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Qassem Soleimani’s Assassination has Backfired on the US and Israel

By: Marco Carnelos Middle east Eye If the killing was meant to push Iran back, it has failed abysmally. Soleimani's ability to maintain a modicum of stability outweighed any benefits that his death could have brought.Two years have…
Afghanistan withdrawal’s massive failure
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Grindle: Evidence Mounts of Afghanistan Withdrawal’s Massive Failure

By : Doug Grindle , Boston Herland Four months after the withdrawal from Afghanistan, there are no longer any illusions about what a failure the policy has been. The effort to retrieve people was shoddy enough, with people left stranded…
US Security and Credibility
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Decreased US Security and Credibility in Support of Israel

By : A.Molaei, Middle East expert Over the past few decades, and especially since the Six-Day War of 1967, relations with Israel have been at the heart of US Middle East policy. The legal structure of the United States of America has provided…
Iraq War
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Time to repeal the 2002 AUMF and end the Iraq War (for the second time)

By : Natalie Armbruster , Washington Times Almost 20 years after Congress passed the 2002 Iraq Authorization for Use of Military Force, and 10 years after the U.S. announced the end of the Iraq War, somehow, Congress is leaving the repeal…
Iraq
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How the US ruined Iraq devastatingly

By: Michael Jansen , Gulf Today On December 16th the Washington Post carried an article by Louise Loveluck and Mustafa Slim about the Basra Children’s Hospital which was meant to be among the best in the country and the region. After…
Assanges Stroke
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They’re Killing Him: Assange’s Stroke Reveals The Western Version Of The Saudi Bone Saw

By: Caitlin Johnstone Julian Assange suffered a mini-stroke in October during the hearing for the US appeal of a UK court's ruling on his extradition case. "The WikiLeaks publisher, 50, who is being held on remand in the maximum-security…
US diplomacy
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Economic Sanctions have Become the Rule in U.S. Diplomacy

By : Tom Campbell , Los Angeles Daily NewsEconomic sanctions have become the rule rather than the exception in U.S. diplomacy.Earlier this year, the Congressional Research Service listed the following countries as under some form of U.S. economic…
US army
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Business as usual? Arms sales of SIPRI Top 100 arms companies continue to grow amid pandemic

by : sipri , STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL PEACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (Stockholm, 6 December 2021) Sales of arms and military services by the industry’s 100 largest companies totalled $531 billion in 2020—an increase of 1.3 per cent in real…
iraq
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Iraq Militias, Seeing Taliban’s Success, Plan to Force U.S. Troops Out After Dec. 31

By: Tom O'Connor , Newsweek As Iraqi paramilitary groups vowed to enforce a year's-end deadline for the withdrawal of the U.S. military from their country, one influential faction has told Newsweek that Iraq's militias managed to force U.S.…
us and syria
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US Department of Defense 2022 Budget Analysis in Syria

Table (1) US Department of Defense Budget Comparison in Syria (2017-2020)