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After the Cataclysm: Postwar Indochina & the Reconstruction of Imperial Ideology (The Political Economy of Human Rights)
Chomsky, Noam; Herman, Edward S.
Book
1979
A carefully dcoumented asessment of Western reporting on post-1975 Indochina.
AIPAC: Israel's U.S. Spy Den: Against The Current vol. 113
Ruff, Allen
Article
2004
The socialist Left must remain clear in its avoidance of a conspiratorial view of history. The entire U.S. political spectrum in the aftermath of the 2000 election, and especially since 9/11, has bee...
American Power and the New Mandarins
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1969
Chomsky writes about American power and violence, especially in the context of the Vietnam war, and he focuses especially on the complicity of American intellectuals in supporting and enabling the Ame...
America's Latest War Crime
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2015
The best that Nobel Peace Laureate President Obama can do after the US bombs and destroys a hospital in Afghanistan, killing 22 people, including 12 volunteer doctors from Doctors Without Borders, is ...
America's Use of Terror in Vietnam: The Evil That Was Phoenix
Jacobs, Ron
Article
2014
There’s a reason the CIA wanted to prevent the publication of Douglas Valentine’s 1990 book, The Phoenix Program: America’s Use of Terror in Vietnam. This masterwork is more than an exposé of the US p...
Are US Troops Targeting Journalists?: Incidents Raise Suspicions on Motive
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2012
It is dangerous in the extreme to be a journalist covering America’s wars, at least beginning with Vietnam.
The Arms Trade Revealed: A Guide for Investigators and Activists
Lumpe, Lora; Donarki, Jeff
Book
1998
This is a guide for researchers and activists interested in learning more about the US arms export and trade programs; US policy making, campaign strategies and research techniques.
Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World (American Empire Project)
Vine, David
Book
2015
Examination of the perils of American military bases overseas.
Basta! No Mandate for War: A Pledge of Resistance Handbook
Emergency Response Network
Book
More than 65,000 Americans have now pledged to protest any escalation in U.S. foreign and/or military intervention in Central America. This handbook offers a brief guide to the situation in Nicaragua ...
Binge and Hangover: Against The Current vol. 124
The Editors
Article
2006
The lords of empire set out to show that the United States, not Iran or any other potential rival, will rule the "new" Middle East. Unable to attack Iran directly, however, they instead employed the w...
Can Soldiers Resist?: Against The Current vol. 133
Franco, Nate
Article
2008
Interviews with Tod Ensign and Phil Aliff.
The Case for Socialism
Maass, Alan
Book
2005
An argument for socialism: a society built from the bottom up through the struggles of ordinary people against exploitation, oppression, and injustice -- one in which people come before profit. A soci...
The Case for Staying in Iraq: Against The Current vol. 122
Baldock, Kate
Article
2006
I don't support an immediate U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, because I think it would probably make an already bad situation much worse. Of course, there's no guarantee that continuing the occupation will...
Neil Chacker, 1942-2004: Against The Current vol. 113
Finkel, David
Article
2004
During the Vietnam war, one Colonel Reberry at Fort Lewis, Washington, posted a threatening notice forbidding the distribution of material that would promote "disloyalty and discontent." A response s...
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
The CIA and Questions of Torture: Against The Current vol. 131
Fish, George
Article
2007
Alfred W. McCoy's A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror is a chilling, eerily fascinating account of how the CIA used physical and psychological torture as a...
Communication for and Against Democracy
Raboy, Marc and Bruck, Peter A. (ed.)
Book
1989
This anthology explores the circumstances in which communication serves at times as an instrument of repression and domination, and at others as a support for human emancipation.
Connexions Library: USA Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on the United States of America.
The Cover-Ups That Exploded
Cockburn, Alexander
Article
2010
The Crimes of Seal Team 6
Cole, Matthew
Article
2017
Officially known as the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, SEAL Team 6 is today the most celebrated of the U.S. military's special mission units. But hidden behind the heroic narratives is a dar...
