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Chuck Spinney
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The Strategic & Grand Strategic Effects of Trump's Muslim Ban (I)
Attached below is an excellent essay by Patrick Cockburn, one of the most knowledgeable reporters now covering the wars in the Middle East.  He critiques the effects of President Trump’s decision to impose a travel ban on refugees or visitors from seven Mus...

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A Pig inside Chet's OODA Loop
A Book Review Attached herewith is Chet Richards’ elegantly written and highly entertaining review of Robert Coram’s latest book, a personal coming of age memoir, Gully Dirt: On Exposing the Klan, Raising a Hog, and Escaping the South .  I have known Chet s...

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Trump Inherits a Defense Budget Time Bomb
Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams interview Chuck Spinney on the budget time bomb that has been planted in the five year defense year plan that President Obama is bequeathing to President Elect Donald Trump. Readers interested in learning more about interconnecte...

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How America Disgraces Itself
The ugly spectacle of the U.S. election is spilling over into the transition with new conspiracy theories about Russia and Donald Trump, as the world looks on in shock and dismay, says ex-CIA official Graham E. Fuller. By Graham E. Fuller, Consortium News, ...

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Happy Days Are Here Again ...
... At least for the 1% New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd occasionally gets one just right. Her attached op-ed, The Perfect G.O.P. Nominee , well sums up the happy state of affairs in the smoke filled rooms of the Single-Party American Deep State.  It i...

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Aiding and abetting the Saudi slaughter in Yemen
Attached below is a stunning report describing the Saudi slaughter in Yemen and the U.S. culpability in abetting this slaughter.  This story is written by Andrew Cockburn, a good friend (caveat emptor: I am biased).   Yemen has a population of almost 27 mil...

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Killing the Hog (VI)
This is the 7th in a series of postings decrying the Air Force’s plan to kill the low cost, hugely successful, combat-proven A-10 — affectionately known by its pilots and the grunts it supports on the ground as the “Hog.”  The AF game plan has been to repla...

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Post-Coup Turkey
Attached is an important report of the emerging situation in post-coup Turkey.  It is written by British journalist Patrick Cockburn, arguably the finest reporter now covering the Middle East.   Chuck Spinney Turkey, once the great hope of the Middle East, ...

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How the Right Tears Down America
Attached is a thoughtful op-ed piece by my good buddy Mike Lofgren.  Lofgren is a retired congressional staffer, who served as a defense specialist on the Republican side of both the House and Senate Budget committees.  When I first met him in the late 1980...
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