By Peter Symonds, 23 August 2017
The targeting of Chinese companies makes clear that Washington is exploiting the tense standoff with North Korea as part of its wider confrontation with Beijing.
By Patrick Martin, 22 August 2017
The nationally televised address to a military audience sets the stage for a massive increase in bloodshed in a country where the United States has waged war for 16 years.
By Peter Symonds, 22 August 2017
The USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker yesterday morning in waters near Singapore, leaving five sailors injured and 10 missing.
By Peter Symonds, 21 August 2017
By proceeding with the Ulchi-Freedom Guardian exercises, the US is once again deliberately inflaming its confrontation with North Korea.
By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 19 August 2017
Washington’s intervention in the conflict heightens the danger that an Indo-China border clash could draw in the US and other powers, with catastrophic consequences.
By Peter Symonds, 17 August 2017
The confrontation on the Korean Peninsula remains on a hair trigger and a mistake or miscalculation could plunge the world into war.
By Niles Niemuth, 15 August 2017
The epidemic, which has claimed more than 2,000 lives since April, is the result of the savage war being waged by Saudi Arabia in alliance with the United States.
As Trump initiates hostile trade inquiry against China
By Peter Symonds, 15 August 2017
Mattis’s remarks came in the aftermath of bellicose threats by President Trump last week to engulf North Korea in “fire and fury like the world has never seen.”
By Peter Symonds, 14 August 2017
The very fact that top US officials play down the prospect of an imminent nuclear war indicates that the matter is being actively discussed within the White House.
By Matthew MacEgan, 11 August 2017
An investigative report provides details about the Miami-Dade Police Department’s expanded and routine use of military-grade vehicles and equipment.
By Peter Symonds, 11 August 2017
The current crisis is the outcome of a policy of naked aggression pursued by US imperialism for the past quarter-century in the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and the Balkans.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 August 2017
With the staggeringly reckless statements of Trump and his aides, a fuse has been lit that can lead to the eruption of a nuclear war in Asia with incalculable global consequences.
By Joseph Santolan, 10 August 2017
The US military was involved in the initial attack by Philippine forces that led to the declaration of martial law and US surveillance planes have directed the daily bombing.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 August 2017
Scores of Syrian civilians have been killed in US air strikes, which, according to Damascus, have included the use of banned white phosphorous munitions against a hospital.
By Peter Schwarz, 8 August 2017
The sanctions against Russia adopted by a large majority in the US Congress are being interpreted in Germany as a trade war measure against Europe.
By Matthew MacEgan, 5 August 2017
A US appeals court threw out the first-degree murder conviction of one of the four former Blackwater security guards who massacred 14 unarmed Iraqis in September 2007.
By Bill Van Auken, 4 August 2017
The Trump administration’s unceremonious pulling of the plug on the CIA’s billion-dollar regime-change operation has exposed the real role of the pseudo-left promoters of the Syrian “revolution.”
By Peter Symonds, 2 August 2017
Beijing’s determination not to be bullied into tougher action against North Korea sets the stage for an escalating US confrontation not only with Pyongyang, but also China.
By Alex Lantier, 1 August 2017
Amid a mounting domestic political crisis and a breakdown of long-standing alliances, the United States is simultaneously escalating its military threats against nuclear-armed Russia and China.
By Peter Symonds, 31 July 2017
Trump’s tweets are another sign that the White House is actively considering far more aggressive methods, including military strikes against North Korea.
By Nick Beams, 31 July 2017
Speaking Sunday on state television, Putin indicated that the sanctions and Trump’s decision not to block the legislation represented a tipping point in relations with the US.
By Bill Van Auken, 31 July 2017
The strategy of the Trump White House and Pentagon is to provoke Iran either into abrogating the nuclear accord, or into an outright military clash with the US.
By Peter Symonds, 29 July 2017
Yesterday’s launch of a long-range missile will only heighten the clamour in Washington for action, including military strikes and regime-change operations.
By James Cogan, 28 July 2017
The situation is rendered even more volatile and dangerous by the besieged character of the Trump presidency.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 July 2017
Two weeks after the Iraqi government hailed Mosul’s “liberation,” the criminal nature of the mass slaughter there continues to emerge.
