As a reader, I am torn between the view that the author suffered from blind spots, nurtured by his relationship with the national security establishment, and between the view that his book is deliberately deceptive by leading readers to believe that current neuroscience research funded by the US military is essentially defensive and benign in character.Read more . . .
During the fiscal year that ended on September 30, 2014, U.S. Special Operations forces (SOF) deployed to 133 countries — roughly 70% of the nations on the planet — according to Lieutenant Colonel Robert Bockholt, a public affairs officer with U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM).Read more . . .
The ‘Russian Threat’, the ideology driving the US and German offensive throughout Europe and the Caucuses, is a replay of the same doctrine which Hitler used to secure support from domestic industrial bankers, conservatives and right wing overseas collaborators among extremists in Ukraine, Hungary, Rumania and Bulgaria.Read more . . .
While it has sometimes bristled at American policy over the last decade, Riyadh remains committed to its relationship with Washington. The opposite is also true. American policymakers continue to see Saudi Arabia as indispensable not because it has shown itself willing to change or develop a more inclusive and tolerant political order, but because it does not.Read more . . .
German, US and Israeli sources confirmed the trilateral cooperation, aimed at filling potential gaps in Israeli air defense coverage while IAF Patriot PAC-2 air defense radars are being serviced at the US Army’s Letterkenny Depot in Pennsylvania.Read more . . .
The defence secretary’s budget unveiled a reduction in US forces to just 440,000 – its lowest since before Pearl Harbor. From now on, the US would be equipped to fight just one conventional war rather than two simultaneously. Yet it would extend its technological edge and remain more powerful than the combined capability of the next few powers in the world rankings….It is a vision to be applauded.Read more . . .
The division of Libya into three separate countries is part of the US-NATO imperial design. It is part of a project shared by the U.S., Britain, Italy, and France.
The NATO war launched against Libya in March 2011 was geared towards the breakup of the country into three separate entities.
Afghanistan as an empty space by Marc W. Herold (Department of Economics and Women’s Studies, Whittemore School of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire), February 26, 2006 Argument: Four years after the U.S.-led attack on Afghanistan, the true meaning … Read more . . .
http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/02/20/the-case-for-a-non-interventionist-foreign-policy/ February 20, 2012 “Responsibility to Protect” as Imperial ToolThe Case for a Non-Interventionist Foreign Policy by JEAN BRICMONTLouvain-la-Neuve The events in Syria, after those in Libya last year, are accompanied by calls for a military intervention, in order to … Read more . . .
Paul Nitze’s legacy: for a new world Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz – Transcript http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0PAH/is_2004_April_15/ai_116668579/?tag=content;col1 Remarks as delivered by Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, to the Aspen Institute at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC, Thursday, April … Read more . . .
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opinion/2008/0922/1221998220381.html Monday, September 22, 2008 US generals planning for resource wars ANALYSIS: The US military sees the next 30 to 40 years as involving a state of continuous war against ideologically-motivated terrorists and competing with Russia and China for natural … Read more . . .
Kier Lieber and Daryl Press, two US military analysts, writing in the influential Foreign Affairs of the New York Council on Foreign Relations in March 2006, noted, 'If the United States' nuclear modernization were really aimed at rogue states or terrorists, the country's nuclear force would not need the additional thousand ground-burst warheads it will gain from the W-76 modernization program. The current and future US nuclear force, in other words, seems designed to carry out a pre-emptive disarming strike against Russia or China.'
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737 U.S. Military Bases = Global Empire By Chalmers Johnson, Metropolitan Books Posted on February 19, 2007, Printed on February 19, 2007 http://www.alternet.org/story/47998/ The following is excerpted from Chalmers Johnson's new book, "Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic" … Read more . . .
U.S. Strategy Plan Calls For Insuring No Rivals Develop New York Times 8 March 1992 by Patrick E. Tyler URL: http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/timeline/1990s/nyt030892.html WASHINGTON, March 7 – In a broad new policy statement that is in its final drafting stage, the Defense … Read more . . .
"The Plan is for the United States to rule the world. The overt theme is unilateralism, but it is ultimately a story of domination."
Draft Defense Planning Guidance Lone Superpower Plan: Ammunition for Critics By PATRICK E. TYLER (NYT) excerpt from 1186 words NY Times: March 10, 1992 On Feb. 18, the draft "Defense Planning Guidance," prepared under the supervision of Paul D. … Read more . . .
Special forces: Development, Structure, Missions It is a self-evident truisim [that the] end of the Cold War and its reciprocal nuclear blackmail has not resulted in an era of universal peace. Rather, we have witnessed the resurgence of a multitude … Read more . . .
On the concept of Special Operations, see here.
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"There will be no peace. At any given moment for the rest of our lifetimes, there will be multiple conflicts in mutating forms around the globe. Violent conflict will dominate the headlines, but cultural and economic struggles will be steadier and ultimately more decisive. The de facto role of the US armed forces will be to keep the world safe for our economy and open to our cultural assault. To those ends, we will do a fair amount of killing."
Similarly, In a March 28, 1999 New York Times article, Thomas Friedman wrote: "For globalization to work, America can’t be afraid to act like the almighty superpower that it is… The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist – McDonald’s cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas, the designer of the F-15. And the hidden fist that keeps the world safe for Silicon Valley’s technologies is called the United States Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps."