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.
By Niles Williamson, 23 January 2015
The announcement came amidst renewed fighting between Ukrainian armed forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.
By Clara Weiss, 23 January 2015
Russia and the United States ended collaboration in the disposal of nuclear waste in mid-December, according to a report in the Boston Globe on Monday.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 January 2015
On virtually every continent, US imperialism is engaged in reckless militarist interventions that threaten to provoke a new world war.
By Patrick Martin, 21 January 2015
The State of the Union speech delivered by President Obama Tuesday night painted a picture of America and the world that is the diametric opposite of the real conditions of social crisis, economic breakdown and imperialist war.
By Niles Williamson, 20 January 2015
The secretary of the Ukrainian National Defense Council warned of “full-scale continental war” as the Kiev regime began operations to take control of the Donetsk airport.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 20 January 2015
The German city of Schwerte announced plans to accommodate around 20 refugees in a former SS barracks on one of the sites of the Buchenwald concentration camp.
By John Marion, 20 January 2015
While the US refuses to account for earthquake reconstruction funds it promised, hundreds of thousands in Port-au-Prince are still without secure shelter.
By Patrick Martin, 20 January 2015
An article in the New York Times backing US claims that North Korea hacked into Sony’s computer system asserts that Washington has penetrated North Korean cyber networks.
By Nick Barrickman, 19 January 2015
Systemic corruption is a feature of US military engagements throughout the world.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 January 2015
The terrorist attacks in Paris, like the alleged plot in Belgium, are the direct products of decades of imperialist intervention in the Middle East.
By Will Morrow, 16 January 2015
The government left no doubt that the increase is part of preparations for war with China.
By Tom Carter, 14 January 2015
The fact that Washington’s ally was the principal financier of the September 11, 2001 attacks calls into question the entire official “war on terror” narrative.
By Patrick Martin, 12 January 2015
The announcement of the White House summit appeared to be an effort to reassert a leading role for US imperialism in the development of anti-democratic methods worldwide.
By Thomas Gaist, 8 January 2015
US warplanes have bombed at least 3,222 targets inside Iraq and Syria and destroyed some 980 structures, an official Pentagon announcement said Wednesday.
By Wije Dias, 7 January 2015
Washington’s intervention in the election is bound up with the accelerating pace of its “pivot to Asia” and preparations for war against China.
By Roger Jordan, 7 January 2015
Denmark has made claim to a vast area of the Arctic Ocean sea-floor, provoking angry complaints from Canada’s elite.
By Ben McGrath, 6 January 2015
Intensified sanctions on North Korea are fuelling tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
As 114th Congress convenes
By Patrick Martin, 5 January 2015
The Obama administration and the new Republican majority in Congress have begun discussions on an agenda of militarism abroad and further attacks on working people at home.
By Ben McGrath, 5 January 2015
If passed, the legislation will give the government far broader scope to go to war in the name of “collective self-defense.”
By Patrick Martin, 3 January 2015
A former US airbase in Anbar province, where 300 US trainers and Special Forces operatives are located, is surrounded by ISIS and under continuous attack.
By Patrick Martin, 3 January 2015
The US military is engaged in, deployed for combat or preparing for combat in more than 50 countries around the world, including nearly the entire territory ranging from West Africa to Central Asia.
By James Cogan, 3 January 2015
The decision underlines the degree to which Australia is being integrated into US preparations for war in the Asia-Pacific region.
By Niles Williamson, 31 December 2014
While Washington quickly assigned blame to Pyongyang for the hacking attack, independent cyber security investigations point to an inside job.
By Tania Kent, 31 December 2014
New figures expose the fact that the UK government’s drive to privatise schools is having a devastating impact on the education of children.
By Peter Symonds, 29 December 2014
Sections of the American ruling elite are pressing for an aggressive strategy of regime-change in Pyongyang—a policy that threatens to trigger world war.
By Jean Shaoul, 29 December 2014
The destruction of Syria’s patrimony means its history can never be studied and made available to future generations.
By Andre Damon and David Walsh, 29 December 2014
It is entirely fitting that The Interview has been embraced by the Obama administration as the vehicle of the values it represents.
By Alex Lantier, 27 December 2014
Eight people were killed yesterday in two drone strikes in North Waziristan, a remote and impoverished area along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan.
By Patrick Martin, 22 December 2014
The current US propaganda campaign against North Korea follows a familiar template: the demonization of countries and leaders targeted by Washington over the past two decades.
By Ben McGrath, 18 December 2014
Washington is pressing South Korea and Japan for defense collaboration as it continues its military build-up in Asia aimed against China.
By Patrick Martin, 15 December 2014
The former vice president defended CIA torture and boasted that both he and President George W. Bush approved the methods used against prisoners.
By Niles Williamson, 15 December 2014
The US Congress unanimously passed a bill authorizing Obama to impose new economic sanctions on Russia and deliver military aid to the right-wing regime in Kiev.
