddity: Americans recognize corruption as an endemic problem in much of the world, just not in our own. And that’s strange. After all, to take but one example, America’s twenty-first-century war zones have been notorious quagmires of corruption on a scale…
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 The United States and NATO Are Preparing for a Major War With Russia

Massive military exercises and a troop buildup on NATO’s eastern flank reflect a dangerous new strategy. By Michael Klare Nation Magazine, July 7 2016 For the first time in a quarter-century, the prospect of war—real war, war between the major powers—will be on the agenda of Western leaders when they meet at the NATO Summit…
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Hundreds Killed in US Bombing of Syria / Iraq

A new report from a group of journalists and researchers says that hundreds of civilians have died during airstrikes by the U.S. and other nations fighting the Islamic State, a marked contrast to the Pentagon’s official admission of just two civilian deaths. The report, from the nonprofit group Airwars, which tracks coalition airstrikes on Iraq…
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Costs of War Project

This report was first broadcast by Democracy Now on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq invasion. Neta Crawford, professor of political science at Brown University and co-director of the Costs of War project, discusses the horrendous costs of the Iraq War on the tenth anniversary of the American invasion. The Costs of War Project is…
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