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Iraq Vows to Buck US Sanctions on Iran and End US Troop Presence

    Iraq Vows to Buck US Sanctions on Iran and End US Troop Presence

In another blow to US control over Iraq, the country’s foreign minister warned that Baghdad would ignore US sanctions on Iran. Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim laid out the latest step on the path to independence for Baghdad from the US concerning sanctions on Iran by Washington. Although Iraq currently has…

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New Photos Show US May Be Expanding Military Bases Ahead of Syria Withdrawal

    New Photos Show US May Be Expanding Military Bases Ahead of Syria Withdrawal

Twitter user, @obretix, has noted more signs of Trump’s widely-announced ‘troop withdrawal’ from Syria. U.S. troops, which are supposed to be winding down their presence in Syria, appear to be constructing a new military base between Tell Baydar and Tell Tamr in northern Syria. The base includes a 1.5 kilometer airstrip. According to reports, the base will be able…

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Amid Marine Base Hazards, Okinawa Struggles With New Wave of US & Japanese Militarization

    Amid Marine Base Hazards, Okinawa Struggles With New Wave of US & Japanese Militarization

GINOWAN CITY, OKINAWA — A spate of recent incidents surrounding U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma has shaken the residents of the densely populated city of Ginowan, Okinawa, thrusting the tense history of relations between Japan, the U.S. military, and the locals in Okinawa Prefecture back into the global spotlight. Nearly half of the 50,000…

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