After assertions from the Syrian rebels' key supporters that they will increase and expand their support to overthrow President Assad, the United States announced it will double its non-lethal assistance to the rebel Syrian National Coalition.
As Secretary of State John Kerry other Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) members lead the Obama administration's push for new trade "partnerships," other CFR members applaud the destruction of sovereignty.
A panel of former U.S. government officials and outside experts has concluded that economic sanctions against Iran may be backfiring.
The United States is preparing for a possible military intervention in the civil war in Syria by sending American military personnel to neighboring Jordan.
A two-year long non-partisan study has concluded it is "indisputable" that the United States engaged in the practice of torture.
During a visit to South Korea on April 12, Secretary of State John Kerry said that the United States will conduct talks with North Korea only if Pyongyang demonstrates a serious effort to negotiate ending its nuclear weapons program.
According to the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, U.S. aid to Afghanistan is being wasted on projects the Afghan government cannot sustain, and much of it may be ending up in the hands of the enemy.
President Obama decided this week that the Muslim Brotherhood-linked regime ruling parts of Somalia out of the capital city Mogadishu is eligible to receive U.S. military aid and weapons, sending a memo to Secretary of State John Kerry announcing the new finding and laying the ground work for even more foreign entanglements in Africa. While the decision does not mean American taxpayers will begin sending arms immediately, Obama claimed his administration could legitimately provide military assistance to United Nations-backed Somali authorities under existing U.S. export and foreign aid statutes.
According to classified documents obtained by McClatchy newspapers, the United States is knowingly killing more than just al-Qaeda leadership in the drone war.
Despite a bipartisan federal law prohibiting financial contracts with the Russian government-owned arms giant Rosoboronexport, the Obama administration announced that it would be purchasing another $680 million worth of military helicopters from the state company for the Afghan regime of Hamid Karzai. The contract comes after the Pentagon already spent $411 million with the supplier since May of 2011, bringing the estimated amount of U.S. taxpayer funds funneled to the state-owned behemoth to about $1 billion in recent years.
The latest deal, however, drew furious outrage from across the political spectrum.
WikiLeaks released 1.7 million new U.S. diplomatic cables from during the Henry Kissinger era this week, but the mainstream media has focused upon a long-public quote by the former U.S. Secretary of State as evidence of the revelatory nature of the once-secret cables. Specifically, the media glommed onto the following Kissinger quote: “The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longer.” But The New American's William F. Jasper reported this exact same quote from another source back on November 8, 2010.