defense

‘Space Force’, $716B Defense Bill Take Wasteful Military Spending to New Heights

June 22, 2018

President Trump’s “Space Force” would escalate US efforts to militarize space just as a new Senate bill calls for a massive $716 billion in military spending. We discuss the stratospheric expansion of the US military with Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

Pentagon: US Empire ‘Collapsing,’ So Give Us More Money

July 30, 2017

A new Pentagon study says the U.S. may be losing its dominant position in world affairs and that the DoD needs a “wakeup call”–but Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says the report is really about using fear to drum up more money for the military

Trump’s ‘Fantasy’ Military Budget Hides the Real Cost

July 28, 2017

To spend even more than the staggering amounts already given to the military, U.S. lawmakers have used the foreign war budget as a “slush fund” to circumvent Pentagon budget caps imposed by law, says William Hartung

50 Years After Gulf of Tonkin Incident, Why it Matters Today

July 30, 2014
Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and historian Gareth Porter discuss how the Gulf of Tonkin incident was used to further entangle the US in Vietnam and how shoddy intelligence reports continue to lead America into war

ISIS Fills Power Vacuum in Iraq Fundamentally Created by U.S. Foreign Policy

June 12, 2014

Sabah al Nasseri explains that ISIS was able to take control of Mosul, Tikrit, and Baiji due to the weak state that arose from the occupation, and places it in the context of U.S. policy towards the Arab revolutions

Reality Asserts Itself - Michael Ratner

March 13, 2014
Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that he warned of a growing police state a month after 9/11, as constitutional rights continue to evaporate in the name of national security