U.S. military

20 Years of U.S. Occupation Was Brutal in Afghanistan—And So Will Be the Exit

Alongside the relief of ending the longest war in modern American history, we need to acknowledge the horrors of what we are leaving behind in Afghanistan. By Sonali Kolhatkar When a reporter in early July asked Joe Biden a question…

Pope’s Words in Open Letter to Joe Biden

Dear President Joe Biden, Congratulations and best wishes! The Pope of your church in October 2020 wrote these words: “We can no longer think of war as a solution, because its risks will probably always be greater than its supposed benefits.…

Why Senators Must Reject Avril Haines for Intelligence

By Medea Benjamin and Marcy Winograd Even before President-Elect Joe Biden sets foot in the White House, the Senate Intelligence Committee may start hearings on his nomination of Avril Haines as Director of National Intelligence. Barack Obama’s top lawyer on…

Trump Exits Somalia

By Dr Binoy Kampmark These are things that might have been done earlier. During the last, flickering days of the Trump administration, activity is being witnessed across countries which have a US troop presence. Numbers are being reduced. Security wonks…

Top 10 Reasons to Reject Blinken

Antony Blinken is not the Secretary of State the United States or the world needs, and the U.S. Senate should reject his nomination. Here are 10 reasons: 1. A president elect who has been part of every disastrous war for…

Military Bases Never Go Unused

By David Swanson – World BEYOND War If, like me, you have the unfortunate habit of pointing out the dishonesty of the cases made for various wars, and you begin to persuade people that the wars are not actually for…

‘An Explicit Act of War’: Senior Iranian Military Official Qasem Soleimani Reportedly Killed in Baghdad Drone Strike

“It’s like Iran killing the head of the CIA or the Mossad on foreign soil.” By Eoin Higgins, staff writer Common Dreams A drone strike believed to be from the U.S. military at or near the Baghdad airport reportedly killed Iranian Islamic…