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Jeremy Corbyn: Britain’s Obama?

Stuart Lyle There is a day-long debate in the British House of Commons today on the Cameron government’s motion to send the Royal Air Force to drop bombs in Syria.  The Opposition Leader, Jeremy Corbyn has stood against the rush to war, but has backed down from forcing all party members to vote against the…

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Henry Kissinger’s Big Stick: Bombing

W.J. Astore Greg Grandin has a new book on Henry Kissinger and a new article at TomDispatch.com.  Kissinger, writes Grandin, had an affinity (or perhaps an avidity) for power, especially air power, as a way of demonstrating his (and America’s) resolve. Notes Grandin: Henry Kissinger is, of course, not singularly responsible for the evolution of…

Finally an image that captures U.S. foreign policy

Nothing Succeeds Like Failure

The Crash, Burn, Repeat of America’s Militarized Foreign Policy Tom Engelhardt (courtesy of TomDispatch.com) Let’s take a moment to consider failure and its options in Washington. The U.S. has been warring with the Islamic State (IS) for more than a year now. The centerpiece of that war has been an ongoing campaign of bombings and air…

Mohammad Mossadegh, the democratically-elected leader of Iraq who was overthrown in 1953 in a coup supported by the CIA

Trust in War is America’s New Creed

Henry Pelifian Trust in war is the constant refrain from elected politicians of both major political parties.  The enemies are everywhere: Iran cannot be trusted in the Nuclear Agreement so we should bomb them now before they cheat.  Russia is always a threat even with the demise of the USSR so let’s get tough on…