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Some Boots on the Ground Leave Odd Footprints

Some Boots on the Ground Leave Odd Footprints

Most people consider the trillions of dollars spent by the Americans on military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq to have been a waste of money and the sign of a failed vision. When US President Joe Biden reasoned that it was time to put a stop to the spending, he claimed it had long ago achieved...

Has the US Always Been at War?

Has the US Always Been at War?

Here’s the strange thing in an ever-stranger world: I was born in July 1944 in the midst of a devastating world war. That war ended in August 1945 with the atomic obliteration of two Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, by the most devastating bombs in history up to that...

The Quantum Age Will Require a Quantum Generation

The Quantum Age Will Require a Quantum Generation

Past the glow of the Shanghai evening, a single red beam threads its way into the silent stratosphere. It is a laser originating from a laboratory whose machinery few can operate or explain. The laser is meant to bounce off a distant satellite before returning for the purpose of encrypting an...

The US in the Middle East: A Triumph of the Will

The US in the Middle East: A Triumph of the Will

In an article published by Fair Observer, political analyst Amin Farhad provides some much-needed clarity on the ambiguous situation concerning the US military presence in the Middle East after the strike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani on January 3.  Although there has been a...

The Global War of Error

The Global War of Error

Yes, our infrastructure stinks, our schools are failing, this country’s a nightmare of inequality and there’s a self-promoting madman in the White House. So, isn’t it time to take pride in the rare institutional victories America has had in this century? Arguably, none...

The US Empire’s Quest for Global Hegemony

The US Empire’s Quest for Global Hegemony

Making sense of US foreign policy under President Donald Trump is a daunting task. Since his inauguration in January 2017, Trump has made an array of decisions that have been nothing short of provocative, enraging US allies and adversaries alike. Trump’s critics believe he is barely cognizant...

We’re Not the Good Guys

We’re Not the Good Guys

Headlined “U.S. Seeks Other Ways to Stop Iran Shy of War,” the article was tucked away on page A9 of a recent New York Times. Still, it caught my attention. Here's the first paragraph: “American intelligence and military officers are working on additional clandestine plans to...

American War Is Off the Charts

American War Is Off the Charts

As the 2020 elections approach, watch out: There’s one possible American war still to come in the greater Middle East. Here’s a statement it might be hard to disagree with: American war is off the charts. Still, I’d like to explain, but I’m nervous about doing so. I know perfectly...

Digital Tech Workers Revolt against Lethality

Digital Tech Workers Revolt against Lethality

A generation of digital wizards discover they are working for the military-industrial complex and don’t like the taste of it. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. Microsoft employees are the latest group of tech workers to protest the role they are being asked to play in developing weapons...

The US “Drops a Bomb” on New Year’s

The US “Drops a Bomb” on New Year’s

In today’s increasingly hyperreal world, taking the time to reflect is a luxury that nobody — not even the US Strategic Command — believes they can afford. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary reports. Even before the stroke of midnight on January 1, the year 2019 began on an appropriate note of...

The US Has a New Strategy for War

The US Has a New Strategy for War

The generals in the US are getting high on their intense new strategies of warfare. The Daily Devil's Dictionary explains. The news cycle thrives on suspense. It starts with the ongoing drama pitting nation against region (Brexit), moves on to newly-elected presidents opposing dissent but in...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: US Drones to “Terrify”

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: US Drones to “Terrify”

The US aims to launch a new fleet of drones, and Fox News is playing cheerleader for the distribution of drone-induced terror. In March, Fox News excitedly reported on the next generation of drone technology, the MUX: “The MUX will terrify enemies of the United States, and with good reason....

A World War Has Begun

A World War Has Begun

At present, it’s a war of propaganda, lies and distraction, says John Pilger. But this can change in an instant. I have been filming in the Marshall Islands, which lie north of Australia, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Whenever I tell people where I have been, they ask, “Where is...

America Will Not Win the War

America Will Not Win the War

Regardless of what can be said about the Taliban, IS, al-Qaeda and the rest, they are fighting for an ideology they deeply believe in, says Larry Beck. Trying to figure out the battlefield conditions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria is a truly perplexing task. Being perplexed may be the one thing...

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