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REPORT: Pentagon Paid Defense Contractors at Least $4.4 Trillion Since 9/11

Antiwar.com | War profiteers Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman and Blackwater kept the ‘blood money’ flowing out of the Pentagon.

Reports of 10 Civilians Killed in Kabul Drone Strike That White House Calls ‘Successful’

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | U.S. officials still doubling down on the ‘success’ stories of a failed pull-out mission in Afghanistan.

Israeli Warplanes Attack Multiple Targets Across Syria from Lebanese Airspace

Antiwar.com | Syria reports some of the missiles were intercepted.

US Troops ‘Storm’ Bulgarian Civilian Business in NATO Drill Gone Awry

Antiwar.com | Last month’s Swift Response war games included the participation of 7,000 airborne troops from the U.S. and ten of its NATO allies.

TONE-DEAF: Biden ‘Commends’ Netanyahu, Promises to ‘Replenish’ Israel’s Iron Dome

21WIRE | Could Biden’s remarks shortly after the purported ‘ceasefire’ be any more tone-deaf?

Pentagon Mulls Options for Stay-Behind Strike Capability in Afghanistan Region

Antiwar.com | US military wants to maintain the ability to bomb Afghanistan by repositioning forces in neighboring countries.

Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza Kill ‘At Least’ 27 Palestinians, Including 9 Children

Antiwar.com | Violence has been escalating due to planned evictions of Palestinians in East Jerusalem and Israeli forces storming al-Aqsa mosque.

US Cyber Command Shifts Focus of Counterterror Task Force to ‘Great Power Competition’ China

Antiwar.com | The Joint Task Force-Ares will now be focusing on Indo-Pacific powers, namely China.

Biden’s ‘Crazy’ Talk on China: ‘We’re in a Competition to Win the 21st Century’

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | While Biden struggled to get through parts of his script, one message stood out: a NATO-style military alliance to ‘counter/confront’ China is in the offing.

Blinken Says US Can Still ‘Take Action’ in Afghanistan After Supposed Withdrawal

Antiwar.com | US expected to maintain presence, whether it be through contractors, proxies, or CIA.

‘Uncomfortable Fact’: Taliban Controls Majority of Afghanistan’s Territory

Antiwar.com | The Taliban, who was the Afghan government before the 2001 invasion, is effectively still in charge.

US Troops Complete Pullout From Somalia, Sent to Kenya and Djibouti

Antiwar.com | US troop presence remains in roughly the same part of Africa.

US Intel Agencies, Media Push Evidence-Free Claim SolarWinds Hack ‘Likely Russian’

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | More evidence-free claims made by the same national security cohort that brought us Russiagate.

Biden Nominates Raytheon Board Member for Secretary of Defense

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | It’s on to business as usual in Washington – the Business of War…

US Military ‘Concedes’ to 1,410 Civilian Deaths in Iraq and Syria During Operation Inherent Resolve

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | According to the monitoring group, Airwars, the real total is believed to be much higher.

US DOJ Seizes 27 Websites Claiming They Are ‘Controlled by Iran’

Antiwar.com | It’s shaky assessments like this one that sets a dangerous precedent for independent media outlets.

Top US Commander Admits Russia Bounty Story in Afghanistan ‘Has Not Been Proved’

Antiwar.com | A detailed review of all available intelligence found no corroboration of the story.

US Cyber Command Has New HQ, Looking to ‘Attack’

Antiwar.com | Cyber Command General sees opportunity for more offensive posture.

Trump Says ‘Seized’ Iranian Fuel Bound for Venezuela Now in Houston

Antiwar.com | Both Venezuela and Iran, natural trading partners, are under heavy US sanctions.

MEK Favorites Speak at Virtual ‘Free Iran’ Regime Change Conference

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | A virtual cavalcade of regime change hawks, including longtime favorite of the MEK, Rudy Giuliani.