By Dawit Endeshaw and Maggie Fick,Reuters ADDIS ABABA, July 12 (Reuters) – Forces from Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray said on Monday they were pushing south and had recaptured a town from government forces, underscoring their determination to keep fighting until the region’s pre-war borders are restored. Reuters […]
On today’s What America’s Thinking, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds 73 percent of voters support U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan while 27 percent oppose. Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky discuss. This survey was conducted online within the United States from July 2 – 3 among 926 registered voters […]
American Military News Lawmakers in the House Appropriations Committee want the Department of Veterans Affairs to develop a plan for countering extremist recruiting efforts within the veteran community. In its $270 billion budget proposal for the department, the Appropriations Committee wrote in a June 30 summary, “The Committee is […]
Just like Vietnam and Cambodia. By Kathy Gannon, Bagram: The US left Afghanistan’s Bagram Airfield after nearly 20 years by shutting off the electricity and slipping away in the night without notifying the base’s new Afghan commander. Afghan military officials say they discovered the Americans’ departure more than […]
As fourth-generation warfare theory would predict. Krystal Ball expresses her concerns about a billionaire paying for an army in South Dakota.
Defund anything being used to harm thousands and millions of people.
By Casey Chalk, The American Conservative As a U.S. Army medic in the early 1970s, my father worked with wounded veterans who were suffering from what we would now call Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. At the time, so my dad told me, many of these PTSD victims were heavily […]
Trita Parsi, Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky discuss President Biden ordering airstrikes in Syria and Iraq.
Journalist, Zaid Jilani, makes sense of the latest controversy over CRT and the military.
‘Outraged’ Fox News host Laura Ingraham wants to defund the Pentagon over Gen. Milley’s race studies defense
By all means, defund the Pentagon. By Peter Weber, The Week Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, defended the U.S. Military Academy’s curriculum from criticism by Republicans at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Wednesday. Milley specifically waved off complaints about an elective class at West Point that teaches critical […]
Saagar Enjeti dives into the problems with the military going woke and why the Capitol riot happened in the first place.
This commentary is pretty good. The back and forth between these two guys is a good discussion of this topic. Robby Soave breaks down the Critical Race Theory debate.
As I have said, all dissent is being targeted.
Since the end of WW2, the United States has struggled to gain decisive victory in the conflicts in which it has engaged. As MacArthur said: “there is no substitute for victory,” since the end of WW2 the United States has been trying and failing, to find that substitute. […]
So the idea is to merely relocate the troops to next door in Afganistan. I suspect Pakistan will move more toward the Chinese orbit as the US influence in the region recedes. I see a potential future geopolitical rivalry between China/Pakistan and India/Japan/Southeast Asia/South Pacific. By Aarmir Latif […]
Interesting. This is a rush transcript from “The Ingraham Angle,” February 4, 2021. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. INGRAHAM: I’m Laura Ingraham. This is “The Ingraham Angle” from Washington tonight. Now the left is targeting its political opponents for protected speech. […]
The totalitarian humanist revolution is being consolidated.
‘Hundreds’ of Whistleblowers Say Military Forcing ‘Anti-American Indoctrination’ on Them: Sen. Cotton
Tom Cotton is a total douchebag and one of the right-wing’s most dangerous figures (as a bridge between the neocons, Likudniks, Saudis, MIC, supply-siders, Reaganites, Trumpists, evangelicals, and nativists). He is also smarter, shrewder, and more calculating than similar figures like Cruz, Rubio, and Hawley. But he is […]
I make no value judgment about any of this, but it is interesting to observe the cultural contrast.
–Former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn says that a coup should take place to remove Joe Biden from the White House
On Jacobin’s original series Weekends, Nando Vila discusses some peculiar antiracism training sessions at Lockheed Martin.
