Drones Provoke Growing Controversy in U.S.

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via IPS News As Barack Obama renews his lease on the White House for another four years, his administration is debating how best to respond to a growing internal and public controversy over his first term’s non-battlefield counter-terrorist weapon of… Continue Reading  

Chas Freeman Speaks out on Anti-Hagel Smear Campaign

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As readers of this blog know, I have the highest regard for Amb. Chas Freeman (ret.) not only as one of this country’s most accomplished diplomats, but also as a extraordinarily insightful analyst of current global developments and their impact on… Continue Reading  

Symptoms of the Bush-Obama Presidency

Reposted by arrangement with Tom Dispatch The Saved and the Sacked By David Bromwich Is it too soon to speak of the Bush-Obama presidency? The record shows impressive continuities between the two administrations, and nowhere more than in the policy… Continue Reading  

Former Intelligence Chief Blair Calls for End to Drone War

Noah Shachtman has the story about Adm. Dennis Blair, the former Director of National Intelligence, who just called for a sweeping reconsideration of U.S. strategy in what used to be called the “global war on terror”. In particular, Blair questioned… Continue Reading