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Showdown on 16th Street

WASHINGTON DC –The zone of incomprehension was about a foot wide. That was the distance separating a boisterous but peaceful crowd of several hundred protesters and a silent line of several dozen uniformed Airborne Rangers in downtown Washington DC on Wednesday night. A young black woman in long braids patrolled the zone with a bullhorn,...

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Erik Prince Still Wants Blackwater to Replace U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

Erik Prince Still Wants Blackwater to Replace U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

When the idea of replacing U.S. troops in Afghanistan with mercenaries was first proposed, Defense Secretary James Mattis said, rather generously, that “it was not a wise idea.” In fact, it’s a crackpot scheme that refuses to die, mostly because of Prince’s connections to the Trump White House. Prince is on good terms with the...

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Haspel Out of Step With Trump’s Embrace of the Notorious MBS

Haspel Out of Step With Trump’s Embrace of the Notorious MBS

The CIA and Gina Haspel loom as an obstacle to President Trump’s Saudi rescue mission. The White House wants to exonerate Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman from the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi . This is not only because MbS has a tender filial bond with Jared Kushner, but also because the president and his cabinet want...

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