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China’s Long Range Bombers “Likely Training For Strikes” Against US, Pentagon Warns

    China’s Long Range Bombers “Likely Training For Strikes” Against US, Pentagon Warns

A new Pentagon report has sounded the alarm over China’s expanding military reach and says the rival to American power is increasing its ability to send bombers further afield while “likely training for strikes” against the United States and its allies. The warning is contained in an annual Pentagon report prepared for Congress called Military and Security Developments Involving…

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Trump: Fewer Military Parades Means More “Jet Fighters”

    Trump: Fewer Military Parades Means More “Jet Fighters”

After postponing his coveted military parade—an event which 75 percent of respondents in a poll earlier this year said was not a good use of government funds—President Donald Trump shared with his Twitter followers on Friday that he’ll find another use for the money that would have paid for the parade: adding to the military’s already-massive collection…

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Pompeo Forms “Iran Action Group” to Coordinate Iran Strategy, Reports Directly to White House

    Pompeo Forms “Iran Action Group” to Coordinate Iran Strategy, Reports Directly to White House

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Thursday that the United States has formed an “Iran Action Group” within the State Department to guide Washington’s post-nuclear deal policy. The group will coordinate all activity and policy related to Iran, including inter-agency initiatives after President Trump withdrew the US from the 2015 nuclear deal in May. Pompeo…

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Beijing Notes Signs of US Decline Behind Bloated New Pentagon Budget

    Beijing Notes Signs of US Decline Behind Bloated New Pentagon Budget

BEIJING – China has expressed serious concern about the new United States military budget, which explicitly notes the U.S.’ “long-term strategic competition with China” as a top priority and raises the government’s annual investment in the military to an unprecedented $716 billion – an exponentially higher budget than that of any other defense department across…

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South Korea’s Moon Steers Toward Inter-Korean Unity While Wind from Washington Blows in His Face

  South Korea’s Moon Steers Toward Inter-Korean Unity While Wind from Washington Blows in His Face

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in marked the anniversary of Korea’s independence from Japanese colonialism with a robust call for the economic integration of North and South Korea as a means to achieve “survival and development” as well as “true liberation” for the long-divided nation. The announcement – which focused on the…

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Rashida Tlaib Repudiates Views of Liberal Zionist Organization, J Street

  Rashida Tlaib Repudiates Views of Liberal Zionist Organization, J Street

Rashida Tlaib has repudiated key positions of the Israel lobby group J Street, which endorsed her during her winning Democratic primary campaign for Michigan’s 13th congressional district. This comes after days of controversy and questions about the political commitments required to secure the support of the liberal Zionist organization. In an interview with In These Times on Tuesday, Tlaib…

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Lockheed Martin Awarded Over $3 Billion in Govt Contracts in Just Two Days, As Military Frets About Russian, Chinese Advances

  Lockheed Martin Awarded Over $3 Billion in Govt Contracts in Just Two Days, As Military Frets About Russian, Chinese Advances

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force announced within the span of two days earlier this week that it had awarded over $3.3 billion in contracts to U.S. weapons giant Lockheed Martin. The first of these contracts, totaling $480 million, was announced on Monday and tasked Lockheed with designing a new “hypersonic” missile. The new missile,…

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More Fallout from Trump’s Economic War as Turkey Joins Russia In Liquidating US Treasuries

  More Fallout from Trump’s Economic War as Turkey Joins Russia In Liquidating US Treasuries

Last month, when we reported that Russia had liquidated the bulk of its US Treasury holdings in just two months, we said that “we can’t help but wonder – as the Yuan-denominated oil futures were launched, trade wars were threatened, and as more sanctions were unleashed on Russia – if this wasn’t a dress-rehearsal, carefully coordinated with…

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Shed Not a Tear for War Criminal John Brennan, Say Legal Experts

  Shed Not a Tear for War Criminal John Brennan, Say Legal Experts

While Democratic senators, corporate talking heads, former national security officials, and Twitter pundits issued dire proclamations about the “dangerous precedent” President Donald Trump set on Wednesday by revoking former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance for obviously vindictive and political reasons, critics of America’s far-too-powerful intelligence apparatus were quick to express how little sympathy they feel…

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UN Report Finds ISIS Given “Breathing Space” in US-Occupied Areas of Syria

  UN Report Finds ISIS Given “Breathing Space” in US-Occupied Areas of Syria

NEW YORK — A recent report from the UN Security Council’s Sanctions Monitoring Team has found that many of the places in Syria where the terror group Daesh (ISIS) continues to operate, recuperate and extract oil for profit are in areas of the country occupied by the United States. According to the report’s executive summary:…

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