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Top 10 Ways the US Is the Most Corrupt Country in the World

By Juan Cole Those ratings that castigate Afghanistan and some other poor countries as hopelessly “corrupt” always imply that the United States is not corrupt. VOA reports : While it is true that you don’t typically have to bribe your … Continue reading

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Frank Lindh: America’s barbaric treatment of my son John Walker Lindh

Interesting and compelling article by Frank Lindh on his son John Lindh. Frank Lindh: America’s barbaric treatment of my son John Walker Lindh | World news | The Observer.

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U.S. Wars Leave 225,000 Dead, Cost $4.4 Trillion

After the extended holiday; this may help put in perspective the meaning of Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Veteran’s Day. Thank you for your service. U.S. Wars Leave 225,000 Dead, Cost $4.4 Trillion: Study – Defense News.

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Michael Ware, Former CNN War Correspondent, Speaks Out On Alleged War Crime CNN Refused To Air

The tortures of war. Not just the soldiers or civilians are affected but the reporters covering it are too. Michael Ware’s coverage of the two American wars reminded me of Walter Cronkite’s coverage of the Vietnam War,  outstanding.  Gripping account and great job … Continue reading

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Violence will not rule Afghanistan

  As always some items are not covered completely by our news outlets. Over the weekend there was coverage of elections in Afghanistan. That news was overshadowed by domestic events. This is an interesting perspective from the former Prime Minister of Denmark and current Secretary General … Continue reading

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War, the Fourth, and Struggling Americans

This commentary from Gary Hart is thoughtful and insightful. Gary Hart: War, the Fourth, and Struggling Americans.

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Shadow Elite: McChrystal, Through the Looking Glass

Informative article on Gen. McChrystal, voicing discontent with civilian authority, and the war strategy-COIN. Linda Keenan: Shadow Elite: McChrystal, Through the Looking Glass.

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The Runaway General

If you are curious about what the Rolling Stone article by Michael Hastings that led to the uproar resulting in Gen. McChrystal tendering his resignation and President Obama’s acceptance, here is the article. It was an interesting read, yet I … Continue reading

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