Tag: United States

The true cost of America’s wars

By Jack A. Smith, Global Research, July 11, 2011 During his speech on Afghanistan June 22, President Obama revealed that “Over the last decade, we have spent a trillion dollars on war.” He knew this was a deceptive understatement, as…

Pentagon: Computer Sabotage = Act of War

Cyber Combat: Act of War Pentagon Sets Stage for U.S. to Respond to Computer Sabotage With Military Force By Siobahn Gorman & Julian E. Barnes Wall Street Journal, May 31, 2011 WASHINGTON—The Pentagon has concluded that computer sabotage coming from…

The blindness of militarism

By Bruce Gagnon, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space Over the past weekend hundreds rallied in Gangjeong village in South Korea to protect the rocks and the plant and animal life on Jeju Island that will be…

After Sendai

By Richard Falk, Counterpunch, Mar. 18-20, 2011 After atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki there was in the West, especially the United States, a short triumphal moment, crediting American science and military prowess with bringing victory over Japan…

What US Air Power Actually Does

By Tom Engelhardt, Counterpunch, March 17, 2011 When men first made war in the air, the imagery that accompanied them was of knights jousting in the sky. Just check out movies like Wings, which won the first Oscar for Best…