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Downed Malaysian Jet Intensifies Russia Bashing

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Chris Ernesto RINF Alternative News In Thursday’s USA Today, self-described liberal Democratic strategist Bob Beckel wrote, “(Earlier) empires tried to dominate the world, mostly by military aggression.  The United States has never sought to be an empire.” You hope that most people would ...

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The Human Price of Neocon Havoc

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Robert Parry Whether the tragedy is four boys getting blown apart while playing on a beach in Gaza or nearly 300 killed from a suspected missile strike on a Malaysian Airliner over Ukraine or the thousands upon thousands of other ...

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When and How to End a Foreign Intervention

In “Exit Strategies and State Building,” Richard Caplan argues that withdrawal from a foreign conflict is a process, not an event. (Photo: Wikipedia)

Oxford professor Richard Caplan examines the role of the international community in post-conflict states. Ved Singh The latest fallout in Iraq and the ongoing unrest in Afghanistan—two states visited by extensive foreign interventions—raise the question of whether the international community ...

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Frightening People into Silence

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“Chilling” is the word lawyers use to describe governmental behavior that does not directly interfere with constitutionally protected freedoms, but rather tends to deter folks from exercising them. Classic examples of “chilling” occurred in the 1970s, when FBI agents and ...

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Obama’s Failure to Rein in CIA and NSA

CIA Director John Brennan at a White House meeting during his time as President Barack Obama’s counterterrorism adviser.

Melvin A. Goodman The political embarrassments for President Barack Obama coming from the intelligence community, particularly the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, continue to mount, but there is no sign whatsoever that the President is interested in ...

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