Peter Van Buren, author of We Meant Well and a frequent TomDispatch contributor, discusses how the US military-industrial complex profits from resupplying Iraq’s army with equipment that is too expensive to maintain and of little operational utility – essentially corporate welfare for General Dynamics, producer of M1 tanks.
Gareth Porter, an award-winning investigative journalist and historian, discusses the suspicious death of an Argentinian prosecutor who claimed Iran was involved in the 1994 Jewish community center bombing in Buenos Aires; and what the trial of CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling has revealed about Operation Merlin and the CIA’s assessment of Iran’s nuclear program.
Nebojsa Malic, a regular columnist for Antiwar.com, discusses President Obama’s claim that the US is upholding “the principle that bigger nations can’t bully the small” regarding Russia and Ukraine; and why Ukraine might be deliberately losing military offenses in a bid to gain more US aid and intervention.
Barry Lando, a former 60 Minutes producer and author of Web of Deceit, discusses how the US’s diplomatic blunders helped start the Gulf War, 24 years ago today; why George H.W. Bush is responsible for the tens of thousands of Iraqis who tried to rise up and overthrow Saddam Hussein; and how the war continues […]