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Strategic Demands looks at the issue of data, how data boomed as a government industry in the U.S. after 9/11, how the private sector provided unprecedented data intelligence to the government, exponentially expanding an already vast, deep security state. The future promises more big government/big data, Orwellian 2.0, trending digital ID’s for all

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Status of the Nuclear Ban Negotiations

For many years the editor of Strategic Demands has continued an association with the Los Alamos Study Group. Their team of scientists and public/civil representatives continues to address critical issues involving US nuclear weapons development. Currently at the UN, the LASG reports on the historic “Convention to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons”

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The Trump Doctrine

As a military band plays Gershwin in the Rose Garden at the White House, the US president walks off stage after announcing he has decided to abandon the international climate agreement. A legacy is established, a message sent to the world, the US under the current president explicitly does not believe in a “global community”

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China World Trade Summit

President Xi Jinping wrapped up an inaugural ‘world trade’ summit dedicated to his cornerstone diplomatic initiative for Chinese-style globalization with an invitation to world leaders to re-convene in 2019. The Eurasia and beyond infrastructure strategy moves forward with international agreements and system-changing investment  

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The US Way of War

With a nod to the publishing team at TomDispatch, this week StratDem takes another look at a subject rarely visited as blood and treasure are drawn and a nation’s health and resources are taxed beyond reason. Echoes of a “delicious” chocolate cake and an infamous line delivered at the Mar-a-Lago “club”. We’ve launched an attack […]

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Ghosts of Bagram

Fifteen years and counting …. centuries bear witness. The war in Afghanistan has a history, a more extended history than most every policy maker, pundit and political commentator has confronted directly or in passing. Here, as the war expands, Roger Morris reminds our readers of a brutal past and of Bagram’s ghosts

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Another War Announcement

At Mar-a-Lago in Florida, the US President and Chinese President Xi Jinping sit down for an exquisite dinner in a regal setting. Across the world in the Mediterranean sea, off the coast of Syria, missiles are launched on order. The US President eats and negotiates as another war escalation is about to be announced

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Classic Question in the Background

Update: The Republican ‘repeal and replace’ healthcare bill is withdrawn for lack of support. The question in the Capitol chamber, not addressed as it should be, is “guns or butter”. The nation’s priorities being set in spending appropriations and funded social programs will continue to be a skirmish in a war over real security…

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Cybersleuths and the CIA

Another day and another reveal as intel agencies ply their trade and cybersleuths attempt to watch the deep state at work. The “tradecraft” is always on the move and the old ways are constantly being upgraded. Take it for granted that this Wiki intel release is already behind the curve

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