By Gabriel Black, 19 October 2017
While basic social services are being slashed, the ruling elite is pumping hundreds of billions of dollars into more-sophisticated ways to kill people.
By Peter Symonds, 18 October 2017
The comment from Admiral Harry Harris, who is centrally responsible for preparing US forces for conflict with North Korea, is the latest threat against Pyongyang.
By Jordan Shilton, 17 October 2017
While the US military and corporate media sought to downplay the scale of the clashes Monday, the Iraqi army’s advance will have explosive consequences for the entire region.
By Niles Niemuth, 17 October 2017
Bergdahl pleaded guilty out of concern that he would not receive a fair trial after President Donald Trump declared him a traitor and called for his execution multiple times.
By Jordan Shilton, 16 October 2017
Transatlantic relations have deteriorated throughout 2017 as Trump has resorted to “America first” nationalism and the major European powers, above all Germany, have advanced their own imperialist ambitions.
By Peter Symonds, 16 October 2017
Far from offering any reassurance of a peaceful solution, Tillerson’s remarks underscore the advanced state of US preparations for a war with North Korea.
By Keith Jones, 14 October 2017
US President Donald Trump vowed Friday that he will use his presidential powers to blow up the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran unless it is amended to Washington’s satisfaction.
By Johannes Stern, 14 October 2017
Trump’s aggressive course of action against Iran has provoked a strong reaction in Berlin, where German politicians and media figures are openly discussing a break with the US.
By Eddie Haywood, 14 October 2017
The October 4 killings of four US Green Berets in Niger has provided a rare glimpse into far-reaching American military operations which have been conducted almost entirely in secret.
By Nanda Wickremasinghe, 14 October 2017
Colombo has increasingly integrated Sri Lanka behind Washington’s war preparations against China and North Korea.
By Joseph Kishore, 13 October 2017
There is growing speculation of secret discussions among cabinet members and high-level staff about forcing Trump out of office.
By Peter Symonds, 12 October 2017
As Trump faces a mounting political crisis at home, the US president may see a war with North Korea as a means of shoring up his administration and crushing domestic political opposition.
By Jordan Shilton, 11 October 2017
In addition to certifying Iran as non-compliant with the 2015 nuclear deal, Trump is said to be preparing to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guards a “terrorist organization.”
By Peter Symonds, 10 October 2017
President Trump has repeatedly dismissed efforts to start talks with North Korea and to end the dangerous confrontation on the Korean Peninsula.
By Peter Symonds, 7 October 2017
Trump’s menacing comment—almost certainly directed against North Korea—is another warning that the US is on the brink of launching a catastrophic war.
Killings of four elite soldiers in Niger highlight vast scale of American military operations in Africa
By Eddie Haywood, 7 October 2017
The deployment of troops to Niger is an element of the “scramble for Africa,” which was commenced by Obama and is being continued under Trump.
By David North, 6 October 2017
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges talks with the WSWS about the anti-Russia campaign, the attack on democratic rights, and the role of the capitalist media.
By Peter Symonds, 5 October 2017
Notwithstanding concerted efforts to downplay any breach, Tillerson has been publicly at odds with Trump—most sharply over the US confrontation with North Korea.
By Nanda Wickremasinghe, 3 October 2017
The US is planning to slash foreign aid to Sri Lanka this year apparently to underscore its displeasure about the Colombo government’s recent investment deals with China.
By Peter Symonds, 2 October 2017
Trump’s crude tweet branded Tillerson’s efforts as “a waste of time” while also targeting Chinese leaders, with whom the US secretary of state had just held talks.
By Patrick Martin, 2 October 2017
The 18-hour documentary series on PBS combines gripping images of the US war, an exposure of the lies and crimes of the Johnson and Nixon administrations, and a narrative that seems intended to block any serious understanding of American imperialism.
By Keith Jones, 29 September 2017
Mattis’ South Asia trip was focused on implementing Trump’s new, more aggressive Afghan war strategy and further integrating India into the offensive against China.
By Peter Symonds, 27 September 2017
By declaring that military action is not only an option but could be imminent, Trump is relentlessly pushing the world toward the precipice of a calamitous war.
By Peter Symonds, 26 September 2017
Washington’s constant drumbeat of threats and military provocations is aimed at forcing Pyongyang to unconditionally capitulate or goad it into action that can be seized on as the casus belli for a war of annihilation.
By Ben McGrath, 26 September 2017
The Moon Jae-in administration in Seoul is deepening its military cooperation with the US while continuing to posture as an advocate of peace on the Korean Peninsula.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 September 2017
The death of a Russian general and claims by US-backed Kurdish forces of Russian air strikes have brought Washington and Moscow to the brink of an armed clash.
By Peter Symonds, 25 September 2017
An opinion poll revealed the majority of Americans oppose a US attack on North Korea, fear it will lead to a wider war and do not trust Trump as commander-in-chief.
By Peter Symonds, 23 September 2017
North Korea has clearly concluded that the US is intent on destroying its government and is developing its nuclear arsenal in a desperate bid to counter the US threat.
By Mike Head, 22 September 2017
Trump’s executive order is clearly aimed primarily at China, but can also threaten other countries.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 September 2017
The absence of any serious evaluation of the implications of war reflects the aggressive militarism and recklessness that prevails within the political establishment.
By Alex Lantier, 21 September 2017
The ruling elite internationally is in a state of perplexity, terror and denial in the face of the danger that Washington will launch nuclear war.
