By Johannes Stern, 28 July 2016
The newspaper describes a huge Pentagon/CIA-sponsored operation spanning several months and involving billions of dollars to prepare the coup.
By Tom Peters, 28 July 2016
The embrace of the US military by the Greens and its supporters points to a further shift to the right by this party.
By Peter Symonds, 28 July 2016
While submarines play an important part in conventional warfare, the preoccupation of China and the United States is their role in a nuclear war.
By K. Ratnayake and Keith Jones and , 28 July 2016
A former senior Indian diplomat has warned that the US’s harnessing of India to its anti-China “Pivot” will result in India being drawn into the Afghan war.
By Peter Symonds, 25 July 2016
The Philippines and Vietnam are at loggerheads with Cambodia over a reference in the final communiqué to the recent UN-backed court ruling negating China’s maritime claims.
By Barry Grey, 25 July 2016
The program of global militarism at the heart of the Clinton campaign is combined with the ferocious promotion of racial and gender politics.
By Thomas Gaist, 25 July 2016
US-Russian tensions are surging in Syria, despite the Obama administration’s efforts to delay a further escalation of the war until after the 2016 US elections.
By Mike Head and James Cogan, 23 July 2016
A full-scale US assault on China would almost certainly escalate into a nuclear war, in which millions would die.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 July 2016
The tumultuous events in Turkey have exposed the interconnection between the worldwide eruption of US militarism and the global breakdown of democratic forms of rule.
By Peter Symonds, 21 July 2016
Biden’s speech in Sydney made clear that the US will not tolerate any equivocation by Canberra and other regional allies in supporting its war preparations in the Indo-Pacific.
By Mike Head, 20 July 2016
Biden’s trip to Australia came in the immediate aftermath of the arbitration court decision in The Hague declaring illegal Chinese land reclamation activities in the South China Sea.
By Peter Symonds, 20 July 2016
The Chinese regime is playing directly into Washington’s hands by resorting to its own reckless military measures that heighten the danger of conflict.
By Thomas Gaist, 20 July 2016
US airstrikes killed dozens of civilians in Aleppo province Monday, adding to the hundreds of thousands of civilian dead produced by Washington’s regime change operation.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 July 2016
Ambassador Bass, a former advisor to Dick Cheney, issued a “categorical” denial that Washington had any involvement in the Turkish military’s abortive uprising of July 15.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 July 2016
The declassification of the section of the 9/11 commission report on Saudi ties to 9/11 point to a deliberate distortion and exploitation of the attacks as a pretext for war.
By Peter Symonds, 14 July 2016
The court decision on the South China Sea will heighten tensions and the risk that a minor incident spirals out of control and triggers a conflict between the US and China.
By Thomas Gaist, 14 July 2016
The deployment, carried out in the name of protecting US citizens, marks the latest escalation in the drive by US imperialism to assert control over Sudan and its oil resources.
By Peter Symonds, 13 July 2016
Yesterday’s tribunal ruling branding China’s actions in the South China Sea as “illegal” provides another pretext for the US to ramp up its military expansion in Asia.
By Thomas Gaist, 13 July 2016
The deployments will support a joint US-Iraqi offensive against the urban center of Mosul, which is projected to last for months and turn hundreds of thousands more Iraqis into refugees.
By Joseph Santolan, 12 July 2016
Regardless of the details of today’s tribunal decision, Washington will exploit the ruling to escalate its war drive against China.
By Alex Lantier, 11 July 2016
NATO is planning a major military escalation, based on plans for a perpetual state of war in the Middle East and preparations for all-out war with Russia in Europe.
By Peter Symonds, 11 July 2016
With a ruling imminent, the US has cranked up its propaganda apparatus and military activity in the South China Sea, setting the stage for a dangerous confrontation with China.
By Ben McGrath, 11 July 2016
The installation will likely inflame tensions while continuing to stoke an arms race in East Asia.
New book by David North
By David North, 11 July 2016
We publish here the preface to A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony, 1990-2016 by David North, the chairman of the international editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site. The book is available for preorder today at Mehring Books.
