As long as major powers are delivering weapons to their allies in the region, diplomacy will be near impossible, Bennis told Kontext.
The Obama administration has approved another $1.15 billion in weapons to the Saudi regime, even as it continues to bomb Doctors Without Borders-run hospitals.
The Army’s impending switch to a fully automatic option on its rifles poses new dangers.
The theory is that somehow this escalation of military testosterone in the explosive Middle East might produce harmony some day.
America is forcing Iran into a corner, from which it is only likely to emerge armed with a nuclear warhead — turning what is considered by many a nightmare scenario into a reality.
Name the country in the Middle East that is most anti-American. Egypt? Palestine? Lebanon? Try again. Try instead our key NATO ally, the third largest recipient of U.S. military aid, and one of the countries in line for membership in the European Union.
Read the back story on why the administration thinks this deal makes sense.
This turkey may not fly.
The cluster bombs endangering civilians in southern Lebanon were “Made in the U.S.A.”.
War, instability, and high oil prices have created a perfect storm of profit for the worlds weapons manufacturers. This year, FPIF columnist Frida Berrigan reports, defense military analysts predict the biggest arms bonanza since 1993 … which is saying something because in the aftermath of the first Gulf War the global industry reaped the benefits of a $42 billion arms race.
The Pentagon claims to have built a better landmine that targets soldiers and spares civilians. These two leaders of the U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines say: Back to the drawing board.
As insecurity mounts from Najaf to New Orleans, more weapons and high-tech military equipment are flowing into some of the globe’s most vulnerable and war-torn regions.