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From America With Love

Nick Turse TomDispatch
U.S. Commandos Are a “Persistent Presence” on Russia’s Doorstep.

The US, Africa and a New Century of War

William Rivers Pitt Truthout
"In fact, according to data supplied by US Special Operations Command, there are now more special operations personnel devoted to Africa than anywhere except the Middle East."

Expert Exposes US Biological Warfare During Korean War

Erin Fiorini teleSUR
“U.S. engaged in shameful tactics employing many kinds of weapons whose use was banned by international law” by the 1925 Geneva Protocol, and later the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention and 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention."

A Murderous History of Korea

Bruce Cumings London Review of Books
In the West, treatment of North Korea is one-sided and ahistorical. No one even gets the names straight. But if American commentators and politicians are ignorant of Korea’s history, they ought at least to be aware of their own.

Korea – Who is the Madman?; Guam Is Being Destroyed – by the U.S.

Mehdi Hasan; Juan Cole; Leilani Ganser
Most nonproliferation experts — as well as former President Jimmy Carter and a number of former Pentagon and State Department officials, both Republican and Democrat — agree that the brutal and murderous Kim, for all his bluster, is not irrational or suicidal, but bent on preserving his regime and preventing a U.S. attack. Nuclear weapons are a defensive, not an offensive, tool for the North Korean leadership.

The Pentagon Playbook for Recruiting Students

Pat Elder Buzzflash/Truthout
Ominous developments in three states this summer -- Oregon, Texas, New Jersey, and one city -- Chicago, provide a glimpse into the Pentagon's new playbook to recruit soldiers from high schools across the country. In brief, the military has been engaged in a robust lobbying campaign to lower academic standards to make it easier to recruit youth.

A Wide World of Winless War

Nick Turse TomDispatch
Globe-Trotting U.S. Special Ops Forces Already Deployed to 137 Nations in 2017.
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