Letter from Washington: How bloated defense budgets gut our armed forces by Andrew Cockburn Harper's edited by O Society May 16, 2019 For a country who spends such vast sums on its national security apparatus—many times more than the enemies that supposedly threaten it do—the United States has a strangely invisible military establishment. Military bases tend … Continue reading Pentagon Syndrome: The Military-Industrial Virus
by Adam Tooze London Review of Books edited by O Society April 11, 2019 On 13 October 1806, a young German philosopher, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, had an encounter with world history. En route to their annihilation of the Prussian forces 24 hours later, Napoleon and his army were marching through the East German … Continue reading Is this the end of the American century?
by Ron Ridenour Counterpunch edited by O Society April 8, 2019 When I first heard of Andrei Martyanov, I was skeptical about his intentions. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, USSR, 1963, he became a naval officer and expert on Russian military and naval issues. He took part in conflicts in the Caucasus. In mid-1990s, he moved … Continue reading Has the US Lost Its Military Supremacy Over Russia?
Americans have hidden behind the mask of their country's good intentions for so long, their faces have grown into this mask. written by: Tim Duff Tonka Bay, Minnesota edited by O Society Mar 12, 2019 "If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we … Continue reading The Ugly American
Report demands massive expansion of military-industrial complex to maintain global ‘access to resources’ by Nafeez Ahmed Insurge Intelligence July 17, 2017 In the first of a series, we report on stunning new evidence that the U.S. Department of Defense is waking up to the collapse of American primacy, and the rapid unraveling of the international order … Continue reading Pentagon study declares American empire is ‘collapsing’
by KARL GROSSMAN CounterPunch Jan 22, 2019 https://youtu.be/KU_Jdts5rL0 Beginning to fill in his declaration of last year about turning space into a war zone and establishing a U.S. Space Force, President Trump was at the Pentagon last week promoting a plan titled “Missile Defense Review.” As The New York Times said in its headline on the scheme:: … Continue reading Star Wars, The Empire, and Darth Trump’s Space Force
While a noisy Supreme Court fight captivated America last fall, an obscure federal accounting body quietly approved a system of classified money-moving by MATT TAIBBI Rolling Stone Jan 16, 2019 Aerial view of the Pentagon building. Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images October 4th, 2018, was a busy news day. The fight over Brett Kavanuagh’s Supreme Court … Continue reading Has the Government Legalized Secret Defense Spending?