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WATCH: Brave Congressman Explains How US Keeps Afghan Heroin Trade Alive at Your Expense

This week, President Donald Trump, just like his predecessor Obama, promised to continue the utterly corrupt failure of a brutal occupation that is Afghanistan—despite running on a campaign to end it. For decades, the United States has been subsidizing—to the tune of billions of US tax dollars—failed projects, infrastructure, military, police, and yes, even terrorism.…

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Military-Industrial Complex Stock Prices Surge After Trump’s Afghan War Speech

After years of repeatedly condemning America’s involvement in Afghanistan, President Trump announced his intention this week to ramp up military operations there. Though Barack Obama adopted the exact same policy shortly after taking office in 2009, imposing a 30,000 troop surge to no avail, Trump is following the same failed path. Despite the president’s repeated vows to “win,” there…

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Fill the Swamp: Trump to Put Military Industrial Complex Lobbyist in Charge of the Army

Last Wednesday, it was reported that Donald Trump was moving to nominate Raytheon lobbyist Mark Esper for secretary of the Army. Raytheon is one of the “big five” defense contractors, and the president’s decision comes at a time when concerns are being raised over the idea of defense industry executives being placed in senior positions at the Pentagon. Esper, who holds…

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Military-Industrial Complex Gets Rich off Trump’s Record Saudi Arms Deal

In news that should surprise no one, the stock prices of top defense contractors soared on Monday after Donald Trump signed the largest arms deal in United States history with Saudi Arabia over the weekend. That deal, hailed by the White House as a “significant expansion of…(the) security relationship” between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia,…

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Trump is Running Out of Bombs

The Donald is bombing so many countries so often, he’s running of bombs. “Critical munitions shortfalls are my top war-fighting concern,” says US Pacific commander Admiral Harry Harris. “We must maintain our capability to operate in contested environments.” “Priorities include long-range and stand-off strike weapons, anti-ship weapons, advanced air to air munitions, theatre ballistic/cruise missile…

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Speculators Salivate at Potential for War in Syria (Video)

Well, well, well….what have we here? Reuters is reporting… Oil traded near a one-month high on Friday after the United States fired missiles at a Syrian government airbase, sending shockwaves through global markets and raising concerns that the conflict could spread in the oil-rich region. Joe Joseph discusses what this means in this News Shot.…

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