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Trump Pardons Four Blackwater Guards and Two Russia Inquiry Figures

5 hours 25 sec ago
The pre-Christmas wave of 20 pardons and commutations are not likely to be the last before Mr. Trump leaves office on Jan. 20.
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Why the Capitol Riot Reminded Me of War

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 21:46
I watched the video with my heart in my throat — the rage, the chaos and destruction for the sake of spectacle. It reminded me of battle.
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Trump's Most Disgusting Pardons

Sun, 01/17/2021 - 22:17
Blackwater mercenaries committed a massacre. Now they’ll go free.
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With Trump Presidency Winding Down, Push for Assange Pardon Ramps Up

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 07:06
Supporters of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have enlisted a lobbyist with connections to the president and filed a clemency petition with the White House.
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Laura Poitras: Journalism Is Not a Crime

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 03:40
The Justice Department is setting a dangerous precedent that threatens reporters — and the truth.
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Julian Assange Extradition to U.S. Blocked Over Mental Health Concerns

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 03:40
U.S. officials want the WikiLeaks founder to face charges of violating the Espionage Act. But a judge in London ruled that he was at extreme risk of suicide.
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Blackwater, Iraq and President Trump's Pardon

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 00:16
Iraqi witnesses against Blackwater guards were promised justice after a mass killing in Baghdad in 2007. ‘Today,’ one said, the bullets still in his leg, ‘they proved to me it was just theater.’
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Iraq, Struggling to Pay Debts and Salaries, Plunges Into Economic Crisis

Tue, 01/05/2021 - 00:09
Oil-rich Iraq, its economy hobbled by neglect and corruption, has devalued its currency and had its imported electricity cut off for nonpayment.
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Trump Warns Iran of Retaliation After Attacks on U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

Mon, 01/04/2021 - 18:28
The administration and military officials blame Tehran for recent rocket attacks in Iraq, adding to the growing tensions between the United States and Iran.
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Un général Noir pressenti pour le Pentagone, une première historique

Thu, 12/17/2020 - 15:00
Le choix par Biden du général Lloyd J. Austin III comme Secrétaire à la Défense ne saurait minimiser les obstacles que rencontrent encore les personnes de couleur dans l’armée américaine.
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Trump Orders All American Troops Out of Somalia

Sat, 12/05/2020 - 02:53
While the number of forces — about 700 — is small, it is a continuation of President Trump’s efforts to withdraw the United States from what he has described as endless wars.
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Trump Sought Options for Attacking Iran to Stop Its Growing Nuclear Program

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 17:45
The president was dissuaded from moving ahead with a strike by advisers who warned that it could escalate into a broader conflict in his last weeks in office.
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When an Enemy’s Cultural Heritage Becomes One’s Own

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 03:21
Could the cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh offer new hope for the preservation of threatened monuments everywhere?
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What Will Happen in Afghanistan Once U.S. Troops Leave?

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 18:13
The Pentagon has announced a reduction down to 2,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan before President-elect Biden takes office. Afghan officials fear the cuts will encourage the Taliban to keep fighting.
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The Truth That Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Know

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 01:22
We lost.
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Cooperative Competition Is Possible Between China and the U.S.

Tue, 11/24/2020 - 20:35
A former vice foreign minister of China proposes a way forward for the world’s two leading powers.
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Cooperative Competition Is Possible Between China and the U.S.

Tue, 11/24/2020 - 13:01
A former vice foreign minister of China proposes a way forward for the world’s two leading powers.
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Two Costly Wars, and a Legacy of Shame

Tue, 11/24/2020 - 13:00
The troop withdrawals in Iraq and Afghanistan planned by the Trump administration amount to a painful admission: We lost.
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Trump Is Said to Be Preparing to Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 16:04
Facing the end of his time in power, the president is pushing to accelerate withdrawals from counterterrorism conflicts. He campaigned on ending the longstanding wars.
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U.S. Troops Are Packing Up, Ready or Not

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 03:00
The Pentagon has announced a reduction down to 2,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan before President-elect Biden takes office. Afghan officials fear the cuts will encourage the Taliban to keep fighting.
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