Let's consider a typical example of the nonstop propaganda onslaught that passes for "news" in the land of the free, which is also home to a gloriously free press, the noble, peace-loving United States.
DEMYSTIFYING PEARL HARBOR: A New Perspective From Japan, by Iguchi Takeo.
Clinton to press Afghanistan on security, corruption as concerns about war deepen
The contents of a secretly recorded video threaten to gravely embarrass not only Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister but also the US administration of Barack Obama.
The late South Korean president, Kim Dae-jung, borrowed from Aesop's fables when he initiated his "Sunshine Policy" of reconciliation with North Korea after his election in December 1997.
Chicago cop who served in Afghanistan and Iraq has warning: Gang members are coming home with military training
16 people killed in convoy ambush by insurgents in restive northwestern Pakistan
The Sudanese army said 75 of its troops and more than 300 fighters of the rebel Justice and Equality Movement have been killed in clashes in Darfur over the past week.
Suicide Bombers Hit Line of Militia Members Collecting Paychecks
President Obama and Russian President Medvedev signed a new Strategic Arms Reduction Talks treaty in April that would reduce both countries' nuclear arsenals by about a third, but Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney thinks this is a bad idea.
The Chinese system has nothing to do with “war” and everything to do with political oppression
Afghan President Karzai has approved a controversial US plan for a new local defense force to help tackle the growing Taliban insurgency, which is a sensitive issue for Afghans who remember the notorious militias mobilised by the Soviets during their
A spate of attacks, including a bombing outside an Afghan police base in Kandahar, killed 8 American troops and 3 police officers, NATO officials said, as the Taliban intensified resistance to coalition efforts to take control of southern Afghanistan
Without research, can you guess who wrote these words? Could be just about anybody these days...
GOP chairman Michael Steele came under fire for daring to say what a lot of Americans already know – that our involvement in Afghanistan is an ill-advised quagmire with no end in sight. After nearly 10 years and approaching $1 trillion spent, the co
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who has lived in seclusion since falling ill four years ago, will appear on Cuban television and radio on Monday evening to discuss his theory that the world is on the verge of nuclear war, the Communist Party newspa
Mike Prokosch is among the organizers of the 25% Solution campaign in Massachusetts, which aims to cut a quarter, or about $250 billion, from the Pentagon and other military agencies and institutions. The campaign wants to redirect this money to soci
Why do our elites so readily and regularly give war, not peace, a chance? What exactly are the wellsprings of Washington’s (and America’s) behavior when it comes to war and preparations for more of the same?
This Military-Industrial-Complex has now “morphed into a new type of public-private partnership — one that spans military, intelligence, and homeland-security contracting — that amounts to a ‘national security complex’.”
One of numerous confirmations of America's permanent war strategy
. . . the use of some 18,800 armed "private security contractors" in Iraq and another 23,700 in Afghanistan to protect convoys, diplomatic and other personnel, and military bases and other facilities in Afghanistan and Iraq was not working.
Since the resignation of General Stanley McChrystal as the commander of US forces in Afghanistan and CIA Director Leon Panetta's admission a week ago that there may be no more than fifty to a hundred al-Qaeda members in that nation, there have been i
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, whose remarks suggesting the U.S. will lose the war in Afghanistan have prompted some Republicans to demand his resignation, won praise from Representative Ron Paul. “Michael Steele should not
A U.S. appeals court says an Algerian protesting his Guantanamo detention deserves a new lower court review -- to determine whether he was part of al-Qaida, not just a supporter.
Congress and Obama administration endorse escalation in Afghanistan
US soldiers in combat could use an assist from a civilian workforce while trying to rebuild war-torn nations, President Barack Obama said. Obama called for sending a "civilian expeditionary force" to Afghanistan and Iraq to help overburdened military
Suspected U.S. missiles hit a house Tuesday in a Pakistani tribal region along the Afghan border where the army has been battling Taliban fighters, intelligence officials said. At least 10 suspected militants were killed, including a possible al-Qaid
Even McChrystal suggested the war is unwinnable - why he was fired
This morning on This Week CIA director Leon Panetta told Jake Tapper that there were less than 100 Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. Panetta said. “At most, we’re looking at 50 to 100, maybe less."
Top officials in President Hamid Karzai's government have repeatedly derailed corruption investigations of politically connected Afghans, according to U.S. officials who have provided Afghanistan's authorities with wiretapping technology and other as