A glance at the map tells you that the war on terror, an increasingly complex set of intertwined conflicts, is now a remarkably global phenomenon. It stretches from the Philippines (with its own ISIS-branded group that just fought an almost five-month-long campaign that devastated Marawi, a city of 300,000) through South Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and deep into West Africa where, only recently, four Green Berets died in an ambush in Niger.
Posted by Tom Engelhardt Tom Dispatch January 4, 2018
[Note to TomDispatch Readers: Welcome to 2018! Given TomDispatch’s history, all 15 years of it, how appropriate that this year begins with a look at America’s never-ending wars. My latest piece focuses on a unique map produced by the Costs of War Project at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and…
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Ever Since Donald Trump began his run for the Presidency back in 2015, there has existed a palpable friction between him and the more establishment members of GOP Congressional leadership. At various times, Speaker Ryan, Senate Majority Leader McConnell and the President have been at odds on a number of occasions – be it on the failed efforts at repeal/replacement of the Affordable Care Act, final passage of the more recent tax cut legislation or some of the more vitriolic public (via Twitter and otherwise) pronouncements of personal disgust at each others’ inability to sway enough votes to actually succeed on any of the goals each has set out to accomplish in their leadership roles.
Distractions arise on a regular basis – often prompted by outrageous public pronouncements by President Trump which both Congressional leaders and the general public take issue with. The wavering in supporting/not supporting Roy Moore in…
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