Brian Cloughley

British and Australian armies’ veteran, former deputy head of the UN military mission in Kashmir and Australian defense attaché in Pakistan

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October 20, 2020
Instability, Poverty and Nuclear Weapons

The fact that mental instability exists in a man who could destroy the world is terrifying, Brian Cloughley writes.

October 13, 2020
Olive Branches and Nuclear Bombs in Israel

Israel will carry on destroying Palestinian houses and olive trees while the West keeps extending olive branches to its nuclear bombs.

October 6, 2020
Take Pity on Britain Because It Is Approaching Catastrophe

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.

September 29, 2020
Democracy and Judgement Are Dying in the Light

The U.S. government is in lockdown – an ideological and practical paralysis caused in the main by presidential posturing, malevolence and ignorance.

September 22, 2020
The Propaganda Campaign Against Russia Is Gathering Momentum

There is no need for any outside agency to try to influence America’s election process, because it is already a shambles.

September 15, 2020
Iraq Is Going Further Down the Drain

And Washington is unwilling and incapable of preventing the slide that will ruin the lives of even more Iraqi citizens.

September 8, 2020
Four More Years Would Be Welcomed by the Pentagon

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.

September 1, 2020
Trump’s International Malevolence Is Entirely Counterproductive

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.

August 25, 2020
Washington’s Plans for Heating Up the Arctic

The Pentagon’s military strategy for the Arctic will increase international tension and inevitably lead to confrontation.

August 18, 2020
Washington’s Supposed Gift to President Putin

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.