By Ron Paul On Friday the House overwhelmingly approved a massive increase in military spending, passing a $696 billion National Defense Authorization bill for 2018. President Trump’s request already included a huge fifty or so billion dollar spending increase, but the Republican-led House found even that to be far too small. They added another […]
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By Ron Paul Last week, as the mainstream media continued to obsess over the CIA’s evidence-free claim that the Russians hacked the presidential election, President Obama quietly sent 300 US Marines back into Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. This is the first time in three years that the US military has been sent into that conflict zone, […]
By Ron Paul Last week marked the fifteenth anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan, the longest war in US history. There weren’t any victory parades or photo-ops with Afghanistan’s post-liberation leaders. That is because the war is ongoing. In fact, 15 years after launching a war against Afghanistan’s Taliban government in retaliation for an […]
A new Pentagon report on the US attack on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan is shedding light on the complete lack of a strategy in Afghanistan even as the US begins ramping up its military presence and activities there.
Seymour Hersh, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and author, discusses theUS military’s covert opposition to the Obama administration’s “Assad must go” policy in Syria, including intelligence-sharing with the Syrian army to prevent Jabhat al-Nusra and Islamic State from taking over. http://dissentradio.com/radio/15_12_22_hersh.mp3 Source: 12/22/15 Seymour Hersh | The Scott Horton Show
After more than 15 years of US-led war and occupation, the Taliban are steadily consolidating gains in Afghanistan. The war was lost the day it was launched of course, but it is only a matter of time until the last of the dead-enders admit what is obvious: regime change and nation-building does not work.
After 14 years of fighting in Afghanistan, the country is in worse shape than ever. NATO is trying to figure out what it can do next, after years of training and advising the Afghan army have not produced the results expected. Maybe the problem is the interventionism in the first place? After 14 years of […]
President Obama says that if the GOP had their way he would be involved in wars in seven different countries. Really? How many countries DOES the president have us fighting in? This is a Reality Check you won’t see anywhere else.
President Obama announced yesterday that he was sending the US military to Cameroon to help battle with Boko Haram, an ISIS-affiliated jihadist group. With the success rate of his previous interventions, is this a good idea?
It is a story that is literally jaw dropping… soldiers who served in Afghanistan… stripped of their command for standing up against afghan men who were sexually abusing young boys… why? because the abusers.. our government said… were the good guys… and if those are the good guys who are the bad ones? this is […]