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How the U.S. Exported Torture to One South American Country

How the U.S. Exported Torture to One South American Country

This fact-filled CounterPunch dispatch from Brett Wilkins traces how the CIA exported torture techniques to one South American country, Uruguay, via an instructional manual entitled KUBARK. Fifty years ago, one of the top officials in the U.S. torture program in Uruguay , Dan Mitrione, was kidnapped and later executed by left-wing guerrillas. One of the...

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Could the Death of the National Security State be the Silver Lining of COVID-19?

Could the Death of the National Security State be the Silver Lining of COVID-19?

[This article was first published in a wise magazine called Counterpunch. Subscribe here.] Could something good come from the catastrophe of COVID-19? Might the epic insecurity of a plague teach us something about national security? Political scientist Micah Zenko calls the current pandemic “the worst intelligence failure in U.S. history.” Former CIA analyst Melvin Goodman...

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