By James Cogan, 10 March 2018
Vietnam’s strategic importance to US imperialism stems primarily from how it can be used against China.
From the State Department to Capitol Hill
By Patrick Martin, 9 March 2018
The Democratic Party is seeking to be not only the party for the Pentagon and CIA, but the party of the Pentagon and CIA.
By Andre Damon, 8 March 2018
The company’s involvement in the “targeted killing” program shows its pivotal role in US government attacks on democratic rights.
Agents and war commanders
By Patrick Martin, 8 March 2018
Dozens of former CIA and military operatives are running as Democratic candidates for Congress in 2018.
By Peter Symonds, 7 March 2018
Trump reacted positively to the announcement of possible talks with North Korea, but maintained Washington’s threats against the Pyongyang regime.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 March 2018
Netanyahu, facing criminal indictment in Israel, and Trump, his administration in deepening crisis, met to discuss plans for an escalation of military aggression against Iran.
By Patrick Martin, 7 March 2018
This series examines the extraordinary integration of the Democratic Party and the intelligence agencies, with dozens of former operatives running as Democratic candidates in 2018.
By Bill Van Auken, 6 March 2018
Amid unrelenting hysteria promoted by the Democrats and the media over alleged Russian “meddling” in the US election, scant attention has been paid to Washington’s own activities south of the US border.
By James Cogan, 3 March 2018
Newspaper articles indicate that a war crime of historic dimensions is being prepared.
By Andre Damon, 2 March 2018
In a belligerently nationalistic speech Thursday, Putin boasted about advances in Russia’s nuclear arsenal and played a video depicting a nuclear strike on the United States.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 March 2018
The “open letter” was clearly addressed to Washington and its allies, demanding the escalation of their use of armed force against the war-ravaged country.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 February 2018
The orchestrated outcry over civilian deaths in Ghouta and chorus of chemical weapons allegations are aimed at preparing a major new imperialist escalation in the Middle East.
By Chris Marsden, 26 February 2018
Tensions between the United States, Russia, Iran, and Turkey remained high in the wake of a US attack that killed dozens of Russian troops.
By Ben McGrath, 26 February 2018
North Korea has offered to hold talks with the US, but the Trump administration is insisting that Pyongyang must first demonstrate its willingness to denuclearise.
By Peter Symonds, 24 February 2018
Trump warned that if sanctions on North Korea did not work he would move to “phase two,” which could be “a very rough thing.”
By Alex Lantier, 22 February 2018
This weekend's conference was dominated by rising, potentially violent conflict between the major powers, notably the United States and Europe.
By Jordan Shilton, 22 February 2018
US media outlets have seized on the escalation of violence to call for the expansion of Washington’s illegal military intervention.
By Andre Damon, 21 February 2018
The New York Times and the broadcast media have sought to exploit the deaths of 17 high school students to justify US military aggression against Russia and promote Internet censorship.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 February 2018
The Trump administration is threatening to abrogate the Iran nuclear agreement in order to force the European powers to adopt a hard line against Tehran.
By Andre Damon and Joseph Kishore, 20 February 2018
As with the Bush administration’s lies about Iraqi “weapons of mass destruction,” the claim that Russia “attacked” the US by “meddling” in the 2016 elections is aimed at creating a justification for war.
By James Cogan, 20 February 2018
Admiral Harris’s statement left no doubt that he believes military spending must be ramped up by hundreds of billions of dollars.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 February 2018
The deaths of Russian military contractors under the rain of bombs and missiles unleashed by the Pentagon has sharply escalated war tensions.
By Peter Symonds, 14 February 2018
Amid speculation about talks between North and South Korea, the US Director of National Intelligence was skeptical that Pyongyang would negotiate away its nuclear weapons.
By James Cogan, 14 February 2018
The nomination of Admiral Harry Harris, head of Pacific Command, is a gauge of how vital the US views its alliance with Australia at this historical juncture.
