After 18 years in Iraq, was all that war just for oil? (full show)

After 18 years of occupation, President Biden has announced a withdrawal of US troops from Iraq. After hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths, what – if anything – was achieved? Was the war, after all, just over oil? RT America’s John Huddy gives us the latest news. Then economics Professor Richard Wolff and energy and security expert Khaldoun Khelil share their analysis. … Read More >After 18 years in Iraq, was all that war just for oil? (full show)

Iraq joins long list of US’s lost wars. Time to reassess military strategy? (full show)

We came, we saw, we did not conquer. After Iraq and the US agree to end America’s occupation there, Iraq joins the long list of wars lost by the US. RT Correspondent Faran Fronczak breaks down the deal, and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges, the host of RT’s On Contact, discusses how he was prevented from telling the truth as a New York Times bureau chief in Iraq. … Read More >Iraq joins long list of US’s lost wars. Time to reassess military strategy? (full show)

Washington denies its top envoy discussed withdrawal of troops from Iraq with Prime Minister Kadhimi

The Iraqi PM’s office says he and the top White House envoy for the Middle East discussed the withdrawal of combat troops from the country. A senior Biden administration official denies it ever happened. … Read More >Washington denies its top envoy discussed withdrawal of troops from Iraq with Prime Minister Kadhimi

Biden to send Marines to guard US Embassy in Haiti, but says broader deployment ‘not on the agenda at this moment’

American Marines will be sent to the US Embassy in Haiti, President Joe Biden said, though he added that a larger deployment to stabilize the country in the wake of President Jovenel Moise’s assassination is “not on the agenda.” … Read More >Biden to send Marines to guard US Embassy in Haiti, but says broader deployment ‘not on the agenda at this moment’

Germany under Merkel: One big US military base (Full show)

President Biden hosted German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House on Thursday. After leading Germany nearly 16 years, she is expected to step down in October, making this her last official state visit to the US. Rick Sanchez takes us through her relationship with four successive US presidents. … Read More >Germany under Merkel: One big US military base (Full show)

As Taliban runs riot in Afghanistan, new commander of withdrawing US & NATO troops vows to support ‘abandoned’ Afghan forces

The commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan has stepped down, and his Florida-based successor is pledging to support local allies – even as the withdrawal of Western troops sees the Taliban overrunning Afghan fighters. … Read More >As Taliban runs riot in Afghanistan, new commander of withdrawing US & NATO troops vows to support ‘abandoned’ Afghan forces

Australia completes full withdrawal from Afghanistan, leaving behind trail of war crime allegations

Australia has confirmed the end of its military involvement in Afghanistan, as the US-led coalition accelerates its exit from the war-torn nation. Canberra’s role in the 20-year conflict has been sullied by war crime allegations. … Read More >Australia completes full withdrawal from Afghanistan, leaving behind trail of war crime allegations