In the Shadow of Donald Trump

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by Tom Engelhardt Breaking News! — as NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt often puts it when beginning his evening broadcast. Here, in summary, is my view of the news that’s breaking in the United States on just about any… Continue Reading  

Trump: The Hunger President

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by John Feffer One death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic. The quote comes from Stalin. The policy comes from Donald Trump. Trump famously changed his policy on Syria after seeing photographs of a couple Syrian children… Continue Reading  

Evaluating the US Military Pivot to Africa

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by Nick Turse It’s rare to hear one top military commander publicly badmouth another, call attention to his faults, or simply point out his shortcomings. Despite a seemingly endless supply of debacles from strategic setbacks to quagmire conflicts since 9/11,… Continue Reading  

Terrorism: State Support Is Self-Defeating

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by Shireen T. Hunter The end of June and the beginning of July were especially bloody times as terrorists affiliated with the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) struck in several places. As usual, Baghdad, especially its Shia quarters, were favorite… Continue Reading  

Done in by the American Way of War

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see: http://www.army.mil/-news/2008/06/06/9708-general-lee-rides-again/

by Tom Engelhardt With General John Campbell’s tour of duty in Afghanistan finished, a new commander has taken over.  Admittedly, things did not go well during Campbell’s year and a half heading up the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) there,… Continue Reading