The Pentagon Report and “Off-the-Books” Bases

Bases, Bases, Everywhere… Except in the Pentagon’s Report Nick Turse The U.S. military is finally withdrawing (or not) from its base at al-Tanf. You know, the place that the Syrian government long claimed was a training ground for Islamic State (ISIS) fighters; the land corridor just inside Syria, near both the Iraqi and Jordanian borders,…

Is Armed Struggle Still the Most Effective Way to Resist Imperialism in Africa?

Mark P. Fancher It is now far more difficult for imperialists to launch direct boots-on-the-ground military attacks on Africa without an explanation. “Plans were announced to discontinue seven of eight counterterrorism units in Africa, but the U.S. ill expand the use of armed drones.” At a recent Pan-African conference,Samia Nkrumah attributed the imperialist militarization of…

Protecting Africa from Predators

Netfa Freeman John Bolton’s recent unveiling of the Trump Administration’s “Prosper Africa” plan did what is typical of such U.S. foreign policy announcements. It performed the balancing act of admitting motives to protect vague “U.S. interests” while dishonestly claiming benevolent intentions for the other country, region, or continent concerned. In this case the continent is…