Declassified files show how Russia’s president, during the 1990s, repeatedly told Western counterparts he was “not against” expansion of the military alliance, Matt Kennard reports. He even devised an agreement to bring the Russian people onside.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Trump & the Stormy Deep State
We keep coming face-to-face with the wreckage of the Russiagate years, when the 45th president threatened the national security apparatus for, possibly, the first time since Kennedy fired Allen Dulles as C.I.A. director in 1961.
IRAQ 20 YEARS: Iraq Invasion, AUKUS Blasted in Rousing Sydney Rally
A sitting senator, a former foreign minister, a retired diplomat and Colin Powell’s former chief of staff told an anti-war meeting in a Sydney town hall that Australians were being dragged without their consent into a U.S. war on China…
IRAQ 20 YEARS: Joe Lauria — Covering the ‘Vial Display’
Despite Colin Powell’s presentation and the U.S. media’s embrace of it, every other nation on the Security Council, with the exception of Britain and Spain, was highly skeptical of the U.S. argument for war, including allies Germany and France.
IRAQ 20 YEARS: Ray McGovern — The Uses and Abuses of National Intelligence Estimates
The case to invade Iraq on March 19, 2003 was based on an NIE that was prepared not to determine the truth, but rather to “justify” preemptive war, when there was nothing to preempt.
A Sane Voice Amidst the Madness
Former Australian PM Paul Keating has eviscerated Australia’s deal to buy nuclear submarines from the U.K. and U.S., saying there is no Chinese threat to defend against, despite the war hysteria stirring in Australia, writes Joe Lauria.
Why SVB & Signature Bank Failed So Fast
While the most common type of risk faced by a commercial bank is a jump in loan defaults – known as credit risk – that’s not what is happening here, writes Vidhura S. Tennekoon.
US Military Stonewalling on Hazardous Hawaii Fuel Facility
Ann Wright responds to a “caution” buried in a voluminous national security law about what might prevent the closure of the U.S. military’s spill-prone Red Hill jet-fuel tanks.
Caitlin Johnstone: Australia’s Real Fear Isn’t China
Australia is not arming itself against China to protect itself from China. Australia is arming itself against China to protect itself from the United States.
WATCH: Sy Hersh Meets the Press
The Committee for the Republic hosted investigative reporter Seymour Hersh at the National Press Club in Washington Tuesday evening to speak about his Nord Stream reporting. Watch the replay on Consortium News.