By Niles Williamson and Joseph Kishore, 12 December 2014
CIA Director John Brennan gave an extraordinary press conference at CIA headquarters on Thursday, outlining the Obama administration’s response to the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture.
By Robert Stevens, 12 December 2014
The ongoing exposure of the crimes of American imperialism over the past four years says much about why WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains a wanted man.
By Patrick Martin, 11 December 2014
The Obama administration wants a resolution that will permit the use of US combat troops in Iraq and Syria and set no time limit to the war.
By Barry Grey, 10 December 2014
The obvious questions that arise from the Senate report on CIA torture are not even being discussed by the politicians or the media: Who will be held accountable? Who will be indicted? Who will be prosecuted?
By Patrick Martin, 4 December 2014
The former deputy defense secretary has advocated preventive war against North Korea and other potential “security threats” to US imperialism.
By Patrick Martin, 24 November 2014
Less than three weeks after the congressional election, the administration has announced the escalation of US wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
By Peter Symonds, 24 November 2014
The US has been demanding heavy restrictions on Iran’s nuclear programs in return for any lifting of sanctions that have crippled the country’s economy.
By Niles Williamson, 24 November 2014
Biden traveled to Ukraine to shore up the right-wing regime in Kiev and threaten further economic sanctions against Russia.
By Peter Schwarz, 18 November 2014
The danger that the NATO powers’ military threats against Russia could erupt into open warfare is growing by the day.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 November 2014
The US president’s remark came as the top uniformed commander carried out an unannounced visit to Iraq.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 November 2014
The Pentagon is “certainly considering” sending US ground troops into Iraq, as the Obama administration debates escalating campaign for regime change in Syria.
By Laurent Lafrance, 14 November 2014
The Conservative government is integrating Canada ever more fully into Washington’s “pivot to Asia.”
By Alex Lantier, 11 November 2014
A London think tank report shows that NATO’s militarization of Eastern Europe over the Ukraine crisis has set armies worldwide on a hair trigger, risking nuclear war.
By Patrick Martin, 8 November 2014
Obama made the announcement three days after an election in which there was virtually no discussion of the war in Syria and Iraq.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 November 2014
Since the original report carried by the Associated Press on the unprecedented firing of nuclear missile commanders, no major media outlet has pursued the story.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 November 2014
The push for a new Authorization of the Use of Military Force is aimed at preparing a war that will be far wider and even more protracted than those launched over a decade ago.
By Peter Symonds, 7 November 2014
Whatever the exact circumstances behind the revelation of the secret letter, the outcome is likely to be a harder line from Washington toward Iran.
By Patrick Martin, 5 November 2014
The result is a debacle for the Democratic Party and the Obama administration and presages a further shift to the right in official Washington.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 November 2014
The firing of two commanders and the administrative punishment of a third follow a long string of crises and scandals in a command whose job is nuclear annihilation.
By Bill Van Auken, 4 November 2014
The collapse of the so-called “moderate rebels” in Syria comes as the Pentagon is attempting to rebuild the Iraqi army for an anti-ISIS offensive next year.
By Andrea Peters, 4 November 2014
Kiev is signaling its readiness to renew its military offensive against the region on the grounds that the November 2 vote violated the fragile peace deal signed with the separatists in September.
By Sonja Bach, 4 November 2014
The historic realignment of military forces is part of NATO’s escalation against Russia.
By Thomas Gaist, 4 November 2014
Launched in 2012, US military’s new in-house intelligence agency is developing a global network comparable to that of the CIA.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 November 2014
Gen. Dempsey’s proposal would put US troops in predominantly Sunni Anbar province, where ISIS controls roughly 80 percent of the territory.
By Peter Symonds, 30 October 2014
The US is seeking to forge closer ties with the Kurdish militia groups as it pursues its broader aims of regime-change in Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 October 2014
There is a mounting drumbeat from Washington’s vast military and intelligence apparatus for stepped-up bombing and US “boots on the ground” in both Iraq and Syria.
By Andrea Peters, 27 October 2014
The vast majority of the electorate in eastern Ukraine did not participate in Sunday’s parliamentary elections.
By Joseph Kishore, 24 October 2014
The reason for the White House’s determination to cover up the crimes of the Bush administration is clear enough. In the words of Faulkner, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”
By Nancy Hanover, 24 October 2014
The Defense Department has provided at least 117 college police departments with military hardware.
By Thomas Gaist, 23 October 2014
The crimes of the Blackwater mercenaries were a product of the illegal invasion of Iraq by the US government, for which the entire political and military establishment is guilty.
By Peter Symonds, 17 October 2014
As the US seeks to consolidate its presence in Iraq and further plans for regime change in Syria, the logic of the military situation points to a further escalation of the war.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 October 2014
The intelligence agency concluded on the basis of decades of experience that its arming of US-backed insurgents seldom proved successful.
By Peter Symonds, 13 October 2014
Top US general Martin Dempsey has again suggested that American military advisers will be needed in a frontline combat role.
By Thomas Gaist, 13 October 2014
Two decades of US military bombardment have saturated Iraq with genotoxic compounds, leading to historically unprecedented rates of birth defects and child cancers.
