Tag: Pentagon

Southcom boosts US military presence in Latin America, citing China, Russia ‘threats’

Southern Command is ramping up the US military presence in Latin America to counter China, Russia, and Venezuela, after signing a historic military agreement incorporating Bolsonaro’s Brazil into its imperial orbit

By Ben Norton

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Pompeo and Netanyahu paved a path to war with Iran, and they’re pushing Trump again

Though it narrowly averted war with Iran this January, the Trump administration is still pushing for all-out military conflict. The architects of the drive to war, Mike Pompeo and Benjamin Netanyahu, have relied on a series of cynical provocations to force Trump’s hand.

Gareth Porter

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Woke wonk Elizabeth Warren’s foreign policy team is stacked with pro-war swamp creatures

With her new list of foreign policy advisors, Warren unveiled a cast of pro-war think tankers, Cold Warriors and corporate careerists united in support of the Beltway consensus. So much for “big, structural change.”

By Alex Rubinstein and Max Blumenthal

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CIA ayudó a convertir a serie ‘Jack Ryan’ en fantasía sobre cambio de régimen en Venezuela

Un análisis del investigador Tom Secker revela cómo la serie de Amazon sobre un cambio de régimen en Venezuela, “Jack Ryan”, fue moldeada por la CIA y consultores militares de EEUU – y cómo los productores del programa de televisión les ocultaron su rol a los espectadores.   

por Max Blumenthal

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Pentagon-funded researcher smears ‘The Management of Savagery’ in error-filled Times Literary Supplement screed

Lydia Wilson, a researcher at a US Department of Defense-backed outfit, has taken to the Times Literary Supplement to publish a malicious attack on “The Management of Savagery.” The review is a hyper-ideological defense of US empire filled with distortions and bone-headed errors. 

By Max Blumenthal

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VIDEO: How the Pentagon and CIA Push Venezuela Regime-Change Propaganda in Video Games

The US military and CIA launder coup propaganda through popular first-person shooter video games like Call of Duty, simulating assassinations of Venezeula’s socialist leader and sabotage of its electrical infrastructure.

By Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton

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American ‘humanitarian’ regime-change arm USAID discusses embedding ‘aid workers’ with military and intelligence

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) published a plan to train aid workers as special operations forces, working in teams with military and intelligence operatives to advance “national security” interests.

By Ben Norton

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The US Has Military Forces in Over 160 Countries, but the Pentagon Is Hiding the Exact Numbers

The US has 95% of the world’s foreign military bases, with personnel in more than 160 countries. But the Pentagon is leaving hundreds of outposts out of its official reports.

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Pentagon says China and Russia are top US national security ‘threats,’ not terrorism

The US government is moving away from “war on terror” rhetoric as Defense Secretary Mattis says “great power competition, not terrorism, is now the primary focus of US national security.”

By Ben Norton / The Real News

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