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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.

New Warning of Potential ‘Terror Attacks’ Designed to Demonize Opposition to COVID Vaccines

21WIRE + Corbett Report | How opposition to COVID vaccines could be recast as potential terrorism.

Over 20,000 Afghan Refugees Have Arrived in the U.S. – Where Will They Live?

21WIRE | This will take more than a few ‘woke capitalists’ shaking their magic money trees.

Is America Now Supposed to Save Tigray from Ethiopia and Eritrea?

Antiwar.com | Bandow writes: “The ongoing conflict in the Horn of Africa is horrendous. However, the US has little leverage over the contending parties.”

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.

Afghan Belgian Citizen Shot by US Soldier During Evacuation at Kabul Airport

SouthFront | “I could see the American flag on his uniform. He said he would aim at my forehead if I didn’t leave.”

Abandoning Afghanistan: The Hindu Kush in U.S. Foreign Policy, 1979-2021

Dr Can Erimtan | From Carter to Biden: a long string of ill conceived ideas and designs which has made the US the latest casualty in the ‘graveyard of empires.’

SIGAR: Afghanistan Withdrawal Was Impossible, Nation-Building Project Futile

Antiwar.com | A damaging new report found US never had ‘realistic goals’ for its nation-building project in Afghanistan.

Closing Bagram Airbase: American Empire and Whatever Happened to Camp Bondsteel?

Dr Can Erimtan | When it comes to U.S. imperial policy, continuity always trumps change.

CrossTalk: Afghanistan’s Saigon Moment, US Keeping Assange on Ice

CrossTalk | Peter Lavelle talks with Glenn Diesen and Patrick Henningsen.

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.

Progress Report: US Encirclement of China

Brian Berletic | Understanding all of the turmoil in Southeast Asia and Asia requires a grasp of US plans to encircle and ‘contain’ China.

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.

Pilger: The Most Lethal Virus is Not COVID. It is War.

John Pilger | While the world is still enthralled with the drama of the pandemic, another more lethal spectre still looms large.

Afghan Warcrimes Whistleblower Major McBride Discusses The Brereton Report

Syrian Girl | Whistleblower faces life imprisonment for telling the truth about war crimes.

US Troop Drawdown in Iraq: Strategic Shift, or Shrewd Election Move?

Mideast Stream | Is this an earnest rethink of US policy, or is it Trump merely fulfilling an old election pledge?

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.

The Mysterious Michael D’Andrea: Was CIA’s Iran Chief Really Shot Down Over Afghanistan?

Philip Giraldi | Is the story true, or is Iran issuing an indirect warning to US operatives by sowing media speculation?

UPDATE: Mystery Crash of US Air Force E-11A Military Plane in Afghanistan

21WIRE + South Front | The Pentagon has adamantly denied the Taliban shot down their spy plane, while other reports tell another story.