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Pakistan-Afghanistan, Washington’s Managed Chaos Backfires

­Washington's policy of “managed chaos” has backfired in Afghanistan and Pakistan. VT Editor, Colonel Eugene Khrushchev says the US excelled at chaos building but has yet to succeed at managing it.

The Day The Bush War on Terror Began

Ed. Note /by Debbie Menon, James Wall identifies the distortion and deception completely...

Robert Gates Says Israel Is Ungrateful Ally

That display of impudence left the president and his team feeling unusually angry. Shortly afterward, Obama’s chief of staff, William Daley, called the Israeli ambassador in Washington, Michael Oren, to communicate the displeasure of the White House in a reportedly heated way. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who watched her husband battle Netanyahu in the late 1990s, also expressed anger and frustration about the prime minister within the administration

Will the U.S. Really Leave Iraq?

“Although the Iraq invasion was launched under false pretenses, U.S. troops stationed there are “defending our country.” Defending it from who?”

Ex-CIA Phil Giraldi…The Proper Place for Americans

If Washington cannot appreciate that we Americans are far worse off and even less safe now than we were ten years ago, there is definitely something wrong

Osama bin Laden – The Fight over Pulling the Trigger

When the first White House press briefings by phone took place after his Sunday night talk, the first thing that rocked the retired Intel community back on its heels is their finding this house in August of 2010

Afghanistan: The “Great Game” of Deceit

The Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon, at the beginning of the 20th century aptly described Afghanistan as “a piece on the chessboard on which is being played out the game for domination of the world.”

US Media & Egypt Coverage: Dodging the Real Issues & Fudging...

$60 Billion US Aid to Egypt=$60 Billion Current Net-worth of Mubarak Family With all eyes and attention on Egypt, the unsavory ‘US Foreign Policy’ has...

Republican deficit hypocrisy on defense spending

The national debt is the most important issue in the world, therefore we mustn't cut a single dollar from the Pentagon, say Republican budget...

Out of Control Generals want more WAR!

Only a day before the release of Bob Woodword's new book "Obama's War" an expose of infighting within the Obama administration over Afghanistan, the...

The Adoration of Bibi Netanyahu

The adoration of Israeli leaders must end for U.S. national security to begin. The next few weeks will determine whether we have a fool or a leader as commander-in-chief.

The “Times Square Bomb”

Times Square Bomb - a possible set-up to attack Pakistan?

Is the “Times Square Terrorist” more Field-based Warfare?

To successfully wage war in the shared field of consciousness, an enemy must hide in plain sight. Otherwise, those deceived cannot be induced to believe.

Gates: Urgent need to cut defense bureaucracy

Warring against waste, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Saturday he is ordering a top-to-bottom paring of the military bureaucracy in search of at least $10 billion in annual savings needed to prevent an erosion of U.S. combat power. He took aim at what he called a bloated bureaucracy, wasteful business practices and too many generals and admirals, and outlined an ambitious plan for reform that's almost certain to stir opposition in the corridors of Congress and Pentagon.

Ex Bush Official Willing to Testify Bush, Cheney Knew Gitmo Prisoners...

Now, in a sworn declaration obtained exclusively by Truthout, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, who was chief of staff to former Secretary of State Colin Powell during George W. Bush's first term in office, claims that Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and others knew the "vast majority" of prisoners captured in the so-called War on Terror were innocent and the administration refused to set them free once those facts were established because of the political repercussions that would have ensued.

Obama Administration Cautions Against An Overly Ambitious Outlook for Afghanistan

According to reports from Politico, Defense Secretary Robert Gates expressed “guarded optimism” yesterday, 26 March, about U.S. progress in Afghanistan but predicted “many tough...

Gates Calls Europe Anti-War Mood Danger to Peace

Damn Europeans blowing off NATO refuse the truth that any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless. Headline above...

Pentagon’s Robert Gates the Ugly American

This is a follow-up to an article on Obama's Secretary of Defense Robert Gates titled Robert Gates – the MANIPULATOR. Though these posts are...

Robert Gates – the MANIPULATOR

This is a supplement to Bob Higgins' post on Secretary of Defense Bob Gates in Seven Days in January: How the Pentagon Counts Coups...

Seven Days in January

So it was, undoubtedly, with New York Times reporter Elisabeth Bumiller, who accompanied Secretary of Defense Robert Gates as he stumbled through a challenge-filled, error-prone two-day trip to Pakistan. Gates must have felt a little like a punching bag by the time he boarded his plane for home having, as Juan Cole pointed out, managed to signal “that the U.S. is now increasingly tilting to India and wants to put it in charge of Afghanistan security; that Pakistan is isolated… and that Pakistani conspiracy theories about Blackwater were perfectly correct and he had admitted it. In baseball terms, Gates struck out.”