By Patrick Martin, 2 July 2015
The 2015 National Military Strategy made public Wednesday outlines a shift in US planning from targeting terrorist groups to waging war against Russia, China, Iran and North Korea.
By Niles Williamson, 2 July 2015
The delivery of Russian natural gas to Ukraine was halted after Kiev refused to accept Russia’s proposed price.
By Thomas Gaist, 1 July 2015
Turkish and Jordanian military forces are on the brink of intervening in Syria to establish occupation zones in the northern and southern areas of the country.
By Keith Jones, 29 June 2015
The US is threatening to walk away from the talks unless Tehran capitulates to its demands for further sweeping concessions.
By Thomas Gaist, 26 June 2015
NATO officials revealed plans for a more aggressive nuclear strategy to counter “Russian aggression,” just days after US war planners called for a new generation of nuclear weapons.
By Niles Williamson, 25 June 2015
The decision to expand the size of the NATO Response Force to 40,000 troops can be understood only as part of preparations for war with Russia.
By Patrick Martin, 24 June 2015
The vote to revive the “fast-track” bill, only a week after its defeat in the House, demonstrates the decisive power of big business and the military-intelligence establishment.
By Niles Williamson, 24 June 2015
The announcement by the US that it will deploy heavy military equipment and soldiers to Eastern Europe is a further step on the road to a US-NATO war against Russia.
By James Cogan, 22 June 2015
The Obama administration has signalled that it is indifferent to Iraq’s sovereignty and even its existence.
By Christoph Dreier, 22 June 2015
Germany has taken the lead in the latest in a series of military training exercises in Eastern Europe aimed at escalating the war threat against Moscow.
By Patrick Martin, 20 June 2015
The wave of mass shootings in the United States can be understood only in the context of the unending violence perpetrated by the US government around the world.
By James Cogan, 20 June 2015
Military deployments are taking place in Asia that would be viewed in China as preparations for a potential provocation.
As efforts to train new Iraqi army flounder
By Thomas Gaist, 19 June 2015
Washington increasingly seeks to rule Iraq through a network of tribal-based sectarian proxy forces, reinforced by thousands of US “advisers.”
By Niles Williamson, 17 June 2015
Russia’s response makes clear that US plans to deploy troops and military equipment throughout Eastern Europe has increased the danger of war between nuclear-armed powers.
By Niles Williamson, 17 June 2015
The passage of the amendment to the House’s Pentagon budget bill restricting support for the Azov Battalion is a further confirmation of the leading role played by fascist forces in Ukraine.
By Thomas Gaist, 17 June 2015
The second US targeted assassination in as many days has brought AQAP under the control of a new leader with reported ties to the US-backed Saleh dictatorship.
By Thomas Gaist, 16 June 2015
The bombing is the latest in a series of illegal targeted assassinations and kidnappings carried out by US forces in Libya.
By Thomas Gaist, 13 June 2015
The new US bases will be manned by hundreds of newly deployed US troops, over and above the 450 additional US soldiers approved by the White House earlier this week.
By Thomas Gaist, 12 June 2015
The military drills come as US special operations forces prepare to conduct “Realistic Military Training” in American cities, towns and rural areas throughout the South and West.
By Bill Van Auken, 11 June 2015
The catastrophe of its own making is drawing US imperialism into an escalating military intervention in the Middle East.
By Thomas Gaist, 9 June 2015
Government heads issued new threats against Russia a day after British officials announced that US nuclear weapons may once again be stationed on British soil.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 June 2015
Whatever the newspaper’s intentions, the New York Times article on Seal Team 6 exposes a US government that is ever more dependent on the operations of death squads.
By Bill Van Auken, 6 June 2015
The Saudi-led air strikes have devastated Yemeni cities, and the blockade of Yemen’s ports has prevented the arrival of emergency relief supplies and basic goods.
By Patrick Martin, 5 June 2015
Pentagon officials told a press conference Wednesday that the scale of the distribution of deadly toxins might be far greater than previously suggested.
By Joseph Santolan, 4 June 2015
The Philippines is playing a crucial role in Washington’s ratcheting up of military pressure on Beijing.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 June 2015
Underlying the massive rearmament of ISIS forces with captured US weapons are the contradictory and vastly destructive policies pursued by US imperialism.
By Peter Symonds, 2 June 2015
Acting on Washington’s behalf, Canberra is drawing up plans to challenge China by flying a military aircraft into what Beijing considers its territorial airspace.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 June 2015
According to one estimate, the Islamist militia now controls territory across Iraq and Syria roughly equivalent to the size of Italy.
By Peter Symonds, 1 June 2015
If a Chinese aircraft carrier was in the Gulf of Mexico, Washington would be denouncing China’s flagrant aggression and acts of war.
By Alex Lantier, 1 June 2015
Escalating NATO deployments along Russia’s borders and in neighboring waters are placing the world on the verge of a shooting war between nuclear-armed powers.
By Peter Symonds, 30 May 2015
Ashton Carter demanded that China halt its “unprecedented” land reclamation in the South China Sea and declared the US would continue its provocative overflights.
By Thomas Gaist, 30 May 2015
The US Defense Department may soon deploy military teams, including advisers and intelligence and logistics personnel, to Africa’s leading economy and largest oil producer.
By Patrick Martin, 29 May 2015
The report that a US military lab sent live samples of anthrax, a deadly bioweapon, to facilities in nine US states and to a US military base in South Korea, raises many questions.
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 Niles Williamson, 26 May 2015
The provision of air cover by the US for its proxy forces on the ground in Syria would follow the pattern of the 2011 US-NATO air war in Libya.
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.