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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Update: The Republican ‘repeal and replace’ healthcare bill is withdrawn for lack of support.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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Trump’s Nuclear Options

Movement toward a new Cold War is a legacy of the Obama administration with a trillion-dollar US nuclear weapons modernization underway. The nuclear weapons world that the Trump administration will be inheriting and determining is this week’s scan, as the new Commander-in-Chief daily shakes his fist and threatens perceived enemies via his Twitter feed

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Hollywood and War

Today, in a series of messages, the subject of an Iranian-US flashpoint in the Persian Gulf was discussed. The War Powers Act came up, as did the preemptive legacy of the “Bush Doctrine”. The threat of provocation and rapid escalation was the take away. What wasn’t discussed is the effect on soldiers, warriors…  

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January 20, Inauguration Day

The office of President of the United States has a new occupant today as the 45th President takes his oath and pledges to uphold the US Constitution. After today, the US, its citizens, and the world as influenced by US economic and military reach and power, prepare for a unique ride into the history books […]

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