[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 7/11/24 10:00pm
Like the case of Rome before it, Empire is bankrupting America. The true fiscal cost of the national security budget is now upwards of $1.3 trillion per year (counting veterans expense and international operations and aid), but there is no way to pay for it. That’s because the 78-million strong Baby Boomers are in the Continue reading "The Folly of Empire and the Albatross ofDebt" The post The Folly of Empire and the Albatross of Debt appeared first on Antiwar.com.

[Category: Uncategorized]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 7/11/24 10:00pm
Reprinted from Common Dreams. The world is at its most dangerous moment since the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. Back then, however, the fear of total destruction consumed the public; today, few people seem even to be aware of this possibility. It is easily imaginable that nuclear war could break out between Russia (and perhaps Continue reading "NATOs Endgame Appears to Be Nuclear War" The post NATOs Endgame Appears to Be Nuclear War appeared first on Antiwar.com.

[Category: Uncategorized]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 7/10/24 10:00pm
Reprinted from The Nation with permission. If diplomacy can pave the path to peace, then broken diplomatic promises can lead to war. Since the hopeful end of the Cold War, four key promises were made by the West. Each of them was intended to pave the path to the new and stable era of peace, Continue reading "NATOs 75th Anniversary: The Broken Promises That Led to War" The post NATOs 75th Anniversary: The Broken Promises That Led to War appeared first on Antiwar.com.

[Category: Uncategorized]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 7/9/24 10:00pm
On June 26th, the Committee on Oversight and Accountability sat down for a Congressional Hearing titled, “Defending America from the Chinese Communist Party’s Political Warfare.” This was one of many Congressional hearings aimed at tackling the “China threat.” As a general premise, I didn’t have a lot of hope for the hearing. Language is crucial, Continue reading "Inside China-Focused Congressional Hearings, Panic, Paranoia, and Hypocrisy Reign" The post Inside China-Focused Congressional Hearings, Panic, Paranoia, and Hypocrisy Reign appeared first on Antiwar.com.

[Category: Uncategorized]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 7/8/24 10:00pm
Israel never learns from its mistakes. What Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to implement in Gaza is but a poor copy of previous strategies that were used in the past by other Israeli leaders. If these strategies had succeeded, Israel would not be in this position in the first place. The main reason Continue reading "Sharon Revisited: Netanyahus Ultimate Aim in Gaza and Why It Will Fail" The post Sharon Revisited: Netanyahus Ultimate Aim in Gaza and Why It Will Fail appeared first on Antiwar.com.

[Category: Uncategorized]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 7/8/24 10:00pm
The West has repeatedly dismissed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s offers to negotiate without even exploring them. They have repeated the claim that Putin is not serious about negotiating and that he offers only ultimatums without being willing to compromise. But former Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleksandr Chalyi, a former member of Ukraine’s negotiating Continue reading "Is Putin Prepared To Compromise?" The post Is Putin Prepared To Compromise? appeared first on Antiwar.com.

[Category: Uncategorized]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 7/8/24 8:54pm
Three others were wounded. The post <I>Iraq Weekly Roundup</I>: 28 Killed appeared first on Antiwar.com.

[Category: Uncategorized]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 7/7/24 10:00pm
A new report released 18 June 2024 by the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) provides a remarkably candid window into the flawed and dangerous thinking of military strategists who support continual “readiness” for an on-demand military draft, even while they claim — perhaps truthfully — not to prefer a draft, even as Plan Continue reading "Playbook for a Military Draft" The post Playbook for a Military Draft appeared first on Antiwar.com.

[Category: Uncategorized]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 7/7/24 10:00pm
Most Americans think of the Cuban Missile Crisis as a time where we came uncomfortably close to nuclear exchanges with the Soviet Union. The truth is, though, things came much closer than they realize. Nuclear missiles staged in Cuba should be considered tame compared to what happened under the waves of the Atlantic off the Continue reading "Lessons From the Cold War: Now Is the Time for De-Escalation" The post Lessons From the Cold War: Now Is the Time for De-Escalation appeared first on Antiwar.com.

[Category: Uncategorized]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 7/7/24 10:00pm
Originally appeared at TomDispatch. In his years in power, Joe Biden and his top foreign policy officials have come up with a distinctly more aggressive and militarized approach to a rising China and, in particular, its claims to areas of the South China Sea or the island of Taiwan. As an old Cold Warrior who Continue reading "Early Signs of the Failure of American Global Power" The post Early Signs of the Failure of American Global Power appeared first on Antiwar.com.

[Category: Uncategorized]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 7/4/24 10:00pm
Reprinted from Consortium News. At Thursday’s debate with Donald Trump, President Joe Biden, calling Russian President Vladimir Putin a “war criminal,” claimed that he “wants all of Ukraine… Do you think he’ll stop?… What do you think happens to Poland and other places?” Spoiler Alert: Official Ukrainian sources confirm that Putin did stop in March Continue reading "Will Putin Attack Poland and the Baltics?" The post Will Putin Attack Poland and the Baltics? appeared first on Antiwar.com.

