“The Constitution makes it manifestly clear that only Congress has the power to send our young men and women into war,” Kucinich said. “Unfortunately this administration, even though it is headed by a constitutional scholar, now is ignoring the Const
President Barack Obama, the leaders of Britain, France and Germany and the European Union joined Thursday to demand that Syrian President Bashar Assad resign, saying his brutal suppression of his people had made him unfit to lead. The coordinated
Six dead following a triple terrorist attack in Israel's southern region. IDF soldiers killed several terrorists and search for others.
I thought Charles Burris' comments and NY Times article pretty interesting to the origins and evolution of war, civilization and cooperation/altruism. A new wave of archaeological research on the origins of the state is vindicating the pioneer socio
Many of those preaching at American church services Sunday extolled as “heroes” the 30 American and 8 Afghan troops killed Saturday west of Kabul, when a helicopter on a night mission crashed, apparently after taking fire from Taliban forces.
sociologist Sam Richards sets an extraordinary challenge: can they understand -- not approve of, but understand -- the motivations of an Iraqi insurgent? And by extension, can anyone truly understand and empathize with another?
Jared tried to come to grips with what he'd seen and done on his 8 deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. "There's no way that any God would forgive him - that he was going to hell," says Ashley. "He couldn't live with that any more."
On Friday, I wrote about a U.S. proxy busted in Lebanon attempting to smuggle weapons into Syria to be used against the al-Assad regime.
The U.S. Army suffered a record 32 suicides in July, the most since it began releasing monthly figures in 2009. The high number of deaths represents a setback for the Army, which has put a heavy focus on reducing suicides in recent years. The numb
This devoutly anti-freedom politician made a number of claims against Iran that are very misleading or just flat out wrong. Ron had only 30 seconds to respond, and did a great job, but there is more to say.
Being a U.S. war criminal means never having to say sorry. Paul Tibbets, the man who flew the Enola Gay and destroyed Hiroshima, lived to the impressive age of 92 without publicly expressing guilt for what he had done.
On August 6, a Lebanese newspaper, The Daily Star, reported three men were charged by Lebanon’s Military Prosecutor General with smuggling weapons into Syria.
As many as 168 children have been killed in drone strikes in Pakistan during the past seven years as the CIA has intensified its secret programme against militants along the Afghan border.
Colonization and plundering planned
Richard Rouget, a gun for hire over two decades of bloody African conflict, is the unlikely face of the American campaign against militants in Somalia. A husky former French Army officer, Mr. Rouget, 51, commanded a group of foreign fighters duri
Marine Corps Gen. John Allen told a Pentagon news conference that an F-16 airstrike Monday took out fewer than 10 insurgents involved in the attack on the Chinook helicopter.
Verification that NATO's recent bombing in Libya killed and injured a large number of civilians appears out of a reputable news service (AFP). Reporters saw multiple corpses buried at mass funerals and more in the hospital morgue.
NATO says attack was on 'military staging area'
The recent debt limit congressional circus must be a new Twilight Zone episode written by a computerized program straight out of central casting.
"My God, what have we done?" ~ Robert Lewis, co-pilot of the Enola Gay
The Brandywine Peace Community strikes again, this time protesting against Lockheed Martin building parts for nuclear missiles on the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan during World War II. The protest went well with speeches, musi
Libya’s rebels said Friday they have reports that Moammar Gadhafi’s youngest son, who commands one of the regime’s strongest military brigades, was killed in a NATO airstrike in the western town of Zlitan. NATO said in a statement that it was awar
NATO's lost Libya war
Bad news in the five-year-old U.S. proxy war against al-Qaida–allied Somali insurgents. Half of the U.S.-supplied weaponry that enables cash-strapped Ugandan and Burundian troops to fight Somalia’s al-Shabab terror group is winding up in al-Shabab’s
Any agreement for U.S. troops to stay in Iraq beyond a year-end deadline for their withdrawal would require the Iraqi parliament to agree to grant American soldiers legal immunity, the top U.S. military officer said on Tuesday. Immunity for Americ
Corporate media deception
Today, to escape the hectic stress of life for a moment, I took a stroll through the cemetery in the town where I grew up. I saw lots of names I knew, but the main thing I noticed was how many American flags were adorning gravesites.
Five soldiers wounded in roadside bomb attack in southern city of Sidon.