By Peter Symonds, 28 May 2015
Ashton Carter declared that the Pentagon would continue its “freedom of navigation” operations in the South China Sea.
By James Cogan, 28 May 2015
Prime Minister Tony Abbott will reportedly receive a briefing within two weeks on military “options” to challenge China’s territorial claims.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 May 2015
The US defense secretary’s charge that Iraqi forces lack the “will to fight” has evoked counter-charges that Washington has no real desire to crush ISIS.
By Peter Symonds, 27 May 2015
The Obama administration is preparing to step up the war of words against China at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.
By Ben McGrath, 27 May 2015
Numerous rallies have been held recently, on Okinawa and elsewhere in Japan, against the planned relocation of a US Marine base on the island.
By Patrick Martin, 27 May 2015
In a lengthy front-page analysis, the newspaper criticizes the Obama administration for allegedly holding back the air campaign against ISIS for fear of killing civilians.
By Patrick Martin, 26 May 2015
The Arctic Challenge Exercise involves warplanes from the US, Britain, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Norway, as well as non-NATO members Sweden, Finland and Switzerland.
By Peter Symonds, 26 May 2015
Through its reckless actions, the US has placed the world on the precipice of war between nuclear-armed powers.
By Peter Symonds, 23 May 2015
The unprecedented presence of a CNN news team on a US navy surveillance flight this week was aimed at ramping up pressure on China over the South China Sea.
By Patrick Martin, 22 May 2015
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has suddenly, after four years, released documents allegedly obtained during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
By Peter Symonds, 21 May 2015
The Australian reports that “momentum is building strongly in Washington” to fly warplanes or send warships within the 12-mile territorial limit surrounding Chinese-held islets.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 May 2015
The threat of both a sectarian bloodbath and region-wide war is the byproduct of Washington’s predatory interventions in the Middle East.
By Ben McGrath, 20 May 2015
Kerry used his trip to South Korea to deepen military ties, supposedly in order to counter the threat posed by North Korea.
By Peter Symonds, 18 May 2015
No one should be surprised by a new US provocation suddenly emerging to try to stampede public opinion behind military operations against China.
By James Cogan, 16 May 2015
Above all, the denials surrounding US war plans against China are directed at keeping the working class in the dark about the dangers of conflict.
By Patrick Martin, 16 May 2015
The younger Bush’s “gaffe” was that he spoke the truth about the warmongering by both imperialist parties, Democrats as well as Republicans.
By James Cogan, 15 May 2015
Every country in the region, to one degree or another, is embroiled in the war danger.
Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal’s Zero Dark Thirty
By David Walsh, 15 May 2015
We now know, thanks to Seymour Hersh and his article in the London Review of Books, that, along with everything else, the Bigelow-Boal film was a pack of lies from beginning to end.
By Joseph Santolan, 14 May 2015
The move would be a reckless act of military brinkmanship calculated to force Beijing to back down on its territorial claims.
By Patrick Martin, 13 May 2015
The latest exposure by Seymour Hersh dismantles the official story of the assassination of Osama bin Laden, exposing systematic lying by the US government and the media.
By Niles Williamson, 12 May 2015
An article by the Pulitzer Prize winner, published Sunday in the London Review of Books, exposes the entire official narrative of the 2011 killing of Osama bin Laden as a concoction of lies.
By Thomas Gaist, 12 May 2015
Sterling allegedly provided details of covert operations conducted by the CIA against Iran to journalist James Risen.
By Carl Bronski, 12 May 2015
The Conservatives have gone to extraordinary lengths to prolong Khadr’s ordeal since he was repatriated, fighting to ensure he remains behind bars.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 May 2015
The visit by Kerry underscored Washington’s reliance on the most tyrannical and blood-soaked regimes to pursue its predatory interests in the region.
By Jeff Lusanne, 8 May 2015
The US federal government’s expenditures on roads, bridges, and education research is a mere fraction of what it spends maintaining the world’s deadliest military.
