Pentagon: US Forces to Stay in Iraq “as Long as Needed”

Pentagon: US Forces to Stay in Iraq “as Long as Needed”

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(MEE) — US forces will stay in Iraq “as long as needed” to help stabilise regions once controlled by the Islamic State (IS) group, a spokesman for the US-led international coalition said on Sunday. “We’ll keep troops there as long as we think they’re needed … The main reason, after ISIS (IS) is defeated militarily, is the…

‘He Belongs in the Hague’: MSNBC Slammed for Handing Erik Prince Megaphone to Sell War

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(CD) — Amid reports that President Donald Trump is “showing renewed interest” in Blackwater founder Erik Prince’s plan to hand the war in Afghanistan over to a private army led by an “American viceroy,” MSNBC on Friday happily gave the notorious war profiteer a cushy platform to make his nonsensical and dangerous pitch to the president almost entirely unchallenged. “Shame on MSNBC for giving Erik…

Trump Delegates Military More Authority for Offensive Cyber Attacks

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August 17, 2018 at 8:46 pmWritten by Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — This week, President Trump signed a new order delegating additional powers to the Pentagon to carry out offensive cyber attacks against America’s “adversaries.” The order greatly pares back limitations in place under the Obama Administration. This is the latest in a series of orders designed to not only…

US Doubles Number of Marines in Norway: No Big Deal, or Serious Threat to Russia?

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(SC Op-ed) — Norway has abandoned its traditional policy of “no foreign forces on our national soil.” On Aug. 15, the Norwegian defense ministry reported that the US will more than double (from 330 to more than 700) the number of Marines stationed in that country, in line with plans first outlined in June. The deployments to Norway are…

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