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Posted by Tom Engelhardt at 4:48pm, April 14, 2019.Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. American War Is Off the ChartsHow the U.S. Military Feeds at the Terror TroughBy Tom Engelhardt Here’s a statement it might be hard to disagree with: American war is off the charts. Still, I’d like to explain — but I’m nervous about […]

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U.S. air strikes are killing civilians in Somalia, a new Amnesty International report says, refuting the Pentagon’s repeated statements that no civilians have died, even as U.S. attacks have at least tripled under the Trump administration. Amnesty’s report, released today, details five air strikes that resulted in the deaths of 14 people. The group’s forensic investigation found substantial evidence that suggests American […]

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How Many Civilians Have Died as Strikes Escalate in Somalia?

March 5, 2019           |                                       

“Moderate” Democrats Are Really Conservatives — and They Are Dangerous Big Brother Steps Closer as Parents Shackle Teens to Ankle Monitors Trump’s Wall Is a Symbol With a Long and Toxic History Enjoy Your High, But Not at the Expense of Palestinian Human Rights Democrats Announce Bill to Restore Net Neutrality Amid Grassroots Pressure Attorney […]

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At Least 60 Dead in U.S. Airstrikes on Somalia

December 17, 2018           |                                       

NAIROBI, Kenya—Six U.S. airstrikes that killed more than 60 people in a coastal Somali town were pre-emptive strikes to prevent a major extremist attack, according to a Somali intelligence officer. The U.S. military said Monday it carried out four strikes on Dec. 15 in which 34 people were killed and two more on Dec. 16 […]

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A new collection of essays, edited by former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, clearly shows that it is the U.S. that is largely responsible for the poverty and suffering in these very nations, says Robert Fantina. By Robert Fantina In two years, the world has become accustomed to being shocked by the words and actions of United […]

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The United States has maintained an arms-length diplomatic relationship with Somalia since two American Black Hawk helicopters were shot down in Mogadishu in 1993. But an increase in activity in recent years is set to culminate this weekend, with the quiet opening of a renovated and expanded building that will apparently serve as an unofficial U.S. […]

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On Monday, April 23, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is set to review a bill that would virtually give President Donald J. Trump a blank check to wage war anywhere in the world any time he pleases. The Constitution places the power to declare war exclusively in the hands of the Congress. However, for the […]

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