The US quest for military hegemony

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A-Bomb: Part Of U.S. Imperialist War Drive Today
By Patti Iiyama, The Militant, 9 October 1995. The 50th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki revealed a deepening debate over why the U.S. dropped this weapon. The press launched a campaign to defend the use of the bomb. A review of two books which show that the bomb was not needed to force Japan's surrender, but was the opening shot in a new hot war to crush the revolt against colonial oppression.
On The Side Of Chinese People
The Militant, 25 March 1996. The U.S. government has deployed an armada from its Seventh Fleet toward China and Taiwan, one of the biggest naval mobilizations in the region since the Vietnam War. Taiwan, where the U.S.-backed Chinese capitalists fled after the revolution, is now an important U.S. trading partner. As a proxy for Washington, the regime has built up a large imperialist-supplied military machine directed at Beijing.
U.S. Steps Up Efforts to Recruit Africa Force
IPS, 28 October 1996. The United States has stepped up its efforts to gain international backing for the creation of an all-African Crisis Response Force (ACRF), paid for by ten industrialised countries, chiefly the U.S. Nelson Mandela has balked at giving the plan a warm public embrace due to concern that it is perceived primarily as a U.S. initiative and not an African one.
A new military strategy for Washington?
By Michael Klare, Le Monde diplomatique, November 1997. To justify its huge budget, the Pentagon is in need of visible enemies which could threaten American security. For some years, this has been the rogue regimes of the third world. Now some top advisors think it in the turn for peer competitors—Russia and China—to take on the role of potential adversaries.
Air Force study favors terrorist nuclear posture
By John Diamond, Associated Press, 1 March 1998. An internal military study, Essentials of Post-Cold War Deterrence,: The United States should maintain the threat of nuclear retaliation with an irrational and vindictive streak to intimidate would-be attackers such as Iraq.
Clear and Present Danger: US Path to Unipolar Hegemony
By K. Subrahmanyam, The Times of India, 3 May 1999. It must be clear to everyone that the present international security environment is the worst since the end of World War II. The Cold War bipolar confrontation has given way after 1991 to a unipolar world dominated by a single superpower. The emergence of that single power was heralded by the high-tech conventional war fought against Iraq in 1991.
Grave threats loom over Asia in 2025
By James East, The Straits Times, 24 September 2000. Nuclear war, mass migrations out of Indonesia into Singapore and a maritime blockade of Taiwan by China predicted for 2025 in a Pentagon study of the Asia-Pacific region. It seems China as an empire with expansionist intentions and sees India emerging as its main rival.
KCNA on U.S.-Japan military nexus
Korean News, 11 September 2001. U.S. State Secretary Powell said that a powerful U.S.-Japan military alliance is essential for pursuance of the U.S. East Asia policy concerning China and North Korea.
From Wounded Knee to Afghanistan: a century of US military interventions
Compiled by Zoltan Grossman, revised 8 October 2001. A simple time line of military interventions from the beginnin of the US empire in 1890.
U.S. invariable ambition for Asian domination under fire
Korean News, 25 November 2001. The newspaper Rodong Sinmun noted that Bush said the U.S. will keep its forces in South Korea and other Asian regions until their presence is no longer necessary, while talking about the strategic importance of Asia and South Korea. This shows the anachronistic delusion of the U.S. to realize its ambition for Asian domination with the Korean peninsula as a springboard.
A War in the Planning for Four Years
By Michael C. Ruppert, 13 January 2002. Reflections upon Zbigniew Brzezinski, The grand chessboard: American primacy and its geostrategic imperatives. There is now evidence of a cold and calculated war plan—at least four years in the making and that the World Trade Center attacks were just the trigger needed to set the final conquest in motion.
New US Military Bases: Side Effects Or Causes Of War?
By Zoltan Grossman, Z Net, 5 February 2002. The major U.S. interventions since 1990 should be viewed not only reactions to ethnic cleansing or Islamist militancy, but to this new geopolitical picture. Since 1990, each large-scale U.S. intervention has left behind a string of new U.S. military bases in a region where the U.S. had never before had a foothold.
From Suez to the Pacific: US expands its presence across the globe
By Ewen MacAskill, The Guardian, Friday 8 March 2002. Today, almost six months after the attacks on New York and Washington, the US is putting in place a network of forward bases stretching from the Middle East across the entire length of Asia, from the Red Sea to the Pacific. US forces are active in the biggest array of countries since the second world war.