Most journalists seem to accept the imperial presidency as a political reality, and do not seem to realize that Congress has constitutional authority over decisions of war and peace and is in the process of reclaiming that authority. The implications of this historic shift would be enormous, as big as...
In Yemen, the United States backs a grim military intervention for which—unless you are a weapons company—it is hard to find any justification, practical or moral. Unfortunately, it is even harder to imagine President Trump or the Pentagon reaching such a conclusion and changing course.
Trump effectively asserts the right to disregard all sections in the defense authorization bill aimed at restricting the war on Yemen.
Yemenis require much more than vague assurances and promises. What Yemenis need is for the United States to end all its support to the Saudi-led coalition.
Is some kind of confrontation with Iran -- on totally fabricated issues -- on the horizon? Veteran journalist Reese Erlich breaks down what's happening in Washington, Tehran and beyond.
Today there are four failing states and three ongoing wars in the MIddle East. Underneath all the conflict, there are two common actors: Saudi Arabia and Iran.
A similar proposal was rejected late last year by the Obama administration since it was seen as a sure way to escalate the war.
Once again, an administration is embarking on a military intervention in the absence of virtually any debate.
Governments are very good at the shell game of getting up a war and then demanding support from the public in the name of the grunts they just sent into some godforsaken desert or jungle.