Vietnam War

Why Government Cover-Ups Succeed

Colin Powell's Career: Govt. lying is not solely a result of depravity in politicians and bureaucrats. Instead, it is often the result of a systemic bias against admitting systemic failures. https://t.co/6F5aS1VgpZ — James Bovard (@JimBovard) October 18, 2021 Why Government Cover-Ups Succeed by James Bovard “It’s not necessary to censor the news, it’s sufficient to […]

Kabul’s Collapse and DC’s Incurable Arrogance

Mises Institute, August 18, 2021 Kabul’s Collapse and DC’s Incurable Arrogance by James Bovard After the Taliban captured Kabul far faster than anyone in Washington forecast, secretary of state Tony Blinken went on Sunday morning talk shows and announced that the US mission in Afghanistan had been “successful.” Unfortunately, there will be plenty of robotic civil […]

The “Honest History” Fraud

The “Honest History” Fraud James Bovard – July 20, 2021 American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten recently proclaimed that her union members have a right to teach “honest history” in government classrooms. But putting politicians, bureaucrats, and union zealots in charge of a curriculum is the worst recipe for candor. Rather than truth, the […]
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Afghanistan: Deadly Costs of a War for Profit Won by the Taliban

As the United States and NATO‘s war in Afghanistan struggles to end, most observers and commentators, at least in the West, are still either delusional enough or more likely paid enough, not to publicly recognize a basic evidence: the Taliban are in the process of winning the 20-year war, which is the United States’ longest […]

Pentagon Papers Failed to Stop Media Kowtowing

Mike Gravel passed away on June 26.  He was one of the unsung heroes of the Pentagon Papers, the only U.S. senator who had the courage to champion the Pentagon Papers that destroyed the credibility of American foreign policy. R.I.P. to a politician tough enough to flog Leviathan. Consortium News, June 28, 2021 Pentagon Papers […]
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The “Conspiracy Theory” Charade

American Conservative, June 24, 2021 The ‘Conspiracy Theory’ Charade How government and media use the phrase to suppress opposition.by by James Bovard Biden’s “National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism” report last week declared that “enhancing faith in American democracy” requires “finding ways to counter the influence and impact of dangerous conspiracy theories.” In recent decades, conspiracy […]

New evidence reveals John McCain and other Vietnam War POWs may have lied about being tortured

By Paul Benedikt Glatz, Jeremy Kuzmarov and Steve Brown | Covert Action Magazine | June 21, 2021 Collusion by the White House, the Pentagon, and the mainstream media resulted in disparagement, denial, and suppression of eyewitness testimony confirming that most POWs were actually well-treated by their North Vietnamese captors (in contrast to the brutal torture […]

Pentagon Papers Failed to Prevent Perpetual Media Kowtowing

American Conservative, June 7, 2021 Pentagon Papers Failed to Prevent Perpetual Media Kowtowing Instead of holding the federal government accountable, the media have become its largest enablers. by James Bovard Fifty years ago, the New York Times began publishing excerpts from a massive secret report called the “History of U.S. Decision-Making Process on Vietnam Policy.” […]