The National Security Archive. December 9, 2014 Torture Report Finally Released Senate Intelligence Committee Summary of CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program Concludes CIA Misled Itself, Congress, the President about Lack of Effectiveness.
September 28, 2014 THE YELLOW BOOK Secret Salvadoran military document from the civil war era catalogued "enemies," many killed or disappeared. More recent items The National Security Archive is an independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. National Security Archive, Suite 701, Gelman Library, The George Washington University, 2130 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C., 20037, Phone: 202/994-7000, Fax: 202/994-7005, firstname.lastname@example.org. READ: Senate Committee’s Report on the CIA’s Use of Torture. AARC Public Library - Church Committee Reports. Church Committee Reports.
How the West Created the Islamic State. President Barack Obama announces the Iraqi special forces, backed by American war planes, had retaken a strategically critical dam near Mosul, Iraq, from extremists of the Islamic State, at the White House, in Washington, August 18, 2014.
(Photo: Doug Mills / The New York Times) Part 1: Our Terrorists “This is an organisation that has an apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision which will eventually have to be defeated,” Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Pentagon press conference in August. Military action is necessary to halt the spread of the ISIS/IS “cancer,” said President Obama. “The only way to defeat [IS] is to stand firm and to send a very straightforward message,”declared Prime Minister Cameron. Since 2003, Anglo-American power has secretly and openly coordinated direct and indirect support for Islamist terrorist groups linked to al-Qaeda across the Middle East and North Africa. The Crisis Of Civilization. Sneak a peek at these guys Crisis Of Civilization Aldeburgh Elevate Leeds Watch female impotence.
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Zoltan Grossman The following is a partial list of U.S. military interventions from 1890 to 2014. Below the list is a Briefing on the History of U.S. Military Interventions. The list and briefing are also available as a powerpoint presentation. This guide does not include: mobilizations of the National Guard offshore shows of naval strength reinforcements of embassy personnel the use of non-Defense Department personnel (such as the Drug Enforcement Administration) military exercises non-combat mobilizations (such as replacing postal strikers) the permanent stationing of armed forces covert actions where the U.S. did not play a command and control role the use of small hostage rescue units most uses of proxy troops U.S. piloting of foreign warplanes foreign or domestic disaster assistance military training and advisory programs not involving direct combat civic action programs and many other military activities.
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There are about 14,000 documents and articles on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan listed and linked to here. For years to come this site should remain one the very best resource sites on these two wars. Some small percentage of the links on this site will go bad each year. In the case of bad links you should be able to locate the publication by searching for the publication by name in quotation marks or by going to the personal webpage of the author. Visit PDA's Defense Strategy Review Page for citations and links to more current articles on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and documents pertaining to US security strategy, force planning, and defense budgets: What Uncle Sam Really Wants.
The Threat of a Good Example, by Noam Chomsky (Excerpted from What Uncle Sam Really Wants) No country is exempt from U.S. intervention, no matter how unimportant.
In fact, it's the weakest, poorest countries that often arouse the greatest hysteria. The Face of Imperialism. "A searing indictment of the ruthless nature of imperial capitalism.
Eloquent, deeply researched, and beautifully argued, The Face of Imperialism is a truly wonderful book that is essential for understanding the world we live in. Parenti's compassionate voice is a much-needed corrective to the lies we are routinely fed. " Michael Parenti: Against Empire. Richly informed and written in an engaging style, Michael Parenti’s Against Empire exposes the ruthless agenda and hidden costs of the U.S. empire.
Documenting the pretexts and the lies used to justify violent intervention and maldevelopment abroad, he demonstrates how the conversion to a global economy is a victory of finance capital over democracy. As much of the world suffers unspeakable misery, and as the Third-Worldization of the Unites States accelerates, civil society is impoverished by policies that benefit the rich and powerful transnational corporations and the national security state. The empire feeds off the resources of the republic, and the hard-won gains made by ordinary people are swept away. Rogue State. Official website of the author, historian, and U.S. foreign policy critic.
