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The $5 Trillion Wars

Linda J. Bilmes writes for The Boston Globe:

This October marks 15 years since American troops entered Afghanistan. It was a precursor to the occupation of Iraq and is the longest military conflict in US history. 103 more words


The Slide Toward War With Russia

The Nation writes in an Editorial:

In recent weeks, US-Russian relations have reached a perhaps fateful and exceedingly dangerous turning point, provoked by growing tensions on multiple overlapping fronts. 198 more words


US Army Chief Talks Up War With Russia, Insists US Will Win

Jason Ditz reports for Antiwar:

With some Obama Administration officials openly advocating starting a war with Russia over Syria, it is noteworthy that a lot of top Pentagon officials are treating the conflict as all but inevitable. 61 more words


The United States remains the "closest friend" of the Philippines but Manila wants to break away from a "mindset of dependency and subservience"


Sat Oct 22, 2016 | 9:12am EDT

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte interacts with reporters during a news conference upon his arrival from a four-day state visit in China at the Davao International Airport in Davao city, Philippines October 21, 2016. 565 more words

Islamic State sets fire to sulfur plant, U.S. troops wearing protective masks as a precautionary measure

A U.S soldier wearing a gas mask and anti-chemical gear. File photo


OCT. 22, 2016, 5:18 A.M. E.D.T.

BAGHDAD — U.S. forces at Iraq’s Qayyarah West airfield near Mosul are wearing protective masks after winds brought fumes from a nearby burning sulfur plant set ablaze by Islamic State, U.S. 77 more words

Avoiding Groupthink on China

Greg Austin writes for The Diplomat:

The U.S. intelligence community and American scholars of international affairs have a remarkable and impressive record. Though scholars in countries that follow the “English School” of international relations (such as the UK, Canada, Australia) can be every bit as impressive, the best Americans stand out as world leaders and have inspired many around the world. 205 more words


What the New York Times Left Out About Obama's ‘Secret War’ in Somalia

Sharmini Peries speaks to Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report who recounts what was left out of a recent New York Times story on the U.S. 54 more words