The Day America Died: Assassinating Awlaki
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2011
As long as the President sanctions an illegal act, executive branch employees are no longer accountable to the law that prohibits the illegal act. On the president’s authority, the executive branch ca...
Death of a Hero: The General, The Media Adulation And The Forgotten Victims
Cromwell, David
Article
2013
If all this glorification of a military commander had happened in the North Korean or the Soviet-era press, lavishly praising an 'original' who'd given years of 'patriotic service' in wars abroad, it ...
A Decade of Gulf War Illness: Against The Current vol. 91
Ensign, Tod
Article
2001
The demon is back: Ten years after the U.S. air war began over Kuwait and Iraq on January 17, 1991, tens of thousands of sick Gulf War vets await treatment and/or compensation for chronic health probl...
The Decline And Fall Of The American Empire
McCoy, Alfred
Article
2010
The demise of the United States as the global superpower could come far more quickly than anyone imagines. If Washington is dreaming of 2040 or 2050 as the end of the American Century, a more realisti...
Defining an American State of War: Nine War Words That Define Our World
Engelhardt, tom
Article
2011
Nine common terms associated with our present wars that probably don't mean what you think they mean.
Dilemmas of Domination: The Unmaking of the American Empire
Bello, Walden
Book
2005
Argues that in a not-too-distant future the American empire's hidden weaknesses will pose fatal challenges to American supremacy.
Drone Strikes and the Sanitization of Violence
Van Dongen,Teun
Article
2015
Van Dongen discusses the terminology that the drone campaign employs, in which the CIA and the Obama administration gloss over death and destruction of drones in Pakistan, Afganistan and Yemen.
Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control
Benjamin, Medea
Book
2012
A comprehensive look at the growing menace of drone warfare, with an extensive analysis of who is producing the drones, where they are being used, who are "piloting" these unmanned planes, who are the...
The End of (Military) History?
Bacevich, Andrew J.; Engelhardt, Tom
Article
2010
If any overarching conclusion emerges from the Afghan and Iraq Wars (and from their Israeli equivalents), it's this: victory is a chimera. Counting on today's enemy to yield in the face of superior f...
Even Wars Have Rules: a Fact Sheet on the Bombing of Kunduz Hospital
Kone, Jason
Article
2015
Doctors Without Borders is calling for an independent fact-finding investigation to ascertain the truth about the events that led to the killing of our colleagues and patients by US.airstrikes on one ...
The Face of Imperialism
Parenti, Michael
Book
2011
Parenti redefines empire and imperialism to connect the current crisis in America to its own bad behavior worldwide.
The Fog of Intelligence: Or How to Be Eternally "Caught Off Guard" in the Greater Middle East
Englehardt, Tom
Article
2015
The phrase "the fog of war" stands in for the inability of commanders to truly grasp what's happening in the chaos that is any battlefield. Perhaps it's time to introduce a companion phrase: the fog ...
Food, Shelter and the American Dream
Aronowitz, Stanley
Book
1974
Discusses the state of the American economy, the consequences for politics and culture that might arise from the new situation, and possible solutions.
'Freedom of the Seas' Means American Global Hegemony: The US should stay out of the South China Sea dispute
Raimondo, Justin
Article
2015
There ain't no mountain high enough, ain't no valley low enough to keep us from our sacred duty to protect the world from itself. From the South China Sea to the shores of the Black Sea, America stand...
The Fun of Empire: Fighting on All Sides of a War in Syria
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2014
Now the Obama administration and American political class is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the failed “Bomb Assad!” campaign by starting a new campaign to bomb those fighting against Assad –...
Gaza: Life and death under Israel's drones
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2013
There are many things to fear in Gaza. Drones are increasingly being used for surveillance and extra-judicial execution in parts of the Middle East, especially by the US. There are no statistics that...
