Tag Archives: US military politics

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

USA | US Foreign Military Bases Aren’t for “Defense”

“U.S. foreign military bases are the principal instruments of imperial global domination and environmental damage through wars of aggression and occupation.” That’s the unifying claim of the Coalition Against US Foreign Military Bases (noforeignbases.org), and it’s true as far as it goes.  But as a signer of the Coalition’s endorsement form, I think it’s worth taking the argument a bit further. The maintenance of nearly 1,000 US military bases on foreign soil isn’t just a nightmare for peaceniks. It’s also also an objective threat to US national security

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”.