Pentagon Report Points To Unsustainable Status Quo For US Global Empire

The Pentagon is now admitting that the U.S.’ global dominance is waning, as it is facing economic challenges from rival countries who resist Western corporate influence. It’s also threatened by “inconvenient” information like that of watchdog journalism critical of American imperialism. But perhaps its solution is more worrisome, as the Pentagon suggests doubling down on militarism and propaganda instead of addressing the root causes of the country’s downturn.

Pentagon Report Points To Unsustainable Status Quo For US Global Empire

A new study released by the U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute and sponsored by various branches of the Department of Defense (DoD) has revealed what many in other nations have known for years, but has been slow to dawn on the United States itself – that the

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Alternative Media Is Ignoring Venezuela’s Regime Change Problem

Independent media outlets tend to pose alternative viewpoints that conflict with the narratives espoused by mainstream media. But when it comes to Venezuela, whose socialist government is in danger of being overthrown, they are parroting the mainstream line or ignoring the issue altogether.

Alternative Media Is Ignoring Venezuela’s Regime Change Problem

Even though the independent media community in the West is diverse, there are often some common themes that unite alternative media outlets from different sides of the political spectrum. Common among these unifying forces is a criticism of the U.S. imperial war machine and U.S. efforts – both covert and direct – to subject governments throughout

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16 Years After Onset Of U.S. Plan Colombia, Cocaine Profits Reach Record Highs

The U.S.-Colombia drug war alliance has failed to stop the country’s drug trade, with last year’s coca yield breaking records. The record harvests can be traced to the country’s government, right-wing paramilitaries and wealthy individuals who are sympathetic to U.S. business interests.

16 Years After Onset Of U.S. Plan Colombia, Cocaine Profits Reach Record Highs

BOGOTÁ-- Ever since Colombia descended into civil war more than 50 years ago, the country’s notorious drug trade has largely been blamed on the leftist insurgency, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), rather than the government-connected

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The US Is Doubling Down On Its Endless War In Afghanistan, The ‘Grave Of Empires’

Afghanistan has been occupied by foreign powers for nearly 20 years now, with its people being exploited and tormented in the name of combating terrorism. A recent NATO request for thousands more troops to be sent to the region means their suffering will only continue.

The US Is Doubling Down On Its Endless War In Afghanistan, The ‘Grave Of Empires’

AFGHANISTAN -- Afghanistan, also known as the “Grave of Empires,” has been the victim of imperial occupation and exploitation by U.S. and coalition forces for nearly two decades. An entire generation of Americans will have grown up in the fog of a seemingly endless war - and with a new administration taking over, this painful reality is almost

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Famine Plagues Somalia, Yemen Amid US Military Adventurism, Empire Building

In Somalia, a U.S.-led “war on terror” has led to a rise in extremism that has exacerbated the country’s famine, while in Yemen, a Saudi blockade has prevented much-needed food from reaching its people. And yet, many in the West remain unaware of their plight.

Famine Plagues Somalia, Yemen Amid US Military Adventurism, Empire Building

SYDNEY -- In a part of the world where little attention is given beyond the briefest of news flashes, there is an ongoing famine impacting countless lives. Spurred in part by both drought and war, a famine is now casting its long shadow over millions of people across the Middle East and many parts of Africa. Foreign interventionism, U.S. arms

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The Kurdish Connection: Israel, ISIS And U.S. Efforts To Destabilize Iran

Syrian Kurds claim to be fighting against terror as they strive for autonomy, a goal that they have yet to achieve even after decades of effort. But their efforts are being co-opted by Western powers that are using them to achieve their own ends in the Middle East.

The Kurdish Connection: Israel, ISIS And U.S. Efforts To Destabilize Iran

SYRIA (Analysis)-- In Part I of independent analyst Sarah Abed’s three-part analysis for MintPress News, Abed began exposing the modern-day Kurdish/Israeli alliance that both parties have tried to keep hidden in order to avoid

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The Kurds: Washington’s Weapon Of Mass Destabilization In The Middle East

In this three part series, MintPress contributor Sarah Abed analyzes the role that some Kurdish factions have played throughout history in helping major powers create chaos in the Middle East – from the Kurdish uprising in Iraq in the 1960s to the ongoing conflict in Syria today.

The Kurds: Washington’s Weapon Of Mass Destabilization In The Middle East

SYRIA (Analysis)-- PART I Historical accounts of the Kurds have been a subject of mystery and perplexity for years, and have been seldom discussed by major Western media outlets until recently. Since the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the ongoing conflict in Syria, Kurds have been romanticized by mainstream media and U.S. politicians alike to justify a

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