A document from U.S. Special Operations Command Africa shows that military support to partner nations in Africa is prioritized to suit American, not African, needs and policy goals.
“If the empire teaches domination of the world from its military schools, we will learn from this school to free ourselves from imperial oppression,” President Evo Morales said at the center's inauguration.
I hope you'll forgive me if I suggest that the Iraq-Syria War against Islamic State is being conveyed to us via Snapchat Important things happen, they appear in front of us, and then POOF! They're gone.
To many Americans, Clinton is best-known for her advocacy of a national health care system, her assertion that it takes a village to raise a child, and her championing of women’s empowerment. The rest of the world knows her better for her passion for bombing.
Cloaking violent, even murderous actions in anodyne language might help a few doubting functionaries sleep easier at night, but it should make the rest of us profoundly uneasy.
Instead of criticizing Sanders’ "inexperience," we should “be questioning why any of the candidates of either party are employing the same old foreign policy advisers -- many of whom not only supported the Iraq War but every disastrous military intervention since,” argues Trevor Timm at The Guardian.
There’s nothing like the heady combination of a “populist” Republican race for the presidency and a national hysteria over terrorism to make Americans want to reach for those “enhanced interrogation techniques.”
In terms of advanced and unchallenged military power, there has been nothing like the U.S. armed forces since the Mongols swept across Eurasia. No wonder American presidents now regularly use phrases like “the finest fighting force the world has ever known” to describe it.
The president maintains a "global system of kidnapping, torture, rape and murder" to demoralize and coerce those who would oppose the American-led neoliberal empire, political economist Rob Urie writes in CounterPunch.