By Tom Peters, 12 December 2013
The Obama administration’s denunciations of China have nothing to do with defending democratic rights but are intended to camouflage US preparations for war.
By Peter Symonds, 9 December 2013
Tensions continue to flare between US allies—Australia, Japan and South Korea—and China over disputed air defence zones in North East Asia.
By Peter Symonds, 7 December 2013
“America is a Pacific power, a resident Pacific power, and we are going nowhere—nowhere,” Biden declared.
By Nick Beams, 6 December 2013
With the centenary of the outbreak of World War I approaching, the prospect of a third world war is increasingly being raised in the establishment media.
By John Chan and Peter Symonds, 5 December 2013
High tensions over the Chinese air defence identification zone in the East China Sea continue after yesterday’s meeting between the US vice-president and Chinese president produced no agreement.
By Keith Jones, 4 December 2013
What the media describe as Obama’s “turn toward diplomacy” is an attempt to reposition US imperialism to confront China and Russia.
By Patrick Martin, 4 December 2013
Conflicts between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and US-NATO occupation forces over the legal terms of their presence in the country are intensifying.
By Peter Symonds, 4 December 2013
The US seized on the Chinese ADIZ to strengthen its alliances with Japan and South Korea, as part of its “pivot” to Asia.
By Peter Symonds, 3 December 2013
The prime responsibility for last week’s flare-up of tensions in the East China Sea lies with Obama’s “pivot to Asia” aimed at undermining China economically and militarily.
By John Chan, 2 December 2013
China’s declaration of an air defence zone will top the agenda during Biden’s trip to Japan, China and South Korea.
By Peter Symonds, 30 November 2013
The incident—the first time China has scrambled fighters in response to a US or Japanese incursion—underscores the danger of a clash.
By Mike Head, 30 November 2013
The Abbott government, like its Labor predecessor, is aligning itself ever closer to the US.
By John Chan, 29 November 2013
Miscalculations in the current situation could quickly lead to a clash involving Chinese warplanes with those from Japan, the US or South Korea.
By Patrick Martin, 29 November 2013
The Pentagon doles out tens of billions of dollars to contractors without any rigorous auditing or other financial controls.
By Keith Jones, 28 November 2013
After reaching an interim nuclear deal last week, Iran is preparing to make far-reaching concessions to US oil and foreign policy interests.
By John Chan, 28 November 2013
Chinese officials said there should not be a “fuss” after Washington flew B-52 bombers into an air defence zone China established in the East China Sea.
By John Chan, 27 November 2013
Far from being a “routine” flight, the B-52 mission was a risky challenge to China that threatened to trigger a military clash.
By Joseph Santolan, 27 November 2013
Amid the wreckage of Typhoon Haiyan, Philippine Foreign Secretary del Rosario said Manila should conclude basing arrangements with Washington.
By John Chan, 26 November 2013
Beijing’s creation of a new zone in the East China Sea is a response to Washington’s “pivot to Asia” and Japan’s rearmament.
By Peter Symonds, 25 November 2013
Over the next six months, the US and its European allies will undoubtedly intensify the pressure on Iran for further major concessions.
By Keith Jones, 23 November 2013
Thursday’s attack—which killed at least six people, including several civilians—was only the second-ever US drone strike outside Pakistan’s tribal areas.
By Mark Church, 23 November 2013
The Rand Corporation report points again to the advanced preparations for war as part of the US pivot to Asia.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 November 2013
The draft agreement between Washington and its puppet regime in Kabul calls for as many as 15,000 US and NATO troops as well as nine permanent bases.
By Peter Symonds, 21 November 2013
The international negotiations are bound up with economic and geo-political considerations that go far beyond Iran’s nuclear programs.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 November 2013
Underlying the military mobilization in response to Typhoon Haiyan are both the long and bloody history of US intervention in the Philippines and Washington’s aim to use the country as a base in its confrontation with China.
By Joseph Santolan, 20 November 2013
The US military is not just “assisting” its Philippine counterparts, but commanding them.
