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Rushing in Where Fools Fear to Tread

By Eric Margolis LewRockwell.com December 3, 2015   Rushing in Where Fools Fear to Tread   Concentration of forces is the most basic  law of military science. Victory on the battlefield is won by amassing as many troops as possible at the key point of attack, or ‘schwehrpunkt,’ as it’s known in German. Unfortunately, the […]


An Age of Innocence, in Retrospect

By Karen Kwiatkowski LewRockwell.com November 9, 2015   Ahmed Chalabi, age 71, has died of a heart attack in Baghdad. As a close observer of his unique role in provoking the Iraq War – a foreign policy and strategic military disaster 12 years ago – I can’t help but look back on that time as an […]

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35 House Members Ask Speaker Paul Ryan for ISIS War AUMF Vote

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute November 7, 2015   35 House Members Ask Speaker Paul Ryan for ISIS War AUMF Vote     A group of 35 US House of Representatives members, led by Reps. Jim McGovern (D-MA), Tom Cole (R-OK), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Walter Jones (R-NC), Peter Welch (D-VT), and John Lewis (D-GA), […]


Save The Apologies, Just Stop Promoting War!

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute November 2, 2015     Save The Apologies, Just Stop Promoting War!   Usually when politicians apologize it’s because they have been caught doing something wrong, or they are about to be caught. Such was likely the case with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who recently offered an […]

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Iraq to Washington: We Don’t Want Your Troops

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute October 28, 2015   Iraq to Washington: We Don’t Want Your Troops     What a difference a day makes. Just 24 hours ago US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter was telling the Senate Armed Services Committee all about the Obama Administration’s new military strategy for the Middle East. The […]


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Intelligence Analysts: US Fixing Facts Around Policy

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute September 30, 2015   Intelligence Analysts: US Fixing Facts Around Policy   More than 50 intelligence officers from the Defense Intelligence Agency have formally complained that their work is being altered before it is sent to senior Obama Administration officials — and even to the president himself. Concerns over […]


Putin: Chaos of Iraq and Libya Warn Against Western Regime Change in Syria

By Jon Queally Common Dreams September 28, 2015   Putin: Chaos of Iraq and Libya Warn Against Western Regime Change in Syria Ahead of UN speech on Monday, Putin makes it clear that Russia will use its military and political power to bolster Syrian President Bashar al-Assad     With major speeches to be delivered by […]

Russian President Vladimir Putin during an interview with 60 Minutes that aired Sunday. (Photo: CBS News)

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Blame America? No, Blame Neocons!

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute September 21, 2015   Blame America? No, Blame Neocons!   Is the current refugee crisis gripping the European Union “all America’s fault”? That is how my critique of US foreign policy was characterized in a recent interview on the Fox Business Channel. I do not blame the host for […]


Top Military Brass Accused of Flipping ISIS Intel ‘On Its Head’

By Lauren McCauley Common Dreams September 16, 2015   Top Military Brass Accused of Flipping ISIS Intel ‘On Its Head’ Analysts say that Centcom superiors mislead White House and Congress about the success of the bombing campaign to justify ongoing war     Intelligence analysts are accusing the upper brass of the U.S. Military’s Central Command of […]

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander of U.S. Central Command, who is expected to testify to a Senate panel on the ongoing operation against ISIS on Wednesday. (Photo: US Central Command)

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How to End the Refugee Flood

By Eric Margolis LewRockwell.com September 14, 2015   How to End the Refugee Flood     Remember when America erupted in fury over France’s refusal to support the US invasion of Iraq in 2003?  President Jacques Chirac and Prime Minister Dominque de Villepin warned that George Bush’s unprovoked aggression against Iraq would destabilize the Mideast […]


In Syria, US Ditches Diplomacy to Maintain ‘Absurd’ Regime Change Policy

By Jon Queally Common Dreams September 11,  2015   In Syria, US Ditches Diplomacy to Maintain ‘Absurd’ Regime Change Policy While reports indicate Russia is moving to bolster President Bashar al-Assad in fight against ISIS, the U.S. and its allies recommit to “incoherent” and “absurd” Middle East strategy     Russia on Thursday refused to comment […]

Why—despite the publicly-articulate belief that the rise of ISIS has become the primary threat to their own national security interests and the civilian populations of the region—is there no concerted effort underway by the U.S. and other nations to bridge diplomatic differences with Assad in order to bring the Syrian civil war to an end? (Photo: Sputnik/Valeriy Melnikov)

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The Real Refugee Problem – And How To Solve It

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute September 8, 2015     The Real Refugee Problem – And How To Solve It   Last week Europe saw one of its worst crises in decades. Tens of thousands of migrants entered the European Union via Hungary, demanding passage to their hoped-for final destination, Germany. While the media […]


As Obama’s War in Iraq and Syria Rumbles On, Are Intel Books Getting Cooked?

By Jon Queally Common Dreams August 28, 2015   As Obama’s War in Iraq and Syria Rumbles On, Are Intel Books Getting Cooked? Reports from inside the intelligence community indicate that what military assessments find and what the public is being told may be two very different things     Calling to mind the subterfuge made […]

President Obama delivered a speech on the nuclear deal with Iran at American University’s School of International Service in Washington, D.C., on August 5, 2015. (Photo: Michael Reynolds/EPA)