By Isaac Finn, 28 July 2017
On July 8, the FBI arrested Sergeant First Class Ikaika Erik Kang in a sting operation involving agents posing as ISIS recruiters.
By Josh Varlin, 27 July 2017
President Donald Trump announced the discriminatory and anti-democratic policy via Twitter Wednesday morning.
By Roger Jordan, 27 July 2017
The Canadian navy is joining exercises mounted by the US and its principal Asia-Pacific allies with the aim of threatening and preparing for war with China.
By Bill Van Auken, 27 July 2017
The long stalled plan for reviving the nearly 16-year US war in Afghanistan is being promoted in the Trump White House on the basis of profit and corporate plunder.
By Peter Symonds, 26 July 2017
The incident involving a US spy plane and Chinese fighters highlights the acute tensions generated by Washington’s repeated threats to attack North Korea.
By Joseph Kishore, 26 July 2017
The new sanctions, combined with measures that restrict the Trump administration’s ability to remove them, expose the essence of the anti-Russia campaign spearheaded by the US intelligence agencies.
By Andre Damon, 25 July 2017
Donald Trump’s plans to vastly expand military spending will do nothing to offset the persistent decline of American capitalism, of which his administration is itself a malignant manifestation.
By Jordan Shilton, 24 July 2017
Trump’s bellicose remarks came just days after he reluctantly agreed to certify Iran’s compliance with the terms of the 2015 nuclear accord.
By Ben McGrath, 24 July 2017
Seoul has reassured Washington that its proposal is not meant to undermine the larger demand for the complete denuclearization of North Korea.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 July 2017
The ending of the CIA’s arming and funding of Al Qaeda-linked “rebels” signals not an end to conflict or rapprochement with Moscow, but is part of the preparations for wider war.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 18 July 2017
India’s hosting of the Malabar exercises is part of its integration into the US military-strategic offensive against China.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 July 2017
While the bulk of the US media has moved on, after proclaiming “victory” over ISIS in the Iraqi city, evidence of war crimes and collective punishment is mounting.
Trump administration signs law stripping job protections from Department of Veterans Affairs employees
By Nick Barrickman, 14 July 2017
The Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act marks a deepening of the attack on federal workers.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 July 2017
The top US general in Iraq signaled that US forces will remain deployed there long after ISIS is defeated.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 July 2017
The crimes carried out against the people of Mosul are on a Hitlerian scale, with tens of thousands killed or wounded and close to one million people driven from their homes.
By Bill Van Auken, 11 July 2017
The Times editorial board, which has helped sell every US war of aggression for the past 25 years, is outraged that a Russian military contractor is profiting from the war in Syria.
By Eric London, 10 July 2017
The murder of Easley exposes the establishment’s ritual worship of veterans as nothing more than propaganda, aimed at building support for wars fought by the poor to enrich the wealthy.
By Peter Symonds, 10 July 2017
The military exercise involving US B1-B bombers just before the G20 summit, was aimed at pressuring all countries, especially China, to take tough action against North Korea.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 July 2017
The “liberated city of Mosul” has been largely reduced to smoking rubble littered with decaying corpses.
By Peter Symonds, 8 July 2017
The bomber flight is the latest US provocation ahead of the G20 summit aimed at pressuring China to take stronger action against North Korea.
By Timotheos Gaist, 8 July 2017
Calls are growing in US ruling circles for wider war in the desperately impoverished, immensely strategic Horn of Africa nation.
By Mike Head, 6 July 2017
Canberra’s statement closely echoed Washington’s assertions that North Korea now constitutes a threat to the entire world.
By Matthew MacEgan, 6 July 2017
The police mobilizations throughout the country, justified by citing the possibility of a terror attack, marked another effort to expand the power of the state in anticipation of social unrest.
Ahead of G20 summit
By James Cogan, 6 July 2017
The Trump administration is returning to the bellicose anti-China stance that characterised his campaign in the presidential election.
By Bill Van Auken, 6 July 2017
Appearing in Kabul alongside Republican John McCain, Warren joined in calling for President Donald Trump to advance a new strategy for the nearly 16-year-old US war.
