Nick Alexandrov: U.S. Enemies and Allies

            Last November, American airstrikes killed two dozen Pakistani soldiers, and it wasn’t until earlier this month that Hillary Clinton said “sorry” on Washington’s behalf, prompting Pakistani officials to reopen NATO’s supply routes into Afghanistan.  U.S. journalists found this development easy to interpret: it marked the end, they wrote, of “a bitter seven-month stalemate that Read more…

Nick Alexandrov: Guatemala, Rios Montt and the SOA

            Three decades after José Efraín Ríos Montt finished his coursework at the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA)—where tens of thousands of Latin American soldiers have been trained in the art of violent repression; it was renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) in 2001—he seized power in Guatemala, and then Read more…

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