Decline and Fall of the US Empire: Lawrence Wilkerson Discusses Afghanistan Pull-Out

As the national conversation on Afghanistan turns to what the country’s future holds, Adley and Wilkerson have a frank discussion about the U.S. empire, war profiteers and the status of the War on Terror.

 After 20 years of war and occupation that have caused the deaths of almost a quarter of a million people and displaced 5.9 million more, the United States appears to have finally (tacitly) admitted defeat in Afghanistan, pulling its forces and representatives out of the country. The U.S.-installed government fell within days, with President

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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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US Announces Three New Bases in Iraq After Iraqis Demand Full Withdrawal

The three sites chosen for the news bases, Erbin, Sulimania and Halabja are all extremely close to Iran, with Halabja just eight miles from its border.

US Iraq bases feature photo

Less than a week after millions of Iraqis took to the streets demanding the U.S. military leave for good, the United States announced that is planning to build three new military bases in Iraq, according to military news service Breaking Defense. The three sites chosen – Erbin, Sulimania and Halabja – are all extremely close to Iran, with Halabja

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Houthi Withdrawal from Hodeida Port Brings No Peace as Saudis Press Attack

Artillery shells and a steady stream of heavy machine-gun fire tore through the village of Al-Shijan on Monday, as Saudi-led forces renewed hostilities in the area following a Houthi withdrawal from Hodeida.

SA’DAH, YEMEN -- The familiar sound of heavy artillery once again returned to Yemen’s Hodeida province following a period of relative calm in the strategic coastal region. At least 66 artillery shells and a steady stream of heavy machine-gun fire tore through the village of Al-Shijan on Monday, as Saudi-led forces renewed hostilities in the area

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New Photos Show US May Be Expanding Military Bases Ahead of Syria Withdrawal

U.S. troops, which are supposed to be winding down their presence in Syria, appear to be constructing a new military base and expanding existing bases in northern Syria.

US Military Base in Syria Aerial Banner

Twitter user, @obretix, has noted more signs of Trump’s widely-announced 'troop withdrawal' from Syria. U.S. troops, which are supposed to be winding down their presence in Syria, appear to be constructing a new military base between Tell Baydar and Tell Tamr in northern Syria. The base includes a 1.5 kilometer airstrip. According to reports,

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The Outrage Over Trump’s Syria Withdrawal: “We Took The Oil. We’ve Got To Keep The Oil”

Weekend editorials and cable news pundit shows reacted in disbelief and horror – with charges of “chaos” at the Trump White House over Syria policy, and claims that “ISIS will come back.

Syrian children watch a U.S. armored convoy pass on a road in northeast Syria, July 26, 2017. (AP/Hussein Malla)

Regime change advocates, neocon beltway hawks, and all the usual armchair warrior zero-skin-in-the-game think tank interventionistas are in continued meltdown mode after Trump confirmed plans to withdraw American forces - some 2000+ troops and personnel - from Syria. On Friday the president told senior White House aides that US forces will be

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