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WMDs In Slow Motion by Mary Robinson, The Guardian | July 11, 2006The former U.N. human rights chief blames the U.S. and others for blocking a deal to control the deadly trade in small arms. read more »
Grounding U.S. Intelligence by John Prados, | July 10, 2006With the nuclear stakes high on several fronts, we need information without bias. read more »
Summer Rains In Gaza by Yossi Alpher, | July 7, 2006Why Israel's reoccupation of Gaza won't make Israel safer. read more »
Their Rockets' Red Glare by Tim Beal, | July 6, 2006North Korea's declaration of independence could hardly be more American. read more »
Darfur: Handle With Care by Nii Akuetteh, | July 6, 2006While we push the U.S. to get involved in Darfur we must remember our history in the region. read more »
Sabotaging Peace In Iraq by Robert Dreyfuss, | July 5, 2006The details of the so-called "amnesty" deal show that the U.S. is not serious about peace in Iraq. read more »
The Timid Times by David Corn, | July 5, 2006If the newspaper was serious about undercutting Bush's war, it could be doing a lot more. read more »
An Accord In Iraq? by Robert Dreyfuss, | June 27, 2006Why to be wary of reports about a deal with insurgents and plans for "withdrawal." read more »
To Refuse To Serve by Ret. Col. Ann Wright, | June 27, 2006Lt. Ehren Watada's refusal to be sent to Iraq to support an illegal war raises questions about civilian support. read more »
Missed Opportunity On Iraq by Art Levine, | June 26, 2006A chance for a true debate on troop withdrawal was hurt by weaknesses in the antiwar coalition. read more »
Top Secret America: A hidden world, growing beyond control, projects.washingtonpost.com | July 20, 2010
Say hello and welcome to America's 51st state, the state of Paranoia. Boasting a population of 854,000 and counting it is a virtual state who's main export is dubious, costly, conflicting intelligence produced by adversarial aggressive internal bureaucracies at each others throats.
How much does it cost to bankroll the state of Paranoia? Who knows? Who cares? more »
Defense Contractor: It’s ‘Important’ That Taxpayers Keep Wasting Money On Weapons System Nobody Wants , wonkroom.thinkprogress.org | July 8, 2010
Last month, the House of Representatives passed the fiscal year 2011 defense authorization, including funding for a second engine for the F-35 fighter jet that the Department of Defense has repeatedly said it doesn’t want. more »
The torture memos show how illegal wars turn even the nicest people bad, The Guardian | February 11, 2010
UK Iraq inquiry: senior Government lawyers thought war unlawful, telegraph.co.uk | January 26, 2010
Voices drowned out by the clamour for war are speaking aloud once more. Their accusing echoes will be America bound. Soon. more »
Soviet lessons from Afghanistan , BBC News | December 12, 2009
This BBC article remembers the fate of the Soviet forces in Afghanistan; the reasons for their failure and the merciless bloody carnage they inflicted. Afghanistan was a corrupt quagmire when the Soviets went in and it was a corrupt quagmire when they left.
The US, Britain and NATO should think very hard on the knowledge.
Blair 'was told Iraq had disarmed - but still went to war', independent.co.uk | December 8, 2009
Sir John Scarlett, who was the head of the Joint Intelligence Committee in the run-up to the war, said that two reports received in March 2003, which suggested that Iraq's weaponry had been taken to pieces, were sent directly to the former prime minister. He also said that Mr Blair was made aware of doubts over Saddam's access to needed warheads...
Obama Quietly Backs Renewing Patriot Act Surveillance Provisions, alternet.org | November 28, 2009
Welcome home, war , atimes.com | November 17, 2009
In his approach to National Security Agency surveillance, as well as Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) renditions, drone assassinations, and military detention, President Barack Obama has to a surprising extent embraced the expanded executive powers championed by his conservative predecessor, George W Bush. more »
How the US army protects its trucks – by paying the Taliban, The Guardian | November 12, 2009
Students Who Exposed 30-Year-Old Wrongful Conviction Being Targeted By DA , alternet.org | November 10, 2009
Yes this is America, land of the free and home of the brave and..... the victimised.
The razzamatazz of the constitution and the red, white and blue of old glory are shed like a snakes skin upon the alter of injustice and abuse of law by its own officers.
Who cares about what America stands for anymore?
Wave the flag and be damned.