By Patrick Martin, 10 October 2014
Obama and Erdogan are in conflict over the methods to achieve their common goal, the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad.
By David Walsh, 9 October 2014
The argument that erupted on the October 3 edition of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” was revealing.
By Patrick Martin, 6 October 2014
Responding to a question at a Harvard forum, the US vice president said Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates supplied arms to the Islamic fundamentalist group the US is now bombing.
By Niles Williamson, 4 October 2014
More than 7,000 have fallen ill and more than 3,300 have died in the current epidemic, the most widespread outbreak since the disease was first identified 28 years ago.
4 October 2014
SEP/IYSSE meetings will discuss the threat of a third world war and the international socialist program to fight it.
Marines in Kuwait; Turkey joins US coalition
By Patrick Martin, 3 October 2014
Despite Obama’s pledge of no boots on the ground, more than 17,000 US ground troops in Kuwait could be quickly deployed in the new war in Syria and Iraq.
By Joseph Santolan, 3 October 2014
The announcement marks a significant escalation of Washington’s war drive against China.
By Patrick Martin, 2 October 2014
The White House said Tuesday that restrictions on drone missile strikes meant to limit civilian casualties would not apply to operations in Syria and Iraq.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 October 2014
Julia Pierson stepped down after bipartisan demands for an independent probe of lapses in security surrounding the White House and the president.
By Patrick Martin, 29 September 2014
Statements from top US officials are part of a carefully orchestrated campaign to prepare public opinion for full-scale war in the Middle East.
By Peter Symonds, 27 September 2014
In less than two months, Obama’s phony “humanitarian mission” to protect the Yazidis in Iraq has become a full-blown war across two countries.
By Niles Williamson, 27 September 2014
Alleged plotting of the so-called Khorasan Group has been used by the Obama administration as a further justification for its ongoing bombing in Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 September 2014
European powers solidarized themselves with the latest US imperialist war, while other states used the “terror” hysteria to justify their own crimes.
By Joseph Kishore, 25 September 2014
The resolution, proposed by the Obama administration, comes as the major powers are implementing a raft of antidemocratic measures under the guise of a renewed “war on terror.”
By Bill Van Auken, 24 September 2014
The perfunctory character of Obama’s statement Tuesday made it clear that Washington no longer feels obliged to even explain, much less defend, its military interventions abroad before the American people.
By Niles Williamson, 23 September 2014
A front-page article in the New York Times on Monday is intended as a warning to Russia, China and any other country that may stand in its way that the American ruling class is preparing for nuclear war.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 September 2014
In a series of statements contradicting the president’s vow of no new “ground war” in Iraq, the Pentagon’s top brass has come close to insubordination.
By a WSWS reporting team, 20 September 2014
Workers at the Chrysler Warren Truck assembly plant in suburban Detroit expressed opposition to the Obama administration’s new war against Iraq and Syria.
By Peter Symonds, 19 September 2014
While the US shelved its planned air war against Syria last year, it has never relinquished its ambition for regime change in Damascus.
“War means the people are losing”
By Seraphine Collins, 19 September 2014
As the US military launches an open-ended war in Iraq and Syria, a broad section of workers and young people say they feel deeply opposed to war, but their views find no reflection in official politics.
By Patrick Martin, 18 September 2014
The bipartisan vote, with majorities of both Republicans and Democrats supporting the White House, is a major step towards a wider war in the Middle East.
By Peter Symonds, 17 September 2014
In Senate hearings yesterday, the top US general contradicted President Obama’s pledge that no US troops would engage in combat in Iraq or Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 September 2014
The response to the Ebola epidemic underscores the reliance of US imperialism on its residual military superiority in the second “scramble for Africa”, which pits it against China.
By Evan Blake and Juan Verala Luz, 16 September 2014
Residents of the California town turned out in large numbers to demand the local police department’s return of a newly-acquired Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) vehicle.
By Peter Symonds, 16 September 2014
If US military aircraft do begin to operate from Malaysia, the move would mark a significant shift by Kuala Lumpur toward Washington.
By Jake Dean, 16 September 2014
Militarization of the police is now being fully integrated within public schools.
By Peter Symonds, 15 September 2014
Using the pretext of attacking ISIS militias, the US has revived its plans directed at ousting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and also against Syria’s backers, Iran and Russia.
By Patrick Martin, 15 September 2014
The House will act on Monday, followed shortly by the Senate, with both parties expected to provide top-heavy majorities for stepped-up US intervention in the Syrian civil war.
By Niles Williamson, 13 September 2014
Banks affected by the new economic restrictions include Russia’s largest lenders Sberbank, Gazprombank and Rosselkhozbank.
By Barry Grey, 13 September 2014
The new war represents a massive escalation of US imperialist aggression in the entire Middle East and beyond.
By Joseph Kishore, 13 September 2014
The White House designated military operations in Iraq and Syria as a “war,” even as it insisted that it did not need congressional authorization.