Gen. John Campbell, Commander in Afghanistan and Serial Liar
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2015
After weeks of lies, the Obama administration and the Pentagon, unable to find any way to explain their murderous hour-long AC-130 gunship assault on and destruction of a Doctors Without Borders-run h...
Grinding Down the U.S. Army
Astore, William
Article
2009
Prolonging a stalemated war will only mean more hurt for both Afghans and Americans. The hurt to Afghans will undoubtedly be worse, for their homes are the battlefield, but our own hurt shouldn't be ...
Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance
Chomsky, Noam
Book
2003
Chomsky documents how, for more than half a century, the United States has been pursuing a grand imperial strategy with the aim of dominating the globe.
How the Obama Administration Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb: US nuclear policy is undermining our safety and national security
Postol, Theodore A.
Article
2014
When Barack Obama was campaigning for president in 2008, he famously pledged to place nuclear disarmament at the center of his national-security strategy. Why, then, we must ask, is the Obama administ...
'I Would Have Refused Such An Order' - Former RAF Pilot Gives His View of US Bombing Of MSF Hospital In Kunduz
Article
2015
In our previous media alert, 'Sick Sophistry', we examined media coverage of the deliberate US bombing of a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan on October 3, 2015. In particular, ...
Imperial Crusades: Iraq, Afghanistan and Yugoslavia: A Diary of Three Wars
Cockburn, Alexander; St. Clair, Jeffrey
Book
2004
Iraq was just one of three major imperial crusades in the decade after 1992, orchestrated by a new generation of American politicians, both Democrat and Republican, who backed pre-emptive strikes to o...
In a Time of Torment
Stone, I.F.
Book
1968
Independent journalist I.F. Stone on the events and issues of the 1960s.
Interview with Gilbert Achcar: Against The Current vol. 122
Weissman, Susan
Article
2006
On the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, Susan Weissman interviewed Gilbert Achcar for her program, "Beneath the Surface," on KPFK, Pacifica radio in Los Angeles. In the following excerpt, A...
The Invisible War
Dick, Kirby
Film/Video
2012
An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military.
Iraq: Guerrilla War in Sadr City: Against The Current vol. 114
Schwartz, Michael
Article
2005
In attacking first Najaf, then Tal Afar and Samarra, and finally tackling the center of Sunni resistance in Fallujah, the United States was seeking to reverse this process. But these attacks were not...
Iraq's Torture by Sanctions: Against The Current vol. 91
Finkel, David
Article
2001
An interview with Kathy Kelly. Kathy Kelly, organizer for Voices in the Wilderness, has been involved in the struggle around ending sanctions against Iraq for the past decade. David Finkel interviewed...
Israel, Lebanon and Torture: Against The Current vol. 125
Finkel, David
Article
2006
An interview with Marty Rosenbluth. Marty Rosenbluth is Amnesty International’s country specialist for Israel, the Occupied Territories and the Palestinian Authority.
Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam
Turse, Nick
Book
2013
Turse demonstrates that violence against Vietnamese noncombatants was not at all exceptional during the American war against Vietnam. Rather, it was pervasive and systematic, the predictable consequen...
Lest We Forget: Tar Sands and War
Vasey, Dave
Article
2015
Over the past decade, Canada has been a war profiteer and fuel tank for the US military, who have killed well over a million people since the turn of the new millennium.
'Let's Bring In Our Pentagon Spokesman' - Bombing Syria
Editor
Article
2015
If you want to get close to the 'defence' establishment, you better be close to the 'defence' establishment: ideologically, sympathetically, 'patriotically'.
Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics... and U.S. Africa Command
Turse, Nick
Article
2016
One of the strangest news developments of our time is the way the media now focus for days, if not weeks, 24/7, on a single event and its ramifications. Omar Mateen's slaughter of 49 people at the Pul...
