Raytheon’s stock soars as civilians are killed by Raytheon rockets in Yemen

It wasn't the first time a Raytheon weapon had killed innocents in Yemen, writes Patrick Wilcken, a researcher for Amnesty International, in Medium: “ the bulk of this war’s civilian casualties have come from the Saudi-led coalition’s technological superiority and exclusive domination of the air. In the process, coalition airstrikes have left a trail of material … Continue reading Raytheon’s stock soars as civilians are killed by Raytheon rockets in Yemen

“Think tanks” and mass media are making war more likely

  It’s easier to say what one of the major causes of the war will be: the failure by many Americans — notably politicians, journalists, think tankers, and other elites — to employ a specific mental power that we’re all capable of employing. That power is called cognitive empathy, and it’s not what you might … Continue reading “Think tanks” and mass media are making war more likely

The human tragedies of ‘precision’ bombings

by Azmat Khan and Anand Gopal, the New York Times A key part of the coalition’s investigation process is to match civilian casualty accusations against its own logs. Chris Umphres, an Air Force captain at Udeid who assesses allegations of civilian casualties, told us that military investigators possess the coordinates of “every single strike conducted … Continue reading The human tragedies of ‘precision’ bombings

The Toll of War: The Economic and Social Consequences of the Conflict in Syria

http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/syria/publication/the-toll-of-war-the-economic-and-social-consequences-of-the-conflict-in-syria World Bank This study assesses the economic and social consequences of the Syrian conflict as of early 2017. The conflict has inflicted significant damage to the Syrian Arab Republic’s physical capital stock (7 percent housing stock destroyed and 20 percent partially damaged), led to large numbers of casualties and forced displacement (between 400,000 and … Continue reading The Toll of War: The Economic and Social Consequences of the Conflict in Syria

The U.S. is waging a massive shadow war in Africa

Six years ago, a deputy commanding general for U.S. Army Special Operations Command gave a conservative estimate of 116 missions being carried out at any one time by Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets, and other special operations forces across the globe. Today, according to U.S. military documents obtained by VICE News, special operators are carrying out nearly … Continue reading The U.S. is waging a massive shadow war in Africa