[Category: Uncategorized]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 7/4/24 10:00pm
I clearly remember my first day at an UNRWA school in a refugee camp in Gaza. I was five years of age. It felt like my life was over. The distance from Block 5 of the Nuseirat Refugee Camp to the New Camp – located within the municipal boundaries of Nuseirat – was long, exhausting Continue reading "Growing Up in Nuseirat –– Where Massacres Become Routine" The post Growing Up in Nuseirat –– Where Massacres Become Routine appeared first on Antiwar.com.

[Category: Uncategorized]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 7/4/24 10:00pm
Another year of war and another NATO summit, but Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is still not going to get the NATO membership Ukrainians are fighting and dying for. At last year’s NATO summit, Zelensky was offered only “an invitation to Ukraine to join the Alliance when Allies agree and conditions are met.” “Ukraine isn’t ready Continue reading "The NATO Summit Is on July 9, but Zelensky Is Already Angry" The post The NATO Summit Is on July 9, but Zelensky Is Already Angry appeared first on Antiwar.com.

[Category: Uncategorized]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 7/3/24 10:00pm
Reprinted from Covert Action Magazine with the authors permission. Politicians in the small Caucasian nation of Georgia have been sanctioned by Washington for “undermining democracy” and depriving Georgian people of “fundamental freedoms,” simply because its parliament has passed a law to control foreign influence over Georgian politics. Politicians in another small country, Nicaragua, were subjected Continue reading "The US Sanctioned Georgia and Nicaragua for Laws That Copy the US" The post The US Sanctioned Georgia and Nicaragua for Laws That Copy the US appeared first on Antiwar.com.

[Category: Uncategorized]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 7/3/24 10:00pm
As we approach Independence Day, patriotic displays will be everywhere. U.S. flags; red, white, and blue clothing; patriotic décor; and calls to appreciate our freedoms will greet us in the news, in stores and restaurants, and even in our workplaces. Some 67 percent of U.S. adults report being “proud” or “extremely proud” to be an Continue reading "We Need Rational Patriotism" The post We Need Rational Patriotism appeared first on Antiwar.com.

[Category: Uncategorized]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 7/3/24 10:00pm
Originally appeared at TomDispatch. Though I was never in the U.S. military, my life experience has been American wars, wars, wars, and more wars. I was born during World War II. I was in grade school when the Korean War took place. I still have a faint memory of a photo of a gleaming American Continue reading "Another American War in the Middle East?" The post Another American War in the Middle East? appeared first on Antiwar.com.

[Category: Uncategorized]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 7/2/24 10:00pm
Reprinted from Responsible Statecraft with the authors permission. Two proposals that would radically alter the current system for registering Americans for a future draft were introduced recently in Congress without any hearings or debate. They raise practical issues about whether any draft today would even be possible. As part of this year’s National Defense Authorization Continue reading "A War Draft Today Cant Work. Let Us Count the Ways." The post A War Draft Today Cant Work. Let Us Count the Ways. appeared first on Antiwar.com.

[Category: Uncategorized]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 7/2/24 10:00pm
One of the strangest and most incomprehensible coup attempts has just unfolded in Bolivia. Not only are the motives unclear, it is even unclear who ordered it: the general who led the coup against the president or the president. But the stage upon which it unfolded was partly set by a U.S.-supported coup that took Continue reading "The Three-Hour Coup. What Just Happened in Bolivia?" The post The Three-Hour Coup. What Just Happened in Bolivia? appeared first on Antiwar.com.

[Category: Uncategorized]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 7/2/24 7:27am
Humanitarian aid should never be politicized though, quite often, the very survival of nations is used as political bargaining chips. Sadly, Gaza remains a prime example. Even before the current war, the Gaza Strip suffered under a 17-year hermetic blockade, which has rendered the impoverished area virtually unlivable. That very term, ‘unlivable’ was used by Continue reading "On Aid and War – How Israel Has Used Starvation To Subdue the Palestinians" The post On Aid and War – How Israel Has Used Starvation To Subdue the Palestinians appeared first on Antiwar.com.

[Category: Uncategorized]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 7/1/24 10:00pm
Those Americans who might hope that the growing public opposition to continuing U.S. aid to Ukraine might signal a wave of fresh thinking about foreign policy in the Republican party are likely to be disappointed. Most members of the establishment cling to the idea that the principal worry about Republican policy views is the growing Continue reading "The Republican Establishments Sterile Foreign Policy Perspective" The post The Republican Establishments Sterile Foreign Policy Perspective appeared first on Antiwar.com.

[Category: Uncategorized]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 7/1/24 10:00pm
After NATO’s catastrophic, illegal invasions of Yugoslavia, Libya and Afghanistan, on July 9th NATO plans to invade Washington DC. The good news is that it only plans to occupy Washington for three days. The British will not burn down the U.S. Capitol as they did in 1814, and the Germans are still meekly pretending that Continue reading "Confronting NATOs War Summit in Washington" The post Confronting NATOs War Summit in Washington appeared first on Antiwar.com.

[Category: Uncategorized]

As of 7/14/24 2:10am. Last new 7/11/24 10:50pm.

Next feed in category: Def Talk