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Reality Check: Still Same Number of U.S. Troops in Afghanistan
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Reality Check: Still Same Number of U.S. Troops in Afghanistan
August 15, 2020

Amere five months late, negotiations between the Taliban and the government of Afghanistan are set to begin soon—well, probably.

‘I Could Live With That’: How the CIA Made Afghanistan Safe for the Opium Trade
July 10, 2020

Prior to the Soviet invasion, Afghanistan barely registered as a topic of interest for the national press, surfacing in only a handful of annual newspaper stories.

‘I Could Live With That’: How the CIA Made Afghanistan Safe for the Opium Trade
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Russian Bounties: Here We Go Again
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Russian Bounties: Here We Go Again
July 6, 2020

Russia has been paying the Afghan Taliban bounties for American scalps. How do we know? Because the New York Times tells us so

Afghan Bounty Scandal Comes at Suspiciously Important Time for U.S. Military-Industrial Complex
July 5, 2020

The latest scandal, like others before it, is based on scant testimony by anonymous officials and has had the effect of pushing liberal opinion on US foreign policy into a far more hawkish direction.

Afghan Bounty Scandal Comes at Suspiciously Important Time for U.S. Military-Industrial Complex
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The Malign Russians and Chinese Are Coming
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The Malign Russians and Chinese Are Coming
July 4, 2020

In Russia, 78% have just voted in support of constitutional amendments. Among these, we find the paramount Atlanticist obsession: the possibility that Vladimir Putin will be able to run for two more presidential terms. 

Bounty-Hunter Hoax to Kill U.S.-Russia Relations
July 3, 2020

What better way to alienate the military ranks than accuse Trump of turning a blind eye to intelligence reports of Russian-assisted murder of troops in Afghanistan?

Bounty-Hunter Hoax to Kill U.S.-Russia Relations
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Russia Bounty-Hunter Story Another Pulp Fiction Release
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Russia Bounty-Hunter Story Another Pulp Fiction Release
July 1, 2020

What better way to alienate the military ranks than accuse Trump of turning a blind eye to intelligence reports of Russian-assisted murder of troops in Afghanistan?

Three Glaring Problems With the Russian Taliban ‘Bounty’ Story
July 1, 2020

A bombshell report published by The New York Times Friday alleges that Russia paid dollar bounties to the Taliban in Afghanistan to kill U.S troops. Obscured by an extremely bungled White House press response, there are at least three serious flaws with the reporting.

Three Glaring Problems With the Russian Taliban ‘Bounty’ Story
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