Secretary of State John Kerry was in Africa recently, promising US aid to help get “clean” elections, spreading foreign aid to help fight Boko Haram (which got a big boost from the Libya intervention), and pushing for UN troops in South Sudan (a disastrous country midwifed by US intervention a few years ago).
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Lew Rockwell talks to Sibel Edmonds about coups, the CIA, and the Empire.
World War II has been over for 70 years, yet the US military continues to occupy the Japanese island of Okinawa against the wishes of the island’s population and political leaders. The US spends billions of dollars per year on its military presence in Japan. WWII is over and the Cold War is over. Why […]
“Operation Anaconda” launched in Poland this week — the largest NATO exercise since the end of the Cold War. The Commander of the US Army in Europe told the Russians there’s “no need to be nervous.” Should they be? Would we be if Russia was doing the same in Mexico?
You may not know it, but Tom was once a neocon who considered the libertarian position of noninterventionism unrealistic and naive. But his mind was changed by none other than the late Murray Rothbard, who convinced Tom that peace and liberty cannot be severed, that empire abroad leads to socialism at home, and that foreign […]
A major influx of Syrian refugees has begun to hit US shores. President Obama wants to radically increase the numbers coming in over the next year. Refugees must be calculated in as part of the costs of an interventionist foreign policy. But how high are these costs?
In this segment, Jacob Hornberger and Richard Ebeling continue their discussion about the horrible results stemming from the foreign policy interventions of World War I and World War II.
President Obama is in Vietnam today, but the agenda seems less about trade than about hitching that country to the US empire. With the arms embargo lifted, Vietnam looks poised to join the US “pivot to Asia” which is in reality just a pivot to confrontation with China.
Prof. Andrew Bacevich joins the Liberty Report to discuss his new book on the 30 year US war in the greater Middle East. Why are we losing and is there a better way?