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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August 4, 2020
Washington’s Campaign Against China Could Lead to War

Pompeo has probably done more to bond and unify the people of China than has been achieved by any other foreign politician in recent years.

July 28, 2020
Human Rights and Washington’s Global Britain

Britain and the U.S. are forever pontificating about human rights, but are entirely selective in their condemnation.

July 21, 2020
Trump and His Stooges Prefer Aggression to Cooperation With the Wider World

The rift between the West and Russia and China is being deliberately widened, and a New Cold War is breaking out.

July 14, 2020
Secretary of State Pompeo Says He Wants to Defend Human Dignity. But He Is Selective

Or perhaps it would be more appropriate to describe his attitude as being one of chronic hypocrisy.

July 7, 2020
The Afghanistan Debacle

Washington should cease feeding the New York Times with tales about supposed plots involving bonuses for bodies, cut its losses and get out now.

June 30, 2020
Britain’s Disorder and Decline

The United Kingdom is no longer united, as illustrated by the way its constituent countries chose to control the Covid-19 pandemic.

June 23, 2020
Mixed Messages and Confusion in U.S. Policy Regarding Europe and Russia

For the sake of the world as a whole it must be hoped that Americans understand that Trump’s mixed messages and confusion do not contribute to MAGA.

June 16, 2020
Floundering NATO Tries to Surface by Confronting China

The fact that Russia and China are “working more and more together” is a major factor in Stoltenberg’s justification for revving up confrontation.

June 9, 2020
The Pentagon’s Battle Space Is Expanding

It is difficult to believe that this is what is wanted by the American people who desire only to live in tranquillity, Brian Cloughley writes.

June 2, 2020
‘The Fury of the Virus Illustrates the Folly of War’ – But Trump Is Waging War on the World Health Organisation

Every nation but the U.S. is cooperating with the WHO in the fight against the virus, but Trump and his minions are determined to divide the world in their attempts to blame everyone but themselves for the catastrophe facing their country.