By Matt Purple, The American Conservative As bombs rain down on Yemen, Lockheed Martin has finally realized it has a problem: a lack of woke consultants. Don’t ever say there isn’t healing in America today. From Christopher Rufo at City Journal: Last year, Lockheed Martin Corporation, the nation’s largest […]
In this clip from the Waking Up With Julianna Forlano show, Professor Richard D. Wolff discusses how “if we stop funding the Military-Industrial Complex we could afford the greening of America, the infrastructure program, the American family program. All of these things wouldn’t require a nickel of government […]
By Douglas McGregor, The American Conservative If the U.S. Armed Forces are compelled to internalize the Biden administration’s ideology, they will cease to be a national military establishment. The Biden administration took Americans on the right by surprise. In the opening weeks of the new administration, very few […]
By Rod Dreher, The American Conservative Well, well, well: The Pentagon official tasked with leading efforts to crack down on extremist views among military servicemembers once asserted that backers of former President Donald Trump were also supporters of racism, misogyny and extremism. The official, Bishop Garrison, is a […]
Todd Lewis is joined by Keith Preston and Swithun Dobson to discuss the connection between the cult of the Veterans and Identity Politics.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to Biden’s nominee for Air Force Secretary, Frank Kendall.
In the tradition of the Congress of Cultural Freedom.
By Doug Bandow, The American Conservative To his credit, President Joe Biden decided to pull American troops out of Afghanistan by September. However, they aren’t out yet. And President Donald Trump’s struggle against his own staff and the military brass demonstrates the power of Washington, D.C.’s war lobby. […]
Watch the system start blaming UFOs on the Russians and the Chinese. Saagar Enjeti reacts to the MSM’s newfound interest in UFOs.
Host of Bad Faith Podcast, Briahna Joy Gray, discusses the Pentagon’s newest military surveillance program.
If only he had been successful. It is revealed that Donald Trump, in a tantrum after losing the 2020 election, tried to pull all American military troops from around the world.
Austin’s comments fit the general pattern of a shift toward soft power, outsourcing imperial functions to client state and proxy forces, and greater reliance on technology. By Robert Burns, The Associated Press NAVAL STATION PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — In his first major speech as Pentagon chief, Lloyd Austin […]
By Whitney Webb, Unlimited Hangout Facebook’s growing role in the ever-expanding surveillance and “pre-crime” apparatus of the national security state demands new scrutiny of the company’s origins and its products as they relate to a former, controversial DARPA-run surveillance program that was essentially analogous to what is currently […]
From the patterns that I have observed, it seems to me that more is going on here than mere capitulation to political fads. It looks like they are deliberately trying to push people out of the armed forces that are not likely to be ideologically loyal (e.g. southern […]
US Coast Guard fires 30 warning shots at ‘unsafe & unprofessional’ Iranian military ships during flotilla encounter – Pentagon
Russia Today Late last month, the US Fifth Fleet said in a statement that Iranian vessels had come within 68 yards (204 feet) of the USS Firebolt patrol boat and another American ship in the Persian Gulf, north of the Strait of Hormuz. According to the statement, the […]
By William S. Lind, Traditional Right As expected, the Establishment Biden administration has rounded up the usual suspects to fill its defense and foreign policy slots. That means the neo-liberals are back, once again dictating to the rest of the world how it should live. Just as the […]
Of course. Team Rising discusses concerns over Joe President Joe Biden’s plan to withdraw from Afghanistan.
Doctoral student, Irami Osei-Frimpong, weighs in reporting alleging that the FBI and DOD have vetted Hollywood films prior to their release.
Krystal Ball and Emily Jashinsky discusses Raytheon’s positive PR amidst President Biden’s plans to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan.
By Matt Tabbi Adrian Bonenberger, author of “Afghan Post” and veteran of two tours, reflects on the withdrawal announcement, the MRAP boondoggle, and reporting fraud. I first met Adrian Bonenberger in 2014, after he completed two tours in Afghanistan. He’d published Afghan Post, a painful epistolary memoir about […]
That didn’t take long.
If this actually happens, my guess would be that multiple things are probably happening. First, the neo-realists who seem to prefer to reestablish the Cold War-era alliance between the US and the mujahideen may be getting the upper hand over the neocons who prefer a permanent occupation. Also, […]
US troops will probably remain in Afghanistan as long as they have been in Germany and South Korea.
Saagar Enjeti reacts to Biden’s pledge to have all US troops out of Afghanistan by 9/11/2021.
By Douglas MacGregor, The American Conservative The Biden administration appears willing to get us into a fight we’re not ready for. Conflict with Russia may be inevitable. Kiev’s strident threats to resolve the crisis in Eastern Ukraine with force of arms, combined with Washington’s refusal to acknowledge that […]
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss President Biden’s Pentagon budget compared to Trump’s.
Investigative reporter at The Intercept, Ken Klippenstein, discusses allegations of sexual assault against 22 service members at an Army training post in Fort Sill, Oklahoma.