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The Grim Implications of Obama’s New Defense Plan

January 14, 2012  

Joseph Gersonʻs analysis of the Pentagon’s New Strategic Guidance “The Grim Implications of Obama’s New Defense Plan” has been published in Counterpunch: In early January the Obama Administration... 

Did the Pentagon Help Strangle the Arab Spring?

December 13, 2011  

Nick Turse wrote a great article exposing U.S. military aid to repressive governments in Africa and the Middle East where some “Arab Spring” protests have been crushed by violence: As the Arab... 

Lost Bases of Empire

November 2, 2011  

As war, economic crises and political unrest continue to sap the United States, maintaining the vast network of U.S. foreign military bases may become more tenuous.   Tarak Barkawi writes in Al Jazeera: But... 

Secret drone bases multiply in Africa, Arabian Peninsula and Indian Ocean as base cuts considered

September 24, 2011  

The Washington Post published an eye-opening report on the United States’ rapidly expanding network of secret drone bases in Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and even the Indian Ocean: The Obama administration... 

The Iraq War is Not Over

September 9, 2011  

http://www.ips-dc.org/blog/headlines_or_not_the_iraq_war_is_not_over Headlines or Not, the Iraq War is Not Over September 7, 2011 · By Phyllis Bennis One month without U.S. military deaths does... 

Critical perspectives on the U.S.-led NATO war on Libya

September 2, 2011  

The western media has hyped the rebels’ “victory” in the war in Libya.  But it’s impossible to know what is really going on if you only get the mainstream media.  Reports are... 

Report from the “Audacity of Hope” U.S. Boat to Gaza – Col. (Ret.) Ann Wright and Dr. Carol Murry

August 27, 2011  

Speakers: Col. (Ret.) Ann Wright & Dr. Carol Murry OʻAHU Sunday, August 28, 2011 3:00 -  6:00pm Revolution Books Ann Wright and Carol Murry will focus on their experiences aboard “The Audacity... 

Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark

August 7, 2011  

One forgotten uprising of the ‘Arab Spring’ took place in tiny Bahrain. I have posted articles on this site about the protests in Bahrain and why it matters.  Bahrain is in the backyard of... 

The Invisible Army: trafficked humans make the war machine go

July 8, 2011  

Sarah Stillman wrote an excellent article in the New Yorker about the “invisible army” of foreign workers or “third-country nationals” (TCNs) staffing U.S. military bases in war... 

U.S. backs Saudi military intervention in Bahrain

June 17, 2011  

The U.S. has a keen interest in suppressing the popular uprising in the tiny Persian Gulf island kingdom of Bahrain.  Since WWII, the U.S. has stationed its 5th Fleet in Bahrain and has  propped  up... 

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