Endless War, Undeclared and Undebated

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by Mel Gurtov The death of six US soldiers in Afghanistan on December 21 at the hands of a Taliban suicide bomber brings to 21 the number of US combat deaths there in 2015. Once again we must confront the… Continue Reading  

Dick Cheney Never Disappoints

Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the christening ceremony of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Nov. 9, 2013, at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va. The Gerald R. Ford was the first Ford-class aircraft carrier to join the fleet in 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

by Jim Lobe Previewing his September 8 address on the Iran deal to (who else?) the American Enterprise Institute, Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz have published a lengthy op-ed (“Restoring American Exceptionalism”) in Saturday’s print edition of The Wall… Continue Reading  

The Islamic State’s Atrocities—and Ours

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by John Feffer The description of the death of Robert-Francois Damiens, the man who attempted to kill Louis XV, is not for the faint-hearted. On March 2, 1757, in front of a crowd of spectators, Damiens was drawn and quartered,… Continue Reading  

The Growing Danger of Mission Creep against the Islamic State

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by Wayne White The self-anointed Islamic State (ISIS or IS) is trying to disrupt Coalition plans to move against it inside Iraq. However, hopes for major gains in the coming months by local Iraqi forces seem too optimistic. Ironically, US… Continue Reading  

Lest We Forget: Bibi’s “Wisdom” on Iraq

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by Jim Lobe Republican members of Congress say they are eagerly waiting to hear directly from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on why the nuclear deal being negotiated between the United States and its P5+1 partners (including its three closest… Continue Reading