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The Civilian Deaths You Haven’t Heard About

Nick Turse tomdispatch
For the last two decades, the United States has been conducting an undeclared war across much of the globe. It has taken pains to normalize the use of drone warfare outside established war zones.

Trump Drones On: How Unpiloted Aircraft Expand the War on Terror

Rebecca Gordon TomDispatch
What are U.S. forces doing in Niger? Apart from the uranium that accounts for over 70% of Niger’s exports, there’s little of economic interest to the United States there. The real appeal is location, location, location.

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Team Refugee and the Normalization of Mass Displacement

Phyllis Bennis and Kareem Faraj Foreign Policy in Focus
Though President Obama rejected the “Global War on Terror” label in favor of the anodyne “overseas contingency operations,” the conflict remains global, and it remains a war. No one even claims that the bombs we’re dropping over Syria are “smart.” And no one except the grieving families even try to count those they kill.
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