Late Night: MENA Mashup: Kobane, ISIS, and Our MIC

By: Saturday October 11, 2014 8:00 pm

Now, it’s interesting how the actual Kurds on the ground, are portraying it too.

 

Chelsea Manning Sues Pentagon for Denying Her ‘Urgently-Needed’ Medical Care for Gender Dysphoria

By: Wednesday September 24, 2014 11:55 am

Chelsea Manning has filed a lawsuit against the United States Defense Department and the Department of the Army for denying her medical care for her gender dysphoria. It seeks a preliminary injunction requiring the Pentagon to provide “clinically appropriate treatment.”

Secretary Hagel Claims ISIS Is ‘Threat To Every Interest We Have’, ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’

By: Friday August 22, 2014 6:49 am

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel attempted to terrorize the American people Thursday by claiming ISIS was a threat to every interest the US has and “beyond anything we’ve seen.” The dire statements have, not surprisingly, led many observers to think the Obama Administration is preparing a more involved military campaign against ISIS.

Though not-so-subtly skeptical of the Syrian bombing campaign against the Assad regime, the Pentagon now appears to be on board with launching attacks in Syria if they target ISIS.

US to Increase Military Role in Poland and Baltic States to Challenge Russia

By: Thursday March 6, 2014 6:40 am

Who says the US wants another Cold War?

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said yesterday that the US is going to ramp up military aid to Poland and Russia’s neighboring Baltic states. The encirclement or rather containment strategy is an interesting shift from the expansionary post-Cold War 1 strategy. After the Soviet Union fell the US has been steadily pushing east with EU and NATO membership until it has now hit Ukraine where, not surprisingly, it is meeting Russian resistance.

Pentagon Plans Shift From Occupation Armies to Assassinations and Cyberwarfare

By: Monday February 24, 2014 10:20 am

After a decade of pratfalls in the Middle East with occupation armies that became easy targets for opposing militants, the Department of Defense is making some changes. In a new budget plan spearheaded by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the Pentagon will be reducing the army to levels not seen since before World War II.

Drone Protests to Continue in Pakistan Despite Warnings From US That Aid Could Be Stopped

By: Monday December 9, 2013 2:23 pm

A Pakistani political party chaired by Imran Khan has vowed to continue protests against US drone strikes, despite a warning from the United States that aid could be cut off if they are not brought to a halt. Protests spearheaded by the political party, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), have been blockading a NATO supply route to [...]

Wilkerson: Chemical weapon use in Syria ‘could have been an Israeli false flag operation’

By: Saturday May 4, 2013 8:00 pm

Here’s the extended Cenk interview… Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: Chemical weapon use in Syria ‘could have been an Israeli false flag operation’

A Medal for Drone Killers? Fine, Say Critics; Just Don’t Rank It Too High

By: Tuesday March 12, 2013 6:20 pm

In one of his final actions, last month outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta instituted a new award that troops can earn, called the Distinguished Warfare Medal. (Warfare. Not “Peacefare” or “Defense” or some such euphemism. Panetta is not a man to mince words.)

It’s formal criterion is that the act of the recipient “must have a direct impact, through any domain, on combat or other military operations,” take place after September 11 2001, and not itself be an “act of valor.”

Karzai Accuses America of Collaborating With Taliban

By: Monday March 11, 2013 8:25 am

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai is pointing the finger at America for continued instability in his country. To America’s shock and dismay, Karzai claimed that the America and Taliban were colluding to continue the war beyond 2014 when US forces are set to withdraw by working together in series of recent bombings. His comments came as Chuck Hagel made his first visit to the country as Defense Secretary.

Late Night: AIPAC, Barak, Hagel, Kerry, and Mattis

By: Wednesday March 6, 2013 8:00 pm

Now, lest you thought the US Military was averse to starting a war with Iran…

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