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POLITICO Playbook PM: ‘The worst transatlantic blow-up since the Iraq war’

WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE — The newly announced Australia-UK-U.S. alliance against China has sparked fury in France, where it is being received as “the worst transatlantic blow-up since the Iraq war in 2003,” report Stuart Lau, Jacopo Barigazzi and David M. Herszenhorn. — French Foreign Minister JEAN-YVES LE DRIAN: “It’s...
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Joe Biden’s New World Order

A new world is beginning to take shape, even if it remains disguised in the clothes of the old. The United States, Britain, and Australia have announced what is in effect a new “Anglo” military alliance. The basics are these: In 2016, Australia struck a deal with France to buy a fleet of diesel-powered submarines, rejecting an Anglo-American alternative for nuclear-powered vessels. In March this year, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (or, “that fellow down under,” as Joe Biden referred to him), began talking with Washington about reversing its decision. Then, last night, in a live three-way public announcement, Biden, Morrison, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed that the Australians would scrap their agreement with France to team up with Britain and the U.S. instead, forming a new “AUKUS” military alliance in the process.
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Forbes

‘Cut Him Off, Cut Him Off Now!’ Newsmax Anchor Ends Interview When Guest Criticizes Donald Trump

A live interview on conservative news network Newsmax ended abruptly when a guest, an Iraq War veteran, suggested that former President Donald Trump shared the blame for the chaotic mess that unfolded as the U.S. pulled American forces out of the country. “Cut him off, please, cut him off now” shouted anchor Grant Stinchfield as he cut off the guest, Joe Saboe.
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Brookings Institution

9/11 and Iraq: The making of a tragedy

Twenty years after the al-Qaida attack on September 11, 2001, the United States is still involved in a war in Iraq that it started. President George W. Bush was obsessed with the Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and deliberately misled the American people about who was responsible for the 9/11 attack.
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dnyuz.com

Afghanistan Outcome Affirms a Warning: Beware the Blob

First there was the Biden administration’s withdrawal from Afghanistan. Then there was the chorus of disapproval. And then, as is so often the case in American foreign policy, there was the Blob. “‘The Blob’ turns on Jake,” Alex Thompson and Tina Sfondeles wrote in Politico, referring to President Biden’s national...
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RealClearPolitics

Reconsider the Gen. Milley Scandal

Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was so worried then-President Donald Trump might launch a surprise attack against China that he reached out to his Chinese counterpart and assured General Li Zuocheng that Milley would preemptively warn China. That, at least, is the salacious allegation in the new book, "Peril," co-written by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.
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Five myths about drone warfare busted

Drones have become the signature tool of 21st-century warfare, particularly by US forces in the “war on terror”. The fundamental rationale for drone use relies on their “surgical precision”, supposedly saving civilian lives. But headlines show us this isn’t true. A recent US drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan mistakenly killed...
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kalw.org

Media Roundtable: How The “War on Terror” Changed The Lives Of People In Afghanistan, Iraq And Yemen

On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we discuss the Center for Investigative Reporting’s series about the U.S. “War on Terror” and how it changed the lives of people in Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen. A report from the Costs of War project at Brown University revealed that 20 years of post-9/11 wars have cost the U.S. an estimated $8 trillion and have killed more than 900,000 people.
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Billings Gazette

Gianforte welcomes Montana-bound evacuees fleeing Afghanistan

Gov. Greg Gianforte on Thursday said he would welcome the 75 Montana-bound refugees fleeing the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, provided they are “fully vetted” by the federal government. The governor’s office declined to specify what vetting measures he deems appropriate, but spokesperson Brooke Stroyke said in an email that Gianforte...
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