By James Cogan, 21 September 2017
The Turnbull government is stepping forward to serve as an international mouthpiece for Washington.
By Keith Jones, 21 September 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outlined Washington’s demands for the “renegotiation” of the Iran nuclear accord at a meeting yesterday of its signatories.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 September 2017
The US media response to a speech that could have been delivered by Hitler largely fails to rise above quibbling over tactics and style.
By Eric London, 20 September 2017
The bill increases the military budget by $80 billion from 2016 and includes major allocations to prepare the US nuclear arsenal for war.
By Peter Symonds, 20 September 2017
Abe’s conclusion that “dialogue will not work with North Korea” amounts to a menacing threat to deal with Pyongyang either through regime change or war.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 September 2017
The American president publicly threatened to unleash a genocidal war, declaring that he was “ready, willing and able” to “totally destroy” North Korea and its 25 million people.
By Bill Van Auken, 19 September 2017
On the eve of the opening session of the UN General Assembly, top US officials have reiterated threats of a “military option” on the Korean peninsula that could lead to nuclear war.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 September 2017
The Pentagon is reportedly sending another 4,000 troops into the conflict, the longest war in US history.
By Peter Symonds, 16 September 2017
Senior Trump officials insisted that the US had a “military option” and warned that time was running out for any diplomatic solution to the Korean crisis.
By James Cogan, 15 September 2017
Washington is pushing the besieged regime in North Korea into a corner from which it could escape only by a complete capitulation to US demands.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 September 2017
The dueling military exercises are unfolding as relations between Washington and Moscow are more tense than at any time since the height of the Cold War.
By Peter Symonds, 12 September 2017
Far from easing tensions in North East Asia, the UN resolution sets the stage for further US provocations and heightens the danger of military conflict.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 September 2017
The media has largely blacked out new revelations of the direct role of Saudi Arabia, one of Washington’s closest Mideast allies, in preparing the attacks.
By Peter Symonds, 11 September 2017
The danger of catastrophic war in Asia is provoking deep fears in Europe and exacerbating divisions with Washington.
By Alex Lantier, 9 September 2017
China has called on Germany and France to coordinate sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear test and prevent US escalation on the Korean Peninsula from leading to war.
By Ben McGrath, 8 September 2017
Under pressure from Washington, South Korean President Moon has moved away from his previous calls for dialogue with North Korea and toward increasingly hawkish positions.
By Pradeep Ramanayake and K. Ratnayake, 8 September 2017
The geo-strategic conference gave another indication of US and Indian preparations for war against China.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 September 2017
The comparison of the reckless ratcheting up of tensions on the Korean peninsula to the events that sparked the First World War has gone virtually unreported in the US media.
By James Cogan, 7 September 2017
Sharp divisions exist between the US, China and Russia over Washington’s demands that the UN impose a total trade embargo on North Korea.
The logic of imperialist aggression:
By Bill Van Auken, 6 September 2017
With each ratcheting up of threats to unleash a nuclear conflagration on North Korea, the question is posed with increasing force: Will Washington go to war to make good on its war rhetoric?
By Alex Lantier, 6 September 2017
By threatening North Korea, Washington is launching a military standoff with Russia and China, which could engulf Europe in nuclear war.
By Peter Symonds, 5 September 2017
In a provocative speech in the UN, US ambassador Nikki Haley not only targeted North Korea over its nuclear test, but also threatened China and Russia.
By Peter Symonds, 4 September 2017
While North Korea’s nuclear test certainly compounds the risk of conflict, the prime responsibility for pushing the world to the brink of nuclear war rests with US imperialism.
By Sampath Perera, 1 September 2017
US President Trump’s Afghanistan strategy has provoked an angry reaction in Islamabad.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 September 2017
The mass killing in the Syrian city of Raqqa is part of an arc of US slaughter, stretching from the Horn of Africa through the Middle East and into South Asia.
By Peter Symonds, 31 August 2017
If negotiations are not an option, the only conclusion that can be drawn is that the US is preparing to attack North Korea militarily.
By Peter Symonds, 30 August 2017
By declaring “all options are on the table,” Trump effectively ruled out strong hints last week that a peaceful solution to the standoff could be found.
By Peter Symonds, 29 August 2017
US and South Korean military commanders reportedly agreed to an early, tough response, including “military measures,” to demonstrate “the alliance’s strong will.”
By Peter Symonds, 28 August 2017
While US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has suggested that talks might be possible, he has continued to stress that the US still has a military option to deal with North Korea.
By Jordan Shilton, 25 August 2017
The horrific slaughter of civilians in Raqqa comes just months after US-backed Iraqi forces, relying on US air power, laid waste to vast swathes of the city of Mosul in northern Iraq.
By Niles Niemuth, 25 August 2017
Under a provocative plan drawn up by officials at the Pentagon and State Department, the Trump administration would deliver Javelin antitank missiles and antiaircraft weaponry.
By Keith Jones, 24 August 2017
Trump’s threats include closer cooperation with Pakistan’s arch-rival India, which has repeatedly boasted of its readiness to mount military raids inside Pakistan even if they risk provoking all-out war.
By Mike Head, 24 August 2017
Secret documents show the facility’s role has increasingly shifted from spying to providing “real-time” data for military operations.
By Andre Damon, 24 August 2017
The ruling elite has used the crisis surrounding the president’s endorsement of the neo-fascist rampage in Charlottesville, Virginia to consolidate the grip of the military over the White House.
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.