Category: War and Peace

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Nick Turse: U.S. Military Is Building a $100 Million Drone Base in Africa

From high above, Agadez almost blends into the cocoa-colored wasteland that surrounds it. Only when you descend farther can you make out a city that curves around an airfield before fading into the desert. Once a nexus for camel caravans hauling tea and salt across the Sahara, Agadez is now a West African paradise for Read more…

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Vijay Prashad: A 50-Year Civil War That Killed Over 250,000 and Devastated Colombia Has Finally Reached a Peace Agreement

The question is, will the peace agreement last past the upcoming election

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Robert Fisk: Shimon Peres was no peacemaker. I’ll never forget the sight of pouring blood and burning bodies at Qana

Peres said the massacre came as a ‘bitter surprise’. It was a lie: the UN had repeatedly told Israel the camp was packed with refugees

Joseph Daher: Syria – Calling for an End to the Interventions is Not Nearly Enough

The end of the war is an absolute humanitarian and political necessity

Sibylla Brodzinsky: Colombia Peace Deal Resounds in Farc’s Heartland

Like many people of this town and across Colombia who have suffered the war, it is hard for Segura to believe peace is possible. But he’s willing to try

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David Swanson: How We Could End the Permanent War State

I think it is terribly important to have the endpoint of a national campaign spelled out clearly and in enough detail to give it credibility

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Nick Turse: America’s Winless Wars

Winning: it’s written into the DNA of the U.S.A. After all, what’s more American than football legend Vince Lombardi’s famous (if purloined) maxim: “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing”?

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David Swanson: Turn the Pentagon into a Hospital

The United States government recently gave more than a million dollars to the family of one victim it had killed in one of its wars. The victim happened to be Italian. If you were to find all the Iraqi families…

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Kim Scipes: The American War in Vietnam: Crime or Commemoration

A review of The American War in Vietnam: Crime or Commemoration, by John Marciano

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Vijay Prashad: The Perils of Humanitarian Wars

The limits of the ‘responsibility to protect’ doctrine

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