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Soldier and humvee in Iraq

Iraqis have a saying: “The rug is never sold”—meaning that there’s always more money to be made from any transaction. American defense contractors would agree.

Gaza airstrike

The US and Israel passed on chance after chance to avoid the deadly war in Gaza—and prevent the deaths of thousands.

The presidential run-off this weekend and talks with the FARC are obscuring horrific violence in places like Buenaventura—and US multinationals are deeply implicated.

Israeli tank

Progress can’t be made toward a just settlement between Israel and Palestine until Washington quits arming one side to the teeth. 

Weapons manufacturing in America is still going strong, even if the wisdom or morality of arms deals is rarely discussed.

Mexicans Reject US-Backed Drug War

Tens of thousands marched to Mexico City on May 8 to protest the rising death toll and demand a new “citizens’ pact.”

He might have the toughest detail this war has to offer.

Unless the number of arms is reduced dramatically, peace is unlikely to hold.

Blogs

Anti-Assad forces battling each other as the CIA helps Hezbollah. Yes, Hezbollah.

July 16, 2013

Aiding Syria’s ragtag rebels means, well, backing Al Qaeda.

June 14, 2013

In Washington, the drumbeat is intensifying for yet another Middle East civil war.

February 28, 2013

At least we’re exporting something.

August 27, 2012

Let's keep Washington Bullets in mind thinking about Egypt.

February 12, 2011

The US says the planes will help Pakistan to "strike terrorists within their borders." Lockheed Martin cashes in on the deal.

June 24, 2010

US drones bomb Pakistan regularly. Now, Washington is about to deliver twenty F-16s and surveillance planes to Islamabad along with a thousand 500-pound bombs.

May 12, 2010