Unfortunately the Amash Amendment to the FISA extension bill was defeated today and the extension itself passed with ease.
Saudi shakedown continues as prince makes money grab in dictitorial consolidation.
New national enemy needed for more defense spending as Saudi princes smile again at Trump.
Reese Erlich joins Scott to discuss Saudi Arabia and their new de facto King, Mohamed Bin Salman, the story behind Lebanon prime minister Saad al-Hariri’s resignation and subsequent un-resignation, and the deep discord in Trump’s state department over it all.
Rumors of top neocon figure to take control of CIA bode for coming conflict with Iran.
The US general in charge of our 16 year war in Afghanistan said yesterday that with this all-new strategy we are finally "turning the corner" in the war. A few thousand more troops and a commitment to stay as long as needed will finally deliver a "win."
Saudi Prince shakedown near completion as he steals billions from billionaires.
Saudis pay no costs for the wars of hell they stir in Syria, Yemen, and their desires for conflict with Iran 16 years after 9/11 only Americans do.
The severe financial crisis and foreign policy failures are making Prince Mohammed bin Salman increasingly belligerent, says Vijay Prashad.
Scott Horton, our great libertarian foreign-policy expert, joins me to review seven countries and discuss the (grim) outcome of intervention in each.
The US is backing Saudi moves against Yemen and Lebanon to the hilt. Is something big about to happen?
Prince Al-Waleed is one of Saudi Arabia's richest princes and profited enormously from Saudi arms purchases. Andrew Feinstein, the author of 'Shadow Wars,' on the legal risks of corrupt arms dealing.
The power moves by the Saudi kingdom at home and in Lebanon were made easier by buying influence in powerful circles of Washington, DC, says The Intercept's Ryan Grim.
As Secretaries Tillerson and Mattis urge Congress to maintain the 2001 AUMF, it is important to remember that the AUMF has been used in 14 countries and 37 times over the past 16 years. Congress ought to reclaim its authority to declare war...
We are militarily active in some 19 countries now. Does the 9/11 resolution really encompass all of these wars?
The story these memos tell is horrific and jolting. The people tortured were not terrorists. They were suspects. Some may say this is all ancient history, but consider...
Senate passed biggest defense spending bill in history while Republicans battle over health care.
"The only thing really "new" about this new strategy is that it is now official policy to never tell what US objectives are in the country!"
"... one popular meme pins his “reversal” on the nefarious influence of those around him...."
"After 16 years and over a trillion dollars' worth of fighting, the U.S. has accomplished none of its stated goals--except the goal of enriching the flourishing military-industrial complex."
In the world US foreign policy 9/11 never happened. Here is why.
Can the Middle East mess ever end?
Looks like Manchester bomber was a product of Libya mess and ISIS Syria stew.
Bitcoin is about to be examined as a national security risk.
Why is Trump doing deals with the Saudis?
Can Trump succeed at nation building in Yemen, Iraq, and Syria?
What are Syria "safe zones"???
How the war on terror was retargeted for bureaucratic interests.
Here's a perfect example of how convoluted our Middle East policy is...