Tillerson and Mattis Holding Trump Back From Launching Attack on North Korea

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) — Before the New Year, Anti-Media reported that the Trump administration was weighing a limited tactical strike on North Korea similar to that of the U.S. military’s April strike against the Syrian government. However, not everyone in the Trump administration is particularly happy about the strike proposal, according to Business Insider. From the outlet’s recent report: “Both The Telegraph and The Wall Street Journal have portrayed […]

Pentagon Admits 44,000 US Troops on ‘Unknown’ Deployments Around the World

(ANTIWAR.COM)  — When the Pentagon wants to mislead the public about where US troops are, generally speaking, they just lie. Yet sometimes the number of troops is just too big to claim as a rounding error, and questions start happening. This week, the focus is on over 44,000 US military personnel deployed to “unknown,” which immediately raises […]

Bombshell BBC Report Confirms US Struck a Secret Deal With ISIS

(ZHE) — At a moment of widespread acknowledgement that the short-lived Islamic State is no longer a reality, and as ISIS is about to be defeated by the Syrian Army in its last urban holdout of Abu Kamal City in eastern Syria, the US is signalling an open-ended military presence in Syria. On Monday Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon […]

Mattis Admits More Than 3,000 US Troops Will Be on ‘Combat Duty’ in Afghanistan

Secretary of Defense James Mattis says Afghan forces will lead in combat operations. (ANTIWAR.COM) — Speaking to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Secretary of Defense James Mattis offered new details on the ongoing US escalation of the war in Afghanistan, revealing that more than 3,000 troops are being deployed into the country for “combat duty.” The US […]

US Airstrike Killed Civilians in Response to the Rockets That Targeted Mattis

US officials claim the missile malfunctioned. (ANTIWAR.COM) — Following a series of militant rocket attacks against the Kabul airport, an apparent attempt to target Defense Secretary James Mattis, the US responded with an airstrike to support a military operation against those responsible. As is so often the case with US airstrikes, it didn’t go to plan,and instead of hitting the […]

The White House Is Secretly Planning for Confrontation with Iran: Report

(ANTIMEDIA) — As Donald Trump takes to the U.N. General Assembly to demonize Iran yet again, the Trump administration is also considering a more aggressive strategy towards Iran behind closed doors, sources have told Reuters. According to six current and former U.S. officials, the U.S. will be looking at more hostile responses to Iran’s forces, its proxy armies in Iraq […]

Haley Warns World: Mattis Will “Take Care” of North Korea If UN Diplomacy Fails

(ZHE) — During an appearance CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday morning, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley admitted something that most of the international community – perhaps including Kim Jong Un himself – has known for weeks: The United Nations Security Council has just about reached the limit of its ability to economically […]

Warning of ‘Planetary Catastrophe,’ Putin Joins Calls for Diplomacy With North Korea

“There is no other way to solve the North Korean nuclear issue, save that of peaceful dialogue.” (COMMONDREAMS) — As tensions continue to flare following North Korea’s claim Sunday that it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb capable of being placed on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday joined urgent calls for deescalation and […]

‘No More Road Left’ for Diplomacy, US Ambassador Tells UN Security Council

The Trump administration’s brazen threats of blocking trade and taking military action have conflicted with calls for restraint and diplomacy. (COMMONDREAMS) — Doubling-down on the previous threats made by President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis over the weekend, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Monday morning declared “enough is enough” when […]