Tag Archives: US military politics

USA | Congress’ Gargantuan New Military Spending Bill Forks Over Unprecedented Sums to Israel and Ukraine

by Max Blumenthal

USA | The Pentagon’s New Wonder Weapons for World Dominion

by Alfred W. McCoy

This piece has been adapted and expanded from Alfred W. McCoy’s new book, In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of U.S. Global Power. 

Not quite a century ago, on January 7, 1929, newspaper readers across America were captivated by a brand-new comic strip, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.  It offered the country its first images of space-age death rays, atomic explosions, and inter-planetary travel.
“I was twenty years old,” World War I veteran Anthony “Buck” Rogers told readers in the very first strip, “surveying the lower levels of an abandoned mine near Pittsburgh… when suddenly… gas knocked me out. But I didn’t die. The peculiar gas… preserved me in suspended animation. Finally, another shifting of strata admitted fresh air and I revived.”
Staggering out of that mine, he finds himself in the 25th century surrounded by flying warriors shooting ray guns at each other. A Mongol spaceship overhead promptly spots him on its “television view plate” and fires its “disintegrator ray” at him.  He’s saved from certain death by a flying woman warrior named Wilma who explains to him how this all came to be.

South Korea | USFK Install THAAD Launchers in Seongju after an Eight-hour Confrontation between Residents and S Korean Police

In the early morning hours of September 7, U.S. forces in Korea installed four additional THAAD launchers in Seongju, South Korea. Seongju residents and peace activists, who blocked the entryway to the deployment site, stood their ground for more than eight hours before being forcibly removed by the police.

(Video source: News1)

USA | The “military-industrial complex” in power

by Andre Damon

Fifty-six years ago, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered a farewell address in which he warned about the threat to democracy in the United States posed by the growing convergence between military and corporate power.

The outgoing president cautioned against the expanding and “total influence—economic, political, even spiritual—in every city, every statehouse, every office of the federal government” of the “military-industrial complex.”

USA | Donald’s Fury and North Korea’s Fire

by Brian Cloughley

“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”

President Donald Trump,  August 8, 2017