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US reimposes Iran sanctions, setting up showdown with world that rejects them

The UN, allies said the Trump admin. doesn't have the authority to restore them. As published by ABC News by Conor Finnegan President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday, authorizing new sanctions on Iranian officials and entities, and those ...
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Will Trump’s Troop Drawdown Plans Destabilize Iraq and Afghanistan (Again)?

Successive presidents have promised to finally bring the troops home. But time and again neither country has shown its security forces are strong enough to ward off insurgents on their own.  As published by Foreign Affairs by  JACK DETSCH, ROBBIE GRAMER | SEPTEMBER ...
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US announces drawdown of forces in Iraq

As published by Kurdistan 24 by Laurie Mylroie WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan 24) – The head of CENTCOM, Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, announced on Wednesday that by month’s end, the US would reduce the number of its forces in Iraq from the ...
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Trump plays defense with the military weeks before election

As published by Politico by Lara Seligman President Donald Trump is once again fending off a fresh set of attacks from the military, this time as he's forced to explain away allegations that he disparaged fallen and wounded service members, ...
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Trump’s Reported ‘Loser’ Remarks Give Biden an Opening

As published by Defense One by Katie Bo Williams Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden moved quickly on Friday to capitalize on bombshell allegations that President Donald Trump called American service-members who died in combat “losers” and “suckers,” releasing a campaign ...
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U.N. Showdown Looms Over U.S. Iran Strategy

As published by Foreign Policy BY ROBBIE GRAMER, JACK DETSCH, CHLOE HADAVAS | AUGUST 20, 2020 Welcome to Foreign Policy’s Security Brief. What’s on tap today: U.S. President Donald Trump announces snapback sanctions against Iran, the United Arab Emirates looks to buy U.S. fighter jets, ...
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The Grassroots Reconciliation Group 2019 Annual Report is out!

Please see the report below to read about the great work by the Grassroots Reconciliation Group, a key partner of the Lobo Institute. Final-GRG-2019-Annual-Report-2Download ...
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“Citizens Are Not the Enemy”: The Insurrection Act and U.S. Civil-Military Relations

By: Amanda Blair When Defense Secretary Mark Esper likened U.S. cities to the “battlespace” and urged governors to “dominate” them in response to nation-wide protests earlier this summer, the backlash that he faced from both retired and active military officials ...
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The Lawfare Podcast: Jim Sciutto on Trump and ‘The Madman Theory’

During the Vietnam War, Richard Nixon employed an unusual scare tactic in his efforts to reach a withdrawal—he led Vietnam to believe he was crazy enough to start a nuclear war, an approach he described as the madman theory. From ...
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Overnight Defense: Trump advisers were wary of talking military options over fears he’d accidentally start war

As published by the Hill by Ellen Hill TRUMP ADVISORS WERE WARY OF TALKING MILITARY OPTIONS OVER FEAR OF STARTING WAR: President Trump's advisers were wary to talk to him about military options over fears he'd accidentally start a war, ...
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