Posts tagged as threats

Afghan special forces sent to bolster threatened city defenses

Monday, August 13, 2018

Afghan security forces backed by U.S. advisers and air strikes fought on Monday to drive Taliban fighters out of the embattled city of Ghazni, where hundreds of people have been killed or wounded during four days of fighting. The Taliban attack on Ghazni, a strategic center on the main highway linking the capital Kabul with southern Afghanistan, is a blow to President Ashraf Ghani weeks before parliamentary elections are due…

Kim-Trump summit: is the world expecting too much from it?

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

With the date and location of the first ever summit between the leaders of the United States and North Korea about to be announced, the two sides are jostling to make their positions on key issues clear and both governments are suggesting that they could walk away from the best opportunity for a diplomatic breakthrough on the Korean Peninsula for more than 60 years. An official of the North Korean…

US-Dominated NATO Needs Enemies to Justify Its Existence

By Stephen Lendman on Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The North Atlantic Alliance functions as an arm of US imperial policy – intended for offense, not defense, especially after Soviet Russia dissolved. World peace and stability are unattainable as long as this killing machine exists, waging endless wars of aggression, raping and destroying one country after another, responsible for countless millions of casualties and vast destruction. Washington controls NATO, defraying 75% of its budget, calling the shots, subservient alliance…