Category: Foreign Policy

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Glenn Greenwald: “The Assassination Complex”

During one five-month period, nearly 90 percent of the people killed in airstrikes were not the intended targets

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Nick Turse: Donald Trump in South Sudan

What Trumps the Horrors of a Hellscape? The Donald!

Jon Mitchell: Contamination at Largest US Air Force Base in Asia: Kadena, Okinawa

Documents reveal how years of accidents and neglect have polluted local land and water with hazardous chemicals including arsenic, lead, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), asbestos and dioxin

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Juan Cole: Al-Qaeda Everywhere: US support for Oppressive Gov’t’s made Bin Laden’s Killing Moot

Washington shouldn’t fool itself that “taking X out” is an equally good option, or that targeted assassinations will do more than call forth more resistance to an unbearable and unjust status quo

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Juan Cole: The End of American Iraq: Poor Shiites invade Parliament over corrupt Spoils System

The Bush administration presided over the installation of an Iraqi spoils system more rowdy and rapacious than anything Andrew Jackson ever imagined

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Charles Glass: Andrew Bacevich and America’s Long Misguided War to Control the Greater Middle East

There is a loyal cadre of intellectuals and pundits favoring war after war, laying the moral ground for invasions and excusing them when they go wrong

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Noam Chomsky: All Decent Things

the Left is the movement that is in favor of all decent things—freedom, justice, peace. Of course we have to define it for ourselves, but traditionally it’s the movement that’s been in favor of more freedom, more justice, more equality, more participation, more control over our own lives—all decent things. That’s the Left.

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Paul Street: Obama in Cuba

It’s not very often that you hear or see a salaried corporate media operative defend Fidel Castro and Che Guevara’s Cuban Revolution and its accomplishments. That’s why I did a double take when I read an opinion piece titled “Cuba’s Success Lost in Media Frenzy”

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Juan Cole: With Us Or Against Us?

Thirteen years after the illegal U.S. invasion of Iraq, it is worth considering its full impact on this country and on the region. Bush-Cheneyism had a number of key pillars

Malik Jalal: This Is What It Feels Like to Be Hunted by Drones

Singling out people to assassinate, and killing nine of our innocent children for each person they target, is a crime of unspeakable proportions

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