United States Vietnam

Remembering the Gulf of Tonkin, and the Consequences of Wanting to Believe

New York (FAIR) – “American Planes Hit North Vietnam After Second Attack on Our Destroyers; Move Taken to Halt New Aggression,” was the Washington Post headline some 53 years ago, on August 5, 1964. The front page of that day’s New York Times reported: “President Johnson has ordered retaliatory action against gunboats and ‘certain supporting facilities in North Vietnam’ after renewed attacks […]

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Americas Asia North America Philippines United States

US Reportedly Mulls Airstrikes against Daesh (ISIS) Militants in Philippines

Washington D.C. (TNA) – Washington may launch a military operation that would allow the US military to conduct airstrikes against Daesh (also known as ISIL or ISIS) positions in the Philippines, US media reported citing two defense officials. According to the NBC broadcaster’s Monday report, the plan to start the operation, which is currently being considered […]

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Asia Azerbaijan NATO

Azerbaijan, Without Explanation, Drops Out of NATO Exercises

Baku (EAN) – When NATO military exercises kick off in Georgia next week, they will include troops from the United States, Germany, Turkey, Ukraine, and Armenia. But they won’t include Azerbaijan, an unexpected, last-minute dropout. Azerbaijan also didn’t participate in another set of recently concluded NATO-affiliated drills in Romania, although in past years they had […]

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Afghanistan Asia

Blackwater 2.0: Afghanistan Needs a Political Settlement, Not Mercenaries

Kabul (AHT) – Recently The Atlantic published an article promoting the idea of sending mercenaries to Afghanistan to “fix” the country. That idea even made its way to the White House. According to the article, the idea was proposed by the private-military industry at the request of Steve Bannon, President Trump’s chief strategist and Jared Kushner, senior adviser and Trump’s […]

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Chinese Military Parade Shows Strength, Continuing Xi’s Ambitious PR Campaign [VIDEO]

Beijing (GPA) – Xi continues his unveiling of ambitious new policies with a massive Chinese military parade celebrating the PLA’s anniversary. Chinese President Xi Jinping has had an incredibly busy week, and the western world is watching nervously. Xi started the weekend with a highly anticipated major speech in front of a large meeting of members of […]

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Asia China

President Xi Rejects Western Political Models in Speech Praising Chinese Traditions

Beijing (Duran) – Xi Jinping’s speech is indicative of China’s commitment to her sovereign minded political system and unique “market socialist” economic system that have guided China to becoming a world class economic powerhouse. Chinese President Xi has addressed a large meeting of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in preparation for the forthcoming 19th National Congress of […]