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Veterans from the Afghan War
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Veterans from the Afghan War need more mental health help

August 30 marks the anniversary of the disastrous U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. For the estimated 3 million veterans who served in the Global War on Terror, discussing the subject still evokes visceral anger. It is difficult for them to…
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U.S. Global Political Influence Waning

A top Iranian military commander said on Sunday that the reach of U.S. global political influence is shrinking, semi-official Fars News Agency reported. Chief Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Hossein Salami made the remarks…
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Biden calls them Pariah but sign 18 agreements in energy, other areas with Saudi Arabia

The United States and Saudi Arabia signed 18 partnership agreements in fields including energy, communications, space and healthcare during a visit by U.S. President Joe Biden, Saudi state TV al-Ekhbariya reported. The agreements include…
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U.S. Weighs Possible Resumption of Offensive Arms Sales to Saudis

The Biden administration is discussing the possible lifting of its ban on U.S. sales of offensive weapons to Saudi Arabia, but any final decision is expected to hinge on whether Riyadh makes progress toward ending the war in neighboring Yemen,…
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U.S. Vows to Hunt Russian War Criminals — but Gives a Pass to Its Own

by: Nick Turse “THERE IS NO place to hide,” said U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland during a surprise trip to Ukraine this week, announcing that a veteran prosecutor known for hunting down Nazis would lead American…
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Saudi war in Yemen: End U.S. support

By Letters editorThe Seattle Times In the midst of so many jarring changes in our national landscape, I’m writing about a longstanding issue in urgent need of legislative attention: The Yemen War Powers Resolution, recently introduced.…
intelligence networks in Central Asia
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U.S. works to scale up intelligence networks in Central Asia

Since U.S. troops left Afghanistan last August the Pentagon has been desperate to augment its “over-the-horizon” ability to track from afar and strike emerging terroristthreats — ideally with some kind of basing in Central Asia to launch…
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Freed Prisoners in Afghanistan Bombed by U.S. Military

Bagram Prison is located at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan's Parwan Province, and was operated by the U.S. military for more than a decade. On August 15, 2021, the Afghan Taliban took over Bagram Prison and released all its prisoners. However,…

The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire and the Future of America

By Peter Dale Scott Peter Dale Scott is a Canadian-born poet, academic, and former diplomat. A son of the Canadian poet and constitutional lawyer F. R. Scott and painter Marian Dale Scott, he is best known for his critiques…
Normalization With Israel
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Saudi Arabia May Condition Normalization With Israel on Resetting Relations With U.S.

U.S. President Joe Biden began his term aiming to disengage from the Middle East, but during his trip to the region a month from now, the Saudi-U.S.-Israeli axis will be at the top of his agenda. He will seek to revive ties with Saudi Arabia…