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'The military-industrial complex’ adds private contractors, loses control
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Here in Albuquerque, for the second time in weeks, a bomb threat was phoned into the Jewish Community Center, the kind of threat that’s been made dozens of times across America since Donald Trump’s election. Investigative reporter A C Thompson of Pro Publica says hateful threats and actual hate crimes are on a sharply pointed spike.
University of Maryland
Most Americans are liking Muslims more and more
Shibley Telhami, Brookings Institution. Most Americans are liking Muslims more and more.
Richard Lardner, Associated Press: The US Military’s online war against Islamic State recruitment
Amb. Dennis Ross
A force shaping America's middle east policies since Bush the elder was President ...mideast policies in the Trump Presidency.
President Trump sees Russia as an ally against the Islamic State. Can that work?
Lt Gen Michael Flynn, Donald Trump’s choice as National Security Adviser is frequently called, “the best intelligence officer of his generation.” His revolution in how intelligence is gathered and processed changed the war against terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan. Gareth Porter of Truthout says Flynn’s methods raised the body count, but many of the killed were not legitimate targets.
When last we heard from Libyan journalist Mustafa Fetouri, his homeland was paralyzed between 2 competing, mutually hostile pseudo-governments. Now, he says there are 3…and what about the battle to expel the Islamic State from the city of Sirte. It’s going slowly, very slowly.
RAND Corporation analyst Shelly Culbertson’s book The Fires of Spring examined what’s happened in the region since the “Arab Spring.” We talk about the backlash against democracy and how it has affected Turkey, Qatar, Egypt and Tunisia.
Christopher Livesay, just back from Mosul, describes the battle and the future of Iraq.
BRIAN MICHAEL JENKINS, RAND Corporation –
The terrorist threat in America.
America’s uneasy alliance with Saudi Arabia.