Stories by Gareth Porter

Gareth Porter is an investigative historian and journalist specialising in U.S. national security policy. The paperback edition of his latest book, "Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam", was published in 2006. subscribe to Gareth Porter's feed

Posted on: May 15, 2008, Source: IPS News

A plotted sequence of events to build domestic U.S. support for a possible strike against Iran over its "meddling" in Iraq has hit some snags.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

An investigative report reveals the how TV military analysts have a vested economic interest in selling the Bush admin's happy talk about Iraq.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2008, Source: IPS News

The effort is an indication that the operation was viewed as a major embarrassment just as Gen. David Petraeus is about to testify before Congress.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2008, Source: IPS News

The signs that the Madhi Army will no longer be passive mark a major defeat for the U.S. military command's strategy.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2008, Source: IPS News

McCain's gaffes have been a reflection of how thoroughly he has internalized neoconservative spin.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2008, Source: IPS News

The Sunni insurgent strategy of flooding U.S.-backed paramilitaries with their own fighters appears to be making it stronger than ever.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2008, Source: The Nation

Last time it was scary speed-boats, this time it's a bogus link to a bombing in Argentina -- one by one, Iran hawks' lies keep unraveling.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2008, Source: IPS News

Evidence contradicts U.S. hawks' claim that Iranian patrol boats threatened U.S. ships, but the media keep reporting it as fact.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2008, Source: IPS News

Departments of State and Defense split over how to approach Iran

Posted on: Oct 22, 2007, Source: IPS News

Centcom Commander's threatened resignation was seen as a major obstacle to an all-out attack.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2007, Source: IPS News

While U.S. officials try to gin up a war with Iran by accusing it of meddling in Iraq's affairs, their real problem is that al Sadr's Mahdi army is determined to end the occupation and is simply too big to be beaten by military force.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2007, Source: Huffington Post

The Lieberman-Kyl Amendment is aluminum tubes all over again.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2007, Source: IPS News

The charge that Tehran is using Iran's elite Quds Force to fight a proxy war in Iraq does not ring true, as even the United States' top man in Iraq, General David Petraeus, has conceded.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2007, Source: Huffington Post

Neocons beat the drums for another war.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2007, Source: IPS News

Who else in the Bush administration was aware of the secret proposal?

Posted on: Jun 22, 2006, Source: IPS News

A careful look at statements by adminstration officials makes it clear: the president's Iran policy does not involve military force.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2006, Source: IPS News

Militant Shiites hold the high cards in any showdown against the U.S. occupying forces -- continued attacks against them would be a decisive defeat for the occupation.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2005, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

The United States has an opportunity to negotiate a peace settlement in Iraq. Will George Bush take it?