Defense Sectary Visits Hawkish Atlantic Council to Announce US Troop Buildup on Russia Border

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper visited the notorious Atlantic Council, funded by a who’s who of weapons makers and despotic regimes, to announce that the US would not, indeed, be withdrawing troops from Germany but sending them to Russia’s border instead.

Troop Withdrawal Germany

The United States was supposed to be sending thousands of troops home from Germany. But Secretary of Defense Mark Esper announced yesterday that they would instead be redeployed eastwards, right on the Russian border in some cases, supposedly to deter “growing Russian and Chinese threats.” “It’s common sense,” the senior Trump administration

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Enormous Crowds at Iraq’s Million Man March Tell America to Leave for Good

An estimated 2.5 million Iraqis descended on Baghdad to stage a “Million Man March” calling for an end to the nearly 17 year-long U.S. occupation of their country.

People from all over Iraq have descended upon its capital Baghdad, heeding the call from influential Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr for a “million man march” calling for an end to the nearly 17 year-long U.S. occupation of the country. Images from the event show seas of peaceful crowds walking together through the city center. Sayed Sadiq al-Hashemi,

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Iraqis to the United States: What Part of “Go Home” Don’t You Understand?

Even amongst Iraq’s more pro-US factions, the calls for “Yankee go home” have grown increasingly louder.

Iraq US Feature photo

Iranian forces launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against two military bases housing US troops in Iraq early hours of Wednesday morning. The al-Assad airbase in western Iraq was hit by 17 missiles, and 5 targeted at a base in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil.  No US casualties were immediately reported. Iran’s supreme leader,

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Pentagon Bets Against Korean Peace with Indefinite Troop Presence, New Missile Defense

Reports from a questionable thinktank claim North Korea nuclear weapons development continues as the U.S. commits to an indefinite troop presence and new missile defense systems.

U.S. and South Korean military soldiers pray during a ceremony marking the U.S. Memorial Day at Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, May 24, 2018. Ahn Young-joon | AP

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – After the recent Singapore summit kick-started peace talks aimed at ending hostilities on the Korean peninsula, the tone among many Koreans, Americans and other observers was optimistic, as a peaceful resolution to the conflict seemed within reach. Yet, while peace on the Korean peninsula is something most continue to hope for,

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Bernie Sanders Demands Answers Over US Ground Troops in Saudi Arabia

“I’ll be seeking further clarification on these activities. We must prevent the U.S. from getting dragged into another never-ending war.”

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, speaks during a town hall meeting

As yet another news cycle was dominated by the latest chapter of the President Donald Trump-Stormy Daniels controversy on Thursday, the New York Times quietly published an alarming report detailing a secret U.S. Green Beret operation along Saudi Arabia's border with Yemen that was launched by the Trump White House late last year with no debate,

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In Shifting War, US Scrambles to Established Outposts in Western Iraq

The vast empty deserts of western Syria and Iraq are soon to be the new frontline of the ongoing conflict, with US forces scrambling to establish a military presence in the region.

U.S. Marines prepare to build a military site in western Anbar, Iraq. The US' newest outpost is in this dusty corner of western Iraq near the border with Syria where several hundred American Marines operate close to the battlefront. (AP/Khalid Mohammed)

Officials are loudly trumpeting the idea that, with the fall of al-Qaim in Iraq and Abu Kamal in Syria, ISIS is “defeated,” and has lost their “last” strongholds in both countries. In reality, ISIS fighters have been taking to the desert for weeks on end in both countries. U.S. officials seem to have been fully aware of this, even as they

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