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US to Review Its Strategy in Afghanistan

Army Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, told lawmakers on February 9 that thousands more American or NATO troops are needed to break the «stalemate» between Afghan forces and the Taliban insurgent group while the Islamic State also remains active in the nation. According to him, outside powers, including Russia and Iran, complicated … Continue reading US to Review Its Strategy in Afghanistan

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US-Backed Advance on Raqqah. What is Going On?

The US-baсked Syrian Democratic Forces, predominantly Kurdish YPG units, have been developing an advance in the eastern countryside of the ISIS self-proclaimed Syrian capital of Raqqah. The decision to flank the ISIS stronghold from eastern direction followed a failed attempt of the US Special Forces and some SDF units to infiltrate the area of the … Continue reading US-Backed Advance on Raqqah. What is Going On?

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Turkey Fights With and Against Everyone in Syria

The last few days have seen both renewed commitments between Turkey and their allies to fight terrorism in Syria and Turkish troops and rebels clashing with the same forces they should be working with. It’s been a busy week for Turkish President Recep Erdogan. In the past few days, the Turkish leader has both reconfirmed … Continue reading Turkey Fights With and Against Everyone in Syria

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Is NATO Really Ready for a War?

When Jürgen Bornemann was a junior army officer in West Germany’s Bundeswehr, he spent many months of every year practicing getting his unit from its base to likely conflict zones near West Germany’s border with East Germany. His unit was not alone. “Entire divisions were moved within West Germany,” Bornemann, who went on to become … Continue reading Is NATO Really Ready for a War?

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US Cooks Up New Syrian Atrocities Amid Syrian Talks

Amnesty International is inextricably compromised in its stated duty to hold nations accountable for human rights violations through its direct connections with Western political interests and their use of the organization as a tool of geopolitical influence and coercion. The report itself states clearly (emphasis added):As such, reports like its most recent titled, “Syria: Human … Continue reading US Cooks Up New Syrian Atrocities Amid Syrian Talks

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Deciphering Trump’s Opaque Foreign Policy

It is now a commonplace to note that President Trump is advocating a mercantilist “America First” foreign policy, at odds with the prevailing globalist view of a cosmopolitan, super-culture; that he is intent on dismantling this globalist zeitgeist that he believes imposes moral and cultural norms which have weakened America’s mercantile “animal spirits” and whose … Continue reading Deciphering Trump’s Opaque Foreign Policy

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German Firm Refuses Key Component for US Grenade Launcher Over 1868 International Law

A German arms producer has refused to deliver key components for a new US grenade launcher, citing an 1868 convention prohibiting grenades being fired straight at a person. The German company is now facing penalties. Mass production of the US, state-of-the-art, shoulder-fired grenade launcher XM25 has stalled since German company Heckler & Koch (H&K) has … Continue reading German Firm Refuses Key Component for US Grenade Launcher Over 1868 International Law

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8 Foods That Cause Cancer – You Need to Stop Eating Them NOW!

It’s hard to know what’s safe to eat sometimes. Sure, we know to avoid GMOs, high fructose corn syrup, and overly refined foods – but beyond that, it can get confusing. Fortunately, we’re here with expert advice. We talked with specialists from eight different fields, to ask them what food they’d each be certain to … Continue reading 8 Foods That Cause Cancer – You Need to Stop Eating Them NOW!