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Category: Foreign Policy

SAIC Scandals

by WS Editors | Jun 15, 2012 | Foreign Policy, National Security

Thomas Drake’s revelations about National Security Agency’s contracts with SAIC — the (mostly) defense contractor Science Applications International Corporation — read like a how-to on purging the public purse. But there is more in SAIC’s four-decade history. This past March, New York City fined SAIC half a billion dollars for what a prosecutor described as […]

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The Narcissism of Small Differences

by Chase Madar | May 15, 2012 | Books, Foreign Policy

First, the fuss: Beinart, who attends an Orthodox synagogue and is at pains to stress he believes 100 percent in the Zionist project, would like to save Israel from itself. The ongoing colonization of Palestinian land seized in the 1967 war is killing any chance of a two-state solution, while Israel’s treatment of its non-Jewish […]

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Even at Home, Freedom Isn’t Free

by Osha Gray Davidson | Mar 15, 2012 | Foreign Policy, Legal Affairs

to the collateral constitutional damage of the War on Terror. But the author, former New York Times correspondent David K. Shipler, is in pursuit of a much larger and more troubling development. Shipler exposes the frayed edges of our “constitutional culture.” Most citizens don’t know much about our liberties, he argues persuasively, and so don’t guard them from […]

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General David Petraeus Said: “Tell Me How This Ends.” Now We Have an Answer.

by Nick Turse | Jan 1, 2012 | Foreign Policy, Politics, Uncategorized

  More than 65 years after World War II, U.S. military bases still dot Germany (194 of them) and Japan (108). Almost 60 years after the guns fell silent there, U.S. armed forces are still stationed on the Korean peninsula (at 82 sites). Just a few years ago, there were 505 American bases scattered all […]

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How Will We Remember Operation Iraqi Freedom?

by John Tirman | Nov 15, 2011 | Foreign Policy, Politics

Everything about the war — its origins, its course, its failures and achievements — is contested. But it has already been placed in a frame that portrays it, like U.S. wars in Korea and Vietnam, as a mistake born of good intentions, ennobled by brave soldiers and mangled by confused and self-interested politicians. A small […]

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