By Chris Marsden, 28 November 2015
Washington is responding to the shoot-down of the Russian jet by provocatively escalating its funding of proxy forces fighting Russia.
By Shelley Connor, 27 November 2015
The East Lake neighborhood, one of Birmingham’s oldest, has a reputation for poverty, violence and drug abuse.
By Thomas Gaist, 26 November 2015
While the actual report remains secret, the US military offered a summary of its internal findings on the destruction of a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan by US forces last month.
By John Braddock, 24 November 2015
The war games are a sharp warning to the tiny states throughout the Pacific of what is in store if they defy the US-led drive against China.
By Thomas Gaist, 23 November 2015
Efforts to repair electrical infrastructure have faced violent opposition from far-right militias allied to the US-backed Ukrainian regime.
By Thomas Gaist, 21 November 2015
There are already signs that the United States and France are seizing on the attack to intensify their military operations on the continent.
By Thomas Gaist, 19 November 2015
The US is launching new military operations along the Turkish border amid signs of a US-French-Russian rapprochement over Syria.
By Thomas Gaist, 17 November 2015
US A-10s and AC-130s launched saturation attacks with 500 pound bombs and 30mm machine guns against a convoy of some 300 trucks allegedly carrying ISIS-produced oil.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 November 2015
Nearly seven years after the US president promised to shut down the infamous prison camp, he is again signing into law a bill that mandates it remain open.
By Thomas Gaist, 11 November 2015
The US war in Iraq and Syria requires ground troops to “occupy” and “govern territory,” US Air Force Secretary Deborah James said on Tuesday.
By Andre Damon, 11 November 2015
In a pattern becoming increasingly familiar throughout the United States, a minor security incident was used to launch a military/police lockdown at Miami International Airport Monday.
By Alan Gilman, 11 November 2015
Military exercises, which began on Friday, November 6, and are expected to continue for about one week, are being conducted over the Pacific Ocean in an area just west of Los Angeles.
By Patrick Martin, 9 November 2015
Ashton Carter’s speech, delivered at the Reagan Library in California, was a deliberately staged provocation against the world’s second and third nuclear powers.
By Thomas Gaist, 7 November 2015
The US jets are designed for air-to-air battles against other high-tech fighters and have not been previously deployed to the US wars in Iraq, Afghanistan or Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 6 November 2015
The attack on the Doctors Without Borders hospital was neither an error nor even unique, but rather the outcome of a codified policy of criminality.
A recipe for total war and military dictatorship
By Thomas Gaist, 6 November 2015
This is the last of four articles analyzing the new US Department of Defense Law of War Manual.
Report reveals massive pro-war propaganda campaign
By Eric London, 6 November 2015
According to a US Senate report, the Pentagon has paid over $50 million for hundreds of pro-war, pro-military propaganda events at sports stadiums in the last three years.
By Patrick Martin, 5 November 2015
Three congressional hearings Tuesday discussed the preparations of the US military for a Third World War against China, Russia or both.
A recipe for total war and military dictatorship
By Thomas Gaist, 5 November 2015
This is the third of four articles analyzing the new US Department of Defense Law of War Manual. The first article was posted November 3, the second on November 4.
By Peter Symonds, 4 November 2015
The violation of Chinese maritime claims has nothing to do with upholding international law but is part of Washington’s “pivot to Asia” aimed at subordinating China to US interests.
A recipe for total war and military dictatorship
By Tom Carter, 4 November 2015
This is the second of four articles analyzing the new US Department of Defense Law of War Manual.The first article was posted November 3.
By Bill Van Auken, 4 November 2015
Ahmed Chalabi, the convicted embezzler who played a leading role in providing the phony “intelligence” used to justify the US invasion of Iraq, died Tuesday of a heart attack in Baghdad.
A blueprint for total war and military dictatorship
By Tom Carter, 3 November 2015
This is the first in a series of articles analyzing the new US Department of Defense Law of War Manual.
By Bill Van Auken, 31 October 2015
Repudiating his repeated rejection of “boots on the ground,” Obama is sending in troops not to fight terrorism, but to counter Russia.
