Trump Got Pretty Much Everything Wrong About The Iran Deal

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by Eli Clifton Last night, Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination. Then he delivered a rambling 75-minute speech promising law and order and painting a picture of a United States in chaos, besieged by crime and both foreign and… Continue Reading  

Islamists at War in Turkey

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by Graham E. Fuller  Last week witnessed what may be the last act of an unfolding struggle between two major Islamic movements in Turkey. Turkish president and leader of the AKP party Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused exiled Islamic leader Fethullah Gülen… Continue Reading  

The Trojan Drone

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by Rebecca Gordon Think of it as the Trojan Drone, the ultimate techno-weapon of American warfare in these years, a single remotely operated plane sent to take out a single key figure. It’s a shiny video game for grown ups… Continue Reading  

Coup Attempt Ripple Effect: Azerbaijan Closes TV Station

AZERBAYCAN'DA DÜZENLENEN MEDEN?YETLER ?TT?FAKI’NIN 7. KÜRESEL FORUMU’NA KATILMAK ÜZERE BAKÜ’DE BULUNAN CUMHURBA?KANI RECEP TAYY?P ERDO?AN, AZERBAYCAN CUMHURBA?KANI ?LHAM AL?YEV ?LE B?R ARAYA GELD?. (?HA/BAKÜ-?HA)

by Durna Safarova Azerbaijan, a strategic ally of Turkey, has suspended a national TV station that reportedly planned to broadcast an interview with Fethullah Gülen, the Pennsylvania-based imam who Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blames for instigating a failed coup.

Stavridis: Shill for Military Contractor?

The E-3 Sentry is an airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft that provides all-weather surveillance, command, control and communications needed by commanders of U.S. and NATO air defense forces. As proven in Desert Storm, it is the premier air battle command and control aircraft in the world today. The E-3 Sentry is a modified Boeing 707/320 commercial airframe with a rotating radar dome. The dome is 30 feet (9.1 meters) in diameter, six feet (1.8 meters) thick, and is held 11 feet (3.3 meters) above the fuselage by two struts. It contains a radar subsystem that permits surveillance fromthe Earth's surface up into the stratosphere, over land or water. The radar has a range of more than 200 miles (320 kilometers) for low-flying targets and farther for aerospace vehicles flying at medium to high altitudes. The radar combined with an identification friend or foe subsystem can look down to detect, identify and track enemy and friendly low-flying aircraft by eliminating ground clutter returns that confuse other radar systems. (U.S. Air Force photo)

by Eli Clifton On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that Retired Admiral James Stavridis is on Hillary Clinton’s shortlist for a vice presidential candidate alongside Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA). We’ve previously reported on Stavridis’s opposition to the Iran deal… Continue Reading