In Case You Missed…

Some of our special stories in June offered insights into continued neocon pressure for Mideast wars, the dubious praise for departing Defense Secretary Robert Gates, the reasons behind a planned voyage to Gaza, and more.

Making the US Economy Scream” by Robert Parry, looking at the Republican style of politics. (June 3, 2011)

Hailing Gates for Pentagon Savings” by Winslow T. Wheeler, questioning the Defense Secretary’s budget success. (June 4, 2011)

Gen. Keane Keen on Iran Attack” by Ray McGovern, describing a confrontation with an Iran war hawk. (June 5, 2011)

Asian Alliance Supplants US Empire” by Nicolas J S Davies, reporting on the rise of a counter-force to U.S. hegemony. (June 7, 2011)

Neocons Spin Two Lost Wars” by Robert Parry, describing how neocons won’t acknowledge the disasters in Iraq and Afghanistan. (June 8, 2011)

Three Deadly War Myths” by Robert Parry, examining how false narratives keep America at war. (June 9, 2011)

Sexual Puritanism and Empire” by Phil Rockstroh, exploring the hypocrisy in the U.S. obsession with sex scandals. (June 13, 2011)

Neocons Trade Medicare for War” by Robert Parry, noting the latest neocon plans to cut Medicare to afford war. (June 14, 2011)

Israel’s Jewish Exodus” by Lawrence Davidson, citing the disillusionment of many secular Jews who are leaving Israel. (June 15, 2011)

Today’s Pentagon Papers Warning” by Daniel Ellsberg, assessing the meaning of the 40th anniversary of his famous leak of war secrets. (June 16, 2011)

Bob Gates’s Business of Lying” by Robert Parry, recounting the Defense Secretary’s long history of dubious statements. (June 17, 2011)

Gaza and American Security” by Ray McGovern, explaining his decision to challenge Israel’s blockade of Gaza. (June 18, 2011)

Drug War’s March of Folly” by Richard L. Fricker, measuring the disaster of the four-decade war on drugs. (June 22, 2011)

Afghan War: No Vietnam Redux” by Robert Parry, drawing a lesson from President Obama’s Afghan withdrawal plans. (June 23, 2011)

The Lie Behind the Afghan War” by Robert Parry, debunking one of the “known facts” about the U.S. role in Afghanistan. (June 24, 2011)

Spirits of Justice Going to Gaza” by Ray McGovern, describing the motivations of his fellow passengers on the U.S. boat. (June 26, 2011)

How Greed Destroys America” by Robert Parry, analyzing how tax cuts incentivized destructive greed. (June 28, 2011)

Gaza and Thoughts of a Starving Ireland” by Ray McGovern, explaining his solidarity with an imprisoned people. (June 28, 2011)

The NYT’s Favor and Fear” by Robert Parry, reporting a new disclosure on the New York Times’ aid to George W. Bush’s White House. (June 30, 2011)

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