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Former U.S. Defense Secretaries Warn Against a Military Coup  

Former U.S. Defense Secretaries Warn Against a Military Coup  

The statement, published in the Washington Post, is a symptom of America’s imperiled democracy. Ten former Secretaries of Defense, including Dick Cheney, vizier of the George Bush’s presidency, are denouncing President Trump’s efforts to overturn his electoral defeat. Although they don’t use the phrase, they say the danger is a military coup, As senior Defense...

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How the U.S. Intelligence Community Is Intervening in the 2020 Election

How the U.S. Intelligence Community Is Intervening in the 2020 Election

President Trump’s ongoing purge of the intelligence community, along with Bernie Sanders’ surge in the Democratic presidential race, has triggered an unprecedented intervention of U.S. intelligence agencies in the U.S. presidential election on factually dubious grounds. Former CIA director John Brennan sees a “full-blown national security crisis” in President Trump’s latest moves against the intelligence...

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Ex-Obama Official and Washington Post Columnist Quits Israeli Spyware Firm

Ex-Obama Official and Washington Post Columnist Quits Israeli Spyware Firm

NSO, the Israeli private intelligence firm is becoming notorious. Known for spyware that Saudi Arabia and Mexican drug cartels have used to spy on journalists and dissidents, NSO has sought respectability by hiring Americans like Juliette Kayyem, a Harvard professor and Washington Post columnist. I noted last last year that Kayyem’s dual positions as a...

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Ratcliffe’s Spy Agenda: Investigate a Washington Post Leaker

Ratcliffe’s Spy Agenda: Investigate a Washington Post Leaker

Imagine the indictment of a former national security official in the Obama administration for violation of the Espionage Act. Imagine James Clapper or Sally Yates facing the same charges as Julian Assange or Chelsea Manning. That dream of right-wing media (and some left-wing critics) came one step closer to reality Sunday, when President Trump announced...

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State Department Cuts Off Funding for Trolls of Critics of Trump’s Iran Policy

State Department Cuts Off Funding for Trolls of Critics of Trump’s Iran Policy

Jason Rezaian of the Washington Post, imprisoned for 544 days by the Iranian government on dubious charges of spying, was surprised to find himself the target of another government spewing unfounded allegations:  the U.S. government. In today’s Post he writes I never imagined the U.S. State Department would be funding my attackers. The Guardian has the...

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