By Ken Silva Epoch Times U.S. Marine Corps Judge Glen Hines has docked Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller $5,000 in pay and ordered a letter of reprimand against the combat veteran for his criticisms about how senior military officials handled the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Hines handed down his sentence Oct. […]
Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He’s the author of the 2021 Book, Enough Already: Time to End the War on […]
Ryan Grim, Kim Iversen, and Emily Jashinsky debate the consequences of a new popular Chinese war epic set to become the world’s top grossing film of 2021.
By Joel Mathis, The Week Gen. Ray Odierno, credited with leading the 2007 “surge” of U.S. troops in Iraq, died Friday at age 67. Meanwhile, Iraq held its latest national elections. The coincidence should serve as a reminder of how little the United States accomplished in that failed war — […]
Saagar and guest host Marshall Kosloff are joined by foreign policy expert Jacob Helberg to consider the actions America should take to avoid war with China over Taiwan.
By Julia Ioffe, Puck News The Trump administration made strange bedfellows of the left, the media, the permanent political class, and the foreign policy establishment known as The Blob. Amid the fallout from Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, the political knives are out. Say what you will about Donald […]
By Ben Norton, Grayzone Western governments in the NATO military alliance are developing tactics of “cognitive warfare,” using the supposed threats of China and Russia to justify waging a “battle for your brain” in the “human domain,” to “make everyone a weapon.” NATO is developing new forms of […]
Krystal and Saagar cover Jon Stewart’s return to television with a confrontational interview of Biden’s VA secretary for holding up benefits needed by veterans victimized by burn pits
The System is obviously trying to manufacture a new cold war with China now that Russophobia hasn’t sold very well in spite of years of constant propaganda. Kim’s commentary in this segment is excellent. I tend to agree with her that the System is trying to weaponize the […]
Scott Horton absolutely destroys Bill Kristol in this. Kristol sounds like someone who knows nothing about anything other than what he reads on the Wall Street Journal editorial page, or in neocon propaganda outlets that he personally edits. WATCH HERE
Conservative Leader: China EXPANDS Global Influence In Africa, U.S. MUST Step Up & Provide Covid Aid
It seems that the US is gradually outsourcing the imperial functions of the empire in the Middle East to client states like Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the UAE, in order to focus more attention on China and Africa. Former U.S. ambassador Sam Brownback makes the case for […]
When you can make this Mark Milley clown look good, you’re really swinging. Tom Cotton is by far the most dangerous person on the Republican side. The most important objective in mainstream US politics right now is to prevent the Reaganite/neocon/supply-sider coalition from ever returning to power, and […]
Tulsi served her purpose during the debates with her takedown of Kamala and Mayor Pete. But I never thought Tulsi was far left or consistently antiwar. It’s just that during the campaign her stance on war was better than that of all the other candidates. But that only […]
Lt. Col. Daniel Davis, Ryan Grim, and Emily Jashinsky discuss the recent testimony of top military leaders on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Krystal and Saagar respond to an outspoken Marine getting jailed by the US military for speaking out on the failures in Afghanistan while top Generals face no consequences for their mistakes
By Angelo M. Codevilla Independent Institute Avenging 9/11 and preventing its recurrence was justification for putting enormous effort and money into unrelated or even counterproductive activities the ruling class sold to us as antiterrorism. Twenty years after the U.S. government declared war on terrorism, it consummated its own defeat in […]
Krystal and Saagar respond to the lies told by top Generals about the Afghanistan withdrawal and correspondence with China in their latest congressional testimony
Kim Iversen breaks down the flow of money from U.S. foreign aid allocations, to Israel, and back to the American defense industry.
Ryan Grim explains why yesterday’s testimony from top U.S. military officials should result in Congressional investigations, and even indictments.
Top Gens. ADMIT They Wanted To Stay In Afghanistan, Fund Military Industrial Complex For ENDLESS War
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky react to yesterday’s testimony from top U.S. military officials on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Now that she’s burned her bridges with the Democrats she seems to be going over to the Republicans.
By Peter Van Buren, The American Conservative I know it’s almost October, but I’m not done with 9/11. I know we had the 20th anniversary, promised for a day to never forget whatever, and then an old-looking Bruce Springsteen rose to sing about everyone dying around him. (Read […]
By Francis P. Sempa American Spectator Parameters is the quarterly publication of the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Earlier this year on the Real Clear Defense website, I wrote an article celebrating the 50th anniversary of Parameters. I praised the journal and its editors for publishing […]
Outspoken Marine officer who went viral blasting military leaders over Afghanistan is jailed: report
By Michael Lee | Fox News Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller rose to internet stardom by posting a video slamming the US withdrawal from Afghanistan. Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, the officer who went viral for blasting the military’s leadership amid the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, has been […]
By John Lloyd Quillette In his 2011 reflection on intervention, Rory Stewart offers a composite picture of a typical foreign adviser to Afghanistan before the Taliban swept back into Kabul’s Arg Palace: “James” is young, highly credentialed academically in the UK and the US, hard working, optimistic, with […]
Policy analyst Stephen Semler discusses links between Democrats who voted ‘no’ on reducing the Pentagon’s budget and defense industry campaign donations.