By Peter Symonds, 5 July 2017
Washington, not Pyongyang, is primarily responsible for creating the explosive situation on the Korean Peninsula.
By Peter Symonds, 4 July 2017
Trump is adopting a more confrontational stance toward China in an effort to pressure Beijing to force North Korea to bow to US demands.
By Jean Shaoul, 4 July 2017
The UK is already up to its neck in the US-led operation to topple the Assad regime, including covert and illegal military operations on the ground.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 July 2017
The same corporate media that praised the US missile strike against Syria has blacked out Hersh’s exposure that its pretext, an alleged chemical weapons attack, is a lie.
By Peter Symonds, 3 July 2017
The US naval provocation, following the approval of a large arms deal with Taiwan and US sanctions on Chinese companies, heightens the risk of war with China.
By Ben McGrath, 3 July 2017
With his election out of the way, President Moon sought to reassure Washington that he remained committed to the military alliance.
By Peter Symonds, 1 July 2017
Together with US sanctions on Chinese entities, the arms deal signals a more aggressive stance toward Beijing.
By James Cogan, 30 June 2017
Moon Jae-in, far from seeking to curb Washington’s threats, has fallen into line with the steady build-up toward confrontation with North Korea.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 June 2017
The deadly strike on Syria’s eastern Deir al-Zour province Monday is bound up with Washington’s increasingly aggressive military intervention in the region.
By Andre Damon, 28 June 2017
The spurious White House claims that the Syrian government is preparing to use chemical weapons have yet again gone unquestioned in the US media.
By Niles Niemuth, 27 June 2017
The brutal torture regime began during the Obama administration and continues under President Donald Trump.
By Mike Head, 26 June 2017
David Petraeus’ appearance at the Liberal Party dinner was the latest intervention into Australian politics by visiting senior figures within the US military-intelligence complex.
By Peter Symonds, 26 June 2017
The Saudi-led ultimatum to Qatar contains demands deliberately designed to be rejected, providing the pretext for even tougher sanctions and military action.
By James Cogan, 23 June 2017
The destruction yesterday of the 900-year-old minaret of the historic Al Nuri mosque symbolises the devastation that has been inflicted on Mosul.
By Joanne Laurier, 23 June 2017
Set during the Iraq war in 2006, Megan Leavey deals with the relationship of a female Marine corporal and her military dog companion. It is an unvarnished pro-war film.
Amid threat of US-Russia clash in Syria
By Barry Grey, 22 June 2017
Any one of the virtually daily NATO-Russian encounters in the air could result in a fire-fight or collision, whether by intention or accident, which could quickly ignite a full-scale war between nuclear powers.
By Peter Symonds, 22 June 2017
While continuing to press China over North Korea, the Trump administration is warning that the US will resort to other measures—including military action—if there are no results.
By Ben McGrath, 22 June 2017
Seoul has suggested reaching out to Pyongyang as the US ramps up pressure on North Korea.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 June 2017
In the wake of Sunday’s US shoot-down of a Syrian jet, Moscow has announced it will treat any US aircraft flying over the western part of Syria as a hostile target.
By Peter Symonds, 19 June 2017
The US is prepared to resort to the most reckless means to defend its footholds in Syria and lay the basis for a broader war.
By Bill Van Auken, 19 June 2017
US-backed Iraqi forces began their siege of Mosul eight months ago. Since then, thousands of Iraqi civilians have died under US bombs, rockets and shells.
By Jordan Shilton, 17 June 2017
The escalation of the longest war in US history reflects the deepening crisis of Washington’s puppet regime in Kabul, which is losing ground to the Taliban-led insurgency.
By Thomas Gaist and Eddie Haywood, 17 June 2017
US military commandos are presently involved in over 100 missions simultaneously across the African continent, according to internal Pentagon documents.
By Clara Weiss, 17 June 2017
Trump’s visit is a clear signal that the US is increasingly relying on an alliance with Eastern European countries in face of mounting tensions with Germany and France.
