Category: Foreign Policy

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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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Noam Chomsky: Global Struggles for Dominance

It’s easy to say, “Let’s strike back with violence”—police repression, carpet-bomb them to oblivion (Ted Cruz), etc.—very much what al-Qaeda and ISIS have hoped for, and very likely to intensify the problems,

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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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Henry A. Giroux: Politics as Pathology

The warfare state is built not only on the militarization of the economy but also on what my colleague Brad Evans calls “armed ignorance.” … symptomatic of an educational and spiritual crisis in the United States.

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Juan Cole: Number of US Troops in Iraq Heading toward 6,000

The US plans to send another 500 troops to Iraq to help with the massive Mosul campaign, which will involve the Iraqi army and its allies, the Kurdistan paramilitary Peshmerga, hard line Shiite militias, and Sunni Arab tribal levies. US troops will not engage in war-fighting at the front, but will help call in air Read more…

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Ramzy Baroud: Honoring Aylan Kurdi by Ending the War in Syria

The best way to honor these children is by understanding that the future of Syria’s children cannot be determined according to the whims of American and Russian politicians

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Jonathan Cook: Palestinians lose in US military aid deal with Israel

Netanyahu has drawn the right lesson from the aid deal – he can act against the Palestinians with continuing US impunity

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Gideon Levy: With New Israel Aid Deal, Obama Is Patron of the Occupation

U.S. generosity, which costs American taxpayers $300 a year, is detrimental to Israel will only help Israel make more war

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Richard Falk: A Warming of US/Turkish Relations?

What Erdoğan and Obama achieved was mainly in the realm of intangible signs of mutual appreciation and understanding

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Jonathan Cook: US aid deal gives green light to Israel’s erasure of Palestine

If Obama really wanted to pressure Netanyahu, he would have used the aid agreement as leverage. Now Netanyahu need not fear US financial retaliation

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