A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower If you believed that the NATO (read U.S.) bombing of Yugoslavia for 78 days and nights in 1999 was a “humanitarian” act, Rogue State hopefully can serve as a wake-up call to both your intellect and your conscience. It is a mini-encyclopedia of the numerous un-humanitarian acts perpetrated by the United States since the end of the Second World War. “Rogue State forcibly reminds us of Vice President Agnew’s immortal line: ‘The United States, for all its faults, is still the greatest nation in the country’.” – Gore Vidal, author, The Decline and Fall of the American Empire “Critics will call this a one-sided book. But it is an invaluable corrective to the establishment portrait of America as the world’s greatest force for peace.
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(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)Those who fight against neoliberalism must not settle for reforming a system that is as broken as it is dangerous. Any viable, transformative struggle will need a boldly democratic vision; durable, longstanding organizations and strategies that make politics meaningful. To be corrupted by totalitarianism, one does not have to live in a totalitarian country.- George Orwell Central to George Orwell's nightmarish vision of a totalitarian society was a government so powerful that it not only dominated all of the major institutions in a society, but it also was quite adept at making invisible its inner workings of power. To read more articles by Henry A. The Logic of Imperalism. A. Szymanski. A. Szymanski. The Rise of Dark Tourism. EIN ZIVAN, Golan Heights—Kobi Marom squints into the morning sun and gestures at the rolling green hills beneath the Quneitra viewpoint, where the crumbled Syrian city of Quneitra juts up against the Syrian-Israeli border fence.
Here, some of the fiercest fighting of the Syrian civil war has played out over the past year. And every time there has been a battle, there has also been a crowd. “People come here every day to see the show,” says Marom, 54, a retired Israel Defense Forces colonel who now works in the tourism industry and regularly brings groups to this point to gaze down on Syria’s bloodletting.
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Military sociology is a relatively minor subfield within the field sociology. The Sociology of War - Sociology. Introduction The sociology of war is a subfield of sociology that focuses primarily on the macrolevel patterns of war making, including how societies engage in warfare, the meaning that war has in society, and the relationship between state structure and war making. The sociology of war is strongly related to, although in many ways distinct from, the subfield of military sociology that focuses on the organization and functioning of military forces with a particular focus on military personnel and civil military relations. What binds these lines of scholarship together is the basic premise that to understand war, it is necessary to understand those who fight it, and vice versa. In addition to military sociology and military history, the sociology of war also overlaps with anthropology, political sociology, political science, and international relations, and is most strongly embedded within the field of comparative historical sociology.
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The children were punished for talking to each other in their own native tongue. Having lost his parents when he was a baby, he came to live with his uncle who gave him the choice of staying in school or going off into the mountains to learn to survive on his own. Corbin took two horses and went into the hills of Idaho to live off the land his people had called home for centuries.
Today, Corbin Harney is a spiritual leader, healer and internationally known indigenous rights and anti-nuclear weapons activist. At 83 years old, you can find Corbin living what he calls “the Nature Way,” swinging a sledge hammer while directing the construction at Poo Ha Bah, his traditional healing center outside of Death Valley, California. A People's History of American Empire by Howard Zinn. "Restrepo" Trailer. Dirty Wars Official Trailer 1 (2013) - War Documentary HD. Killing Our Own : The Truth About Gulf War Syndrome. Howard Zinn’s History of Hate. The War Photo No One Would Publish. Martin Luther King, "It's A Dark Day In Our Nation" Martin Luther King, "It's A Dark Day In Our Nation" Guide to anti-war websites. Danger Room - What's Next in National Security. Danger Room What's Next in National Security From Threat Level. Casualties in Iraq - Antiwar.com.
Peaceanddialogue.org. Mahatma Gandhi. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (pronounced [ˈmoːɦənd̪aːs ˈkərəmtʃənd̪ ˈɡaːnd̪ʱi] ( ); 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahatma (Sanskrit: "high-souled", "venerable")—applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa,—is now used worldwide. He is also called Bapu (Gujarati: endearment for "father", "papa") in India. Noam Chomsky. Howard Zinn. Thích Quảng Đức. Category:Anti–nuclear weapons movement. List of anti-war organizations.
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