All Articles on Mark Esper

Venezuelan soldiers prepare for war… against COVID-19. (Photo: Twitter @Planifica_Fanb) Views
The U.S. Should Fight COVID, Not Venezuela
The implications of this should be evident: Venezuela has a substantial population that will resist any invasion or coup.
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, President Donald Trump and U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien. (Photo: Getty Images) Views
'Maximum-Pressure March': US Hybrid War on Venezuela Heats Up
This is not the first time that the Trump administration has amplified its regime change efforts in response to negotiations between the Venezuelan government and the opposition.
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The Iraqi parliament voted to require the prime minister to expel US troops from Iraq, but Trump refuses to leave. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
As Trump Stumbles in War on Coronavirus at Home, He Bombs Shiites in Shiite-Ruled Iraq
The Trump administration is now more or less forcibly occupying Iraq against the will of its elected representatives, and is waging a low intensity war on a section of the Iraqi military with which the US is supposed to be allied.
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Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, speaks at a coronavirus task force during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC on March 2, 2020. News
Nation's Fractured Public Health System Under Trump 'Woefully Unprepared' for Coronavirus, Nurses and Experts Warn
"It is critical that the federal government take quick and meaningful steps to urgently protect the public from this outbreak."
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'A Travesty and a Disgrace': Trump Quietly Issues Memo That Could Abolish Union Rights for 750,000 Federal Workers
"This administration will not stop until it takes away all workers' rights to form and join a union."
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Defense Secretary Mark Esper, a former top executive at Raytheon, one of the nation’s largest defense contractors, was recognized as a top corporate lobbyist by the Hill newspaper two years in a row. (Photo: Staff Sgt. Nicole Meija/Joint Base Andrews/cc) Views
Endless War Is a Disastrous (But Profitable) Enterprise
Dollars pour in to the coffers of the Complex, no matter how many bombs are dropped on innocent civilians.
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An F-15E Strike Eagle from Bagram Air Base deploys flares over Afghanistan Nov. 12, 2008. News
'An Admission of Colossal Failure': US Dropped Record Number of Bombs on Afghanistan in 2019
"Who are we bombing? Why? What will it yield but more war?"
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For too long Congress has largely abdicated its responsibilities when it comes to holding the Pentagon accountable. (Photo: Master Sgt. Ken Hammond / U.S. Air Force / Wikimedia Commons) Views
How The Military-Industrial Complex Gets Away With Murder in Contract After Contract
A Congress that allows endless wars, terrible spending practices, and multiplying conflicts of interest is, as the history of the twenty-first century has shown us, a recipe for disaster.
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Gen. Qassem Soleimani. (Photo: Tasnim News Agency / Wikimedia/CC) Views
Three Reasons Why Trump Ordered Soleimani’s Killing
Trump killed Soleimani because he could, because he wanted to reassert American military dominance—and because he thinks it can help his chances of reelection.
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To date, Trump’s publicly announced justifications for Soleimani’s assassination have shifted wildly, in the fashion of dictators of developing nations, lurching from one bogus rationale to another. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Trump’s Unprecedented Attack on Iran and the Rule of Law
It’s time to demand an end to the madness once and for all.
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