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Scott Ritter served as a former Marine Corps officer from 1984 until 1991, and as a UN weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 until 1998. He is the author of several books, including "Iraq Confidential" (Nation Books, 2005) and "Target Iran" (Nation Books, 2006).
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, March 16, 2020 How Turkey Lost a Battle of Wills and Force to Russia
When the history of the Syrian conflict is written the fighting that took place between the Syrian Army and its allies on the one side and the Turkish military and Turkish backed Syrian rebels on the other from early February through early March 2020 in and around the Syrian town of Saraqib will go down as one of the decisive encounters of that war.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 19, 2019 Chemical Weapons Watchdog Is Just an American Lap Dog
If an organization like the OPCW can be used at will by the U.S., the United Kingdom and France to trigger military attacks intended to support regime-change activities in member states, then it no longer serves a useful purpose to the international community it ostensibly serves.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 1, 2019 NATO Is as Good as Dead
NATO is on life-support, and Europe is being asked to foot the bill to keep breathing life into an increasingly moribund alliance whose brain death is readily recognized, but rarely acknowledged.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 3, 2019 Russia Isn't Getting the Recognition It Deserves on Syria
The prospects for peace in Syria are greater today than at any time since 2011. And the fact that Russia has deployed even more battalions of its military police to Syria to oversee implementation of the current cease-fire bodes well for the prospects of success. Like it or not, in Syria, the Russians saved us from ourselves.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 22, 2019 The Four A's of American Policy Failure in Syria
The Turks will be able to achieve their objectives of clearing a safe zone of Kurdish forces south of the Turkish border, albeit under a U.S. sanctioned agreement. In return, the U.S. agrees not to impose economic sanctions on Turkey.
SHARE Saturday, October 12, 2019 Donald Trump's Iran Humiliation
In May 2018, the myth of American military deterrence in defense of Saudi Arabia was still alive; today it lies shattered amidst the ruins of the destroyed Saudi oil facilities. Seen in this light, the collapse of the U.S. campaign of "maximum pressure" can only be interpreted as a strategic victory for Iran, and a decisive defeat for the United States.