U.S. permawars consist largely of coating various countries with bases, and the goals include the maintenance of some number of permanent bases and over-sized embassy-fortresses. But what if the wars are not only motivated by the goal of new bases, but also driven in significant part by the existence of current bases?
We can’t afford not to pay attention to the dangerous new outbreak of war between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh.
At the military airport of Ghedi (Brescia), there are works in progress to build the main operational base of the Italian Air Force F-35A fighters armed with nuclear bombs.
Results from testing by watershed association and the US state of Maryland reveal contamination from nearby Navy base.
The US presidential election is just weeks away and the prospects for peace are far from rosy. The choice for Americans is largely between two candidates with firm ties to the military establishment who have both sanctioned aggressive US foreign policy whilst in office. But there is also much more to it than that.
Trump, despite having bombed numerous countries during his presidency, is the first US president not to have started a foreign war in the 21st century. As Vice President, Biden argued against the overthrow of Gaddafi in Libya but had previously played an instrumental role in facilitating the war in Iraq as the Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
With US foreign policy now decisively focused on China both candidates are trying to outdo each other’s rhetoric regarding the other global superpower. With Trump accusing China of 'infecting the world' with Coronavirus and Biden making the unbelievably hypocritical boast that he would 'be firm on China’s militarisation in the South China Sea'. As Taiwan becomes increasingly embroiled in rising tensions there could not be more at stake.
To join us in discussing the prospects for war and peace in view of November's US election we will be joined by writer and activist Tariq Ali and CODEPINK's Medea Benjamin. We will also be hearing from Alexander Zevin, an editor at New Left Review and Stop the War's Lindsey German.
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