By K. Ratnayake, 7 May 2015
The US secretary of state’s trip was aimed at placing Sri Lanka firmly in line with the Obama administration’s “pivot” to Asia against China.
By Patrick Martin, 6 May 2015
Ten thousand troops are participating in the US-led “Eager Lion” war games in Jordan, in preparation for stepped up intervention in Syria, Iraq and throughout the Middle East.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 May 2015
The violence outside the Mohammad cartoon contest had been sought and was welcomed by its organizers.
By Patrick Martin, 4 May 2015
The latest atrocity reportedly took place in the Arab village of Bir Mahali in Aleppo province.
By Thomas Gaist, 2 May 2015
The US Central Command justified sending naval forces to patrol the strategic waterway as a response to Iran’s seizure of a cargo ship earlier this week.
By Nick Beams, 2 May 2015
The report’s theme is that there is no prospect for peaceful coexistence or mutual understanding between the US and China.
By Barry Grey, 2 May 2015
Kramer’s article is part of a broader campaign of historical falsification, portraying the Russian Revolution and the struggle for socialism as the root causes of the catastrophes of the last century.
By Thomas Gaist, 1 May 2015
Spurred on by the global war drive of US imperialism, governments around the world are purchasing armaments and militarizing large areas of the globe at a terrifying speed.
By Peter Symonds, 30 April 2015
Abe’s address to the US Congress was pitched at cementing US-Japanese military collaboration in Asia against an unstated enemy—China.
By Nick Beams, 29 April 2015
China was not directly mentioned by name following the signing of a new military agreement between the US and Japan, but there is no doubt it is the target.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 April 2015
From the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the war for regime change in Syria and the fascist-led coup in Ukraine, the New York Times has served as a propaganda arm for Washington.
By W.A. Sunil, 29 April 2015
Hundreds of thousands of people lack rudimentary facilities and are cramped in makeshift camps or sleeping in open spaces.
By Thomas Gaist, 29 April 2015
The incident comes against the backdrop of a redoubling of the US-backed aerial bombardment of Iranian-allied militias in Yemen.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 April 2015
Rules supposedly imposed elsewhere to reduce the killing and maiming of civilians were secretly waived for CIA operations in Pakistan.
By Joseph Kishore, 27 April 2015
An article that appeared in the New York Times on Sunday describes a drone assassination program that has become bureaucratized and institutionalized and enjoys the support of the entire political establishment.
By Tom Hall, 27 April 2015
While Petraeus received two years’ probation, whistleblowers such as Chelsea Manning face the full wrath of the state for leaking state secrets.
By Patrick Martin, 25 April 2015
President Obama’s admission that CIA drone missiles killed two hostages held by Al Qaeda has evoked no significant questioning of the program of targeted killings.
By Patrick Martin, 22 April 2015
The 290 soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade will train and equip some 900 Ukrainian National Guard troops, including some publicly linked to neo-Nazi groups.
By Johannes Stern and Bill Van Auken, 21 April 2015
The massive refugee death toll in the Mediterranean is a grim form of collateral damage from the imperialist wars waged in the name of “human rights.”
By Patrick Martin, 18 April 2015
Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has launched a counteroffensive against Iraqi government positions in Ramadi, capital of Anbar Province.
By Niles Williamson, 17 April 2015
A report released this week documents nine separate instances in which workers, merchants, pregnant women and children were either killed or wounded by American airstrikes.
By David Walsh, 17 April 2015
NBC’s Engel claimed he was held captive by pro-Assad forces. It turns out his kidnappers were associated with the anti-Assad rebels backed by the US.
By Patrick Martin, 16 April 2015
This week’s sentencing of four Blackwater mercenaries for the murder of 17 Iraqis only begs the question: Why have no top US officials been held accountable for the deaths of hundreds of thousands?
By Andre Damon, 14 April 2015
In a lead article posted Monday, the New York Times revealed the name of an American citizen who had been placed on the so-called “kill list” for drone assassination.
