File: Two children peer through a window in a Yemeni home in this November 21, 2013 photograph. (Flickr / Rod Waddington)
29 Jan 2016

Media Silent As US-Backed Saudi Forces Starve Half Million Yemeni Children

The United Nations warned that 8,000 children could suffer from severe malnutrition in 2016. And that’s just in one southern city in Yemen.

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An image of CBU-105 cluster bomb. (YouTube)
28 Jan 2016

Carnage Continues In Yemen With US Weapons

Cluster bombs were banned by international agreement, but Saudi Arabia has invested millions in the CBU-105 from U.S. manufacturer Textron Systems.

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Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Federation Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Switzerland, March 2015 (Dept of State)
18 Jan 2016

Battles in Idlib and Aleppo May Trump Peace Talks in Syria

Next Cold War Roundup 1/18/16 Iran Sanctions Lifted, Prisoners Swapped, US Treasury Slapped New Ballistic Program Sanctions "We’ve achieved this historic progress through diplomacy, without resorting to another war in the Middle East." —@POTUS #IranDeal — The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 17, 2016   _ #JCPOA (Iran nuclear deal) criteria were

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A U.S. Sailor assigned to the Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion stands watch over a cell block at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, while detainees look through magazines and books March 30, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Nistas/Released)
14 Jan 2016

Kept In Guantánamo For Years For Being Yemeni, Ten Captives Released To Oman

With the latest release, Oman has resettled more prisoners from Guantánamo Bay than any other nation. Many were held for years simply for being Yemeni.

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with Libyan National Security Adviser Mutassim Gaddafi in 2009 (StateDept)
06 Jan 2016

Emails Show Hillary Clinton Briefed On Crimes Of Libyan Rebels

Next Cold War Roundup 1/8/16 Libya _ Thank goodness someone reads email news dumps slipped in on holidays. In this case it was the excellent investigative journalist, Brad Hoff. The New Year’s Eve release of Hillary Clinton emails now show that she was “getting personally briefed on the battlefield crimes”

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Obama at NAACP 106th Convention
08 Dec 2015

Obama Promises Limitless War In Response To San Bernardino Attack

President Obama’s address after the San Bernardino shootings was largely routine, but with one noteworthy addition: openly embracing endless war.

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A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing refuels an F-15E Strike Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing Nov. 12, 2015, over the northern Mediterranean.  (Flickr / U.S. Air Force / Senior Airman Kate Thornton)
04 Dec 2015

US Coalition Grows, Russia Opens Two New Bases in Syria

Next Cold War Roundup: Iraq’s Prime Minister says he doesn’t want Western troops, but it looks like he’ll be getting them soon anyway.

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A U.S. Sailor assigned to the Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion stands watch over a cell block at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, while detainees look through magazines and books March 30, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Nistas/Released)
02 Dec 2015

Review Board Admits Military Wrongfully Detained Guantanamo Prisoner For 13 Years

The Periodic Review Board, which reviews the cases of Guantanamo prisoners, admitted that Mustafa al-Shamir has been held without cause for over a decade.

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File: In this October 29, 2013 photograph, a F-35 Lightning fighter jet drops a laser-guided bomb. (Flickr / Ministry of Defence Images / Darin Russell)
19 Nov 2015

US-Saudi Relationship Discredits US Fight Against ISIS

Despite Saudi Arabia’s support for ISIS and repeated human rights abuses in Yemen, the U.S. approved a $1.3 billion arms sale to the Saudis this week.

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The sky turns magenta beyond the razor wire as the sun sets over Camp Delta in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in this February 21, 2006 photograph. (Flickr / U.S. Navy / Photographer's Mate 1st Class (AW) Brien Aho)
06 Nov 2015

Guantanamo Prisoner Cleared for Release, But U.S. Opposes Rejoining Family in Yemen

Mansoor Abdul Rahman al Dayfi is cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay, but the U.S. won’t let him return home to care for his ailing family members.

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