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Obama’s Zig-Zag Path to NATO Boots in Syria

As Secretary of State John Kerry seriously pursues a Russian-American-United Nations administered cease-fire and humanitarian relief effort as the first concrete step towards implementing the Geneva agreement, the Pentagon is preparing for an eventual NATO intervention in Syria to defeat the Islamic State. This seemingly paradoxical approach to the …

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NSA and Britain’s GCHQ Mapping “Political Alignments” of Millions of Smartphone Users Worldwide

By Eric London In light of the recent US government case against Apple, we bring to the attention of our readers this piece originally published in January 2014: New information made public by Edward Snowden reveals that the governments of the United States and United Kingdom are trawling …

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‘Mercenaries Unleashed’: Report Highlights Threats Posed By Booming Private Security Industry

By Billy Briggs In a new report, a British anti-poverty charity puts Britain at the center of a growing global mercenary industry worth around $560 million to companies in the United Kingdom alone. In its report, “Mercenaries Unleashed: The brave new world of private military and security companies,” …

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