It’s time for Congress to ask tough questions about automating combat decision-making before pouring billions of taxpayer dollars into the enterprise, writes Michael T. Klare.
Category: American Empire
WATCH: On the History of US-Backed Coups—Consortium News Editor Speaks to George Galloway
The Consortium News editor-in-chief was interviewed by former British MP George Galloway on the occasion of the 67th anniversary of the British and U.S. coup in Iran.
WATCH: WikiLeaks Iraq War Logs: What It Means for Press Freedom
WikiLeaks editor Kristinn Hrafnsson leads a discussion with investigative journalists Iain Overton and Chris Woods about the impact of the Iraq War Logs’ release a decade ago.
There’s Enough Blame to Go Around in Belarus
There are many similarities to what is happening in Minsk today to what happened in Kiev in 2014, but there are also significant differences, writes Joe Lauria.
Whose Century Is It? Don’t Ask Trump
As the previous piece published here today shows, while the U.S. blows things up, China builds things, better than the U.S., and that has infuriated Washington, says Dilip Hiro.
On Bombs & Bombings
The Israeli army has been bombing Gaza and the U.S. just ordered an airstrike on Syria. In a sane and just world, Caitlin Johnstone says both would command intense, international attention.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Huawei, Tik Tok, WeChat & Other Handy Targets
Washington is now committed to preventing any non–Western nations that do not conform to the neoliberal order from rising in any field wherein they threaten to best U.S. companies.
LEE CAMP: The Execution of Elephants and Americans
Here’s a hint you might be on the wrong side of history — when your government officials have to pretend to be someone else when contracting with chemical companies that make killer cocktails.
US Intelligence: If Trump Wins Russia Did It, If Biden Wins It Was China & Iran
No matter who wins in November, opaque agencies will have already primed the nation for more dangerous military escalations against countries outside the blob of the U.S.-centralized empire, writes Caitlin Johnstone.
Chris Hedges: America’s Death March
Regardless of the outcome, the U.S. election will not stop the rise of hyper-nationalism, crisis cults and other signs of an empire’s terminal decline, writes Chris Hedges.