Karen U. Kwiatkowski is a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel whose assignments included duties as a Pentagon desk officer and a variety of roles for the National Security Agency. (Also of note: Karen was in the Pentagon on 9/11-2001)
America has spent more than $6 billion since 2002 in an effort to create an effective Afghan police force, buying weapons, building police academies, and hiring defense contractors to train the recruits--but the program has been a disaster.
Almost a year ago to the day, al-Baghdadi was reported captured by Iraqi security forces. His arrest was confirmed by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, the same man now purporting that Baghdadi has been killed in a raid.
He sits with a soldier. The man has brought him a pile of medical files. Sent off to war to fight for his country. Diagnosed, now, with post-traumatic stress disorder. The Army is discharging him in a way that could mean no medical benefits.
The Greek gods, after all, lied to, stole from, lusted for, and punished humanity without mercy, while taking the planet for a spin in a manner that we mortals would consider amoral, if not immoral. And it didn’t bother them a bit. They felt -- so
This is a video based on the song "Strong is Wrong" from Joni Mitchell's 2007 CD "Shine". A video by Jack Gregson.
Pentagon Pushes for $10 Million 'Pool' for Funding
An Army doc who refuses to go to Afghanistan until President Obama produces a birth certificate will face court-martial. Lt. Col. Terry Lakin, a decorated military man could face a dishonorable discharge for failing to obey orders,
US troops are pulling out of Afghanistan's perilous Korengal Valley as part of a new focus on protecting population centers, NATO said, ending a mission that saw some of the most intense fighting of the 9-year American occupation in the country.
Ehren Watada refused to deploy to Iraq on June 7th 2006 saying, "participation would make me a party to war crimes". Today we interview his father Bob Watada to get 'the rest of the story'.
Up to 71 civilians were killed in a weekend strike by Pakistani jets near the Afghan border, survivors and a government official said—a rare confirmation of civilian casualties that risks undercutting public support for the fight against militants.
The American-led "engagement” policies towards Iran is going to result in the very war it wants to prevent, according to an Iranian CIA spy. He says the only way to prevent a possible nuclear war with Iran is to attack the country now. In the mea
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has warned Israel against a military attack on Iran, saying it might lead to nuclear war and global disaster. The United States and Israel have refused to rule out military action against Iran if diplomacy fails t
Probably the most remarkable change occurring and still underway is a complete militarization of everything in the United States, if not around the world.
Venezuela is preparing to welcome Vladimir Putin, who will implement several agreements. Washington moves its pieces to recover military domination in the region. U.S. military presence has been increasing alarmingly in the hemisphere since 2006.
The US stopped all troops flying to Afghanistan via its Kyrgyz air base as security concerns persisted following an uprising in the impoverished Central Asian republic. The fate of the Manas base, a central cog in the US-led war effort in Afghanistan
More smoke and mirrors than changed policy
Life under the Hellfire missile has not been a pleasant one for the Taliban and al Qaeda. A New York Times journalist, held prisoner for several months by the Taliban, reported that even in the remotest areas of Pakistan’s wild tribal regions, the te
There were 3 main premises in the decrees of the Cyrus Cylinder: the political formulization of racial, linguistic, and religious equality, slaves and all deported peoples were to be allowed to return to home; and all destroyed temples were to be resEntered By: Powell Gammill
Alex welcomes back to the show economist and a nationally syndicated columnist Paul Craig Roberts, who recently announced his journalistic retirement in an article entitled “Truth Has Fallen and Taken Liberty With It.”
Hour 1 mp3 -Beau Grosscup ("Strategic Terror" - The Politics and Ethics of Aerial Bombardment) Hour 2 mp3 - Southern Republican Leadership Conference - Ron Paul
Whistleblower website WikiLeaks.org has released a classified US military video of what it calls 'the Pentagon murder cover-up'. The 39-minute clip shows more than a dozen civilians shot dead including two Reuters journalists, Namir Nood-Eldeen and S
At least 5 bombs ripped through apartment buildings across Baghdad Tuesday and another struck a market, killing 49 people and wounding more than 160, authorities said. Iraqi officials blamed al-Qaida in Iraq insurgents for the violence — the latest
The major US media won't ever report them or explain Iraq and Afghan wars are illegal
The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that Karzai had told lawmakers that the United States was interfering with Afghan affairs and that the Taliban would become a legitimate resistance movement if it did not stop. (Election Fraud big issue)
A gritty war video circulating on the Internet that shows U.S. troops firing repeatedly on a group of men — some of whom were unarmed — walking down a Baghdad street is authentic, a senior U.S. military official confirmed.
Militants using a car bomb and firing weapons attacked the U.S. consulate in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Monday hours after a suicide bomber killed 38 people elsewhere in the northwest, officials said.
It's estimated there are 25,000 registered security contractors in Afghanistan. The increase in private security contractors is part of a surge in the total number of contractors, with more than 100,000 in Afghanistan.
President Hamid Karzai, under fire for anti-Western remarks, distanced himself from his foreign backers in a speech on Sunday, telling tribal elders Afghans need to see their leaders are not "puppets."
Suicide attackers detonated 3 car bombs in quick succession near foreign embassies in Baghdad on Sunday, killing more than 40 people in coordinated strikes that Iraqi officials said were intended to disrupt efforts to form a new government.