Imperialism and the Logic of Mass Destruction

Boggs, Carl

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  04/05/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20717

As throughout much of its war-obsessed history, the United States is currently engaged in military conflict – or threatening such action – across a broad contested terrain. In the cases of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, Washington has resorted to its familiar global modus operandi: sending off barrages of missiles and bombs, much of it hitting civilian populations and resources needed for their survival. Death tolls mount, the largest numbers lately in the protracted battle for Mosul. Heavier casualties are being visited upon non-combatants in Yemen, thanks to U.S.-backed Saudi aerial savagery.

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