US State Dept Spends $1 Million Funding Venezuela Opposition

(ANTIWAR.COM)  — U.S. officials seem to be pretty much unanimous on the need to meddle in Venezuela’s seemingly endless government crises. Yet a very core difference in how to approach this is leading to considerable dispute over the State Department’s latest program. State is paying some $900,000 to the Atlantic Council to “promote non-violent conflict resolution” […]

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 […]

Daniel Ellsberg Just Made a Stunning Admission About His Role at the Pentagon

(ANTIMEDIA) — Daniel Ellsberg is a whistleblower and activist most famous for leaking the Pentagon Papers in 1971. His release of those papers exposed U.S. involvement in Vietnam and eventually led to the end of the war, and he just made a stunning admission about his role as a Pentagon consultant in a recent interview with Democracy Now! According to […]

A Top US General Just Said 4,000 American Troops Are on the Ground in Syria

(ANTIWAR.COM) — The Pentagon loves lying about troop levels in its major wars, and that’s been particularly true in Iraq and Syria, where after being called out for underreporting several times they officially decided they were going to stop telling the public troop levels at all. Maj. Gen. James Jarrard told reporters that the US has about 4,000 […]

Pentagon to Keep Afghan War ‘Progress’ Reports Secret

(ANTIWAR.COM) — For the last 16 years, the Pentagon’s “progress” in the occupation of Afghanistan has been measured by officials through multiple different statistics, and one most often cited has been the size of the Afghan military. Those numbers have struggled recently, with Afghanistan not recruiting well nor retaining its recruits. So that’s not a metric anymore. […]

US Agrees to $15 Billion Sale of Anti-Missile THAAD System to Saudi Arabia

Weapons sales to Saudi Arabia face increasing scrutiny from lawmakers and rights campaigners in Washington. (MEE) — The US State Department has approved the possible sale of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile defense system to Saudi Arabia at an estimated cost of $15b, the Pentagon said on Friday. The proposed sale “will support the […]

President Trump Warns Ominously: “It’s the Calm Before the Storm”

(ANTIMEDIA) Washington, D.C.  — In front of cameras on Thursday evening, as he met with senior military officials and their spouses at the White House, President Donald Trump said those in attendance could be witnessing the “calm before the storm.” “You guys know what this represents?” Trump asked as he and his guests posed for photos before dinner. “Maybe it’s the calm before the […]

The US Is Bombing Raqqa Into Complete Devastation — at Least 433 Civilians Killed

(ANTIMEDIA) — The United States has been bombing the Syrian city of Raqqa into complete devastation at the rate of at least one air-delivered munition every 8 minutes, according to monitoring group Airwars. The organization found that in August, there was a sharp increase in the number of bombs dropped by the U.S.-led coalition. This resulted in at least […]

‘Blank Check to Kill With Impunity’: Trump to Scrap Drone Restrictions

Human rights groups argue the move could led to an upsurge in civilian casualties, which are already soaring under Trump. (COMMONDREAMS) — President Donald Trump is reportedly gearing up to roll back even the most limited restrictions on U.S. drone operations overseas, further opening the door for the expansion of airstrikes and commando raids into nations like the Philippines […]


‘Genocidal’ Trump Blasted for Threatening to Kill 25 Million North Koreans

“Reminder,” says one critic of president’s speech to UN General Assembly: “threatening to kill 25 million North Koreans because you don’t like their leader is threatening to commit genocide.” (COMMONDREAMS) — For what he said — and also for what he refused to mention — President Donald Trump was lampooned by progressive critics as he delivered his […]

US Establishes First Permanent Military Base in Israel as Tensions With Iran Rise

Israeli General Tzvika Haimovitch, the head of Israel’s Aerial Defense Command, says the move is historic and proves US “strategic commitment.” (ANTIWAR.COM) — For the first time ever, the United States has established a permanent military base in the nation of Israel, a small air defense base set up inside Israel’s Mashabim Air Base, in the nation’s Negev Desert. […]


Syria’s President Exposed a Flaw in US Foreign Policy That No One Wants to Talk About

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) — In an interview with RT in 2015, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad uttered perhaps one of his most intriguing statements since the Syrian conflict erupted in 2011. Assad stated: “Western propaganda has, from the very beginning, been about the cause of the problem being the president. Why? Because they want to portray the whole problem in Syria lies in one individual; […]