Day: 21/12/2018

‘Combat Proven’: Israel’s thriving war business in Europe

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Europe is increasingly sharing Israel’s racist approach to border security and adopting its deadly technologies.

Source: ‘Combat Proven’: Israel’s thriving war business in Europe

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This ‘Never Trumper’ agreed to lead Trump’s Syria policy and was ‘humiliated’ by surprise withdrawal

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In August, a book was published titled Everything Trump Touches Dies. Written by conservative strategist Rick Wilson, the book detailed Donald Trump’s habit of harming everything in his proximity. The story of Ambassador James Jeffrey be the latest example of the reputational costs of supporting Trump, according to a Thursday evening Politico story. Jeffrey had been a high-profile Republican who signed an August 2016 letter denouncing Trump. “From a foreign policy perspective, Donald Trump is…

Source: This ‘Never Trumper’ agreed to lead Trump’s Syria policy and was ‘humiliated’ by surprise withdrawal

Trump administration orders Pentagon to draw up Afghan troop withdrawal plans

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The White House has asked the Pentagon to look into multiple options, including a complete withdrawal, the officials said.

Source: Trump administration orders Pentagon to draw up Afghan troop withdrawal plans

One-third of UK arms sales go to states on human rights watchlist, say analysts

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Figures show that since 2008 Britain has sold weaponry worth £12bn to countries about which government has serious concerns

Source: One-third of UK arms sales go to states on human rights watchlist, say analysts

Our Poor, Defenseless Military Industrial Complex

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When Trump called the $716 billion Pentagon budget “crazy,” the prospect of a military cut elicited condemnation across the media landscape.

Source: Our Poor, Defenseless Military Industrial Complex