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Did defense secretary nominee James Mattis commit war crimes in Iraq?

Apparently so. Aaron Glantz writes in Reveal News:

Retired Gen. James Mattis earned the nickname “Mad Dog” for leading U.S. Marines into battle in Fallujah, Iraq, in April 2004.

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Government

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, a onetime U.S. ally who was ousted as Panama’s dictator by an American invasion in 1989, died late Monday at age 83. 1,246 more words

Politics

William Hartung | The American Way of War Is a Budget-Breaker: Never Has a Society Spent More for Less

Tomgram: William Hartung, Ignoring the Costs of War

We’re talking chocolate cake all the way to the bank when it comes to the Pentagon and the major weapons contractors it regularly offers its tastiest desserts. 2,679 more words

Militarism

#018--Before March 2003, what had Saddam Hussein done that he hadn't already been doing for 13 years?

Credit to msnbc.com for the featured image.

Okay, this question’s been one of the constant ones in my noggin, and I’ve never gotten a succinct answer for it. 729 more words

100 Questions

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Describe the lessons of history that the author accuses the Bush Administration of ignoring. What have been the results of that willful disregarding of history?

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Academic Writing

The Future of US-Cuba Relations

It’s strange to think that in April 1959, Fidel Castro, after seizing power in Cuba, was greeted warmly into the US by the American press. Despite the President’s weariness, he was invited by the American Society of Newspaper Editors to spend a couple of days getting to know the country that was only a couple of miles away from Cuba. 482 more words

Cuba

You know, I lived through Nixon, and it was never this bad

I also was aware of the McCarthy hearings, which my mother listened to on the radio as she did the ironing. But I was way too young to follow, but I did pick up on the general unease about it. 237 more words

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