By Peter Symonds, 15 June 2017
Given the accelerating US confrontation with North Korea, the chances that Rodman’s visit can open meaningful talks between the two countries appear remote.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 June 2017
UN war crimes investigators found that the US military has inflicted a “staggering loss of civilian life” with its relentless airstrikes in and around the Syrian city of Raqqa.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 June 2017
Behind the bitter political warfare in Washington and the endless claims of Russian interference in the election, very real wars in the Middle East are threatening to coalesce into a regional or even global conflagration.
By Eric London and Niles Niemuth, 13 June 2017
The decision by the Trump administration to deport refugees to Iraq explodes the claims that the US wars in Iraq and Syria are “humanitarian” interventions aimed at protecting the population.
By Ben McGrath, 13 June 2017
Washington is concerned that the new government in Seoul is pursuing closer relations with China.
By James Cogan, 12 June 2017
An estimated 200,000 civilians are trapped in the Islamic State-held areas of both cities.
By Joseph Santolan, 12 June 2017
Washington is using martial law to discipline the Philippine president and reorient Manila’s geopolitical ties away from Beijing and Moscow, and back into the camp of US imperialism.
By Jordan Shilton, 10 June 2017
As the US escalated the war in Syria, divisions between Trump and Secretary of State Tillerson broke out Friday over Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic isolation of Qatar.
By Tom Peters, 9 June 2017
New Zealand’s government has aligned itself more closely with the US military encirclement of China and threats of war against North Korea.
By Keith Jones, 8 June 2017
Iranian authorities charged that Saudi Arabia and Washington orchestrated yesterday’s attack, for which the Islamic State claimed responsibility.
By Peter Symonds, 8 June 2017
A US nuclear-powered attack submarine docked in South Korea on Tuesday—the latest step in Washington’s military build-up near the Korean Peninsula.
By Eddie Haywood and Thomas Gaist, 8 June 2017
China’s expansion of economic investment in Africa is part of its “One Belt, One Road” initiative, through which Beijing seeks to revive a modern day Silk Road connecting China and Asia with Europe.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 June 2017
While the media routinely portrays terrorism as a manifestation of evil and the work of madmen, there are definite geopolitical relations and aims underlying these acts.
By Peter Symonds, 6 June 2017
The comments were directed not only at China but also Asian nations such as the Philippines that have tilted toward Beijing in a bid to boost economic relations.
By Peter Symonds, 3 June 2017
The premier Asian strategic conference is taking place as the US threatens war against North Korea and continues its relentless military build-up.
By James Cogan, 31 May 2017
McCain issued appeals and warnings to the Australian ruling class not to deviate from its strategic alignment with the US.
By Peter Symonds, 31 May 2017
The successful interception of a dummy ICBM demonstrates to North Korea and also China that the US can launch a nuclear attack and counter any attempt to retaliate.
By Bill Van Auken, 31 May 2017
The December 1989 US invasion of Panama and toppling of Noriega set the pattern for the escalating series of US wars and interventions that were to follow.
By Joanne Laurier, 30 May 2017
The film admirably revives a venerable tradition of anti-military and anti-war drama and comedy in the US.
By James Cogan, 29 May 2017
The test follow steps by the US and its allies that would have heightened fears in the North Korean regime of the possibility of attack.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 May 2017
“What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe?” the former national security adviser said of the CIA alliance with Al Qaeda.
By Keith Jones, 27 May 2017
South Asia is becoming more and more geo-politically polarized between an India allied with US imperialism and a Pakistan backed by Beijing.
By James Cogan, 26 May 2017
China’s foreign ministry said the move “undermined China’s sovereignty and security,” and risked causing “unexpected air and sea accidents.”
By Bill Van Auken, 23 May 2017
The US president’s pretense that his policies will bring about an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement is transparent window-dressing for a policy of escalating militarism against Tehran.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 May 2017
Riddled with hypocrisy, clichés and absurdities, Trump’s speech, before an assembly of monarchs and despots in Saudi Arabia, spelled out an agenda of escalating US militarism.
By Jordan Shilton, 22 May 2017
The use of such a fund demonstrates the increasing ability of the military-intelligence apparatus to act outside of Congressional accountability.