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HypersonicWeapons and National (In)security: Why Arms Races Never End

Rajan Menon Tom Dispatch
Lockheed hypersonic missle Hypersonic weapons close in on their targets at a minimum speed of Mach 5, five times the speed of sound or 3,836.4 miles an hour. They are among the latest entrants in an arms competition that has embroiled the United States for generations...

Friday Nite Videos | June 7, 2019

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Open Carrying While White vs. Open Carrying While Black. Dr John's Best Version of "Such a Night" Piano Blues. AOC Grills Military Contractor. Indian Election Update | Hasan Minhaj. Ava DuVernay - Revisiting the Central Park Jogger Case.

The Complete Mercenary

Matthew Cole The Intercept
Eric Prince How Erik Prince used the rise of Trump to make an improbable comeback.

How Star Wars Came to Alaska

Jeffrey St. Clair CounterPunch
It’s the old Cold War routine repeated once again: The money goes south, but the risk and the waste stays up in Alaska.

Court Rejects Military Contractor's Attempt to Avoid Trial for Human Trafficking

Steven Watt ACLU Blog of Rights
As the ACLU has documented in Victims of Complacency, while the fate of the men may be unique, the scheme of which they were a part was sadly all too common at the time. Since 2003, similar labor trafficking schemes resulted in thousands of foreign workers (known as Third Country Nationals or "TCNs") being hired to work on U.S. government contracts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere.
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