By Joseph Santolan, 31 October 2015
The tribunal’s ruling is a blow to China and strengthens the propaganda of Washington, which will use it to provide a legal fig leaf to escalate its war-mongering.
By Stéphane Hugues, 31 October 2015
Sarkozy met with Putin on Wednesday to discuss ways to end the Ukrainian crisis and sanctions on Russia, and forge a joint coalition with Russia in Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 30 October 2015
The proposed escalation of the US-led encirclement of Russia heightens the threat of a military confrontation between the world’s two largest nuclear-armed powers.
By Nick Beams, 30 October 2015
Pressure is set to intensify on Australia to take a direct part in the US naval operations.
By Peter Symonds, 28 October 2015
The entry of the guided missile destroyer USS Lassen into Chinese-claimed waters raises the danger of a military confrontation between two nuclear-armed powers.
By Nick Beams, 27 October 2015
The brazen and aggressive character of the operation is underscored by the fact that it has been undertaken in the total absence of military activity against the US by China.
By Joseph Kishore, 27 October 2015
Aided by the media, the US military and the Obama administration are continuing their efforts to cover up and whitewash a war crime.
By Patrick Martin, 23 October 2015
The televised circus in Washington covered up the real issue: the alliance of the US government with Al Qaeda forces in regime-change operations in both Libya and Syria.
By Thomas Gaist, 23 October 2015
The Times report comes one week after the AP revealed that US Special Forces were scoping out the MSF hospital immediately prior to the attack
By Thomas Gaist, 21 October 2015
The exercises include training scenarios developed in response to the conflict with Russia over Crimea and eastern Ukraine, including ballistic missile warfare, hybrid war, and rapid mobilization of NATO’s high-readiness forces.
By Peter Symonds, 20 October 2015
The triennial fleet review staged in seas near Tokyo on Sunday was part of the US-led military preparations for new provocations against China.
By Patrick Martin, 19 October 2015
The Democratic candidate for president refused to rule out unilateral US military action.
By Joseph Kishore, 17 October 2015
In the wake of the October 3 massacre at the Doctors Without Borders hospital, details have emerged exposing a war crime for which the entire political establishment is responsible.
By Niles Williamson, 17 October 2015
The leaks shed light on the bureaucratized activity of drone assassination and the disturbingly sanitized jargon that government officials use when killing targets.
By Thomas Gaist, 17 October 2015
The drive for enhanced US military-political control over Africa is aimed at countering Chinese economic influence and gaining leverage over Washington’s European “partners.”
By Evan Blake, 16 October 2015
US special operations analysts had been gathering intelligence on the Doctors Without Borders hospital days before it was destroyed, a flagrant war crime.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 October 2015
Seven years after his election based on promises to end US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Obama has ordered thousands of troops to continue fighting in both countries.
By James Cogan, 15 October 2015
For the first time, the Ausmin communiqué has explicitly named Chinese activity as the cause of “strong concerns.”
By Nick Beams, 14 October 2015
The apparent US decision to go ahead with “patrols” in the South China Sea follows a steady drumbeat from within military circles.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 October 2015
Just days after terminating its failed “rebel” training program, the Pentagon has airdropped some 50 tons of arms and ammunition in Syria.
By Patrick Martin, 12 October 2015
The two leading candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, both support US military intervention in the Middle East.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 October 2015
The plan floated by the White House could quickly bring US warplanes into direct confrontation with Russia’s forces in Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 October 2015
The NATO defense ministers’ meeting seized on Moscow’s airstrikes in Syria as a pretext for escalating the military encirclement of Russia.
By our reporter, 9 October 2015
Any action by the US Navy to breach the 12-mile exclusion zone around Chinese claimed islands in the South China Sea would threaten a head-on military confrontation.
By Patrick Martin, 7 October 2015
A series of incidents along the Syrian-Turkish border have raised the danger of military confrontation between Russia and the US-led imperialist alliance.