By Peter Symonds, 14 April 2015
The complicity of the Australian political establishment underscores not only its support for Washington’s crimes but its contempt for democratic rights at home.
By Niles Williamson, 14 April 2015
Four former employees of private security contractor Blackwater were sentenced to lengthy prison terms on Monday for their role in the notorious Nisour Square slayings.
By Ben McGrath, 14 April 2015
Carter made clear that Washington is intent on increasing its overall military presence in the country.
By Thomas Gaist, 13 April 2015
US-backed and Saudi-led military forces bombarding Yemen “will soon take action on the ground,” a Saudi commander vowed this weekend.
By Johannes Stern, 11 April 2015
NATO’s military buildup in Eastern Europe is increasingly taking the form of preparation for war against Russia.
By Thomas Gaist, 11 April 2015
The arms transfers are being coordinated to meet the needs of the US-backed, Saudi and Egyptian-led war against Yemen
By Nick Barrickman, 6 April 2015
A new report reveals the extensive mobilization of police and intelligence forces following the April 15, 2013, bombings.
By Keith Jones, 4 April 2015
The Obama administration calculates that an accommodation with Iran will strengthen US imperialism’s hand against its more formidable geo-strategic rivals, Russia and China.
By Patrick Martin, 4 April 2015
Congressional reaction was significantly more cautious than the full-throated denunciations that preceded this week’s agreement.
By Mike Head, 4 April 2015
Talks have broken down again on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed US-dominated bloc.
By Patrick Martin, 1 April 2015
American commandos will begin training Ukrainian National Guard units, including the notorious Azov Battalion, on April 20.
By Patrick Martin, 30 March 2015
The purpose of the Pentagon’s charges against the former POW is to intimidate soldiers who, like Bergdahl, turn against the savagery of the US wars in the Middle East and Central Asia.
By Niles Williamson, 28 March 2015
The United States is backing the Saudi-led assault in Yemen as part of a wider drive to dominate the Middle East, Eurasia and, ultimately, the entire world by means of military violence.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 March 2015
The crimes, committed under cover of a treaty granting the US military complete impunity, have gone unreported in the mass media.
By Bill Van Auken, 27 March 2015
The psychotic militarism of the Bush administration’s ambassador to the UN is seen by the political establishment as a legitimate approach to US foreign policy.
By Patrick Martin, 27 March 2015
The air strikes followed a direct request from Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi, and the withdrawal of the Iranian official who was directing the ground assault on the city.
By Stefan Steinberg, 27 March 2015
A long convoy of US armored Stryker vehicles is traveling from Estonia on a trip transversing Eastern Europe via Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic and ending in Germany.
By Zaida Green, 26 March 2015
Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network for nearly five years, could face life in prison if convicted.
By Bill Van Auken, 25 March 2015
Obama announced his reversal Tuesday of plans to withdraw some 5,000 more troops this year, under conditions of a further deterioration of the situation facing the US-backed regime in Afghanistan.
By Patrick Martin, 23 March 2015
The Pentagon has been fighting for more than a decade to keep visual evidence of the torture at Abu Ghraib and other military sites from becoming public.
By Joseph Kishore, 21 March 2015
There is near-universal agreement among Democrats and Republicans in Washington to substantially increase funding for the already gargantuan Pentagon war machine.
By Bill Van Auken, 19 March 2015
The president has made no threat to veto budget proposals imposing spending caps on vital social services.
By David Levine, 19 March 2015
Washington is helping Kiev create tactical assault units akin to American SWAT teams.
By Nick Beams, 16 March 2015
The British decision to participate in the Chinese-backed Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank was taken largely behind the back of the United States.
By Peter Symonds, 14 March 2015
The US maritime strategic document released yesterday is a recipe for intensifying tensions in Asia and compounding the danger of war with China.
By Tom Peters, 14 March 2015
The government has attempted to suppress discussion of the revelations, which point to New Zealand’s collaboration with the US “pivot to Asia,” aimed at militarily encircling China.
