Category Archives: Foreign Policy

Veterans confront a system that ignores them

By MITCH USMC05-09, Deployed to Fallujah, Iraq, in 2006 Originally posted at Socialist Action. Veterans are tired. They are tired of a system that no longer listens to them, tired of longer deployments, tired of a medical system that takes days … Continue reading

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Tomgram: William Hartung, Trump for the Defense

Originally posted at TomDispatch.com, November 22, 2016 Introduction by Tom Engelhardt It couldn’t be stranger when you think about it (which few here care to do).  In the latter part of the twentieth century and the first years of this … Continue reading

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Thanks for Your Service, but Don’t Tell the Kids About It (We Need Them to Enlist)

The deceptive claims made by my recruiter were part of my motivation to visit high schools in lower-income towns and help educate students about the particular ways they might be misled by the recruiters in their schools’ hallways. By Emily … Continue reading

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Silencing America as it prepares for war

By John Pilger 27 May 2016 Returning to the United States in an election year, I am struck by the silence. I have covered four presidential campaigns, starting with 1968; I was with Robert Kennedy when he was shot and … Continue reading

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Seventeen minutes . . .

Then a quarter century of reflection and bitterness. March 15, 2016. Panama City, Panama. by Bart Bolger [see 8/2/2016 update at the end of this post] This is Conrad. Conrad is an 81-year old tour guide—he says he is a … Continue reading

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Pivot to Asia…Pivot to Eastern Europe…

Our heads are spinning as our pockets are picked. [SecDef] Ash Carter said he would ask for spending on US military forces in Europe to be quadrupled in the light of “Russian aggression”. The allocation for combating Islamic State, in … Continue reading

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US Planning New Military Bases In Middle East, Asia, And Africa

After sowing chaos for a decade, the Obama administration is expanding the military’s imperial footprint throughout Africa, Asia & more of the Middle East. Source: US Planning New Military Bases In Middle East, Asia, And Africa

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