Regions / Middle East & North Africa

In a shifting political landscape, columnist Michael Klare points out, mammoth energy reserves are increasingly more important than huge military arsenals.
Ironically, the question of whether U.S. bases being built in Iraq should be, or clearly already are, permanent, is more of a U.S. domestic controversy than an issue between the United States and Iraq.
One glance at the realities on the ground in Iraq today reveals that U.S. military strategy is less about cultivating human relationships than about limiting them.
Supposed "security improvements" in Iraq cited by the Bush administration may have more to do with the depth of ethnic cleansing than any positive developments.

The Other Guantanamo

While Gitmo gets most of the ink, the U.S. base on Diego Garcia quietly prepares for a role in staging a possible attack on Iran.

OOPS!

Last August, the U.S. military mistakenly sent six nuclear-armed missiles on a cross-country tour of the United States. For 36 hours, no one knew where the nuclear weapons were. OOPS!
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