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The War on Terror Was Corrupt From the Start

Farah Stockman New York Times
The war in Afghanistan wasn’t a failure. It was a massive success — for those who made a fortune off it. Instead of a nation, what we really built were more than 500 military bases — and the personal fortunes of the people who supplied them.

Israel and Its Allies’ Profit from Oppressing Palestinians

Alys Samson Estapé Transnationl Institute
Israel’s arms and security industry, an intrinsic part of the apartheid regime...is also shaping the coercive dimensions of states everywhere, bringing the politics and methodology of occupation to other countries and regimes.

Biden Given 100 Progressive Foreign Policy Picks

Kenny Stancil Common Dreams
"There are, in fact, an impressive number of people who could legitimately fill those jobs and question the dominant perspective on foreign policy and national security."

Veterans Go to Washington: So What?

Nan Levinson TomDispatch
What, then, has been the actual influence of the military veterans now in Congress on this country's war policy?

Stop the $2 Billion Arms Sale to the Philippines

Amee Chew Jacobin
Police in Philippines told to shoot people during lockdown. Amid the worsening COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines, the US government is brokering a $2 billion arms sale to Rodrigo Duterte’s repressive regime. The sale would only pour further fuel on an already dire human rights catastrophe.
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