How Do Weapons Makers Sleep at Night?

by David Swanson, published on Let’s Try Democracy, September 11, 2018 A new report by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas Davies “focuses on the five largest U.S. arms manufacturers — Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics — and their dealings with three repressive nations: Saudi Arabia, Israel and Egypt.” This may prove to be a very valuable approach.[…]

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The American War Machine Continues to Grow and Seek Confrontation

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis briefs members of the media on Syria at the Pentagon April 13, 2018 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) by Vijay Prashad, from Commmon Dreams, August 2, 2018 Last week, on July 26, the United States House of Representatives passed the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which will then go on to the U.S.[…]

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Running Amok? Donald Trump Facilitates Civilian Drone Deaths, Continues Attacks in Seven Countries ‘and Elsewhere’

Only 12% of drone victims in Pakistan are militants. by Drone Warfare, originally posted on Global Research, June 7, 2018 The NGO CAGE, which campaigns against discriminatory state policies and advocates observance of due process and the rule of law, reminds readers that in October 2017, US President Donald Trump replaced the Obama rules pertaining to drone strikes with his[…]

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U.S. Planning for Remote Warfare

by Matthew Hoh, edited by Nick Mottern, published on KnowDrones ~ My concern is where the US military presence is headed in the Greater Middle East, and Muslim world: Less footprint, greater use of remote or standoff (U.S.- based) attack measures, satellite/space based resources and the use of proxy forces to do the killing and destruction. ~ Major bases such[…]

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Bad Drones

by Ted Krall, originally published on Counterpunch, 4/24/18 We have succumbed, in recent years, to technological passivity, the assumption that there’s nothing we can (or should) do about what an older generation used to call “progress.” But that’s not true. War goes on, yet most of the world’s nations came together to ban landmines. Mines, humanity decided, were a horror[…]

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