By Johannes Stern, 8 July 2016
The measures to be decided on by the western military alliance in the Polish capital will further escalate the threat of war in Europe.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 July 2016
During the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, the Times provided invaluable assistance to the Bush administration in dragging the American people into a criminal war based on lies.
By Thomas Gaist, 7 July 2016
The White House announced Wednesday that 8,400 US troops will remain deployed in Afghanistan until Obama leaves office next January.
By Peter Symonds, 7 July 2016
The Mitchell Institute report released last week reveals the detailed character of the Pentagon’s preparations and plans for a conflict with China.
By Patrick Martin, 7 July 2016
While some media reports claimed a suicide attempt was involved, this has not been confirmed by the Army or Manning’s attorneys.
By Peter Symonds, 6 July 2016
The military exercises are meant as a warning to the US, which has deliberately inflamed territorial disputes in the sea over the past six years.
Behind US proposal for military cooperation with Russia
By Thomas Gaist, 5 July 2016
Both the Democratic and Republican presumptive presidential candidates have declared their support for intensified bombing and the imposition of a no-fly zone directed against the Syrian regime and its Russian backers.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 5 July 2016
US officials have vowed to work with India to secure its entry into the NSG, while joining India in suggesting that Beijing was responsible for its rebuff.
By Niles Niemuth—SEP candidate for vice president, 5 July 2016
Sunday’s baseball game at the Fort Bragg military base was intended to manipulate the celebration of the American Revolution in order to promote militarism and war.
By Thomas Gaist, 4 July 2016
At least 125 Iraqis were killed by a massive car bomb explosion in Baghdad Saturday, underscoring the crisis of the US-backed Iraq state
By Eric London, 4 July 2016
The architects of war are seeking to blame the working class for a veteran suicide crisis caused by the sadistic character of the wars themselves.
By Thomas Gaist, 29 June 2016
The “liberation” of Fallujah, touted as a victory, has already inflamed sectarian conflicts and set the stage for further escalation of the Obama administration’s renewed war in Iraq.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 June 2016
The partisan Republican probe produced no new evidence indicting its principal target, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
By Bill Van Auken, 24 June 2016
The frustration expressed by the 51 State Department signatories is with the failure not just of Obama’s Syria policy, but of US imperialism’s entire Middle East strategy.
By Patrick Martin, 24 June 2016
Former national security adviser Brent Scowcroft, an architect of the 1991 Persian Gulf War, is the highest-profile Republican to announce his support for the Democratic presidential candidate.
By Peter Symonds, 21 June 2016
The show of force is a sign that the US intends to ramp up its confrontation with China following an imminent ruling on the Philippine legal challenge to Beijing’s maritime claims.
By James Cogan, 20 June 2016
The Iraqi forces are being accompanied by US, British and Australian military “advisors.”
By Marianne Arens, 20 June 2016
Within the framework of the EU’s Operation Sophia, Germany is expanding its naval presence off the Libyan coast and leading the preparations for a military intervention.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 June 2016
The memo has ratcheted up tensions with Moscow while providing a glimpse of what may prove to be the policy of the next US administration.
By Thomas Gaist, 18 June 2016
Rather than countering “Russian aggression,” the breakneck militarization of the Black Sea is rooted in the drive by the US and European powers to control the Eurasian landmass.
By Nick Beams, 17 June 2016
Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen’s comments on Wednesday pointed to the emergence of “secular stagnation” in the global economy, a term first developed in the 1930s.
By Tom Hall, 17 June 2016
The decision to require women to register with the Selective Service is being fraudulently hailed as a victory for women’s rights by leading Democrats.
By Thomas Gaist, 17 June 2016
NATO’s extension of its mission in Afghanistan is one element in a “package of enhancements” aimed at strengthening its grip over strategic portions of Eurasia.
By Peter Symonds, 16 June 2016
The Malabar war games involving the US, Japanese and Indian navies are “complex, high-end, war-fighting exercises” aimed against China.
