10 Mar 2017

Despite Campaign Promises, Trump Wades Further Into Middle East

During the campaign, Trump slammed “dumb wars” like Iraq that cost lives and money and achieved “nothing.” But he’s escalating them now that he’s in office.

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By Ibrahem Qasim - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40135968
08 Feb 2017

Botched Raid Frays US-Yemen Relations As Slaughter In North Continues

Yemen has withdrawn permission for the United States to run ground missions against alleged terrorist groups in the country.

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MV-22 Osprey aircraft aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer. (U.S. Navy/Seaman Veronica Mammina)
30 Jan 2017

Safe Zones? Trump Executive Orders; US Special Forces Raid in Yemen.

President Donald Trump’s new executive orders result in protests and questions about safe zones. A SEAL Team 6 raid in Yemen leaves many civilians dead and a crashed MV-22 Osprey. And more in our global war news roundup…   SOCOM Yemen: SEAL Team 6 Raid on AQAP Headquarters in Central

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10 Jan 2017

Around The Empire – Episode 4: The Destruction Of Yemen Feat. Ben Norton

On this episode of Around The Empire, Dan and Joanne interview journalist Benjamin Norton on the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Ben has been closely monitoring the situation in Yemen for years writing previously in Salon and now for Alternet’s Grayzone Project. The discussion focuses on the overall dynamics of

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Unexploded Cluster Bomb. Photo by airborneshodan on Flickr.
15 Dec 2016

Obama Stops Arms Shipment To Saudis As War Crimes Charges Loom

President Barack Obama blocked a sale of U.S. weapons to Saudi Arabia, citing concerns about Saudi war crimes in Yemen.

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DoD photo by Sgt. Russell Gilchrest, U.S. Army. (Released)
09 Dec 2016

Obama’s Legacy: Human Cost Of Eight Years Of War

Nearing end of second term, Obama administration maintains it has waged warfare legally irrespective of the toll it has taken on numerous countries

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"13 yo Mohamed, IDP from #Saada, broke his leg walking thru a field of #Cluster submunition in #Safra #YemenCrisis" — Photos via Rasha Mohamed (@RashaMoh2) on Twitter. Original: https://twitter.com/RashaMoh2/status/618418289190940672
03 Nov 2016

US Condemnation Of Yemen Slaughter Backfires As World Blames US

Following its official condemnation, activists point to the United States’ role providing Saudis with weapons used to bomb civilians and damage the food supply.

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Lt. Gen. Townsend visits Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq. Sept., 2016. (by USMC Capt. Alvis)
18 Oct 2016

Iraqi Coalition Advances on Mosul; Putin Says US-Russia Relations Sacrificed for Political Campaigns

Iraqi, Kurdish and American forces are advancing on Mosul from various directions, and more in our global news round-up.

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B-2A bomber drops JTA test version of B61 nuclear weapon over Tonopah Test Range in Nevada in 2011.(by NNSA, Dept of Energy)
14 Oct 2016

Mosul Battle Imminent; ISIS Safe Passage to Syria; US-Russia Brink or No Brink?

US warships fired missiles at Houthi targets in Yemen. A test drop of mock nuclear weapons was done in Nevada in early October, and more from around the world.

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13 Oct 2016

Hillary Clinton Claims Saudi Arabia, Qatar Financing ISIS In Hacked Email

In an email published by Wikileaks, Clinton affirmed the role US allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar played in supporting and promoting ISIS.

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