Regions / Iraq
The Trump administration has shifted from extermination to annihilation in its war against the Islamic State.
By putting such a sinister face on it, Trump might have finally inspired lawmakers to rein in America’s post-9/11 war machine.
By staying out of the conflicts in the Middle East, the United States can benefit both American citizens and the citizens of those distant lands.
A winning (losing) formula would look something like: Rush headlong into new conflicts. Create failed states. Prop up dictatorships. Alienate the public. Sound familiar?
Trump's wars are now all over the map. The peace movement can fight back by joining already thriving intersectional campaigns.
Many architects of the Iraq War openly hope Trump will go further in pursuing regime change in Syria — and then Iran.
From 2003 to 2017, the U.S. went from from sole global superpower to potential super-pariah.
With mass-casualty events from Raqqa to Mosul, some think the U.S. military is scrapping rules designed to protect innocents.
When U.S. rivals committed atrocities in Aleppo, Western talking heads were appalled. But when the U.S. supports them in Mosul? Silence.
The president apparently wants to put the U.S. on a permanent war footing to sustain his unpopular presidency.