Soldiers patrol in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, May 2010.
The United States has been in Afghanistan for ten years, with no real end in sight. Last year Barack Hussein Obama promised to start the withdrawal of American soldiers in Afghanistan this summer, establishing his Afghan war timeline. During his campaign for the presidency Obama made every . . . → Read More: American soldiers in Afghanistan: monthly NATO deaths highest of war
General Martin Dempsey
Admiral Mike Mullen is leaving the military after serving as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the past four years. Under his ’leadership’ the US military has allowed openly gay people to serve in uniform, with his claim that it would make the services even better and more combat effective. That pretty much . . . → Read More: ‘Milktoast Mullen” (Navy) is out, Dempsey and Odierno (Army) take over
Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater. (Adam Ferguson/VII Network)
There was a very interesting article in The New York Times last week about Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater. The firm changed its name to Xe Services after four of its employees slaughtered 17 Iraqi civilians at Nisour Square in Baghdad on September 16, . . . → Read More: Erik Prince of Blackwater: an American mercenary without a country
Watch the RT Televison spot above, with clips from my interview embedded in it. I explain the “military-industrial complex” in more detail below. See my book, America’s Failure In Iraq: Intervention to Withdrawal 1991-2010, for more information on this growing problem.
The “military-industrial complex”
In his final speech to the nation before he . . . → Read More: The “military-industrial complex:” warned of in 1961, now we’re there
Col. Ted Westhusing
One day in July of 2005, US Army Colonel Ted Westhusing was found dead in his trailer in Baghdad, Iraq. He had apparently committed suicide, another cost of the Iraq war.
But because the investigation of his death was not done properly, we will never know for sure if he was . . . → Read More: Cost of war in Iraq: one soldier’s integrity vs. US corporate profits
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney
Every day more information comes out about the raid by US Navy SEALs at Osama bin Laden’s Afghan compound. And with every passing day the story gets more confusing.
Only one person was armed, the courier who was the link to bin Laden. Logic follows the SEALs were . . . → Read More: Osama bin Laden raid: 20 SEALs against one armed courier
Libyan officials showed reporters damage to a house in Tripoli where they said leader Moammar Gadhafi survived a Saturday missile strike that killed members of his family. (Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images)
The cost of war in Libya has taken a new turn since the killing of Muammar Gaddafi’s youngest son, and three of his grandchildren . . . → Read More: Cost of war in Libya: retaliation for killing Gaddafi family members
Iraqi security forces inspect the scene of a car bomb attack in Hillah, about 95km south of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, May 5, 2011. (AP Photo)
The cost of the Iraq war continues to take its toll on the people, the ones who had nothing to do with our invasion in 2003. It was Saddam . . . → Read More: Cost of the Iraq war: suicide attacks continue with no end in sight