Lying to Ourselves About the Air War: The Killers
Jacobs, Ron
Article
2014
Most US citizens have never been subjected to an air raid. They have never heard the roar of planes flying high above them while an air raid siren wails, its whine competing with the planes’ roar and ...
A Marxist History of the World part 104: 2001: 9/11, the War on Terror, and the New Imperialism
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
The Al-Qaida terror attacks allowed the great powers to justify new imperialist wars to safeguard the interests of global capital.
Michael Berg for U.S. Congress in Delaware: A Voice Against War: Against The Current vol. 124
Horowitz, Roger
Article
2006
On June 8 Americans awoke to the news that the U.S. military in Iraq had killed Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, alleged leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq. In the midst of press coverage that cravenly accepted governme...
Missing from the Paris Agreement: the Pentagon's monstrous carbon boot print
Nelson, Joyce
Article
2015
How much of the mainstream media coverage given to COP21 and the Paris Agreement mentioned the mysterious exemption given to the US's massive military and security machine? None, writes Joyce Nelson. ...
The Myth of Precision-Guided Coercion: From Serbia to Libya
Spinney, Franklin C.
Article
2011
The weapons makers love the marriage of high-cost precision weapons to coercive diplomacy, because it generates an astronomical need for a never ending flow of money into their financial coffers with ...
No Classes for Torture! Protests Escalate Against "School of the Americas": Against The Current vol. 82
Schenk, Anne
Article
1999
Spurred by an enormous and unexpected victory in Congress, thousands of protesters will gather later this year at the gates of Fort Benning, GA to demand the closure of the U.S. Army School of the Ame...
Nothing Succeeds Like Failure
Turse, Nick; Englehardt,Tom
Article
2015
The U.S. has been warring with the Islamic State (IS) for more than a year now. The centerpiece of that war has been an ongoing campaign of bombings and air strikes in Syria and Iraq, thousands upon t...
Nukes Now: Obama Worse Than Reagan
Breyman, Steve
Article
2014
President Obama released his fiscal 2015 budget March 4. Ready for this? It asks for considerably more money (in constant dollars) for nuclear weapons maintenance, design and production than Reagan sp...
NYT Hypes Russian Threat to the Internet
Schreiner, Ben
Article
2015
As if Americans didn't already have enough to worry about in regards to the recently resurrected Red Menace, we can now add the fear that those devious Russians are threatening to -- horror of horrors...
The NYT's Love Letter to Death Squads: Hymns to the Silence
Floyd, Chris
Article
2012
It is, I confess, beyond all my imagining that a national leader so deeply immersed in murdering people would trumpet his atrocity so openly, so gleefully - and so deliberately, sending his top aides ...
The Okinawa missiles of October
Tovish, Aaron
Article
2015
John Bordne, a resident of Blakeslee, Pennsylvania, had to keep a personal history to himself for more than five decades. Only recently has the US Air Force given him permission to tell the tale, whic...
On Oil and Quicksand: Against The Current vol. 114
The Editors
Article
2005
The end of 2004 finds the Middle East sliding toward an even bloodier morass, thanks in large part to imperial and colonial arrogance which has rarely been on such open display.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 21, 2015: Climate Change and Social Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
This issue of Other Voices spotlights climate change, the escalating crisis that the upcoming Paris climate conference is supposed to address. But climate change is not a single problem: it is a produ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 30, 2016: Conflict of interest
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
This issue of Other Voices shines a light on the murky world of conflict of interest, the hidden reality that often underlies appearances of neutrality, objectivity, and due process. Conflicts of inte...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 22, 2017: Disobedience
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Ultimately all power structures depend on the obedience of those over whom they rule. It helps if people believe in the legitimacy of those who wield power, but the crucial thing is obedience. Once pe...
Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List
Blum, William
Article
2013
Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.
Pentagon rewrites 'Law of War' declaring 'belligerent' journalists as legitimate targets
Article
2015
The Pentagon has released a book of instructions on the "law of war," detailing acceptable ways of killing the enemy. The manual also states that journalists can be labeled "unprivileged belligerents,...
