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  • Allen Dulles and the Cold War Within the National Security State +

    Looking back to the origins of the national security state helps us understand its power and scope today. Read More

  • The Secret Diplomacy That Could End the East-West Confrontation Over Ukraine +

     Though scarcely reported in the US media, all leaders involves in the epicenter of the new Cold War have launched a concerted campaign to end the Ukrainian civil (and US-Russian proxy) war. Read More

  • The US-Iran Prisoner Swap Proves Diplomacy Works +

     But we must not take the survival of the nuclear deal for granted, because it still has many powerful opponents. Read More

  • Who Runs the Pentagon? +

    Not Defense Secretary Ashton Carter—while he may be more than a figurehead, “the building” has no boss.   Read More

  • Ted Cruz’s Collateral Damage: Why So Few Americans Care About Dead Civilians +

    For the most part, Americans don’t think or care much about the real-world consequences of unleashing American air power. Read More

  • None of the Democratic Candidates Have Gotten Syria Right: Why They Should Be Talking Peace, Not War +

    Obama has finally taken a tentative path toward a viable solution–but may waffle without support Read More

  • To End North Korea’s Nuclear Program, End the Korean War +

    Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test may be a last-ditch effort to get on the U.S. agenda before Obama leaves office and a hawkish new president comes in. Read More

  • Despite Global Blowback, US Military Demanding Bigger, Badder Drone War +

    Questions also raised about whether civilian defense contractors hired as pilots are taking part in armed conflict. Less than a month after a group of U.S. Air Force whistleblowers spoke out against “the devastating effects the drone program has overseas and at home,” the branch announced its desire for a Read More

  • The U.S. and the Rise of ISIS +

    The rise of ISIS (also known as Daesh, ISIL, or the “Islamic State”) is a direct consequence of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. While there are a number of other contributing factors as well, that fateful decision is paramount. Read More

  • The US’ Language of Terror and a History of Preemptive Aggression +

    Following the recent horrific and brutal San Bernardino slaying,President Obama took to the Oval Office and reminded Americans, “our nation has been at war with terrorists since al Qaeda killed nearly 3,000 Americans on 9/11 He also reminded us “we have no evidence that the killers were directed by a terrorist organization Read More

  • Obama’s Speech, Translated into Candor +

    Here is a condensed version of President Obama’s speech from the Oval Office on Sunday night, unofficially translated into plain English:    Read More

  • ‘Huge Error’: Former US Military Chief Admits Iraq Invasion Spawned ISIS +

    The U.S. is poised to repeat all the same mistakes in Syria that it made in Iraq after 9/11, says former head of Defense Intelligence Agency.   Read More

  • The West’s Deadly Mideast Fantasies +

    Exclusive: Madness or at least self-deception now dominates the West’s approach to the Middle East, with ostensibly rational leaders like Barack Obama and Francois Hollande fueling public hysteria about terrorism and pursuing “regime change” strategies proven to fail, as Mike Lofgren explains. Read More

  • Former Military Chief: Iraq War Was A ‘Failure’ That Helped Create ISIS +

    “We strategically marched in the wrong direction.” Retired Lt. General Michael Flynn, former U.S. special forces commander in Iraq and Afghanistan who was the country’s highest ranking military intelligence official, says that the George W. Bush administration’s Iraq war was a tremendous blunder that helped to create the self-proclaimed Islamic Read More

  • Slavoj Zizek: In the Wake of Paris Attacks the Left Must Embrace Its Radical Western Roots

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