Tag: Department of Defense

How the Pentagon failed to sell Afghan government’s bunk ‘Bountygate’ story to US intelligence agencies 

Another New York Times Russiagate bombshell turns out to be a dud, as dodgy stories spun out by Afghan intelligence and exploited by the Pentagon ultimately failed to convince US intelligence agencies.

By Gareth Porter

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Woke wonk Elizabeth Warren’s foreign policy team is stacked with pro-war swamp creatures

With her new list of foreign policy advisors, Warren unveiled a cast of pro-war think tankers, Cold Warriors and corporate careerists united in support of the Beltway consensus. So much for “big, structural change.”

By Alex Rubinstein and Max Blumenthal

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Pentagon says China and Russia are top US national security ‘threats,’ not terrorism

The US government is moving away from “war on terror” rhetoric as Defense Secretary Mattis says “great power competition, not terrorism, is now the primary focus of US national security.”

By Ben Norton / The Real News

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