The big-money rent-seekers in the military industrial complex have been lobbying hard against cuts to the defense budgets. The so-called “super-committee” – the group of representatives tasked with deciding where to cut – have been the target for tha
Kevin Zeese, Executive Director of VotersForPeace and Co-Chair of Come Home America, discusses Come Home America’s tripartite approach to building a successful, broad-based antiwar movement
Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad, founder of the Minaret of Freedom Institute, discusses the differences and commonalities of the three major Abrahamic religions; why Islam’s theological distinctions don’t make all Muslims into budding terrorists
the U.S. can’t track or fully account for 5,900 pounds of “weapons usable” nuclear material that it once shipped overseas.
Imperial America's war on humanity
On September 24 Darren Wolfe will give a speech titled "The New Peace Movement: Ending the Wars by Uniting all Ideologies Around the Issue that Matters Most" at the second Agora I/O unconference. He will be on from 12:30 to 1pm EDT. The entire even
During August recess this year, 81 members of Congress went on a junket to Israel funded by the Israel lobby group AIPAC (well, funded by the American Israel Education Fund, but they are really one and the same) to " learn first-hand about one of our
06 National Intelligence Estimate concluded that the war in Iraq increased the threat of terrorism. "Trends in Global Terrorism: Implications for the United States" points out the "centrality" of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in fomenting terrorist cells
Peacekeepers don't protect. They terrorize.
The Obama administration has significantly increased the frequency of drone strikes and other air attacks against the al-Qaeda affiliate in Yemen in recent months amid rising concern about political collapse there.
This is part one of a lecture titled Dying to Win delivered by Dr. Robert Pape (read more below) at Duke University on March 23, 2011. This lecture was sponsored by the Muslim Life at Duke University.
Tripoli is still unsecured, and entire cities still stand firmly in defiance against constant NATO bombing and multiple attempts by “thousands” of rebels to surround and starve out cities.
Here we go again. The cheering crowds. The deposed dictator. The encomiums to freedom and liberty. The American military as savior. You would think we would have learned in Afghanistan or Iraq. But I guess not.
2,200 U.S. Marines have been shipped off the Libya. But doesn't this deployment clash with Obama's supposedly steadfast claim that there will be "no boots on the ground" in Libya?
The notion that war is good for the economy goes back at least to World War II. Critics of Keynesian-style deficit spending insisted that it was war, not deficit spending, that got the US out of the Great Depression.
"War! Good God, ya'll. What is it good for? Absolutely nothin'!"
Seeing the end of the Gadhafi regime has somehow vindicated the war on Libya in many Americans’ minds, including some previously on the fence.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's first nuclear power plant stepped up operations Monday after more than a decade of delays, pumping out electricity at up to 40 percent capacity and marking a major step forward in the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.
9/11 launched permanent wars
For many years, and especially in the past 10 years, many so called “Christians” have been supporting the military actions of the United States government. Some do so because of belief that “those guys over there (wherever there happens to be) want
Obama is considering a request from Turkey to base a fleet of Predator drones on Turkish soil for counterterrorism operations in northern Iraq, that could strengthen a diplomatic alliance but drag the US deeper into a regional conflict.
set to work rebuilding an obscure military entity into a lethal, agile, secretive and highly networked command — essentially, the United States’ very own al-Qaida. It became the most potent weapon the U.S. has against another terrorist attack.
The costs of this decade of conflict have been unimaginably high: trillions of dollars spent, hundreds of thousands of lives lost. The numbers are almost too big to grasp, let alone quantify. The graphics below are our incomplete attempt to do so.
Indha Adde is not simply a warlord. His weapons and his newfound legitimacy were bestowed upon him by the US-sponsored African Union force, known as AMISOM, that currently occupies large swaths of Mogadishu.
Ten years after the al Qaeda attacks on New York and Washington, most of the 9/11 Commission’s findings have not been released to the public, despite the fact that the National Archives were scheduled to release the full material in 2009.
Before 9/11, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld had promised a leaner, meaner war fighting machine, with fewer soldiers bearing better high-tech weapons at less cost. That vision was quickly replaced with the biggest build-up of military hardware sinc
Does anyone remember Kashmir? Well, we certainly should. If nuclear war ever breaks out, the most likely place would be in Kashmir.
Planned regime change in Syria?
If you have been paying attention to the international news at all as of late you might have noticed that there is currently a full-scale diplomatic crisis between Turkey and Israel. This diplomatic crisis looks as though it very well could evolve