Military Spending

US Collapse – the Spectacle of Our Time

May you live in interesting times, goes the Chinese proverb. Few can doubt that we are indeed living in such an interesting time. Big changes are afoot in the world, it seems. None more so than the collapsing of the American Empire. The US is going through an historic “correction” in the same way that the Soviet Union did […]

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PressTV-Indonesia buys 11 Sukhoi Su-35 jets from Russia

Indonesia finalizes a billion-dollar deal pertaining to the purchase of 11 Sukhoi Su-35 jets from Russia. According to Indonesian Defense Ministry spokesman Totok Sugiharto on Saturday, the contract, worth a total of $1.14 billion, was finalized by representatives from both countries in Jakarta.

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US 2019 Budget Favors Foreign Conflicts Over Poor Americans

On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump released his “efficient, effective and accountable” budget for fiscal year 2019 and, to no surprise, social programs are on the chopping block. Aside from wanting to privatize the International Space Station and eliminate the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, Trump is also looking to cut food assistance programs by […]

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Do We Really Want Nuclear War with Russia?

From the Archive: With Moscow saying that U.S. proposals in its new Nuclear Posture Review to develop “tactical” nukes are “confrontational” and “anti-Russian,” we republish a 2016 article by Robert Parry. Through an endless barrage of ugly propaganda, the U.S. government and the mainstream American press have put the world on course for a potential […]

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2017 NDAA ups aid to Ukraine, gives arms to Syrian rebels & lets Trump sanction the world

Congress has authorized $618.7 billion for the 2017 military budget. The bill ups aid to Ukraine by $50 million and allows the transfer of missiles to Syrian rebels. However, it omits controversial provisions about drafting women or religious exemptions for contractors.

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Norwegian Party Leader Grills F-35 as Nation’s ‘Biggest Investment Blunder’

The problem-ridden US fighter-jet, projected to become the backbone of the Norwegian defense, as well as the nation’s costliest defense purchase, is being met with increasing criticism in the Nordic country, as complications keep piling up. Reds leader Bjørnar Moxnes expressed his indignation over billions of kroner splurged on a plane, which has “a thousand […]

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The F-35 Fiasco: Prized Fighter Jets Catch Norway Napping

So far, the story of the US F-35 fighter aircraft in Norway has been a drama of epic proportions. Soon after the first jets landed on Norwegian soil, it was discovered that the expensive warplanes designed to be the backbone of Norway’s defense lack adequate protection and will have to be stored in tents for […]

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Qatar may soon buy Russia’s S-400 anti-aircraft system – ambassador

Qatar is in the “advanced stage” of negotiating the purchase of Russia’s advanced S-400 anti-aircraft system. The long-range SAM missile weapon seems to be the latest fad in the Middle East after its Syria showcase. Doha’s negotiations with Moscow on the purchase of the S-400 system is “in the advanced stage,” Qatari Ambassador to Russia […]

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West’s Fatal Intellectual Poverty

The United States and its NATO allies are facing an existential threat. But the threat has nothing to do with Russia, China, or any other external “enemy” for that matter. The West’s own worst enemy is itself. Or more precisely, the intellectual bankruptcy of its political and military leaders and their dominant public discourse.

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‘Going back to Cold War and who has the bigger guns’: Analysts rip into US defense strategy

US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has revealed a National Defense Strategy (NDS) shifting the focus from international terrorism to America’s old geopolitical rivals, Russia and China. But should these really be its priorities?

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Troops, toys & threats: Trump signs $700bn military funding bill

US President Donald Trump has signed into law $700 billion in funding to the Pentagon, which includes a pay raise for troops and funding for a number of pet projects. It also breaks the ceiling set by the 2011 law on budget caps. Congress sent the final version of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act […]

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Brains over bucks: Putin hints AI may be key to Russia beating US in defense despite budget gap

Advanced weapon systems and lack of necessity for bases in foreign nations are key factors that will allow the Russian military to defend the nation, despite receiving far less funding than their US counterparts, Putin said.

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Only Year One: Trump Milestone as US Sends Special Ops to 149 Countries in 2017

The Trump White House has set a record, as US troops deploy around the world in an ever-widening net of American outreach at the end of a gun barrel. According to new data, US Special Operations troops, including Navy Seals and Army Green Berets, were deployed in 149 nations in 2017, a 150 percent jump from […]

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America’s War Addiction

The US has a serious addiction problem. George W Bush previously warned about its “addiction to oil”. Current President Trump this week declared the nation’s addiction to opiate drugs an “emergency”. While his predecessor Barack Obama’s calls for firearms controls following numerous mass shootings fueled concerns of “gun addiction”.

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Jimmy Dore On The Corporate State And The Power Of The Petrodollar

Lee sits down with Jimmy Dore, political comedian and host of the “Jimmy Dore Show,” to talk the viability of the of the Draft Bernie movement and the fraudulent Democrats. As the Democrats make their move to the center and give nothing but lip service to the progressive left, what should we do to make […]

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