Tag Archives: US military politics

US Forces Using White Phosphorus in Populated Areas of Iraq and Syria

by Jason Ditz

Iraq claimed credit for videos earlier this week showing the use of white phosphorus munitions in densely populated parts of the Old City in Mosul, but their use is becoming even more widespread, with new reports suggesting that the US is also using such shells in both Iraq and Syria.

The US Launched New Airstrikes Against Pro-Assad Forces In Syria

by Nancy A. Youssef, Mike Giglio

The US military launched airstrikes against pro-Assad forces in southern Syria on Thursday, three US defense officials confirmed to BuzzFeed News.

It marked the second time under the Trump administration that the US has struck out against President Bashar al-Assad’s forces with airstrikes and first in the apparent vicinity of US troops operating inside Syria.

Poland | US Army planning to move European division HQ to Poland

The United States land forces are planning to move a division headquarters in Europe from Germany to Poland, the Defence24 website has reported.

The website said this is more “proof of Poland’s key role in the eastern flank [of NATO] and closer cooperation with the US”.

USA | Labor Fightback Network Calls U.S. Out of Syria

US Labor Fightback Network calls Trump’s administration to take hands off Syria. Their statement says:

On April 6, 2017, President Donald John Trump ordered a massive missile barrage on the Shayrat Air Base in Syria’s Homs province. It was an act of war, for which there can be no justification. The Syrian Arab Republic is no threat to the security of the American people. The President did not even bother to claim that it is.

Mother of All Bombs Hit CIA-Built Tunnels: Wikileaks

The world’s biggest conventional bomb destroyed what the CIA helped to build during the Cold War

The tunnels used in Afghanistan by the Islamic State group that were blown up on Thursday by the world’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb were built by the CIA, according to whistleblowing organization WikiLeaks.