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National (In)Security In the United States of Inequality

By Rajan Menon Source: Unz Review So effectively has the Beltway establishment captured the concept of national security that, for most of us, it automatically conjures up images of terrorist groups, cyber warriors, or “rogue states.” To ward off such … Continue reading

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The Suicidal Empire

By Dmitry Orlov Source: Club Orlov There are a lot of behaviors being exhibited by those in positions of power in the US that seem disparate and odd. We watch Trump who is imposing sanctions on country after country, dreaming … Continue reading

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US Intelligence Community as a Collapse Driver

By Dmitry Orlov Source: Club Orlov In today’s United States, the term “espionage” doesn’t get too much use outside of some specific contexts. There is still sporadic talk of industrial espionage, but with regard to Americans’ own efforts to understand … Continue reading

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How $21 Trillion in U.S. Tax Money Disappeared. “Full Scope Audit” of the Pentagon

By David DeGraw Source: Changemaker Media and Global Research This is part of our series on the unaccounted for $21 Trillion in taxpayer money. As unbelievable and absurd as that sounds, the actual total of unaccounted for money at the … Continue reading

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Dismantling A Society: How Empires Feed Off the Republic

By RS Anthion Source: CounterPunch “It is patently ridiculous for the United Nations to examine poverty in America.” -Nikki Haley (1) Nikki Haley released a ferocious rebuke of a UN report detailing poverty in the United States. As if she could … Continue reading

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The Pentagon Budget as Corporate Welfare for Weapons Makers

By William Hartung (with introduction by TomDispatch) Source: TomDispatch.com What company gets the most money from the U.S. government? The answer: the weapons maker Lockheed Martin. As the Washington Post recently reported, of its $51 billion in sales in 2017, … Continue reading

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The Fall of the American Empire

By W.J. Astore Source: Bracing Views Why do empires fall?  Sometimes, it’s easy to identify a cause.  Whether led by the Kaiser or by Hitler, Germany’s Second and Third Empires were destroyed by world wars.  Germany’s ambition was simply too … Continue reading

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The Military Industrial Complex Strikes Again: War Spending Will Bankrupt America

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “Why throw money at defense when everything is falling down around us? Do we need to spend more money on our military (about $600 billion this year) than the next seven countries … Continue reading

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