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The Costs of Post-9/11 Wars Exceed $8 Trillion for U.S.

Alexa Gagosz Boston Globe
In just 20 years, the total cost of the US increasing homeland security and waging wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere since Sept. 11, 2001, have exceeded $8 trillion, according to new estimates by the Costs of War project at Brown University.

Trump’s Cruel Cuts Deepen Yemen’s Misery. Now Comes the Virus

Ali Al Mujahed New York Times Post
Families in a Yemeni camp for displaced people. The five-year civil war between Houthi rebels and pro-government troops backed by a US-supported Saudi-led military coalition has devastated Yemen. Some 24 million Yemenis rely on humanitarian aid to survive, aid President Trump has now suspended.

A War on Iran Would be Different From Iraq, and Far, Far Worse

Zoltan Grossman CounterPunch
Since President Trump’s assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, widespread alarm has centered on whether he is again dragging us into another war like Iraq, to detract from his impeachment. The situation is even more potentially disastrous.

The New Middle East That’s Coming

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus
The Middle East that is emerging from the current crisis may be very different than the one that existed before those cruise missiles and drones tipped over the chessboard
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