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Putin Supported Hillary

Donald Trump sat down 12 July 2017 with Christian Broadcasting Network [CBN] Founder Pat Robertson for an exclusive interview at the White House. In an effort to debunk claims that Russia wanted to help him win the election, Trump argued that's an illogical conclusion. He...

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US Navy Looks For Options To Support Carrier Strike Groups With Small Surface Warships

The US Navy has turned to the defense industry in a request for information (RFI) that could signal the death knell for the LCS (littoral combat ship) program that never quite got legs. The service can't seem to make up its mind on whether to...

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China Moves Toward Military Hegemony in South China Sea

China is expanding and enhancing its military presence in the South China Sea, seeding the Spratly Islands with air bases for fighter jets, radars and missile posts with retractable roofs able to fire long-range surface-to-air missiles. View image "New missile shelters, radar/communications facilities, and other...

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Shifting Gears on Afghanistan

For fifteen years US support for Afghanistan has heavily emphasized military action and this has been clearly ineffective as vividly underscored by the recent Taliban massacre in Mazar-i-Sharif. Yet it seems we have learned nothing and now we are apparently considering sending an additional...

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Reject Trump's Proposed Budget

As part of his quest to "put America first," President Trump is requesting a $55 billion increase in the Defense Department budget at the expense of agencies typically characterized as "non-defense": The Department of State and the Agency for International Development (USAID) face reductions of...

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Exceptional America

All nations have unique characteristics that make them feel exceptional. But exceptionalism has been a disaster for America even though it was based on three solid pillars: Two centuries ago a unique nation was formed, not on the basis of any ethnic, cultural or religious...

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kompromat

A number of commentators have perhaps been overly fastidious with reference to the 'Trump Dossier'. Max Boot, for one, suggested "It is worrisome that this material was published by BuzzFeed when major news organizations, which are not particularly friendly to Mr. Trump, declined to do...

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Make Democracy Work

Two centuries ago a unique nation was formed, not on the basis of any ethnic, cultural or religious community but on universal human values of equality and freedom. It gradually grew more prominent on the world scene. Then the major wars of the Twentieth Century...

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Cancel Air Force One??

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order! 8:52 AM - 6 Dec 2016 Operations and maintenance are an inherent part of any...

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Dump Duterte

The United States does not need the Philippines. As Mr. Dooley noted in 1898, americans were initially unsure "whether they were islands or canned goods.... We can't sell thim, we can't ate thim, an' we can't throw thim into th' alley whin no wan...

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Fidel's Fashionista ???

Why is it that even in the hottest days of the Cuban summer, while everybody around him is wearing a cotton, short-sleeved, light shirt with an open collar, Fidel wears an olive green, long-sleeved heavy shirt, and a heavy, long-sleeved bush jacket on top, buttoned...

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Fighting Daesh Fundamentally

Even the term "Daesh" fights Daesh, as a pejorative acronym for the so-called Islamic State, as well as a reminder that the fight is not just on a military level. It is clear that Daesh is a threat that will not go away soon. Now,...

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Eliminating Migration

Migration Migration has been a common occurrence in all of human history, people carrying out conquest or fleeing from it, or from religious or ethnic persecution, or from natural disasters, or just seeking a better life. Under current global conditions this has reached unprecedented...

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Age of Amity

We are barely into the Twenty-First Century and we see a world of turmoil. The United States stumbles on the world stage with no clear sense of direction, an economic recovery plodding along and beset by increasing problems with racism, economic inequality and political alienation....

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