Category: US Military

Trump’s New Era of Militarism and Mendacity

by MELVIN GOODMAN Counterpunch In April 1953, soon after the death of Joseph Stalin, President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his “cross of Iron” speech, warning against “destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.”  Eisenhower wanted to avoid the enormous domestic price that would accompany unwarranted military spending.  And military spending, he emphasized, meant “spending the sweat ofContinue reading

Is Trump Moderating US Foreign Policy? Hardly

by CONN HALLINAN “Chaos,” “dismay,” “radically inept” — those are just a few of the recent headlines analyzing Donald Trump’s foreign policy. In truth, disorder would seem to be the strategy of the day. Picking up the morning newspaper or tuning on the national news sometimes feels akin to opening up a basket filled with spitting cobras and Gabon Vipers. But theContinue reading

Okinawans live with Uncle Sam’s jackboot on their throats and way of life. Jeff J. Brown on Press TV 161223

  f you live on Okinawa, Japan, count your blessings if you don’t get murdered, assaulted, raped, robbed, burglarized, arsoned and vandalized by one of the 49,000 Americans occupying this tiny island the size of Luxembourg, not to mention the disgusting environmental degradation. You don’t have to look hard. There is one US occupier for every 30 local citizens. PicturedContinue reading

US Media Finds “Hidden Hand” In War On Yemen. U.S. Acted in “Self-Defense” against Yemen

=By= Moon of Alabama [PHOTO: “Guided missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) has launched Tomahawk missiles against Yemen’s Houthi fighters …” (Naval Today)] esterday (10/13/16) the U.S. openly attacked Yemen by firing cruise missiles against old Yemeni radar stations. This, allegedly, in response to four missiles fired on two days against a U.S. destroyer at the Yemeni coast. The U.S.Continue reading