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US Lose-Lose Game in Afghanistan (Part 1)

U.S. provided an estimated $83 billion worth of training and equipment to Afghan securityU.S. purchased and provided 75,898 vehicles and 208 aircraft to the Afghan army and security forcesArmored personnel carriers such as the M113A2 cost $170,000…
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Protests in US over the Murder of Yemeni-American in Lahj Province

Tens of thousands of members of the Yemeni community in the US have denounced and protested against the murder of Yemeni-American Abdul-Malik Al-Sanabani who was visiting relatives this month, but was reportedly killed by an "armed gang" while…
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September 11: Assorted FBI Note Cites Saudi Involvement

The U.S. government on Saturday released an FBI note confirming Riyadh’s involvement in the September 11, 2001 attacks by al – Qaeda, but did not provide the expected evidence for the families of the victims prosecuting Saudi Arabia. Of…

Mohammad Mosaddeq and the 1953 Coup in Iran (Modern Intellectual and Political History of the Middle East) – US Intervention

By Mark J. Gasiorowski , Amazon link Mark J. Gasiorowski (born October 9, 1954) is a political scientist at Tulane University in New Orleans in the field of Middle East politics, Third World politics, and U.S. foreign policy. He…
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U.S. Pushes for Resumption of Vienna Talks as Iran Urges Patience

While Iran has made it clear that the resumption of the Vienna nuclear talks is only a matter of time, western parties to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal mount pressures on Tehran to resume the talks in the latest sign that U.S. sanctions have failed…
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Saudi Arabia Welcomes Release of Classified Documents of Sept 11 Attacks

Saudi Arabia welcomed on Wednesday the release of classified documents relating to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in the United States. Its U.S. embassy said in a statement that "any allegation that Saudi Arabia is complicit in the September 11…
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Wars In Afghanistan, Iraq ‘Not Worth Fighting,’

A sizable majority of Americans believe that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were “not worth fighting,” according to an AP-NORC poll released Tuesday, a sign of public fatigue in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan after nearly…
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U.S. to Discuss Way forward on Iran in Moscow, Paris Talks

U.S. Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley will visit Moscow and Paris this week for talks with Russian and European officials on Iran's nuclear program, the State Department said in a statement on Tuesday. The talks will cover "Iran's nuclear…
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Lindsey Graham Says United States ‘Will Be Going Back’ Into Afghanistan

Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) says he believes the United States “will be going back into Afghanistan” despite the recently declared end of nearly two decades of American military presence in the country. Graham, in an interview Monday…
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Biden has blood on his hands today, lives were sacrificed for political spin

By : Paul Baldwin Head of Comment , EXPRESSLet's be clear about why 95 people, including 13 US servicemen (at time of writing), are dead today: because Biden wanted an easy soundbite to spout on the anniversary of 9/11. In two weeks time…