By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 13 March 2015
Washington’s moves to provide military hardware to its right-wing puppet regime in Kiev, despite sharp opposition from Russia, threaten all-out war.
By Bill Van Auken, 11 March 2015
The extraordinary designation of Venezuela as a “threat” signals a sharp escalation of Washington's intervention into the country’s political life.
By Thomas Gaist, 9 March 2015
President Barack Obama harshly criticized proposed Chinese digital surveillance laws that are modeled on NSA and FBI Internet spying.
By Bill Van Auken, 6 March 2015
The top US commander has said that US troops may invade Syria to fight alongside Islamist militias, even as they are waging war against similar forces across the border in Iraq.
By Julie Hyland, 4 March 2015
The interview promoted by the Telegraph is part of a concerted campaign to intimidate widespread anti-war sentiment in the face of a significant expansion of militarism.
By Ben McGrath, 2 March 2015
In the past few years, the US has used the war games to escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 February 2015
Not only did Britain’s security service MI5 carefully track the movements of “Jihadi John,” it carried out an active campaign to recruit him as an informant and covert agent.
By Bill Van Auken, 27 February 2015
As in so many similar “home-grown terrorism” cases brought by the government, a confidential informant was at the center of the alleged crimes.
By Bill Van Auken, 24 February 2015
The escalation of a war declared less than two months ago to have reached “a responsible conclusion” is part of the global eruption of US militarism.
By Thomas Gaist, 21 February 2015
US advisors and special forces will train and accompany Iraqi combat forces in a drive to retake the largest city currently under ISIS control, threatening a new bloodbath.
By James Cogan, 16 February 2015
The expansion of US-Australia military relations is bound up with the US “pivot to Asia.”
By Thomas Gaist, 14 February 2015
Comments from the top UN official and US politicians suggest that escalated military intervention in Yemen is imminent.
By Peter Schwarz, 13 February 2015
The Minsk agreement between Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine only came about because the regime in Kiev has its back to the wall and urgently needs a respite.
By Patrick Martin, 13 February 2015
The near-unanimous vote shows the lockstep support of both Republicans and Democrats for a policy of militarism and worldwide aggression.
By Alex Lantier, 12 February 2015
The announcement of a ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine came as Washington is pushing for an escalation of the conflict that threatens to make any deal a dead letter.
By Joseph Kishore, 12 February 2015
The Authorization for Use of Military Force presented to Congress by the White House yesterday aims to establish a new legal framework for war throughout the Middle East and beyond.
By Niles Williamson, 7 February 2015
The meeting between Merkel, Hollande and Putin took place amidst threats by the US to directly arm the regime in Kiev that was installed in a right-wing coup one year ago.
By Patrick Martin, 7 February 2015
The document elaborates the American ruling class’ view that the US is “the world’s leading global power with interests in every part of an increasingly interconnected world.”
By Alex Lantier, 6 February 2015
While Washington considers directly arming Ukraine, European leaders warned of an uncontrolled escalation that could set off a war between nuclear armed powers.
By Johannes Stern, 6 February 2015
The imperialist powers are massing their troops to compel Russia to make concessions and subordinate itself to their interests in Eastern Europe and Asia.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 6 February 2015
Washington’s support for Sri Lankan President Sirisena is above all because he is reorienting the country’s foreign policy away from China and firmly towards the US.
By Thomas Gaist, 2 February 2015
The US to moving to massively expand its military operations in the resource-rich region, as it combats the influence of China and other powers.
By Niles Williamson, 31 January 2015
Gorbachev’s warning comes amid escalating fighting between forces of the Western-backed regime in Kiev and pro-Russian separatists in the east.
By Keith Jones, 28 January 2015
US President Barack Obama returns from a three-day visit to India with a series of agreements that dramatically enhance the Indo-US “global strategic partnership.”
By Paul Mitchell, 23 January 2015
The UK/US-hosted summit in London discussed plans for stepping up military action in Iraq.