Stephen Glain


April 2011


Wikileaks Guantanamo Files Show the Great Cost of the U.S. Empire

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While working in Baghdad in June 2003, as the armed insurrection that would soon turn Iraq into a holocaust was quivering to life, I attended a U.S. military briefing inside the Green Zone. In response to the rise in guerrilla attacks on U.S. forces, reporters were told, the Pentagon was unleashing ...

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TAGS:
al-Qaida
Bush, George W.
Congress
Guantánamo Bay
national security terrorism and the military

The Budget and the Real Scandal of Foreign Aid

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In the mythology of our federal budget wars, no expenditure is as misunderstood as the “burden” of foreign aid. Not only does America’s foreign assistance budget represent a small slice of public outlays--less than 1 percent, compared with the two-thirds or so that is consumed by the Pentagon and ...

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TAGS:
Pakistan
Afghanistan
Iraq
Egypt
Israel
USAID
foreign policy
foreign aid
Middle East
Iraq war (2003-2011)
War in Afghanistan (2001-)
deficit and national debt
national security terrorism and the military

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