British and Australian armies’ veteran, former deputy head of the UN military mission in Kashmir and Australian defense attaché in Pakistan
The fact that mental instability exists in a man who could destroy the world is terrifying, Brian Cloughley writes.
Israel will carry on destroying Palestinian houses and olive trees while the West keeps extending olive branches to its nuclear bombs.
What the real people need is support and guidance from a considerate and responsible government. They won’t get it; and all we can do is pity them.
The U.S. government is in lockdown – an ideological and practical paralysis caused in the main by presidential posturing, malevolence and ignorance.
There is no need for any outside agency to try to influence America’s election process, because it is already a shambles.
And Washington is unwilling and incapable of preventing the slide that will ruin the lives of even more Iraqi citizens.
As with most international affairs, for the Pentagon it’s probably better to stick with the devil you know rather than get used to a new (if old) one.
All that Trump and his people want to do is inflict pain on innocents with the aim of having them rise up against their governing authoritarians.
The Pentagon’s military strategy for the Arctic will increase international tension and inevitably lead to confrontation.
No matter the spin from the Pentagon and what is now appearing in the U.S. media, Trump’s July 29 decision to move troops from Germany had no basis in strategy.