By Barry Grey, 15 June 2016
The question that is imperiously raised by events such as the Orlando massacre is: What is it about American society that so frequently leads mentally unstable individuals to resort to mass murder?
By Bill Van Auken, 14 June 2016
Both major parties’ presumptive presidential nominees have rushed to exploit the tragedy in Orlando to promote war and reaction.
By Thomas Gaist, 11 June 2016
The White House has authorized a major escalation of US air and ground combat operations targeting Taliban forces and others opposed to the stooge regime in Kabul.
By Keith Jones, 10 June 2016
The alliance between the Indian bourgeoisie and US imperialism represents a sea change in world geopolitics, with explosive implications for inter-state relations across Asia and the world.
By Thomas Gaist, 9 June 2016
The demands for an essentially permanent US presence in Afghanistan have become more insistent amidst a growing crisis of the Afghan government.
By Peter Symonds, 9 June 2016
The incident took place amid Washington’s increasingly aggressive stance toward Beijing over maritime disputes in the East China and South China Seas.
By James Cogan, 8 June 2016
The humanitarian disaster that is unfolding in Fallujah is the product of the US-led invasion in 2003 and Washington’s deliberate stoking of sectarian conflict in the face of determined Iraqi resistance.
Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore
By James Cogan, 6 June 2016
US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter threatened that China “could end up erecting a Great Wall of self-isolation.”
The assassination of Mullah Akhtar Mansour: Washington plays with fire in Eurasia’s geopolitical tinderbox—Part 1
By Thomas Gaist, 4 June 2016
The US’s May 21 assassination of the Taliban’s political leader was an immense provocation and a grave warning to the international working class.
By Patrick Martin, 3 June 2016
The leading contenders for the Republican and Democratic Parties, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, may both face criminal indictments before the elections.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 June 2016
The siege of the Iraqi city has exposed the deep sectarian fault lines in Iraq that are the product of the US occupation and its divide-and-rule tactics.
By Peter Symonds, 1 June 2016
While graphically warning of the danger of nuclear conflict, the UCS has no proposal to prevent it—other than a vain hope in a diplomatic solution.
By Bill Van Auken, 31 May 2016
With estimates of up to 900 refugees drowning, the past week has been the deadliest so far this year.
By Peter Symonds, 31 May 2016
Chinese submarines will be deployed in an effort to prevent Beijing’s nuclear arsenal being wiped out in an American nuclear first strike.
By Peter Symonds, 30 May 2016
A conspiracy of silence reigns over the preparations for war, aimed at deadening the consciousness of the population to the rising risks of nuclear conflict.
By Nick Beams, 27 May 2016
The G7 nations are seeking to ramp up military pressure against China, amid a deepening economic slump and divisions within their own ranks.
By Joseph Kishore, 27 May 2016
President Barack Obama visits Hiroshima today, but will make no apology for the US dropping of the atomic bomb on the city. The WSWS is republishing an essay that first appeared on the 60th anniversary of that horrible crime.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 May 2016
The offensives launched by US-backed forces on both sides of the Iraqi-Syrian border threaten to deepen the region’s crisis.
By Peter Symonds, 25 May 2016
In return for lifting the arms embargo, Obama undoubtedly extracted commitments from Hanoi to align more closely with Washington against Beijing.
By Peter Symonds, 24 May 2016
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi is desperately seeking to shore up his fragile government.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 May 2016
Part of the discussions in Hanoi will involve the pre-positioning of US military hardware at bases used four decades ago to wage war on the Vietnamese people.
By Kate Randall, 20 May 2016
The priority of the ruling class and its political representatives is not the protection and wellbeing of the vast majority of Americans, but funding the gigantic US military apparatus.
By Mike Head, 20 May 2016
Allegations that Chinese aircraft “unsafely” intercepted a US surveillance plane underscore Pentagon calls for a “trigger” for conflict with China.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 May 2016
The failure to set a date for the resumption of talks points to the continuation of a conflict that threatens to spill over into a wider war involving the US and Russia.
