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Go Post-West, Young Man

The 2017 Munich Security Conference arguably gave the game away right at the outset, via its annual “conversation starter” for the three-day event, a report titled Post-Truth, Post-West, Post-Order? “Post-truth” is the new normal, as this is The Age of Spin. “Post-order” would in fact mean a remixed, neo-Westphalian order embracing multipolarity, which the unipolar establishment will fight … Continue reading Go Post-West, Young Man

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US Troops Deployed to Bulgaria as NATO Boosts Eastern European Presence

US troops arrived in Bulgaria on Wednesday, with armored vehicles and heavy equipment to be shipped by the end of the week as part of NATO’s significant buildup in Eastern Europe, the Bulgarian Defense Ministry has said. Around 120 US servicemen from Fort Carson, Colorado were accommodated at the Novo Selo military base in the … Continue reading US Troops Deployed to Bulgaria as NATO Boosts Eastern European Presence

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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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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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Trump Plays Cat and Mouse with Iran

Why is the Trump administration threatening Iran? On February 1, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn announced that the administration was “putting Iran on notice” after it tested a ballistic missile which the US sees as a violation of Iran’s treaty obligations. Flynn’s frigid tone made it clear that the administration is considering the use of military force. But why? Under current … Continue reading Trump Plays Cat and Mouse with Iran

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US Tanks Infantry Fighting Vehicles Arrive in Estonia Amid NATO Buildup on Russian Borders

US military hardware, including M1A2 Abrams battle tanks and Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, have arrived in the northern Estonian town of Tapa as part of continued US efforts to counter the alleged Russian threat. More than 50 units of US military equipment, including four battle tanks and 15 infantry fighting vehicles, were delivered to Tapa, … Continue reading US Tanks Infantry Fighting Vehicles Arrive in Estonia Amid NATO Buildup on Russian Borders

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The U.S. Attack “Against Al Qaeda” in Yemen, “They Killed Anyone in Sight”

The Fake Outrage About Trump piece included a part on a U.S. special force attack in Yemen that had happened just hours before: The rural home of a tribal leader's family, friendly with some Yemeni al-Qaeda members, was raided by a special operations commando. A U.S. tiltrotor military aircraft was shot down during the raid. … Continue reading The U.S. Attack “Against Al Qaeda” in Yemen, “They Killed Anyone in Sight”