A People's History of the United States: 1492 - Present
Zinn, Howard
Book
1995
Zinn's history includes those most ignored by typical American textbook history, including Indians, blacks, women and workers.
The Persecution of Pfc. Bardley Manning: The Leaker as American Hero
Cohn, Marjorie
Article
2010
If Manning did what he is suspected of doing, he should be honoured as an American hero for exposing war crimes.
The Poisoned Pill of Obama's War: Against The Current vol. 144
The Editors
Article
2010
The Obama administration looked into the abyss of endless war in Afghanistan, considered all its options, pondered the consequences — and jumped. This is a war without honor, or purpose, or hope.
Polemics and Prophecies 1967-1970
Stone, I.F.
Book
1972
An anthology of I.F. Stone's articles from 1967 - 1970.
Politics of Terror and Scandal
Article
1998
SCENARIO: AGAINST THE background of a depression in Japan, the economic collapse of Russia and stock market crashes on three continents, a United States president facing imminent expulsion from office...
Port Chicago mutiny: Connexipedia Article
Article
A refusal by servicemen to load munitions in 1944 in the face of unsafe working conditions which had led to an explosion the previous month in which 320 sailors had been killed.
Press for Conversion #51: May 2003
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2003
Why is the U.S. government reviled by so many people in the Middle East and North Africa? This issue looks at the past 50 years of wars and regime changes in the region and unveils a consistent patter...
The Profits of War: Planning to Bomb Iran: Against The Current vol. 125
Hossein-zadeh, Ismael
Article
2006
It is no longer a secret that the Bush administration has been methodically paving the way toward a bombing strike against Iran. The administration’s plans of an aerial military attack against that co...
The Prosecution and Persecution of Bradley Manning: Setting An Example
ROHRICHT,ALYSSA
Article
2013
The desire to strip Manning of careful intent has been a tactic of the government that is prosecuting him and the mainstream media who parrot their propaganda from the start.
The Real Costs of Empire: Against The Current vol. 123
The Editors
Article
2006
Vietnam all over again? Yes, it is. The massacres by United States military forces of unarmed civilians in Haditha and, as is finally being revealed despite official lies and coverup, numerous other I...
Remembering the War and the Movement: Against The Current vol. 90
Drucker, Peter
Article
2001
February 28, 1991. Thinking that weeks of war and antiwar organizing were still ahead (not my only mistake during those months!), I took a Canadian vacation at the end of February 1991 with my lover C...
A Response to Critics: Against The Current vol. 123
Baldock, Kale
Article
2006
David Finkel's comments (ATC 122) about my book Is Iraq Another Vietnam?, and about my position against immediately withdrawing the US military from Iraq, were well-informed and fair. So were the judg...
Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War, and US Political Culture
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
Chomsky analyzes the Kennedy Administration's policy on the Vietnam War and compares the US Administrations of Presidents Kennedy and Reagan.
Revealed: Pentagon's link to Iraqi torture centres
Mahmood, Mona; O'Kane, Maggie; Madlena, Chavala; Smith, Teresa
Article
2013
The Pentagon sent a US veteran of the "dirty wars" in Central America to oversee sectarian police commando units in Iraq that set up secret detention and torture centres to get information from insurg...
Revolutionary Nonviolence: Essays by Dave Dellinger
Dellinger, Dave
Book
1970
Dellinger says that "those of us who oppose the violence of the status quo and reject the violence of armed revolt and class hatred bear a heavy responsibility to struggle existentially to provdew non...
Robots Kill, But The Blood Is On Our Hands
Swanson, David
Article
2012
Killing individuals (and whoever is near them) has become the primary substitute in U.S. public policy for capture/imprisonment/torture. Torturing someone to death is not what former CIA General Coun...
Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower
Blum, William
Book
2005
A mini-encyclopedia of the numerous un-humanitarian acts perpetrated by the United States since the end of the Second World War.
A Secret War in 135 Countries
Turse, Nick
Article
2015
Turse discusses the U.S. global engagement strategy of covert operations conducted on every continent but Antarctica.
70,000 Kalashnikovs: Cameron's "Moderate" Rebels
Fisk, Robert
Article
2015
Not since Hitler ordered General Walther Wenck to send his non-existent 12th Army to rescue him from the Red Army in Berlin has a European leader believed in military fantasies as PR Dave Cameron did ...
A Short History of U.S. Bombing of Civilian Facilities
Schwarz, Jon
Article
2015
The U.S. has repeatedly attacked civilian facilities in the past. This is a sampling of such incidents since the 1991 Gulf War.
Sir! No Sir!
Zeiger, David (director)
Film/Video
2005
A documentary about the anti-war movement within the ranks of the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War.
Six Facts from Sudden Justice, A New History of the Drone War
Currier, Cora
Article
2015
Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars, a new book by London-based investigative journalist Chris Woods, traces the intertwined technological, legal and political history of drones as they evolve...
The Sociopath as Hero: Clint Eastwood's War Prayer
Edwards, Paul
Article
2015
American movie audiences have long loved violent heroes. Edwards discusses the box office hit of the moment, 'American Sniper', and the implications of the Hollywood War Porn industry.
Soldiers in Revolt: GI Resistance during the Vietnam War
Cortright, David
Book
A definitive account of GI resistance in the Vietnam War. With an introduction by Howard Zinn.
The story of the GI coffeehouses
Ruder, Eric
Article
2007
Examining the rise of the GI coffeehouse movement--during the Vietnam War and again today in protest of the war on Iraq.
Study Reveals Corporate Media's Refusal to Acknowledge Civilian Victims of US Wars
Lazare, Sarah
Article
2015
Mainstream media outlets are systematically disregarding the hazardous health impacts of widespread U.S. military burn pits on civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan, thereby playing a direct role in "legi...
Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars
Woods, Chris
Book
2015
Traces the growing use of armed drones. Woods examines the multiple legal and ethical issues that surround the drone wars.
Target Africa: The U.S. military's expanding footprint in East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula
Turse, Nick
Article
2015
The U.S. military has engaged in a largely covert effort to extend across Africa with a network of low-profile camps. These facilities allow U.S. forces to surveil and operate on large areas of the co...
Targeting Iran
Barsamian, David
Book
2007
A critical analysis of the Bush administration's policies towards Iran.
31 Years After the U.S. Invasion of Grenada: A Lovely Piece of Real Estate
Z, Mickey
Article
2014
As I'm sure everyone knows, we're fast approaching the 31st anniversary of a truly momentous American victory — a crucial military operation that not only warmed Ronald Raygun's cold, cold heart but w...
Tomorrow's Battlefield: U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa
Turse, Nick
Book
2015
U.S. military is fighting shadow wars in Africa and claims that Africa is the "battlefield of tomorrow".
Torturing the Rule of Law at Obama's Gitmo: Obama Bravely Takes on a Tortured Child Soldier
Madar, Chase
Article
2010
Give our government credit for breaking new ground: no nation has tried a child soldier for war crimes since World War II, and the decision to prosecute Khadr has drawn protests from UNICEF, headed by...
Towards a New Cold War: Essays on the Current Crisis and How We Got There
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1982
A sobering assessment of American foreign policy from the end of the Vietnam era to Ronald Reagan.
Trump’s War on Terror Has Quickly Become as Barbaric and Savage as He Promised
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2017
Although precise numbers are difficult to obtain, there seems little question that the number of civilians being killed by the U.S. in Iraq and Syria -- already quite high under Obama -- has increased...