By Thomas Gaist, 18 May 2016
Washington is preparing interventions throughout sub-Saharan Africa, where the US military’s Africa Command is currently examining a dozen locations for new bases.
By Thomas Gaist, 16 May 2016
The past week has seen the American-dominated Western alliance markedly intensify its preparations for aggressive war along Russia’s eastern and southern borders.
By Thomas Gaist, 14 May 2016
American commando teams are waging and preparing for war across ever-growing stretches of Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
By Andre Damon, 13 May 2016
The American president will travel to Hiroshima not to apologize for past crimes, but to prepare new ones.
By Thomas Gaist, 13 May 2016
In a move Russian officials denounced as a “direct threat,” US and NATO officials presided over the formal launch of a new missile system based in Bucharest.
By James Cogan, 11 May 2016
US imperialism continues to stoke up long-standing, competing claims over territory in the South China Sea to militarily encircle and destabilise the Chinese regime.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 May 2016
A century after the Sykes-Picot agreement dividing the Middle East between imperialist powers, the volcanic eruption of US militarism has shattered the nation-state system created by that accord.
By Kumaran Ira, 6 May 2016
American sponsored dissident groups held a conference last weekend in the midst of escalating war threats against China.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 May 2016
NATO’s planned escalation of its presence on Russia’s western flank has led Moscow to prepare deployment of three new divisions.
By Bill Van Auken, 4 May 2016
The fighting in Iraq came as the US and Russia sought to broker a renewed cessation of hostilities in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
By Andre Damon, 3 May 2016
Over the weekend, CIA Director John Brennan denied allegations of Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the September 11 terror attacks and demanded that documents pointing to its complicity remain hidden from the American people.
By Thomas Gaist, 2 May 2016
In a desperate effort to prop up its ailing puppet regime, Washington is preparing to meet opposition with, as Defense Secretary Carter put it, “the full might of the US military.”
By James Cogan, 2 May 2016
The rhetoric reflects the fact that major figures in the US political establishment are more than prepared to trigger a war.
By Patrick Martin, 29 April 2016
The unannounced trip is the highest-level official US visit to Iraq since the emergence of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
By Patrick Martin, 28 April 2016
The leading contenders in both parties, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, are committed to a vast military escalation following the November election.
By Peter Symonds, 27 April 2016
The use of American ground attack aircraft and special forces helicopters near a Chinese-claimed islet was designed to send a menacing message to Beijing.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 April 2016
Nearly eight years after he addressed 200,000 in Berlin, promising “hope” and “change,” Obama presided over a summit with the European powers on the expansion of war in the Middle East and new provocations against Russia.
By Johannes Stern, 26 April 2016
Obama’s fifth trip to Germany was aimed primarily at expanding imperialist aggression in the Middle East and NATO’s military build-up against Russia.
By Tom Hall, 23 April 2016
The lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union sought to compel the CIA to release information on its secret drone warfare program.
By Joseph Kishore, 23 April 2016
A sympathetic article appearing in the New York Times on Democratic Party front-runner Hillary Clinton’s war record underscores the danger of a very rapid military escalation following the 2016 US presidential election.
By Kanda Gabriel, 22 April 2016
India’s alignment with Washington’s anti-China “pivot” is inflaming explosive military and national-ethnic tensions across South Asia.
By Thomas Gaist, 21 April 2016
The loosening of the Pentagon’s rules of engagement coincides with an escalation by the US and its Gulf allies in Iraq, Syria and Yemen.
By Alex Lantier, 21 April 2016
After close encounters between US and Russian forces in the Baltic Sea, there are mounting fears of an accidental clash escalating into full-blown war between nuclear powers.
By Peter Symonds, 21 April 2016
The intensifying US pressure is not primarily directed at Pyongyang, but against Beijing, as part of the Obama administration’s “pivot to Asia.”
By Deepal Jayasekera, 20 April 2016
While the Congress and Stalinists are voicing opposition to India becoming a “full-fledged” US ally, they have been instrumental in expanding US-Indian military ties.