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HOLDER Can See DRONING AMERICANS On U.S. SOIL

  Attorney General Eric Holder is not entirely ruling out a scenario under which a drone strike would be ordered against Americans on U.S. soil, but says it has never been done previously and he could only see it being considered in an extraordinary circumstance. He began to winnow the list of those possible extraordinary circumstances Wednesday. In testimony Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Commi ...

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AMERICANS Told To LEAVE YEMEN

  A pair of suspected U.S. drone strikes killed four al Qaeda militants in Yemen as the United States maintained a heightened security alert in the country and urged all Americans to leave immediately. Security sources told CNN about the strikes but didn't offer additional details. A Yemeni official said four drone strikes have been carried out in the past 10 days. None of those killed on Tuesday were ...

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US FINALLY Done DRONING Pakistan?

  The US is looking to end drone strikes in Pakistan, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday. Kerry told a Pakistani television station that President Barack Obama has "very real timeline". "We hope it's going to be very very soon," according to a transcript of the interview provided by the State Department. "I believe that we're on a good track. I think the program will end as we have eliminated ...

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Rand Paul Stands Alone AGAIN

  Republicans overwhelmingly united with Democrats on Wednesday to continue funding aid to Egypt, despite U.S. law requiring a suspension of aid to countries that undergo a military coup. In a 86-13 vote, the Senate moved to table an amendment by Sen. Rand Paul that would've redirected $1.5 billion in aid to bridge construction and repair in the United States and suspend further aid to Egypt until the ...

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UNITED STATES HAS CONTRACTS WITH AL-QAEDA

Supporters of the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan have been getting U.S. military contracts, and American officials are citing “due process rights” as a reason not to cancel the agreements, according to an independent agency monitoring spending. The U.S. Army Suspension and Debarment Office has declined to act in 43 such cases, John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, sa ...

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US BOMBS KILL 80 ‘MILITANTS’ IN A SINGLE DAY

  A series of US airstrikes have claimed the lives of more than 80 people and severely injured several others in different regions of war-ravaged Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, local security sources say. According to Afghan security officials, one of the airstrikes took place on Tuesday in the central-eastern Logar Province where ten people were killed. The other rocked the northeastern province ...

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Anti-NDAA Organization To Inform Sheriffs On Dangers Of Indefinite Detention

One of the nation's biggest anti-NDAA voices is hoping to inform sheriffs and other law enforcement officials of the dangers of indefinite detention this May 31. People Against The NDAA (PANDA) was formed shortly after President Obama's December 2011 signing of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 , which contains provisions allowing for the indefinite military detention of American c ...

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PREPARING FOR CONFLICT?: South Korea, US Military Drills Amid North Korea Nuclear Threat

New U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his South Korean counterpart have agreed to make sure North Korea is punished if it carries out its threat to conduct a nuclear test. Amid signs that such a test is coming, South Korea's president also speculated that Pyongyang may detonate multiple atomic devices simultaneously. Under a U.N. Security Council resolution last month condemning a North Korean long-ran ...

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IRAN WAR: What US Media Doesn’t Want You To See

Meet the Woman Who Stopped War Against Iran    The Story of Gwenyth Todd, Editorial Board Member, Veterans Today Press TV’s documentary program “Untold Truths” reveals documentary film about the life and experiences of former White House Middle East policy adviser, Gwenyth Todd, who has escaped to Australia to keep safe from FBI prosecution.   This documentary speaks for itself. Part 2 Veterans To ...

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PRETEXT: Secret Rules Let Obama Order ‘Pre-Emptive’ Cyber Hits

A secret legal review on the use of America’s growing arsenal of cyberweapons has concluded that President Obama has the broad power to order a pre-emptive strike if the United States detects credible evidence of a major digital attack looming from abroad, according to officials involved in the review.    That decision is among several reached in recent months as the administration moves, in the next few we ...

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NATION BUILDING: Iraq 10 Yrs After ‘Liberation’…Baghdad Flooded With Sewage

Torrential rain caused floods all over Baghdad last week. It was not a pleasant sight: as the city's ageing sewage system failed to cope, streets filled with murky grey water that smelled and looked as if it was heavily polluted with raw sewage. Upriver, the Tigris rose 15 feet in five hours, the highest it had been for 50 years, and dozens of villages were inundated. The disaster is not great by Baghdad st ...

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GET WHAT YOU PAID FOR: Here’s What Your $97 Million Drug War in Central America Actually Bought

The U.S. isn’t just shoveling cash to stem the tide of narcotics in Mexico and Colombia. Quietly, it’s built up its drug war in Central America, too — spending nearly $100 million over four years on advanced gear for local forces. Not that Washington has any idea what it’s gotten for its money. A new report from the Government Accountability Office provides a rare glimpse into the Central American war on dr ...

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