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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Secret Surge: The Global Reach Of US Special Forces

Reprinted with permission from Tomdispatch.

 

Early last month, at a tiny military post near the tumbledown town of Jamaame in Somalia, small arms fire began to ring out as mortar shells crashed down. When the attack was over, one Somali soldier had been wounded — and had that been the extent of the casualties, you undoubtedly would never have heard about it.

As it happened, however, American commandos were also operating from that outpost and four of them were wounded, three badly enough to be evacuated for further medical care. Another special operator, Staff Sergeant Alexander Conrad, assigned to the U.S.…

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Former Fox Military Analyst: Russians ‘Have The Goods’ On Trump

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

While many people were left in disbelief on Wednesday after Trump used the NATO summit to undermine the NATO alliance, not everyone was so perplexed by his behavior.

In fact, retired Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters — a former military analyst with training in Russian intelligence methods — says Trump’s attacks on NATO fit in with a broader pattern of behavior.

And according to Peters, there’s a common thread that explains all of it: “With Trump, virtually every trail … leads to the Kremlin.” 

Peters made the remarks Wednesday night during an appearance on CNN’s “AC 360.”

Asked by host Anderson Cooper why Trump would choose to attack the NATO alliance that has been so beneficial to the U.S.…

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North Koreans Boycott Meeting On Return Of US War Dead

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

Since his embarrassing summit with Kim Jong Un, Trump has been going around bragging that North Korea has “already” returned the remains of Korean War casualties.

But North Korea exposed that lie by skipping a meeting meant to begin that process.

According to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency, North Korean officials failed to show up for a meeting with American officials on Thursday.

“Representatives of the U.S. and North Korea were expected to have working-level talks at the inter-Korean border truce village of Panmunjom on Thursday to hash out the details of the repatriation, but the discussions did not occur,” the agency reported.…

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