June 14, 2021Feature, Headline, News, , , , ,

The big man is gone, and the Israel lobby will never be the same

Netanyahu easily moved U.S. policy for over a decade, due to the force of his will and the use of the powerful Israel lobby in U.S. politics, especially on the Democratic side. Today one force is gone and the other is in disarray. By Philip WeissJune 13, 2021 In his angry speech today...

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Biden at NATO: Ready to talk China, Russia and soothe allies

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, AAMER MADHANI and LORNE COOK2 hours ago after 18 years in Afghanistan. (Stephanie Lecocq, Pool via AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — President Joe Biden made his entrance at the NATO summit aiming to consult European allies on efforts to counter provocative actions by China and...

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June 14, 2021Feature, Headline, News, , , ,

‘We’re Going to Publish’

An Oral History of the Pentagon Papers Interviews for this oral history were conducted in the spring of 2021 by Jennifer Harlan and Brian Gallagher. Neil Sheehan, who died in January 2021, was interviewed in 2015 by Janny Scott. Answers have been edited for length and clarity. This...

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June 14, 2021Feature, Headline, News, , , , ,

Afghan Interior Ministry Arrests Tribal Elders Who Mediate With Taliban

Ministry accuses mediators of cooperation with terrorists by Jason Ditz Posted on June 13, 2021Categories NewsTags Afghanistan In all but the largest cities, Afghanistan is organized around a strong sense of tribalism, with tribal elders holding a position of prominence almost...

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June 14, 2021Feature, Headline, News, , , ,

Pentagon Papers

The Pentagon Papers, officially titled “Report of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Vietnam Task Force”, was commissioned by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara in 1967. In June of 1971, small portions of the report were leaked to the press and widely distributed....

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June 14, 2021Feature, Headline, News, , ,

‘I’ve never regretted doing it’: Daniel Ellsberg on 50 years since leaking the Pentagon Papers

David Smith in Washington The man who exposed US lies about the Vietnam war says the culture of official secrecy is worse today. But he urges whistleblowers: ‘Don’t wait years till the bombs are falling and people have been dying’ @smithinamericaSun 13 Jun 2021 02.00 EDT When the police...

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June 12, 2021Feature, Headline, News, , , ,

New Israeli Government Seals Coalition Deals as Netanyahu Era Approaches Its End

By Reuters|June 11, 2021, at 12:19 p.m. FILE PHOTO: Naftali Bennett, Israeli parliament member from the Yamina party, gives a statement at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, in Jerusalem, June 6, 2021. Menahem Kahana/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoReuters By Ari Rabinovitch JERUSALEM...

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June 12, 2021Feature, Headline, News, , , ,

The Secrets and Lies of the Vietnam War, Exposed in One Epic Document

With the Pentagon Papers revelations, the U.S. public’s trust in the government was forever diminished. By Elizabeth BeckerJune 9, 2021, 6:23 p.m. ET Credit…Photo Illustration by Joan Wong. Photos: Bettmann Archive, via Getty Images; Associated Press; Bob Daugherty/Associated...

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