US No Longer Considers Yemen’s Houthis an Iranian Proxy

US No Longer Considers Yemen’s Houthis an Iranian Proxy

Accusing long served as war justification for US, Saudis The Trump Administration has announced a policy change that looks like it could be a major turning point in US policy toward Yemen, announcing that they no longer consider the Shi’ite Houthi movement in Yemen to...
Saudi Gunman Tweeted Why He Attacked Pensacola

Saudi Gunman Tweeted Why He Attacked Pensacola

The Trump Administration is bound and determined not to draw any conclusions about Saudi Air Force gunman Mohammed Alshamrani, who killed three people on Friday in Pensacola. There seems to be a palpable fear that anything terror-related would make the Saudis look...
Iraq Parties Hold Talks on a New PM as Protests Continue

Iraq Parties Hold Talks on a New PM as Protests Continue

Last week’s resignation of Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi didn’t take anyone by surprise in Iraq, least of all parliament. Officials say that talks on his replacement had already begun days before he resigned, and are now actively going on in earnest. Which isn’t to...
Mexico Won’t Allow US Military Operations Against Cartels

Mexico Won’t Allow US Military Operations Against Cartels

Foreign Minister warns drone strikes would violate sovereignty President Trump’s move to declare Mexican cartels as terrorist groups is potentially going to be complicated, and Mexican President Obrador sought to establish a red-line, that Mexico will not allow the US...
Trump Issues Pardons in War Crimes Cases

Trump Issues Pardons in War Crimes Cases

Pentagon commanders worried moves will undermine military justice Even with all the wars the US is presently involved in and all the shady activity that goes with that, it’s fairly unusual for the military to get around to charging personnel with war crimes. When they...
General: US to Stay in Afghanistan for Several More Years

General: US to Stay in Afghanistan for Several More Years

Milley: ‘That mission is not yet complete’ In an interview Sunday on ABC, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley predicted that US troops would stay in Afghanistan “for several more years,” the first such estimate offered since President Trump...
US Troops, Armored Vehicles Arrive at East Syrian Oilfields

US Troops, Armored Vehicles Arrive at East Syrian Oilfields

Hundreds of US infantry and a number of armored vehicles have arrived in eastern Syria as part of a newly announced deployment, which is based around the new US military priority in Syria of controlling the eastern Syrian oilfields. These forces are meant to deny...
Trump: US May Have to Go to War With Iran Soon

Trump: US May Have to Go to War With Iran Soon

Speaking to reporters at the White House on Monday, President Trump bragged about his efforts to try to get the US “out of wars,” then warned that “we may have to get in wars, too. OK?“ Trump continued on talking about how ready the US is for a war with Iran, and how...
Russia Takes Over for US as Buffer Between Turkey, Syria

Russia Takes Over for US as Buffer Between Turkey, Syria

The US forces in northern Syria long served as a de facto buffer force, positioned in between Turkey and both the Syrian government and Syrian Kurds. With US forces withdrawing, Russia is taking over that role, moving into that space the US formerly filled. For...
Syrian Kurds, Damascus Reach Deal in Russia-Backed Talks

Syrian Kurds, Damascus Reach Deal in Russia-Backed Talks

Syrian ground troops moving north to confront invading Turkish forces is related to a deal that was reached by the Kurdish SDF and the Assad government, in talks brokered by Russia and held on a Russian air base. The deal sees the Kurds unilaterally handing over two...
Gunfights Rage as Iraq Protests Grow Nationwide

Gunfights Rage as Iraq Protests Grow Nationwide

Public protests were launched nationwide over the past two days in Iraq, growing in intensity as demonstrators slam the lack of a post-war recovery from the ISIS conflict, and continued corruption woes. While Prime Minister Abdul Mahdi confirmed the right of...
Joint US-Afghan Strike Kills 40 Civilians at Wedding

Joint US-Afghan Strike Kills 40 Civilians at Wedding

For the second time in a week, a US military operation in Afghanistan has ended with a large number of civilians dead, and US officials offering very dubious arguments as to why it wasn’t their fault. The Sunday night attack saw US and Afghan commandos raid a house in...
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