“A howling wilderness” in Samar
By Joseph Santolan, 20 November 2013
By massively deploying its forces to the islands of Samar and Leyte after their devastation by Typhoon Haiyan, US imperialism is returning to the scene of one of its historic crimes.
By Joseph Kishore, 14 November 2013
The accused faces up to 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for allegedly seeking to join an Al Qaeda-linked organization in Syria backed by the CIA and heavily funded by US allies.
By Eric London, 13 November 2013
A note left by Daniel Somers, a 30-year-old US Army veteran who killed himself in June, accuses Bush and Obama administrations of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity.
By Alex Lantier, 8 November 2013
US President Barack Obama told NBC News yesterday evening that there is “the possibility of a phased agreement” with Iran in ongoing nuclear talks in Geneva.
By James Brewer, 5 November 2013
Health professionals were ordered by the US military and the CIA to violate the principles of medical ethics in order to participate in and design torture of detainees.
By Patrick Martin, 4 November 2013
The US and British governments have stepped up their campaign of repression and victimization of Edward Snowden and his supporters.
By Alex Lantier, 4 November 2013
The Secretary of State stressed his support for the bloody Egyptian junta amid growing criticism of Washington’s Middle East policy by right-wing US allies across the region.
By Joseph Santolan, 2 November 2013
The credibility of the Obama administration’s “pivot to Asia” is being eroded throughout the Indo-Pacific region.
By Peter Symonds, 1 November 2013
The latest NSA leaks have exposed US and Australian listening posts in diplomatic missions throughout Asia.
By Joseph Santolan, 26 October 2013
The presence of an aircraft carrier battle group was designed to shore up the US diplomatic position in Asia after Obama’s no-show at key regional summit meetings.
By Peter Symonds, 25 October 2013
Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan warned of a major shift away from his country’s longstanding alliance with the US.
By Barry Grey, 23 October 2013
The reports make clear that the drone-based targeted killing program is a calculated effort to terrorize and intimidate entire populations.
By Thomas Gaist, 19 October 2013
The removal of two high-ranking nuclear commanders in rapid succession reflects a deep crisis within the American state.
By Thomas Gaist, 18 October 2013
New documents released by Edward Snowden detail the NSA’s central role in locating targets for CIA drone strikes.
By Nick Barrickman, 18 October 2013
Since the killing of Ibragim Todashev last May, friends and family have been subjected to threats and intimidation.
By Peter Symonds, 17 October 2013
The tone of optimism that pervades much of the press coverage is completely at odds with the gulf that exists between Washington and Tehran.
Vo Nguyen Giap (1911-2013)
By Patrick Martin, 15 October 2013
Giap led Vietnamese nationalist revolutionary forces in military conflicts with French, Japanese and American imperialism.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 October 2013
Talks between the US and the puppet Afghan regime have been stalemated over differences on key questions related to US troops remaining on Afghan soil.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 October 2013
For the second time in three days, Washington has sacked a top commander of its nuclear war command.
By Peter Symonds, 11 October 2013
The Chinese premier and US secretary of state traded verbal blows over the South China Sea at yesterday’s East Asia Summit.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 October 2013
The target of the US kidnapping operation in Libya was someone who had previously enjoyed the collaboration and protection of Washington and its allies.
By Alex Lantier, 7 October 2013
US forces raided the Somali town of Barawe and the Libyan capital, Tripoli, where they captured alleged Al Qaeda operative Abu Anas al-Liby.
By Joseph Santolan, 5 October 2013
The news of Obama’s cancellation was met in the Asia-Pacific region with concern, disappointment and barely concealed anger.
By John Chan, 4 October 2013
The US Secretary of State and Defence Secretary yesterday sent a strong message that the American military build-up in Asia would continue.
By Stefan Steinberg, 3 October 2013
German-Bulgarian author Ilija Trojanow, a critic of mass surveillance by the National Security Agency, was prevented September 30 from boarding a plane in Brazil bound for the US.
By Alex Lantier, 2 October 2013
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wraps up a visit to South Korea today, as part of a US diplomatic offensive to boost military alliances across the Asia-Pacific.
By Bill Van Auken, 25 September 2013
Obama upheld the status of the US as an “exceptional” nation, insisting on its right to militarily intervene in the Middle East as it sees fit
By Nick Barrickman, 25 September 2013
Federal prosecutors said they would set an October 31 deadline for recommending whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should face the death penalty if convicted.
By Adam Soroka and Kate Randall, 18 September 2013
The World Socialist Web Site spoke to students and workers in Maryland and Massachusetts about the threat of war against Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 September 2013
While claiming to favor a “diplomatic path” over war in Syria, the Obama administration is using the negotiations on a chemical weapons deal to renew its drive toward military strikes.
By Tom Carter, 14 September 2013
FISA court records declassified on Tuesday show that government spy agencies systematically violated court orders in order to illegally access Americans’ phone data, while lying in court as to the extent of their activities.
By Alex Lantier, 13 September 2013
As US and Russian officials arrived in Geneva yesterday for talks on Syria, US officials reported that they were arming Syria’s far-right Islamist opposition forces.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 September 2013
Tuesday night’s speech signaled what is at most a postponement of Washington’s continuing plans for a war of aggression against Syria.
By Peter Symonds, 12 September 2013
It is the same modus operandi that the White House gangsters used to obtain UN support for imposing a no-fly zone and waging war in Libya.
By Alex Lantier and Joe Kishore, 11 September 2013
Obama postponed a vote on the Syrian war in Congress, while signaling that he would prepare to use negotiations at the UN as a framework for attacking Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 11 September 2013
The lie that US imperialism is endowed with some global mission to uphold democratic rights was forever refuted by the 1973 coup in Chile.
By James Brewer, 11 September 2013
In this video, the WSWS interviews students and workers who attended the demonstration against the threat of a US war in Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 September 2013
The Obama administration scrambled Monday to preserve its pretext for war after a remark by Secretary of State Kerry inviting Syria’s Assad regime to turn over its chemical weapons.
By Tom Carter, 10 September 2013
Recently declassified CIA files prove that, during the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988), US intelligence agencies actively assisted in some of the most horrific chemical weapons attacks in history, which resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of people.
By Patrick Martin, 9 September 2013
The Pentagon is preparing much wider attacks on Syria than the White House has suggested.
By Alex Lantier, 9 September 2013
The US government and media are preparing a massive propaganda blitz to intimidate popular opposition and stampede the public into a far-reaching Middle East war.
By Andre Damon, 9 September 2013
In 2011, a secret surveillance court authorized the NSA to obtain the content of Americans’ emails and phone calls.
By Barry Grey, 9 September 2013
Afghan authorities on Sunday accused NATO forces of killing 16 civilians, including four children, in a drone missile strike in the country's Kunar province.
By Barry Grey and Tom Carter, 7 September 2013
The US drive to war presents a spectacle of international gangsterism and lying not seen since the heyday of the military dictatorships and fascist regimes of the 1930s.
By Barry Grey and Thomas Gaist, 5 September 2013
The resolution passed by the Senate committee explodes the White House’s lying pretense that it is preparing only a “limited” and “narrowly targeted” intervention.
By Andre Damon, 4 September 2013
Leading members of Congress are quickly falling behind the Obama administration as part of the government’s propaganda blitz aimed at browbeating the population into accepting an unpopular war.
By Bill Van Auken, 4 September 2013
The US administration’s turn to Congress on Syria signals the launching of a war that goes far beyond what the US and world public have been led to expect.
By Julie Hyland, 4 September 2013
Although unacknowledged, Tariq Ali’s comment in the Guardian newspaper was timed to coincide with the 73rd anniversary of Trotsky’s assassination, with the purpose of slandering the co-leader of the Russian revolution.
By Peter Symonds, 3 September 2013
The US Congress is preparing to rubberstamp another illegal war of aggression, as claims that the action will be “limited” are quickly being exposed.
