Sgt. Black Richardson and Staff Sgt. Gregg Foland, assigned to Bravo Company, TF Gladius, 82nd Airborne Div., talk to a local gas station owner about insurgent activity in the Kapisa province of Afghanistan on Nov. 4, 2009. (Photo by ISAFMedia on Flickr)
06 Nov 2015

Afghanistan Waste-A-Thon Continues With $43 Million Gas Station

The latest addition to the already $1.7 trillion “War on Terror” is a $43 million gas station in Afghanistan that should have cost around $500,000.

In this March 9, 2012 photograph, a U.S. soldier with an autmatic weapon watches as members of the Afghan National Army set up a check point in a desert valley in Afghanistan. (Flickr / DVIDSHUB / Sgt. Ken Scar)
29 Oct 2015

Abby Martin: Can Global Resistance Bring Down U.S. Corporate Empire?

Behind the Headline: Not only is the USA an empire in every sense, it’s the biggest empire the world has ever seen. With Abby Martin & Mnar Muhawesh.

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter introduces Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, during a press briefing to announce the award of the long range strike bomber contract in the Pentagon, Oct. 27, 2015. During her comments, James stated that we need to invest the right people, technology, capability, and training to defend the nation and its interest--always with affordability and tight budgets in mind. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)
28 Oct 2015

Pentagon Commits To Doling Out $80 Billion For Another Bomber

While in the middle of a trillion-dollar F-35 project, the Pentagon has committed to spend another $80 billion on a bomber it doesn’t need.

Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta meets with Afghanistan's Minister of National Defense Abdul Rahim Wardak and Minister of Interior Gen. Bismillah Khan Mohammadi at the Pentagon on April 10, 2012. (Department of Defense on Flickr)
15 Oct 2015

Documents from Whistleblower Show ‘Targeted Killing’ Operations Killed Hundreds Who Weren’t Targets

A US intelligence whistleblower disclosed secret military documents about worldwide assassination operations the Obama admin. has kept from the public.

Ryan Harvey performs "Omar" in Liberec, Czech Republic
12 Oct 2015

Protest Song of the Week: ‘Omar’

The global refugee crisis in Europe persists, as over a million of the most vulnerable people seek resettlement in countries which can support them with humanitarian aid. Yet, some of the most wealthy countries in the world have failed to appropriately respond to this desperate moment. Amnesty International estimates only

Zbigniew Brzezinski at the 50th Munich Security Conference on February 1, 2014. (Wikimedia Commons / Kleinschmidt / MSC)
09 Oct 2015

‘Exporting Revolution’: Zbigniew Brzezinski On Trial At The UN General Assembly

The shadow of the 87-year-old looms large over the U.S. and its allies’ policy of destabilization which other world leaders decry as a “policy of terror.”

The Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong invites Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to join him for a "selfie" during a reception prior the opening dinner of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 29, 2015. Pictured at right is Senator Jack Reed. (Flickr / Department of Defense)
08 Oct 2015

How TPP Stands To Significantly Boost U.S. Military Power In Asia-Pacific Region

WikiLeaks cables reveal one hidden agenda of the Trans-Pacific Partnership: increasing the might of American empire against China’s growing power.

Mock police crime scene tape reads "Warning: Arms Trade At Work, This Is Not OK" at a protest against the DSEI weapons conference in  London on September 8, 2013. (Flickr / cs2002)
19 Sep 2015

US And UK Arm Child Soldiers At World’s Largest Arms Fair In London

Against the objections of the United Nations, this week the United States and the United Kingdom together helped arm the world’s child soldiers.

A Palestinian child looks over the ruins of a stone wall in Ma'asara, on the West Bank, Palestine, on January 8, 2010. (Flickr / Ian McKellar)
17 Sep 2015

13M Children Forced Out Of School By Western Destabilization Efforts In Middle East

Presented in partnership with MintPress News. UNITED NATIONS — Years of war and unrest devastated education in the Middle East and North Africa, leaving more than 13 million children without safe or reliable schools across the region, according to a new report from UNICEF. The report, “Education Under Fire,” which

American marines simulate a riot during training with military forces from Burkina Faso, who are holding riot shields, at a training offered to multiple West African countries on July 12, 2012. Under the guise of training exercises, American military involvement has greatly expanded under the Obama administration. (Flickr / US Marine Corps / Sgt. Tatum Vayavananda)
14 Sep 2015

Is The US Involved In 134 Acts Of War Or 0?

The United States could be fighting in dozens of conflicts around the world or none at all, depending on how one defines “war” or “conflict.” And despite repeated failures of U.S. military intervention to create global stability, American troops continue to be sent into more nations and more battles, usually without congressional approval.