What this arrangement indicates is that the overlords of the empire understand they are losing international as well as domestic legitimacy, and are trying to outsource more imperial functions to junior partners, satellites, and proxies. The empire’s second zone is now being pushed to assume a greater role […]
Saagar goes even further down the lab leak rabbit hole by looking at documents revealing a pentagon connection to deadly gain of function research by the EcoHealth alliance
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Exile in Happy Valley Rarely a week seemed to go by during the Trump years when the sky wasn’t falling. The cable news already has a tendency of covering every single day like it could be the last, but this was different. Even […]
By Telos Press Today’s episode of the Telos Press Podcast features our recent panel discussion on the causes and consequences of the U.S. failure in Afghanistan. With presentations from Telos editors Mark Kelly, Adrian Pabst, Marcia Pally, David Pan, and David Westbrook, the discussion covered various aspects of […]
Both Tulsi and Andrew Yang seem to have expired their utility at this point. Tulsi did a good deed by attacking Kamala and Mayor Peter in the primaries, and Yang did a good deed by bringing ideas like UBI, drug legalization, and automation into the mainstream. But they’re […]
Apparently, Joe is trying to be a standup comedian.
I disagree with Kyle here in the sense that I do think there is an effort to purge the military of conservatives and/or Trumpists because their loyalty to the Bidenist regime is questionable.
Pence reinterprets Trump to appease the neo-conservative critics and to make Trump’s ad hoc policies appear more rational. But the real purpose is to make himself appear more acceptable to the electorate. Former Vice President Mike Pence discusses the foreign policy differences between the Trump and Biden administrations […]
Well, that didn’t last long. AOC’s taking a very mild stand against Israel lasted less than a week. On this episode of SYSTEM UPDATE: The Democratic Congresswoman from New York previously condemned former Tulsi Gabbard’s “present” vote as an abdication of the duties of political leadership, arguing that […]
Policy analyst Stephen Semler makes the case that House progressives should vote ‘no’ on the National Defense Authorization Act as it stands.
This is a very good analysis. She was always a bit weak on the drone wars.
Well, I guess it’s something…maybe. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez introduces an amendment on the House floor to cut the NDAA topline by 10 percent.
Totally disagree with Tulsi on this. The way to end the Takfiri insurgencies is to stop backing regimes that are fostering them like Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, etc, and to stop opposing or weakening regimes and/or non-state actors that are opposing them like Iran, Syria, Hezbollah, […]
This essay by an an-com ideologue illustrates why the Western Left is so weak on the question of imperialism. Tankies are only anti-imperialist when it advances tankieism, and the rest of the left is only interested in anti-imperialism when it advances Western-style liberalism or “cultural progressivism” in the […]
“There is nothing Bin Laden could have hoped for more than the American invasion and occupation of Iraq, [which is] Osama Bin Laden’s gift from America.” – Michael Scheuer, former senior intelligence analyst in charge of tracking Osama Bin Laden, in his 2004 book “Imperial Hubris.”
When Tulsi was running for Prez, I thought she was the best of any of the major party candidates on foreign policy, although she was still too hawkish for my tastes, as this segment indicates. My second favorite candidate was Marianne Williamson, because I thought she was 2nd […]
Well over 30 years ago, I came to the view that the only way to stop massacres carried out by the US or by proxies armed, funded, or trained by the US, would be to abolish the US government itself. And that seems to be becoming more of […]
Veteran and Senate candidate, Lucas Kunce, joins Ryan Grim and Alyssa Farah to weigh in on the Pentagon’s announcement that an airstrike in Kabul was a “tragic mistake.”
By Peter Zeihan on September 20, 2021 The United States and United Kingdom have shouldered out the French in a deal to supply submarines to Australia. And not just any submarines, potentially nuclear–powered submarines. France was poised to ink a deal worth more than $65 billion for sale of […]
Iraq War veteran and Empire Files producer Mike Prysner disrupted a speech by George W. Bush in Beverly Hills on Sept. 19, 2021. Everyone should do this wherever these neocons and imperialists are.
Krystal and Saagar explain how defense contractors and politicians reaped huge profits off the war on terror over the past 20 years
By Tom McTague Defense One The White House wants to build a new world order, all in an effort to preserve the old one. A new world is beginning to take shape, even if it remains disguised in the clothes of the old. The United States, Britain, and […]
Friday, General Kenneth Franklin McKenzie Jr. took the blame for the U.S. drone strike against ISIS-K, which he confirmed killed 0 ISIS-K operatives, but 10 civilians, including 7 children.
Saagar provides his analysis on reports showing that top US General Mark Milley might have committed treason under Trump and violated every norm set for military commanders