By Chris Marsden, 12 February 2018
Israel attacked 12 of the country’s main air defence sites, which the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) described as “Iranian targets.”
By James Cogan, 12 February 2018
The United Sates is preparing for “great-power conflict” in the Pacific by massively increasing its military presence in the region.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 February 2018
The reports of Russian casualties came as Turkey resumed its own air strikes against the Kurdish enclave of Afrin.
By Eric London, 10 February 2018
The Democratic Party provided the necessary votes to allocate $1.4 trillion for the military.
By Don Barrett and Patrick Martin, 9 February 2018
The new rocket has two purposes, neither of them connected with the advance of science: to boost the wealth of billionaire Elon Musk, and to expand the military arsenal of the Pentagon.
By Peter Symonds, 8 February 2018
Pence’s aggressive remarks cut across any attempt by the South Korean president to use the Winter Olympics to create an opening for negotiations with North Korea.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 February 2018
The US president’s bid to roll tanks down Pennsylvania Avenue is no mere personal whim. It is bound up with deep-going changes in US society and the capitalist state apparatus.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 February 2018
Washington’s threat to retaliate over alleged use of chemical weapons comes amid a steady widening of the multi-sided war in Syria.
By Matthew Taylor, 7 February 2018
CNN’s decision to withhold their report until after the Super Bowl illustrates the media’s role as collaborators with, and mouthpieces of, the military intelligence apparatus.
By Peter Symonds, 6 February 2018
US aggression against North Korea would almost certainly trigger retaliation and result in an escalating conflict that would drag in other nuclear-armed powers such as Russia and China.
By Nick Beams, 6 February 2018
Right on cue, as if acting in accordance with a carefully drafted script, pseudo-left organisations and individuals have stepped forward to provide justifications for new US operations in the Middle East.
By Nick Barrickman, 6 February 2018
Like so many others before her, Manning is engaged in a misguided and futile effort to seek reforms through the US capitalist two-party system.
By Peter Symonds, 5 February 2018
The warplane was shot down as Russian and US military forces face off at close quarters on opposing sides of Syria’s disastrous civil war.
By Peter Symonds, 3 February 2018
Even as tensions appear to have eased on the Korean Peninsula with the Winter Olympics about to begin, the US is continuing its preparations for a military strike.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 February 2018
The inability of Afghan security forces and their US “advisers” to secure even the most heavily guarded zones of Kabul has been underscored in a series of spectacular attacks.
By Jordan Shilton, 2 February 2018
A day after the conclusion of the talks, the Trump administration raised new and unsubstantiated claims that the Assad regime is developing chemical weapons.
By Barry Grey, 1 February 2018
The degeneration of the State of the Union as an institution is connected to the mounting crisis of American capitalism.
By Peter Symonds, 1 February 2018
Pompeo’s warning signals the ramping up of a campaign on alleged Chinese interference in the US as Washington increases its trade war measures and military build-up against Beijing.
By Joseph Kishore, 31 January 2018
The message read out to workers at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency on the morning of January 13 included the words, “This is not a drill.”
By Patrick Martin, 31 January 2018
The military assault marked a turning point in the Vietnam War, demonstrating the enduring power of the popular revolutionary struggle and crippling the Johnson administration.
By James Cogan, 30 January 2018
The latest issue of the London weekly declares that the past quarter century of bloody conflicts is just the prelude to an even more horrific future.
By Kayla Costa, 29 January 2018
Between 2010 and 2016 alone, there were nearly 6,000 accusations of child sexual abuse reported by American military personnel, with no actions taken in response.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 January 2018
Little more than two weeks after Hawaii’s 1.5 million people received a false alert of impending nuclear disaster, the media has quietly shelved the story.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 January 2018
Amid a feverish US military buildup, Washington rolled out a new round of sanctions aimed at strangling North Korea’s economy.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 January 2018
The Turkish military incursion into northern Syria has exacerbated deepening tensions within the NATO alliance and between the US and Europe.
