Enduring Bases, Enduring War in the Middle East

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by David Vine Amid the distractions of the holiday season, the New York Times revealed that the Obama administration is considering a Pentagon proposal to create a “new” and “enduring” system of military bases around the Middle East.  Though this… Continue Reading  

The Forgotten Costs of War in the Middle East

Aerial port quarter view of the Forrestal Class, Aircraft Carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) tied up at the British Naval Base at Diego Garcia.  The ship stopped at the British Protectorate during her 1987 deployment.  Visible on the flight deck as F-14A Tomcats, A-6E Intruders and E-2B Hawkeye aircraft.

by David Vine First, they tried to shoot the dogs. Next, they tried to poison them with strychnine. When both failed as efficient killing methods, British government agents and U.S. Navy personnel used raw meat to lure the pets into… Continue Reading  

Noah’s Bark, No Bite: RJC’s Chanuka START Attack Falls Flat

There’s no better way to commemorate a civil war among Jews 2,275 years ago, memorialized by the Jewish festival of Chanuka, than by a little intra-tribe squabbling. Perhaps that’s why, just in time for the holidays, the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC)… Continue Reading