Panetta Warns Israel Off Taking Unilateral Military Action Against Iran

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress When news broke two weeks ago that the U.S. had sent bunker buster bombs to Israel in 2009 or 2010, many worried that shipping the bombs — which can penetrate deep into underground bunkers… Continue Reading  

Sex and the Single Drone: The Latest in Guarding the Empire

Reposted by arrangement with Tom Dispatch By Tom Engelhardt In the world of weaponry, they are the sexiest things around.  Others countries are desperate to have them.  Almost anyone who writes about them becomes a groupie.  Reporters exploring their onrushing… Continue Reading  

Mitt Romney Continues Factually Incorrect Attack On Obama’s Iran Policy

Posted by arrangement with Think Progress Mitt Romney continued his attack on the Obama administration’s Iran policy yesterday evening in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. Romney, once again, falsely claimed the Obama administration has taken the “military option” off… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations from Sept. 7-9 The week before the 10th anniversary of 9/11 saw several alarmist editorials about Iran in leading U.S. new outlets. Leon Panetta also did something he probably shouldn’t do: prophesize about… Continue Reading  

How Safe Are You? What Almost $8 Trillion in National Security Spending Bought You

By Chris Hellman Reposted by arrangement with Tom Dispatch The killing of Osama Bin Laden did not put cuts in national security spending on the table, but the debt-ceiling debate finally did.  And mild as those projected cuts might have… Continue Reading