By Tom Eley, 3 September 2013
Documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal that the NSA specifically targeted for surveillance leaders of the two largest Latin American countries.
By Clara Weiss, 3 September 2013
The Kremlin fears that the NATO troop drawdown in Afghanistan signals a new offensive by Washington and its Islamist allies against Russia in Central Asia.
By Bill Van Auken, 31 August 2013
The case for war laid out by US Secretary of State John Kerry and Obama represents a compendium of lies and hypocrisy.
By Thomas Gaist, 30 August 2013
Anonymous officials within the state bureaucracy told the Associated Press that government claims about Syrian chemical weapons use are “no slam dunk.”
By Thomas Gaist and Alex Lantier, 29 August 2013
As their case for war with Syria collapses, US and British officials are promising to present evidence, while continuing to prepare for war.
By Thomas Gaist, 28 August 2013
The US and its imperialist co-conspirators in Britain, France and Germany intend to destroy the Assad regime’s military capabilities, eliminate its ability to resist the proxy “rebel” forces, and bring about regime-change.
By David North and Alex Lantier, 28 August 2013
The Syrian war must be seen not as a disconnected event, but as part of an escalating crisis of the international capitalist system.
On the eve of war with Syria
By Alex Lantier, 27 August 2013
US Secretary of State John Kerry’s statement preparing public opinion for a war with Syria recalls his predecessor Colin Powell’s infamous 2003 presentation falsely claiming that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.
On pretext of chemical attack
By Barry Grey, 24 August 2013
The preparations for direct US military action come amidst a propaganda barrage by the government and the media using still unsubstantiated reports of a chemical weapons attack to justify an escalation of the imperialist-led sectarian war.
By David Walsh, 23 August 2013
Private Manning’s open letter is an honest, powerful document, which outlines his motives for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 August 2013
Though the Western powers have yet to confirm the nature of the attack or produce any evidence linking it to the Assad regime, there are mounting demands for military intervention.
By Thomas Gaist, 23 August 2013
In an interview with CNN, FBI director Robert Mueller sought to justify the NSA surveillance programs by warning of new terrorist threats around the world.
By Eric London, 22 August 2013
The sentencing of whistleblower Bradley Manning to a 35-year prison term will be remembered as a milestone in the collapse of American democracy.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 August 2013
The timing of the charges that the Assad regime carried out a chemical attack, just as UN inspectors began operating in Syria, suggests a staged provocation.
By Eric London, 21 August 2013
Closing arguments were made in the sentencing hearings of whistleblower Bradley Manning yesterday.
By Nick Barrickman, 21 August 2013
Medical transcripts released Monday reveal the extent of the injuries 20-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev received the night of April 19.
By Tom Carter, 21 August 2013
Floyd Abrams’ letter to the New York Times dated July 31 typifies the response within “liberal” sections of the political establishment to the conviction of whistleblower Bradley Manning on espionage charges.
By Nick Barrickman, 17 August 2013
No one has been charged in the execution-style killing of Ibragim Todashev. The name of the FBI agent who shot the young Todashev has not even been released.
By Johannes Stern, 16 August 2013
Wednesday’s massacre of hundreds of protesters by the US-backed Egyptian military junta shatters Washington’s hypocritical claims that its Middle East policy is based on democracy and human rights.
By Eric London, 15 August 2013
Bradley Manning issued an apologetic statement at his sentencing hearing yesterday in an indication of the immense government pressure on the young whistle-blower.
By Thomas Gaist, 14 August 2013
US military leaders have been meeting with regional allies to discuss the next phase of the United States’ proxy war in Syria.
By Matthew MacEgan, 9 August 2013
A new report from the American Medical Association identifies the risk factors associated with suicide among US military personnel.
By Thomas Gaist, 8 August 2013
Under the cover of the global terror alert, the US is stepping up drone strikes against Yemen as a part of a wider intensification of military action in the Middle East.
By Peter Symonds, 2 August 2013
There is no explanation for the US military build-up underway in the Indo-Pacific region other than the preparation for war against China.