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Will we ever learn? Isis and the West

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Paul Rogers, writing for Opendemocracy.net, provides a clear analysis of the evolution of ISIS and the western worlds’ failure to find a way out of the trap cast by ISIS (“ISIS’s plan, and the west’s trap”, Opendemocracy.net, 27 November, 2015). Tactics employed by ISIS have continued to change but the West has failed to adapt, […]

Pentagon requests record $708 billion budget

The Obama administration on Monday requested Congressional approval for a record $708 billion in military spending for fiscal year 2011. Defense Secretary Robert Gates stressed the need for the Pentagon to prepare for a broader range of approaching security challenges while continuing to fund two ongoing wars and also expanding operations in Yemen and Somalia, where […]