Empire

Jon Queally, staff writer
Venezuela said it would deploy naval vessels like these frigates—here on a 2019 exercise—to welcome Iranian tankers bringing much needed gasoline. (Photo: Zurimar Campos/ Venezuelan Presidency/AFP/File)
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warns that the U.S. government "must give up bullying on the world stage and respect the rule of international law, especially free shipping in the high seas."
Jake Johnson, staff writer
"Stocks for weapons manufacturers began to rise as soon as Soleimani was killed...
Jake Johnson, staff writer
"Every dollar spent by the Pentagon is a dollar not spent on education,...