There is No Military Solution in Afghanistan

Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement in response to President Trump’s announced plan to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan. “I am deeply troubled by President Trump’s failure to outline a comprehensive strategy to bring an end to our nation’s longest war. After sixteen years at war, one thing is clear: there is no military [...]

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Israel’s Six-Day War Started With a Lie

https://prod01-cdn05.cdn.firstlook.org/wp-uploads/sites/1/2017/06/mehdi-hasan-six-day-war-1496417023-article-header.jpg Top photo: Israeli soldiers search Jordanian prisoners during mopping up operations in the old city of Jerusalem on June 8, 1967, as the city came under Jewish control during the Six-Day War. Fifty years ago, between June 5 and June 10, 1967, Israel invaded and occupied East Jerusalem, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, [...]

White House Considering Unprecedented Plan to Privatize War in Afghanistan

The White House is considering an unprecedented plan to privatize the war in Afghanistan at the urging of Erik Prince, founder of the now-defunct private mercenary firm Blackwater. Prince told USA Today the plan would include sending 5,500 private mercenaries to Afghanistan to advise the Afghan army. It would also include deploying a private air [...]