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The Rise of Special Operations

Published on May 12th, 2017 | by James Russell

by James A. Russell Americans by and large have lost the connection with what war is all about—even as their armed forces and robots roam the globe blasting away at enemies both real and imagined in ... Read More


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Is It Satire or Is It Sallyport?

Published on May 12th, 2017 | by David Isenberg

by David Isenberg An Associated Press story earlier this month regarding misconduct by employees of Sallyport turned a lot of heads in the world of private security contracting. The U.S. company has received nearly $700 million ... Read More


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The Moral Myopia of Trump’s Foreign Policy

Published on May 12th, 2017 | by Guest

by John Bryson Chane Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaking May 4 at the State Department outlined a broad overview of President Trump’s “America First” foreign policy. Since there has been concern about this new direction ... Read More


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The Future of the European Left

Published on May 11th, 2017 | by John Feffer

by John Feffer The last thing Europe needs right now is advice from Americans, particularly American progressives. After all, we failed to prevent Donald Trump and his cronies from seizing the White House or the far-right ... Read More


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Destroying Turkey’s Promise

Published on May 11th, 2017 | by Guest

by Graham E. Fuller Nearly all the indicators coming out of Turkey continue to be bad—for Turkey and for nearly everybody else. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems to be the only one profiting from the ongoing ... Read More


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Trump, Afghanistan, and Shades of the Tuesday Lunch

Published on May 11th, 2017 | by Guest

by Paul R. Pillar Impending choices by President Trump regarding the war in Afghanistan raise issues of national security decision-making in his presidency that in turn evoke pathologies of the past, with Trump’s personal habits threatening ... Read More


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What Does Victory in Yemen Look Like?

Published on May 10th, 2017 | by Guest

by James Spencer The Saudi-led war in Yemen, which was initially supposed to have lasted only a few weeks, has now dragged on for more than two years. The fighting has reached a predictable stalemate, in ... Read More


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Women and the Iranian Elections

Published on May 10th, 2017 | by Guest

by Sussan Tahmasebi A group of women’s rights activists issued a statement on May 6 outlining their demands for the next president of Iran. The statement, which calls for improved economic opportunities for women, reform of ... Read More


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