By Bill Van Auken, 6 October 2015
Fourteen years after the US invaded Afghanistan on the pretext of destroying Al Qaeda, the US military continues slaughtering Afghans to keep a corrupt puppet regime in power.
By Roger Jordan, 6 October 2015
Not a single politician or major newspaper has so much as referred to the integration talks, let alone discussed their implications or demanded further information about them.
By Roger Jordan, 2 October 2015
The three options considered were enhancing interoperability, creating a permanent joint Canadian-US foreign intervention force, and the full integration of the two countries’ militaries.
By Barry Grey, 30 September 2015
The twists and turns of US policy reflect massive contradictions in Washington’s Middle East agenda and fierce divisions within the foreign policy and military-intelligence establishment.
By Thomas Gaist, 26 September 2015
The talks, the first since 2013, come amid signals by the Obama administration that it is open to a deal with Russia aimed at forging a transitional regime in Syria.
By Niles Williamson, 21 September 2015
The six-month reign of death and destruction spearheaded by Saudi Arabia in Yemen would not be possible without the backing of American imperialism, which is seeking to assert its hegemony over the entire Middle East.
By Thomas Gaist, 21 September 2015
Obama administration officials have signaled their willingness to accept a deal with Russia that would leave Syria’s Assad in power, at least temporarily.
By Thomas Gaist, 19 September 2015
The “newspaper of record” has devoted yet another column slandering opponents of the Jade Helm 15 military exercises.
By the Socialist Equality Party, 19 September 2015
The SEP condemns the government’s decision to expand its involvement in the US-led war in the Middle East by authorising air strikes in Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 September 2015
Half of those surveyed oppose US airstrikes, and only 21 percent believe their lives are better now than before the Western-orchestrated civil war in Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 September 2015
Fourteen years after 9/11, the former CIA director and other top US officials are proposing to once again recruit Al Qaeda-linked militias as a proxy force for US imperialism in Syria.
By Niles Williamson, 15 September 2015
The blood of thousands of Yemenis is on the hands of the Obama administration, which has facilitated the Saudi monarchy’s onslaught.
By Patrick Martin, 12 September 2015
In a speech and question-and-answer session at a Washington think tank, the Democratic frontrunner took an even more hard-line position than the current administration.
By Saman Gunadasa and Deepal Jayasekera, 8 September 2015
Washington’s investigation seeks to further marginalise Rajapakse and his supporters and block any challenge to the present pro-US government.
By Alex Lantier, 7 September 2015
Washington and its European allies plan to exploit the refugee crisis to escalate their bloody war for regime change in Syria, which would create countless more refugees.
By Niles Williamson, 5 September 2015
While the deal is ostensibly aimed at easing Saudi concerns over the US-Iran nuclear deal, it also facilitates the escalation of the Saudi monarchy’s bloody assault on Yemen.
By Arun Kumar, 5 September 2015
The decision by Prime Minister Modi to hold trilateral naval games involving India, the US and Japan has been encouraged by Washington as part of its aggressive “pivot” against China.
By Marianne Arens, 3 September 2015
The manoeuvres will be held in Italy, Spain, Portugal and the Mediterranean with 36,000 soldiers from all 28 NATO partner countries and five other allies.
By Ben McGrath, 1 September 2015
The conclusion of war games saw the largest-ever joint live-fire drill between the US and South Korea.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 August 2015
ISIS and the current bloodshed across Syria and Iraq are the direct products of acts of sociocide on the part of US imperialism.
By Ben McGrath, 22 August 2015
The underlying conflict between the US and China dramatically amplifies the dangers of any military clash on the Korean Peninsula.
By Niles Williamson, 18 August 2015
The Pentagon plans to increase the number of drone flights around the globe to 90 per day, significantly expanding its aerial killing and surveillance capabilities.
By Barry Grey, 15 August 2015
Rape was not a serious problem before Washington intervened to occupy Iraq and topple Saddam Hussein, overthrow and murder Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and ignite a sectarian civil war in Syria.
By Patrick Martin, 13 August 2015
An expert analysis of this year’s NATO and Russian military exercises suggests that the two sides are moving closer to outright war.
