Terrorism is a reality – but endless war is not the answer
After the catastrophic attacks of September 11 2001 monumental sorrow and a feeling of desperate and understandable anger began to permeate the American psyche.
As you can imagine, here in Vietnam they call it the "American War". Or sometimes the "Resistance War Against America."
For nearly a half century - since late in the Vietnam War - the Democrats have been the less warlike of the two parties, but that has flipped with the choice of war hawk Hillary Clinton, writes Robert Parry.
For more than 50 years, U.S. officials have been imposing sanctions on North Korea. Their objective has been twofold:
Having sent not one but two aircraft carriers into the Mediterranean in what, as we reported yesterday, was meant to be a "clear message to Russia", the US decided to further antagonize Russia when on Monday it sent the US destroyer Porter in the Bla
as Russians living in the US, to warn the American people that they are being lied to, and to tell them the truth. The Truth: If there is going to be a war with Russia, then the United States will most certainly be destroyed, and most of us will
The bipartisan, neocon-dominated Center for a New American Security has sent Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton some "helpful suggestions" for a Clinton foreign policy: Double down on American exceptionalism and project more mili
China on Monday lashed out at criticism from U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, accusing him of harboring a Cold War mentality and saying Beijing has no interest in "playing a role in a Hollywood movie" of Washington's design.
Donald Trump thinks the United States is the victim of 69 unfair treaties involving American defense of foreign countries.
So foreign ministers from the 28 NATO member-nations met in Brussels for a two-day summit, while mighty military power Montenegro was inducted as a new member.
Kosovo is Clinton Country: a 10-foot-high statue of Bill overlooks "Bill Clinton Boulevard" in the capital city of Pristina.
Baiting Russia is not good policy
If China begins to reclaim and militarize Scarborough Shoal, says Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III, America must fight.
The United States is rescinding a decades-old ban on sales of lethal military equipment to Vietnam, President Obama announced at a news conference in Hanoi on Monday, ending one of the last legal vestiges of the Vietnam War.
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, is at it again, horrifying the U.S. foreign policy elite by saying that he would speak to Kim Jong Un, the erratic North Korean leader, to discuss North Korea's nuclear program
As President Barack Obama's visit to Vietnam and the lifting of the arms embargo to that country represents his "pivot to Asia," his simultaneous killing of Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, the Taliban leader in Pakistan, and the U.S.-backed Ira
It is not only American generals who are irresponsible and declare on the basis of no evidence whatsoever that "Russia is an existential threat to the United States" and also to the Baltic states, Poland, Georgia, Ukraine, and all of Europe.
China's attempts to claim a nearly 1.4-million-square-mile swathe of open ocean are without precedent and probably without legal merit, but Beijing continues to assert its right to the economically critical zone -- and increasingly puts its claims i
A COLD War-style battle of wills has begun after Moscow announced plans to restore an ageing missile defence system near the Black Sea, just days after the US opened a similar station in Romania.
'Face-to-face session comes after weeks of phone conversations'
In retrospect, Obama's intervention in Libya was an abject failure, judged even by its own standards. Libya has not only failed to evolve into a democracy; it has devolved into a failed state.
As President Obama visits still-communist Vietnam, a former American rival, in his "pivot to Asia" to recruit more countries to shelter against a rising China, the trip only serves to illustrate the global American Empire's overextension.
Washington's Military Addiction And The Ruins Still to Come By Tom Engelhardt
Suzanne Maloney drags Samuels and his Ben Rhodes profile over the coals one more time:
If a new U.S. administration blocks the flow of remittances -- the estimated $20 billion that Mexicans working in the U.S. send home each year -- then joint efforts to stop money laundering and other illicit forms of finance will be dealt a dangerou
Neocon journalist Jennifer Rubin has said that she is afraid that Donald Trump will select Ron Paul to be Secretary of State in a Trump administration.
With his proposals for a registry of Muslims, a ban on their entry into the country, building a wall to prevent illegal immigration, and the deportation of 11 million illegal immigrants, Donald Trump, if he were elected president, might trend the cou
Destroyer William P. Lawrence sails near Fiery Cross Reef Philippines also claims feature where China built airstrip
The U.S. government doesn't want to admit that its heady "unipolar" days are over with Russia no longer the doormat of the 1990s, but Washington's arrogance risks war, even nuclear annihilation, explains Gilbert Doctorow.