Tag: James Mattis

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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Pundits slam Trump’s biblical language on North Korea, but praise his defense secretary’s genocidal threats

Trump’s supposedly “moderate” Defense Secretary James Mattis threatened North Korea with the “destruction of its people.”

By Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal / AlterNet


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Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz want more Western intervention, fueling the very Islamist extremism they claim to fight

Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz combine the worst of both worlds: the anti-Muslim, anti-refugee views of the far right with the pro-war, imperialist stance of the liberal centrists.

By Ben Norton / AlterNet

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