Tuesday’s news links – March 1, 2022

White House Official Says US Can Focus on Two Theaters as It Did in WWII Dave DeCamp

According to Reuters, Kurt Campbell, the Indo-Pacific coordinator on the National Security Council, pointed out that the US has been deeply engaged in two theaters simultaneously before, including during World War II and the Cold War. …

In a sign of President Biden’s efforts to maintain focus on the [Pacific] region, his administration sent a delegation of former US military officials to visit Taiwan on Monday. In another sign, a US warship sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Saturday, marking the second time this year the US Navy transited the sensitive waterway.

U.S./NATO war

Cuba Takes Position on Ukraine Conflict: “Russia Has the Right to Defend Itself” Orinoco Tribune

Russia had information Kiev prepared operation against Donbass – Russian UN envoy TASS

Fact check: Photo shows airstrike in Gaza Strip, not Russian invasion of Ukraine USA Today

Venezuela and Nicaragua Stand with Russia against US Provocations in Ukraine AFGJ

Ukraine escalates fake news in attempt to maintain morale InfoBrics

Indian Minister Calls Out Western Media for Pervasive Racial Coverage of Russia-NATO Row Sputnik

Expect a New Wave of Supply Chain Headaches with Ukraine Crisis, Bevy of Other Issues Industry Week

Historian Anne Morelli has summarized Arthur Ponsonby’s classic book Falsehood in War-Time as this:

  1. We do not want war.
  2. The opposite party alone is guilty of war.
  3. The enemy is inherently evil and resembles the devil.
  4. We defend a noble cause, not our own interests.
  5. The enemy commits atrocities on purpose; our mishaps are involuntary.
  6. The enemy uses forbidden weapons.
  7. We suffer small losses, those of the enemy are enormous.
  8. Recognized artists and intellectuals back our cause.
  9. Our cause is sacred.
  10. All who doubt our propaganda are traitors.

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