By Thomas Gaist, 11 August 2015
Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi’s political reforms are based on a strategy worked out in coordination with the Obama administration during the opening months of 2015.
By Patrick Martin, 11 August 2015
The 1,165-page document elaborates a legal rationale for mass killings, detention of civilians and persecution of journalists, among other criminal actions.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 August 2015
The US president took the extraordinary step of going public in warning that powerful factions within Congress and the state apparatus are determined to go to war against Iran.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 August 2015
Through all its dizzying contradictions and the mass of lies employed to sell it, the war’s only consistent features are the predatory aims and methods of US imperialism.
By Will Morrow, 5 August 2015
The real death toll is undoubtedly far higher, because the US and its allies cover up all evidence of civilian deaths.
By Bill Van Auken, 4 August 2015
Under the pretense of protecting a handful of US-trained mercenaries, the American president has approved air strikes against Syrian government forces.
By Niles Williamson, 1 August 2015
So far in 2015, NATO fighters have been scrambled more than 250 times to intercept Russian aircraft over Europe.
By Sampath Perera, 1 August 2015
India’s 15-month-old BJP government continues to integrate New Delhi ever more completely into Washington’s anti-China “pivot.”
By Mike Head, 30 July 2015
The UN Security Council resolution demanded an international criminal court despite no evidence being produced of Russian involvement in the plane’s downing.
By Thomas Gaist, 24 July 2015
Under the pretext of fighting ISIS, Washington is escalating efforts to reassert its military and political stranglehold over Iraq while fomenting sectarian divisions in the country.
By Niles Williamson, 24 July 2015
Military exercises in eastern and western Europe are part of a broader military buildup by the US and NATO aimed at Russia.
By Patrick Martin, 23 July 2015
In a speech Tuesday to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the US president boasted of the success of US drone missile and assassination programs, listing a series of victims.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 July 2015
In advocating mass internment of “radicalized” Americans, Clark speaks for powerful layers within the state and ruling oligarchy who fear the growth of social opposition.
By Gabriel Black, 22 July 2015
National Guard members have been authorized to carry weapons at recruitment centers and other facilities.
By Thomas Gaist, 17 July 2015
US air and drone strikes in Afghanistan more than doubled in the month of June, according to DOD statistics.
By Patrick Martin, 16 July 2015
Congress has a total of 82 days to take action to block the lifting of sanctions against Iran, which would require overriding a presidential veto.
By Keith Jones, 15 July 2015
US President Obama gave a lengthy speech yesterday, insisting that the deal with Tehran served US “national-security interests,” that is, it advanced the strategic interests of US imperialism.
By Thomas Gaist, 14 July 2015
The US military’s Africa Command is preparing to develop at least one new US drone and Special Forces base in North Africa.
By Peter Symonds, 14 July 2015
The joint US-Australian think tank report documents the extent to which Australia has already become a major base of operations for the US military in Asia.
By Tom Carter, 13 July 2015
A 542-page independent report made public Friday implicates the American Psychological Association in the CIA torture program.
By Niles Williamson, 10 July 2015
The Obama administration’s campaign of military pressure against Russia is increasingly fraught with the danger of war between the world’s two largest nuclear armed powers.
By Thomas Gaist, 9 July 2015
The Iraq-Syria war will require a “generational” and “trans-regional” commitment of US forces, General Martin Dempsey said Tuesday.
By Thomas Gaist, 8 July 2015
The Pentagon is developing new space war capabilities and modernizing its nuclear arsenal to prepare for “great power struggles” against China and Russia.
By Thomas Gaist, 7 July 2015
Flanked by a phalanx of military officials and commanders, Obama outlined a perspective of endless war in Iraq, Syria and beyond.
By Niles Williamson, 7 July 2015
The Saudi-led coalition, backed by the US, is in the fourth month of a campaign of daily airstrikes and an economic blockade against the poorest country in the Arab world.
By James Cogan, 7 July 2015
For the first time, Japanese forces will participate in the biennial joint Australian and US “Talisman Sabre” exercise.