Articles from The Guardian - US military

UK intelligence could be used for unlawful drone strikes, warns Amnesty

Amnesty International calls for full public inquiry into the UK’s ‘shadowy role’ in US drone programme

The UK risks violating international law through its support of lethal US drone strikes around the world, including sharing intelligence to help identify targets and the use of RAF bases, according to a report by Amnesty International.

US plans to move American detained without charge in Iraq to third country

ACLU to challenge ‘forcible rendering’ of unnamed US citizen, held by US military in Iraq for seven months after capture by Syrian rebels

An American citizen who has been held without charge in Iraq since last September by the US military now faces being moved to an unidentified foreign country under government plans that his lawyers are scrambling to challenge.

US and Russian nuclear arsenals set to be unchecked for first time since 1972

Arms control experts have signed a statement warning international constraints will expire in 2021 unless a new nuclear deal is reached

The US and Russian nuclear arsenals could soon be unconstrained by any binding arms control agreements for the first time since 1972, triggering an expensive and dangerous new arms race, a group of former officials and experts from the US, Europe and Russia has warned.

Despite Trump's bluster, it's unclear what Syria strikes accomplished

Questions over what impact the mission will have on the wider war remain unanswered

The US, British and French jets that took off from the British base in Akrotiri in Cyprus, France, the Mediterranean and perhaps other bases in the Middle East never came close to the Russian or Syrian air defence systems.

Allies dispute Russian and Syrian claims of shot down missiles

Syria and Russia say significant number of missiles destroyed and damage minimal
Syrian military strikes: latest news and reaction

The US, UK and France have disputed claims made by Syria and Russia that a significant number of the incoming missiles had been intercepted and shot down and that the damage inflicted by the raid had been minimal.

Why is the far right so against US intervention in Syria?

Despite Iraq the left has mounted no serious opposition to Syrian involvement – so why is the right now filling those shoes?

In 2002 and 2003, millions of left-leaning demonstrators crowded cities around the world to protest against the Bush administration’s invasion of Iraq. All the while, conservative media, along with large segments of the liberal press, beat the war drums, encouraging the Bush administration in its project of regime change.

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