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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Streetcars Named Deception

May 31st, 2016 | by Guest

by Paul R. Pillar The repeated indicators of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s authoritarian tendencies bring to mind that Erdogan


America’s Sinkhole Wars

May 31st, 2016 | by Guest

by Andrew J. Bacevich We have it on highest authority: the recent killing of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour


Phony Kurds in Syria

May 30th, 2016 | by Guest

by Paul R. Pillar Creeping escalation characterizes U.S. military involvement in Syria. What had been fifty American troops on the


Drones and Blowback

May 27th, 2016 | by John Feffer

by John Feffer The targeted assassination of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour last weekend wasn’t just another drone strike.



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