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Scott Ritter

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Scott Ritter is a former US Marine Corps intelligence officer and author of 'SCORPION KING: America's Suicidal Embrace of Nuclear Weapons from FDR to Trump.' He served in the Soviet Union as an inspector implementing the INF Treaty, served in General Schwarzkopf's staff during the Gulf War, and from 1991 to 1998 served as a chief weapons inspector with the UN in Iraq. Mr Ritter currently writes on issues pertaining to international security, military affairs, Russia, and the Middle East, as well as arms control and nonproliferation.

Why did it take Russia so long to realize Donbass was worth fighting for?

As its military operation enters a critical stage, the question of why it took Moscow eight years to intervene remains a sensitive topic. On May...

Scott Ritter: Russia’s victory over Ukraine is drawing near

In a war of attrition, grinding the enemy down is just the first part. Stretching what remains until it breaks is how you finish...

Helping Crimea recover from decades of Ukrainian misrule is a tough but necessary challenge

Deliberate neglect, followed by a blockade and now war have failed to break the resolve of the peninsula’s inhabitants. As the Russian military operation against...

How the Chechen miracle kick-started the Russian ‘Path of Redemption’

In my recent visit, I met with people who once fought a bitter war against Moscow, but are now the country’s fiercest defenders. Over the...

Scott Ritter: How the US misleads the world about its involvement in Yemen

While Washington maintains that the strikes on Houthi installations are defensive and fully legal, neither is the case. “The strikes in Yemen were necessary, proportionate,...

Scott Ritter: US ‘Builds Trap for Itself’ in Red Sea

On December 18, following a tour of the Middle East with stops in Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Israel, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced...

Scott Ritter: Why the Pentagon is a multitrillion-dollar fraud

The US Department of Defense has failed its sixth annual audit in a row, but taxpayer money will keep going down that drain. Recently, the...

Scott Ritter: Israel headed for strategic defeat in Gaza

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” This quote is often attributed to Albert...

The US and Hezbollah want the same thing from Israel-Hamas war

The “dueling” speeches of Hassan Nasrallah and Antony Blinken show both understand the Middle East escalation ladder. The leader of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, delivered a...

Both Hamas and Israel could have reasons to hide the truth about the Al-Ahli hospital blast

A former UN weapons expert attempts to use evidence to dispel the fog of war and provide insight into the deadly attack. The fog of...

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