Pentagon Hypes ‘Body Count’ in Afghanistan to Sell More War

Pentagon Hypes ‘Body Count’ in Afghanistan to Sell More War

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September 20, 2018 at 9:23 pmWritten by Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — The Pentagon’s leadership has long opposed using body counts as war propaganda, particularly in Afghanistan, fearing that it would echo the failed strategy of Vietnam, and alienate people around the world. But in recent months, efforts to sell President Trump on the Afghan War have changed that,…

US Sanctions China for Buying Russian Fighter Jets and Missile Systems

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(MEMO) — The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Chinese military on Thursday for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia, in breach of a sweeping US sanctions law punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 US election Reuters reports. The US State Department said it would immediately impose sanctions on China’s Equipment Development Department (EDD), the branch…

US Official’s Iran Speech Interrupted: “How Did the War With Iraq Turn Out?”

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(CD) — After senior State Department official and head of the Trump administration’s so-called “Iran Action Group” Brian Hook delivered a hawkish speech on Wednesday trashing the Iran nuclear accord and praising the White House’s deeply harmful sanctions, CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin interrupted the event and condemned Hook for “making the case for war with Iran.” “That…

US Pledges $3.3 Billion in Military Aid to Israel, but Cuts Humanitarian Aid to Palestinians

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(MEMO) — The US House of Representatives passed two separate Israel related bills this week, endorsing what is being described as the largest aid package in American history and the appointment of an international tsar to monitor anti-Semitism and criticism of Israel worldwide. The military aid package of $3.3 billion will be delivered to Israel over the…

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