Mushroom cloud over Hiroshima, photo taken by tail gunner of Enola Gay (By George Robert Caron, National Archives)
27 May 2016

Nobel Peace Prize Winner At War Longer, Reduced Nukes Less Than Any Other President

President Obama—who has been at war longer and reduced nuclear weapons less than any other president—called for peace and an end to nuclear proliferation.

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Geneva, May 17, 2016 (by Dept. of State)
24 May 2016

Lavrov: US And Russia Will Coordinate Anti-Terrorism Efforts, Raqqa Operation Begins

Coordinated terrorist bombings in Syria killed more than 150 civilians and significantly disturbed the situation in the country, and more in our round-up.

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US Sec. State Kerry and Russian foreign minister Lavrov in Vienna, May, 2016. (by Dept. of State)
17 May 2016

Progress On Official Ceasefire In Syria; Trump Tells British Leaders Not To Be Poodles

When asked about UK involvement in Iraq, Trump said, “I don’t see it as war crimes. I just think [Blair] goes down as somebody who did a terrible job.”

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Witness Against Torture: Ribbons at the White House. Photo by Justin Norman on Flickr)
16 May 2016

Iraqi Torture Survivors Argue Appeals Court Has Duty To Hold Contractor Responsible

Attorneys for Iraqis tortured at Abu Ghraib argue CACI International, Inc., should be held accountable for unlawful conduct at the military prison.

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Sirte, Libya in 2013 (By Saifuddin Shahin Creative Commons)
13 May 2016

Rival Libyan Armies Prepare for Sirte Battle, Pentagon Reveals US Troop Deployment

The Obama administration revealed that US special operations forces have been deployed in Libyan “outposts” for months along with other western forces.

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Barbara Briggs-Letson, who was part of a Code Pink Delegation to Pakistan, reads the names of children who have been killed in drone strikes. Photo by Steve Rhodes on Flickr
12 May 2016

US Puts Boots On The Ground In Yemen

Wait for it… the US has now entered another war in the Middle East—this time in Yemen.

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US Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV. (Photo adapted from US Navy).
05 May 2016

Another US Service Member Killed In Iraq, Where There Are ‘No Boots On The Ground’

Despite sincere declarations by the State Department that there are “no boots on the ground” in Iraq & Syria, US service members keep dying in combat there.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in Geneva. May 2, 2016. (State Dept./ Public Domain)
03 May 2016

Syrian Rebel Attacks Aleppo Schools, Hospitals; Saudi Minister Decries Assad’s Crimes Against Humanity

Massive fighting, shelling, bombs and airstrikes in Aleppo escalated sharply in the past few days. Western media reporting on it has been severely skewed.

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CH-53E Super Stallion during a Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command night raid exercise April, 2016. (By U.S. Marine Corps)
29 Apr 2016

US Marines Arrive in Northern Raqqa, Lavrov Says “Big Mistake”

Next Cold War Roundup 4/29/16 150 Marines arrived in Raqqa governate via Qamishli and 100 more are expected soon. The Russian envoy to the UN announced that the Syrian coalition is planning an offensive on Raqqa. The US blames Syria for the hospital bombing in Aleppo and the Russian ministry of

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State Department Spokesman John Kirby. Photo: Screenshot from press conference
26 Apr 2016

Obama Sends More Troops To Syria As Spokesman Memoryholes Pledge

The “no boots on the ground” pledge has clearly been violated, but if you believe State Department Spokesman John Kirby, the pledge itself was never made.

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