Krystal and Saagar break down the truths and lies behind the collapse of Afghanistan to the Taliban and how it ended this way.
By Marwan Bishara Senior political analyst at Al Jazeera. The Taliban victory is a major humiliation for the US, but perhaps that’s the silver lining of the Afghan tragedy. Last week’s turn of events in Afghanistan has been utterly shocking but hardly surprising. The Taliban’s blistering takeover of […]
By Jack Phillips Epoch Times Afghanistan’s president, Ashraf Ghani, on Sunday fled the country as the Taliban terrorist group surrounded the capital, Kabul, according to a senior official, while the Taliban entered the Afghan presidential palace. Photos circulating online show members of the Taliban, holding AK-47-style rifles, inside […]
By Matt Taibbi As the Taliban waltzes into Kabul, the look of surprise on the faces of top officials should frighten us most of all. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, when asked months ago about the possibility that there might be a “significant deterioration” of the security picture […]
By Peter Zeihan on August 15, 2021 On New Years Eve, just minutes before the dawn of 1992, the Soviet flag was lowered from the Kremlin for the last time. Arguably the Cold War had been over for a few years already. Glasnost and perestroika had defanged the thorny […]
Alyssa Farah reflects back on the magnitude of the War in Afghanistan as President Biden works to withdraw all U.S. troops.
At a press event on Thursday the spokesperson for the Pentagon announced that the US was sending 3,000 U.S. troops into Afghanistan.
Krystal and guest host Kyle Kulinski debate the military’s decision to mandate vaccines for American soldiers.
Rachel Bovard and Kim Iversen weigh in on legislation that would eliminate the AUMF.
Kim Iversen discusses Democrats push to include women in a potential wartime draft.
Krystal and Saagar look into the increases in the Pentagon budget provided by both the GOP & the Democrats.
By João Carvalho The French philosopher, sociologist and political scientist Raymond Aron dedicated the following words to Clausewitz in his work on the great military theorist of the nineteenth century: It seems that we owe the great books on action to men of action that fate deprived of […]
Team Rising discusses Gen. Mark Milley’s response to claims he feared Donald Trump would attempt a coup following the 2020 presidential election.
I don’t really agree with Beau here on whether the Trump came close to carrying out a coup on January 6. The incident at the Capitol was a riot carried out by a group of inept yahoos, not a serious attempt to seize the reins of governmental power […]
He’s the type of person that makes this whole planet not safe to live on.
Assuming all of this is true, the obvious lesson is that the real power behind the state is the military and intelligence services, and their allies in the business and financial sectors, and not the elected government per se, which holds more of a managerial position. Trump wanted […]
New reporting suggests Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley believed former President Trump might stage a coup to try to stay in power. Admiral Mark Mullen, the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discusses his fears of the politicization of the military.
“Fears and suspicions” about how far former President Trump would have gone to remain in power are still very much alive, says former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. New revelations that Pentagon leaders were concerned Trump might try to use the armed forces to support his efforts to […]
As citizen Donald Trump’s namesake company faces a criminal probe in New York, several new books expose the “horrifying” final days of his administration. One details how Trump displayed no regard for Mike Pence as MAGA rioters targeted the former Vice President during the January 6 insurrection. Other […]
By Reis Thebault Washington Post In the waning weeks of Donald Trump’s term, the country’s top military leader repeatedly worried about what the president might do to maintain power after losing reelection, comparing his rhetoric to Adolf Hitler’s during the rise of Nazi Germany and asking confidants whether […]
Richard Hanania, research fellow at Defense Priorities, breaks down the MSM’s coverage of Afghanistan.
What happened in Libya, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Afghanistan? I have witnessed more humanitarian interventions in my life then one can count. Blood baths , mass migration of refugees, instability and a power vacuum which harbors terrorism.
By Eric Schnurer The Atlantic The private sector has long been absorbing duties that belong to the government—and that pattern is intensifying. The recent decision by South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem to accept private funding from Willis Johnson, a major Republican donor, to send her state’s National Guard […]
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.