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REPORT: Pentagon Paid Defense Contractors at Least $4.4 Trillion Since 9/11

Antiwar.com | War profiteers Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman and Blackwater kept the ‘blood money’ flowing out of the Pentagon.

Reports of 10 Civilians Killed in Kabul Drone Strike That White House Calls ‘Successful’

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | U.S. officials still doubling down on the ‘success’ stories of a failed pull-out mission in Afghanistan.

SIGAR: Afghanistan Withdrawal Was Impossible, Nation-Building Project Futile

Antiwar.com | A damaging new report found US never had ‘realistic goals’ for its nation-building project in Afghanistan.

Pentagon Mulls Options for Stay-Behind Strike Capability in Afghanistan Region

Antiwar.com | US military wants to maintain the ability to bomb Afghanistan by repositioning forces in neighboring countries.

US Cyber Command Shifts Focus of Counterterror Task Force to ‘Great Power Competition’ China

Antiwar.com | The Joint Task Force-Ares will now be focusing on Indo-Pacific powers, namely China.

Biden’s ‘Crazy’ Talk on China: ‘We’re in a Competition to Win the 21st Century’

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | While Biden struggled to get through parts of his script, one message stood out: a NATO-style military alliance to ‘counter/confront’ China is in the offing.

Blinken Says US Can Still ‘Take Action’ in Afghanistan After Supposed Withdrawal

Antiwar.com | US expected to maintain presence, whether it be through contractors, proxies, or CIA.

Chaos in Ukraine Making ‘Epic Comeback’ With Blessing of New Biden Administration

21WIRE + SouthFront | New government crackdowns on opposition include banning of websites and television networks.

‘Uncomfortable Fact’: Taliban Controls Majority of Afghanistan’s Territory

Antiwar.com | The Taliban, who was the Afghan government before the 2001 invasion, is effectively still in charge.

The Election Result We Know: US Will Continue to Act Above International Law

Strategic Culture | Is it time to get off the proverbial couch and get on with building an alternative, real world?

Inside China’s High-Speed Rail Project Bound for Southeast Asia

Tony Cartalucci | A ‘game changer’ for Beijing’s ambitious One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative.

Top US Commander Admits Russia Bounty Story in Afghanistan ‘Has Not Been Proved’

Antiwar.com | A detailed review of all available intelligence found no corroboration of the story.

Turkey’s Eurasianist Moment: The Importance of Idlib and Russia

Dr Can Erimtan | Understanding the historic and political elements which form the backdrop of Erdogan’s perilous geopolitical high-wire act.

US-backed Opposition in Thailand Exposed After Recent Bombings

Tony Cartalucci | The growing relationship with China and Russia significantly blunts US influence in both Thailand and the wider region.

Pentagon Chief Wants More Missiles in Asia to ‘deter China’

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | The Pentagon can’t move fast enough to put more weapons in Asia pointed at China.

US State Dept Defunds Twitter-Trolling ‘Iran Disinformation Project’

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | The state-sponsored, American taxpayer-funded troll project targeted individuals, including journalists, and organizations online.

The Next Economic Crisis and the Prospects of a Post-Multipolar System

South Front | The world could be headed towards a genuine bi-polar Cold War – a war of political and economic attrition whose outcome is impossible to predict.

Bolton’s Deceptive ‘Intelligence’ Claims Push War Against Iran

Gareth Porter | Bolton is an old hand at using allegedly damning intelligence on Iran to advance a plan of aggressive U.S. war.

Economic Warfare: New Sanctions Against Iranians for ‘Evading’ Existing Sanctions

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | As economic warfare against Iran continues, so will a sanctions busting posture with its trade partners.

Fifth Anniversary of Crimea’s ‘Historic Choice’ Reunification with Russia

21WIRE | Fireworks lit up Crimea’s skies marking the five-year anniversary of reunification with Russia.