By Halil Celik and Alex Lantier, 22 January 2018
The Turkish invasion points to a historic breakdown of the NATO alliance, of which the United States and Turkey are both members.
By Peter Symonds, 22 January 2018
The latest “freedom of navigation” provocation came on the eve of a meeting of top naval commanders in India where US Admiral Harry Harris condemned China as “a disruptive force.”
By Bill Van Auken, 20 January 2018
The document presented by Defense Secretary James Mattis confirms an open shift by US imperialism toward preparations for a third world war.
By Peter Symonds, 17 January 2018
The false alert, coming days after a similar incident in Hawaii, highlights the advanced preparations by the US and its allies for war with North Korea.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 January 2018
The terror unleashed upon the population of Hawaii cannot be understood outside of the myriad exercises being conducted by the Pentagon in preparation for an invasion of North Korea.
By Peter Symonds, 16 January 2018
Having proclaimed the defeat of ISIS, Washington is determined to prosecute its goal of ousting the Iranian- and Russian-backed Syrian regime.
The missile alert in Hawaii
By Patrick Martin, 15 January 2018
A false warning of impending nuclear attack terrorized millions on Saturday.
By Peter Symonds, 15 January 2018
The latest fracas underscores the erratic character of the Trump administration’s stance toward North Korea.
By Eddie Haywood, 15 January 2018
The move is of a piece with the global effort to censor oppositional and alternative viewpoints on the Internet.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 January 2018
A policy review to be released later this month calls for the development of new low-yield nuclear weapons for use against Russia.
By Peter Symonds, 10 January 2018
The meeting produced an agreement for North Korea to participate in the Winter Olympics, but did nothing to end the dangerous standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons.
By Peter Symonds, 8 January 2018
Trump suggested the possibility of talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, even though he had threatened North Korea with nuclear annihilation just days earlier.
By Peter Symonds, 6 January 2018
The meeting will take place under conditions of extreme tension as a result of the Trump administration’s campaign of “maximum pressure” to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear arsenal.
By Mike Head, 5 January 2018
Like the US and other governments around the world, the Chinese regime is resorting to nationalism and militarism.
By Peter Symonds, 4 January 2018
Trump’s “nuclear button” remark is aimed not just at North Korea, but any country that poses a challenge to American global hegemony.
By Peter Symonds, 30 December 2017
Trump’s tweet declaring Beijing was “caught RED HANDED” smacks of a contrived provocation aimed at ramping up tensions with China and North Korea.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 December 2017
The savage intensification of the Saudi bombing campaign is a function of both Riyadh’s frustration over the stalemate in its war and the unstinting support of Washington.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 December 2017
The report that the US is training former ISIS militants is one more indication that Washington is preparing a new phase of the war in Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 December 2017
Washington is deepening the catastrophe in Yemen as part of its war preparations against Iran, threatening the lives of millions.
By Peter Symonds, 23 December 2017
The latest measures, drawn up by Washington, represent a last-ditch attempt to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear arsenal.
By Niles Niemuth, 23 December 2017
The decision to allow Kiev to purchase “lethal defensive weapons” portends an escalation in the nearly four-year-old war against pro-Russian separatists entrenched in the country’s eastern provinces.
By Peter Symonds, 21 December 2017
Trump’s National Security Adviser McMaster said the president had ordered him to “to continue to refine a military option should we have to use it.”
By Bill Van Auken, 20 December 2017
The new US National Security Strategy and Trump’s speech Monday constitute a grim warning to humanity that US imperialism is firmly embarked on a road that leads to a nuclear third world war.
By Bill Van Auken, 19 December 2017
Behind the hackneyed campaign-style speech delivered by Trump Monday, the US military and intelligence apparatus is preparing for world war.
By Peter Symonds, 16 December 2017
If North Korea does not give up its nuclear arsenal, the US is not only demanding an international economic blockade, but preparing to attack Pyongyang.
