military

Trump's Secrecy Insulates U.S. Public from CIA Drone War

Trump’s Secrecy Insulates U.S. Public from CIA Drone War

March 21, 2019

Trump just revoked an Obama-era reporting requirement about civilian drone strike casualties. While it lacked full transparency, it was better than the renewed secrecy that will surround the CIA’s drone war program now

China the Target of Pentagon's Massive Military Budget - Horne and Jay

China the Target of Pentagon’s Massive Military Budget – Horne and Jay

March 20, 2019

Acting Secretary of Defense justifies the increase in military spending with three words: China, China, China – Historian Gerald Horne joins Paul Jay

Israel’s New Commander in Chief: “We’ll Create a Deadlier Army!”

Israel’s New Commander in Chief: “We’ll Create a Deadlier Army!”

January 31, 2019

Eyal Weizman studied the philosophy that guides Aviv Kochavi, the officer who was just appointed commander of the Israeli military. It is a philosophy that objectifies Palestinians and ignores the human suffering caused by new Israeli technologies and tactics of repression

Weapons Are Now Woke: Media Whitewashing the Blood-Soaked US Military-Industrial Complex

Media Whitewashing the Blood-Soaked US Military-Industrial Complex

January 14, 2019

Arms manufacturers are trying to rebrand as progressive and feminist, while the corporate media does PR for the military-industrial complex. CODEPINK’s Medea Benjamin warns this pro-arms manufacturer campaign is infiltrating our schools.

The 9/11 Conspiracy: Did Bush/Cheney Create a Culture of Not Wanting toKnow? – Sen. Bob Graham on Reality Asserts Itself pt4

Reality Asserts Itself – Bob Graham

January 9, 2019
On RAI with Paul Jay, Senator Bob Graham says there was a pervasive pattern in police and intelligence agencies: “You don’t have everybody moving in the same direction without there being a head coach somewhere who was giving them instructions as to where he wants them to move”  – a REPLAY of a 2013 interview by…
Cold War Radar System a Trillion Dollar Fraud - Lester Ernest on RAI (1/4)

Reality Asserts Itself - Lester Earnest

December 24, 2018
Profit and deception drove cold-war militarization, says Lester Earnest, founder of the Artificial Intelligence Lab at Stanford; Earnest says the anti-nuclear bomber SAGE radar system never worked and carried on for 25 years - Lester Earnest on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay
Don't Forget George H. W. Bush's War Crimes, from Iraq's 'Highway of Death' to Panama

Don’t Forget George H. W. Bush’s War Crimes, from Iraq’s ‘Highway of Death’ to Panama

December 14, 2018

As US president, George H.W. Bush invaded Panama and waged the barbaric Gulf War, in which the American military devastated Iraqi civilian infrastructure and massacred thousands of fleeing soldiers

Senate Votes to End US Support for Saudi Mass Murder in Yemen

Senate Votes to End US Support for Saudi Mass Murder in Yemen

December 13, 2018

In a historic vote, the Senate voted 56-41 to withdraw military forces from the US-Saudi war on Yemen. Yemeni-American community organizer Rabyaah Althaibani, whose family has been divided, says she could not be happier

Convert Military to Green Production, or Perish - Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (13/13)

Reality Asserts Itself - Daniel Ellsberg

November 29, 2018
In this series, Daniel Ellsberg and Paul Jay explore Ellsberg's latest book, The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. In the introduction to the book, Ellsberg writes: “No policies in human history have more deserved to be recognized as immoral or insane. The story of how this calamitous predicament came about and how and why it has persisted over a half a century is a chronicle of human madness. Whether Americans, Russians, and other humans can rise to the challenge of reversing these policies and eliminating the danger of near-term extinction caused by their own inventions and proclivities remains to be seen. I choose to join with others in acting as if that is still possible.”

Op-Ed: Veteran Wants VA System Saved

November 14, 2018

Op-Ed: Veteran Wants VA System Saved By Ellen Barfield, U.S. Army Sergeant Here just after observing Armistice Day to mark 100 years since the end of WWI, and to mourn death and suffering, instead of glorifying war and using veterans as ad copy to sell consumer goods, a particular imperative is to fulfill the promise…