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My 911 And The Future Of the Afghan War

Posted by Robbin Laird on


Robbin Laird is an old defense hand. Today, he’s a consultant and a member of the Breaking Defense Board of Contributors, but he served as special assistant for the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency from 1979-1983 and also worked on the National Security Council for two presidents. Here’s the piece he posted on his website, Second Line… Keep reading →

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Seeds Of Hope From The Deeds Of Evil Men?

Posted by Colin Clark on


WASHINGTON: My son was seven months old on Sept. 11, 2001 when those bastards flew the three planes into the World Trade Center buildings and the Pentagon, and those brave folks fought back against the bastards on United Flight 93, thought to be headed for the White House. Today, my son is 14 years old.… Keep reading →

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Proxy War Protocols: How To Make Syrian Opposition Work

Posted by James Kitfield on


If the United States arms the so-called “moderate Syrian opposition” to try and overthrow both ISIL and Bashar al Assad, president of Syria, will it work? A close look at the United States’ long and checkered history backing proxy forces reveals a very mixed record when we arm surrogates. The ledger includes historic fiascos such as the… Keep reading →

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Kirk Lippold, USS Cole Commander, Pens ‘Front Burner: Al Qaeda’s Attack on the USS Cole’

Posted by Colin Clark on


Eleven months before the 9/11 attacks, suicide bombers sent by Osama bin Laden blew a huge hole in a U.S. Navy destroyer that had stopped to refuel in the Yemeni port of Aden. Seventeen sailors died and 39 were wounded on the USS Cole on Oct. 12, 2000. Now, as the alleged mastermind behind the… Keep reading →

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@colinclarkaol: Too cool by half!

Posted by Colin Clark on


Too cool by half! #CIA set up fake vaccination program in Abbottabad to get Osama’s DNA http://bit.ly/pOBVtw Hats off to my spook buds. colinclarkaol

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China in Space: Not Time for Bright, Shiny Objects

Posted by Joan Johnson-Freese on


As America’s Space Shuttle program comes to an end, commentators often link that event to the view that the United States is abrogating leadership in space to the Chinese. The Shuttle, however, is one part of a much larger US space program, and replacing it will be part of a new US approach to space,… Keep reading →

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