Donald Trump’s First Year Sets Record for U.S. Special Ops

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By Nick Turse “We don’t know exactly where we’re at in the world, militarily, and what we’re doing,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in October. That was in the wake of the combat… Continue Reading  

Management by McChrystal: Missing the Forest for the Trees?

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, awards the Distinguished Service Medal to Gen. Stanley McChrystal with is wife Annie as he is honored at a retirement ceremony at Fort McNair in Washington, Friday, July 23, 2010. DoD Photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison(RELEASED)

by William D. Hartung There are two reigning narratives about Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former head of the U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. forces in Afghanistan. One is the story of a loose-lipped, cocky military man who had to… Continue Reading  

Saudis Attack Houthis: Confusion, Foreboding

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by Sheila Carapico There have been numerous reports of Saudi bombardment of Houthi targets inside Yemen, starting with the Houthi homeland in Sa’ada province but extending as far south as the Anad airbase in Lahj in the south. Early reports indicate… Continue Reading