The U.S. Army Lost Track of 27 Ballistic Missiles: Military didn't know old Lance rockets were in storage igloos in Alabama
Axe, David
Article
2015
For 30 years starting in 1962, the U.S. Army deployed Lance ballistic missiles in Europe. Twenty feet long and weighing a ton and a half, an atomic-tipped Lance could zoom 75 miles at Mach 3 and explo...
U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time: Sources News Release
Article
2015
U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time. According to 1956 Plan, H-Bombs were to be Used Against Priority 'Air Power' Targets in the Soviet Union, China, and Eastern Europe. Maj...
U.S. Military Operations Are Biggest Motivation for Homegrown Terrorists, FBI Study Finds
Hussain, Murtaza; Currier, Cora
Article
2016
A secret FBI study found that anger over U.S. military operations abroad was the most commonly cited motivation for individuals involved in cases of "homegrown" terrorism. The report also identified n...
University for Counterinsurgency and Imperialism?
O'Connell, Chuck
Article
2015
The United States has set aside one day in the year, Memorial Day, to remember those who died in military service. For the University of California-Irvine that is not enough. After reading the Chancel...
U.S. Bombing: Murder as Usual: Against The Current vol. 91
Voices in the Wilderness
Article
2001
Voices in the Wilderness decries today's bombardment of Iraq which hit sites just south of Baghdad. However, we find it instructive to recall the digest of bombings that occurred in the past week and ...
US Intimidated by Its Own Mercenaries: A Silence on Atrocities
Pollak, Norman
Article
2014
So much for transparency, civil liberties, and prosecuting the crimes of a predecessor (the cardinal rule of presidents, at least this one, cover-up WAR CRIMES past and present, a solemn command of th...
US Military Brands Assange, WikiLeaks As "The Enemy"
Van Auken, Bill
Article
2012
Secret US Air Force documents reveal that the American military has branded WikiLeaks and its editor Julian Assange as "the enemy", placing them on a legal par with Al Qaeda and threatening them with ...
The U.S. Military Under Stress: Against The Current vol. 112
Ensign, Todd
Article
2004
John Kerry's campaign tome should dispel any illusion that he has any significant differences with George Bush on the aggressive use of the U.S. military to defend the empire.
Victory Assured on the Military's Main Battlefield -- Washington
Cockburn, Andrew
Article
2016
When it comes to Pentagon weapons systems, have you ever heard of cost "underruns? I think not. Cost overruns? They turn out to be the unbreachable norm, as they seem to have been from time immemorial...
War and the Culture of Violence: Against The Current vol. 125
Feeley, Dianne
Article
2006
Last year I had the opportunity to see “Winter Soldier,” a rarely shown 1971 documentary based on the testimony of over 100 soldiers recently back from Vietnam. It was filmed during a three-day hearin...
War of the Killer Robots: Four Realities About Drones
Terrell, Brian
Article
2011
Drones are "killer robots," they do make war easy and game-like, and therefore likelier, drone strikes do kill too many civilians and they do violate the International Law of Armed Conflict. I am puzz...
A War on Wikileaks?: Unhinged at the US State Department and Pentagon
Forte, Maximillian C.
Article
2010
If the state fails to make any sense - not surprising - it is because it is has no intention of doing so. The state is appealing to something more visceral with all of this posturing: fear. It wants t...
A War Plan Scuttled?: Against The Current vol. 133
Ruff, Allen
Article
2008
As the Bush era draws to a close, there been increasing speculation on whether or not the United States will attack Iran. Spurred by the posturing and rhetoric coming from the White House and a subser...
The "War Scare" in the Kremlin, Revisited: Is History Repeating Itself?
Goodman, Mel
Article
2015
The Washington Post on October 25, 2015 published an important story based on a recently-published U.S. intelligence review from 1990 that confirmed Soviet leaders in 1983 believed the Reagan administ...
War(s) With No Exit: Against The Current vol. 136
The Editors
Article
2008
The raging debate on “war policy” between the corporate presidential campaigns has come down to this:
The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism: The Political Economy of Human Rights: Volume 1
Chomsky, Noam; Herman, Edward S.
