The Pentagon’s New Wonder Weapons for World Dominion

by Alfred W. McCoy Not quite a century ago, on January 7, 1929, newspaper readers across America were captivated by a brand-new comic strip, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.  It offered the country its first images of space-age death rays,… Continue Reading  

Cozy Overlap Between Flynn’s Drone Company and Trump’s Border Plans

by Eli Clifton Last week, President-elect Donald Trump’s announced that Ret. Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn will serve as his national security adviser. The announcement was controversial due to Flynn’s embrace of Islamophobia – “fear of Muslims is RATIONAL,” he… Continue Reading  

Biden’s Iraq War Throwback

by Hannah Gais As the Obama administration winds down its final term, Vice President Joe Biden has started his own lecture tour of sorts. Last week, the vice president appeared at the Council on Foreign Relations to discuss the administration’s… Continue Reading  

The Fog of Intelligence

by Tom Engelhardt 1,500. That figure stunned me. I found it in the 12th paragraph of a front-page New York Times story about “senior commanders” at U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) playing fast and loose with intelligence reports to give their air… Continue Reading  

Mouth Wide Shut

by John Feffer Barack Obama was, in 2008, the anti-torture candidate. It’s a sad comment on the state of U.S. democracy that such a thing ever existed. After all, it would be startling to hear appeals from a pro-oxygen or… Continue Reading