By Eddie Haywood, 16 December 2017
The announcement marks a further escalation of Washington’s military offensive in Somalia which has been ramped up over the last year, including the deployment of 500 special forces personnel.
By Julie Hyland, 16 December 2017
In a modern day-twist to the “white man’s burden”, NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg and actress Angelina Jolie advocate the fight for “cultural change” and “gender equality” through the barrel of a gun.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 December 2017
The latest report of a hostile encounter between US and Russian fighters comes as Washington prepares to roll out a post-ISIS plan for continuing the war in Syria.
By Peter Symonds, 14 December 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s offer of talks without pre-condition was quickly followed by a White House official declaring that “now is not the time.”
By Bill Van Auken, 13 December 2017
The refusal to reveal the level of overseas troop deployments is aimed first and foremost at concealing from the American people the ever expanding global reach of US wars and militarism.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 December 2017
The Russian President's pronouncement of a 'victory' over ISIS presages not peace, but an even more direct and aggressive conflict between the US and Russia.
By Andre Damon, 11 December 2017
In the 13 days since North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching large portions of North America, the US has further escalated its war threats.
By Peter Symonds, 9 December 2017
Out of the blue, Trump officials have suggested that US athletes might not compete in the Winter Olympics in South Korea due to security concerns.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 December 2017
The death of Saleh, who ruled Yemen for three decades, appears to signal the failure of a Saudi-backed plot to overthrow the Houthi-led government.
By Peter Symonds, 5 December 2017
The document reflects the rising anxieties in ruling circles over the breakdown of the post-World War II order and the emergence of “a more competitive and contested world.”
By Peter Symonds, 4 December 2017
To justify US military aggression, National Security Adviser McMaster grossly inflated the threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear capabilities.
By Joseph Kishore, 1 December 2017
The United States is in the advanced stage of planning some form of military operation against North Korea, which, if carried out, would imperil millions of lives.
28 November 2017
By Alex Lantier, 24 November 2017
A century after World War I, amid another catastrophic political collapse of world capitalism, countries across Europe and the world are again preparing for total war.
By Eddie Haywood, 24 November 2017
The official US military deployment in Somalia has increased to more than 500, the largest contingent of soldiers in the country since 1993.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 November 2017
While the media lavished attention on the Pentagon’s claims to have bombed opium production facilities, the latest raids are only part of a tripling of airstrikes this year.
By Peter Symonds, 23 November 2017
Washington is determined to exploit the confrontation with Pyongyang to undermine China economically and strategically.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 November 2017
The lack of clean water threatens to compound the worst cholera epidemic in modern history, even as millions confront famine.
By Peter Symonds, 21 November 2017
Trump’s decision is another step towards a catastrophic war that would not only kill millions on the Korean Peninsula but could potentially draw in major powers such as China and Russia.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 November 2017
Washington is initiating a series of new policies aimed at building up the Saudi military as it carries out a siege of Yemen that could claim the lives of millions.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 November 2017
The hearing heard the former head of the US Strategic Command raise the prospect of the military refusing a first strike order, creating what he called an “interesting constitutional situation.”
By Eddie Haywood, 15 November 2017
Reports from unnamed US officials indicate that the two murder suspects were stealing cash from a “slush fund” set aside for the purpose of paying informants.
By Nick Beams, 13 November 2017
Trump’s tour has underscored the mounting problems US imperialism confronts globally.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 November 2017
The mass arrests in Saudi Arabia, combined with the kidnapping of Lebanon’s prime minister and the escalation of the war against Yemen, point to immense instability.
“Time is quickly running out”
By James Cogan, 10 November 2017
Three aircraft carrier battlegroups are positioned off the coast of the Korean Peninsula and will rehearse for war this weekend.
By Alex Lantier, 10 November 2017
NATO is planning for a major land war in Europe against Russia, which fields the world’s second-largest nuclear arsenal after the United States.