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United States Withdraws From Afghanistan? Not Really
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The United States, it appears, is willing to allow the Taliban to return to power with two caveats: first, that the U.S. presence remains, and second, that the main rivals of the United States—namely China and Russia—have no role in Kabul. In 2011, U. ...[Read more]
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Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Jailed Ahead of Sentencing
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Daniel Hale, a former Air Force intelligence analyst who pleaded guilty to sharing classified documents about drone strikes with a reporter, has been arrested ahead of his sentencing in July. In March, Hale pleaded guilty to one charge under the Espionage ...[Read more]
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Among World Superpowers, US Poses Biggest Threat to Democracy: Global Poll
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Almost half of respondents from 53 countries are worried that Washington threatens their democracy, and nearly two-thirds think economic inequality poses the biggest risk to popular rule. Results of the Democracy Perception Index survey (pdf), conducted b ...[Read more]
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Guaido’s mercenary hit contract on Venezuela’s Maduro mirrors official US bounty, authorizes death squad killings
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The leaked contract between Juan Guaidó and the Silvercorp USA mercenary firm closely resembles a DEA bounty placed on the head of President Nicolas Maduro and members of his inner circle this March. The deal tacitly authorizes the elimination of working ...[Read more]
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Government Report Documents US Responsibility for Venezuela’s Humanitarian Dilemma
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In January 2019 the US and its allies ceased to recognize Maduro as Venezuela’s legitimate president after then National Assembly leader Juan Guaidó, who had never run for national office, “announced he was willing to serve as interim president.” G ...[Read more]
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DOJ Threatened MIT Researchers With Subpoena in Collaboration With Bolivian Coup Regime
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A justice department trial attorney repeatedly contacted Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers asking, eventually under threat of subpoena, about research they had conducted on the 2019 Bolivian presidential election, according to emails obtai ...[Read more]
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End ‘Forever Wars,’ Biden Told as White House Releases Document on Trump’s Secret Lethal Force Rules
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President Joe Biden faced a fresh call to fully end "forever wars" after his administration released former President Donald Trump's secret rules regarding the use of lethal strikes outside of designated war zones. The Biden administration released the pa ...[Read more]
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Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam Revisited
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Enough has been said, here and elsewhere, about the contents of the bestselling book Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam (KATM) and the meticulous archival and field research on which it is based. It is a brilliant–a word I use sp ...[Read more]
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Extractive Companies Are Privatizing Repression and Counterinsurgency in the Americas
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As activists increasingly confront extractive industries, militarized repression of those protests has become a growing and lucrative business. This phenomenon is salient across much of the world, including the U.S., where fossil fuel companies are funnel ...[Read more]
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The Bewildering Search for the Islamic State in Congo
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The 'Kony 2012' stampede failed, and after the Pentagon had spent more than $780 million on it, President Donald Trump quietly shut it down in 2017. But now the Bridgeway Foundation appears to be luring the Biden administration into another, far more dang ...[Read more]
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Two Dozen Senators Tell Biden It Is ‘Past Time’ to Finally Close Guantánamo
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"As a symbol of lawlessness and human rights abuses, the detention facility continues to harm U.S. national security by serving as a propaganda tool for America's enemies and continues to hinder counterterrorism efforts and cooperation with allies," decla ...[Read more]
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