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The 'war on terror' - by design - can never end

theguardian.com — Last month, outgoing pentagon general counsel Jeh Johnson gave a speech at the Oxford Union and said that the War on Terror must, at some point, come to an end: "Now that efforts by the US military against al-Qaida are in their 12th year, we must also ask ourselves: How will this conflict end?

There Is Genuine Excitement Over a Hillary Clinton Candidacy

readersupportednews.org — 'There is genuine and intense excitement over the prospect of (another) Clinton presidency. Many significant American factions regard her elevation to the Oval Office as an opportunity for rejuvenation, as a stirring symbol of hope and change, as the vehicle for vital policy advances.' Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept

The NSA's Secret Role in the U.S. Assassination Program

firstlook.org — The National Security Agency is using complex analysis of electronic surveillance, rather than human intelligence, as the primary method to locate targets for lethal drone strikes - an unreliable tactic that results in the deaths of innocent or unidentified people.

John Cook is Leaving The Intercept to Return to Gawker At the End of the Year

firstlook.org — The Intercept's editor-in-chief, John Cook, who spent the year tripling our staff size and significantly increasing our daily journalistic output, is leaving at the end of the year to return to Gawker Media.

Have we lost control of our online privacy? Americans think so.

csmonitor.com — Public believes we've lost control of online data in the post-Snowden era. A recent Pew Research study found that 91 percent of Americans think that personal data online is out of their control. It's been more than a year since former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden released documents showing the US government was collecting data on Americans.

What Happened to the Humanitarians Who Wanted to Save Libyans With Bombs and Drones?

firstlook.org — Just three years after NATO's military intervention in Libya ended and was widely heralded by its proponents as a resounding success, that country is in complete collapse. So widespread is violence and anarchy there that "hardly any Libyan can live a normal life," Brown University's Stephen Kinzer wrote in The Boston Globe last week.

How Many Countries In The Islamic World Have U.S. Forces Bombed Or Occupied Since 1980?

firstlook.org — President Obama, in his post-election press conference yesterday, announced that he would seek an Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) from the new Congress, one that would authorize Obama's bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria - the one he began three months ago.

The Inside Story Of Matt Taibbi's Departure From First Look Media

firstlook.org — Matt Taibbi, who joined First Look Media just seven months ago, left the company on Tuesday.

A court decision that reflects what type of country the U.S. is

salon.com — It's not often that an appellate court decision reflects so vividly what a country has become, but such is the case with yesterday's ruling by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Arar v. Ashcroft (.pdf). Maher Arar is both a Canadian and Syrian citizen of Syrian descent.

Compare How U.S. Responds To the Killing of American Kids Based on Identity of the Killers

firstlook.org — Last Wednesday in Jerusalem, a three-month-old American baby was killed, and eight other people injured, when a car plowed into a crowded sidewalk; the driver, a 20-year-old Palestinian named Abed a-Rahman a-Shaludi, was killed by police when he tried to flee the scene.
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Nov 25, 2014

RT @AndrewDFish: .@JamesRisen tells @ggreenwald “The only countries that have really efficient security services are dictatorships.” firstlook.org/theintercept/2…

Nov 25, 2014

I spoke to @JamesRisen about “Pay Any Price,” corporate profiteering in War on Terror, and attacks on press freedom interc.pt/1xYKc3f

Nov 25, 2014

@flemingjude It was awesome to meet you, too - thanks for the photos!

Nov 25, 2014

Michelle Flournoy runs "a think tank [] funded by defense contractors", wants more defense spending, top Hillary pick politico.com/story/2014/11/…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @mattapuzzo: Yeah, China. We keep telling you, China. Governments shouldn't treat reporters like criminal co-conspirators, China. m.huffpost.com/us/entry/33058…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @JamesRisen: Granted, I'm fairly new to twitter, but my initial reaction is that it is awash in conventional wisdom, especially on national security.

Nov 25, 2014

@ageis @LeapBrasil The LEAP officers here in Brazil mean business. They're so great.

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