Book
Chomsky and Herman demonstrate, with devasting logic and overwhelming documentation, that the purpose of U.S. global policy is to make the world safe for exploitation by U.S. corporate interests and t...
Watching the Pentagon Channel: The New Socialist Realism
Young, Charles M.
Article
2010
The oddest aspect of the Pentagon Channel is how completely they shield their audience - potential soldiers, current soldiers and former soldiers - from what they are defending, which is to say: capit...
We Own the World
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2007
The whole debate about the Iranian 'interference' in Iraq makes sense only on one assumption, namely, that we own the world. If we own the world, then the only question that can arise is that someone ...
What Uncle Sam Really Wants
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
Chomsky discusses examples of U.S. intervention and links together events stretching over four decades in regions throughout the world. He provides a quick synopsis of American foreign policy and pain...
When Is Direct Military Intervention Not Direct Military Intervention?
Naureckas, Jim
Article
2016
Since 2014, according to official Pentagon figures, the US has carried out 5,337 airstrikes in Syria. Yet the New York Times continues to pretend that the U.S. has not intervened militarily in Syria.
Where Did the Antiwar Movement Go?: War, Sunny Side Up, and the Summer of Slaughter (Vietnam and Today)
Englehardt, Tom
Article
2015
Let me tell you a story about a moment in my life I'm not likely to forget even if, with the passage of years, so much around it has grown fuzzy. It involves a broken-down TV, movies from my childhood...
Winter Soldier 2008: Against The Current vol. 134
Franco, Nate; Feeley, Dianne
Article
2008
More than 250 veterans and military families gathered from March 13-15 outside Washington, DC for the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) Winter Soldier Investigation: Iraq and Afghanistan. Videos of...
World Orders Old and New
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1994
Chomsky surveys the international scene since 1945.
Year 501: The Conquest Continues
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
An examination of the U.S. role in the world placed in the long historical perspective of the 500 years that followed the voyages of Columbus.

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IFJ Demands Probe into Iraq Media Deaths After US Army Film Exposes Killing of Unarmed civilians and Journalists
Sources News Release
2010
Call for an investigation into the actions of the United States army which has been implicated in killings of journalists in Iraq following the release of a shocking video film of a helicopter gunship...
In 1983 'war scare', Soviet leadership feared nuclear surprise attack by U.S.
Hoffman, David E.
2015
A nuclear weapons command exercise by NATO in November 1983 prompted fear in the leadership of the Soviet Union that the maneuvers were a cover for a nuclear surprise attack by the United States, trig...
The modern US army: unfit for service?
Kennard, Matt
2012
Gone are the days of the all-American army hero. These days, the US military is as likely to be a sanctuary for racists, gang members and the chronically unfit.
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Lurching to War
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
2016
The risk of nuclear war is as great now as it was at the height of the Cold War. From the time the Warsaw Pact dissolved itself and the Soviet Union collapsed, the United States has single-mindedly pu...
The Pentagon's Half-Billion-Dollar Drone Boondoggle
Weignberge, Sharon
2015
Rivalry between the Army and Air Force over Predator drones may have cost the Pentagon over $500 million in wasteful spending, according to a report released under the Freedom of Information Act.
SAC Nuclear Planning for 1959
U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time
Burr, William
2015
The SAC [Strategic Air Command] Atomic Weapons Requirements Study for 1959, produced in June 1956, published December 22, 2015. According to the Plan, H-Bombs were to be used against priority "Air Pow...
US military taps 'sock puppets'
Fake personas on social websites to manipulate and influence opinion
Fielding, Nick; Cobain, Ian; Rushe, Dominic
2011
A new $2.76 million dollar 'counter-terrorism' initiative to create a pro-America online presence using fake online personas is underway. These interventions will not be conducted in English or on Ame...

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