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Former Pilots Allege the CIA Had the Air Force Do Its Drone Dirty Work

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Billionaire Sought by U.S. Holds Key to Putin Gas Cash

“This law would enable the U.S. to go after any member of Putin’s entourage,” Masha Lipman, an analyst at the Carnegie Moscow Center, said by phone. “The point is to deepen the fractures within the Russian elite. The idea is to weaken Putin so he can be contained.”

Billionaire Sought by U.S. Holds Key to Putin Gas Cash

End of American Military Dominance

A few takeaways from this article: 1) It spins a positive light on a perceived decrease in military spending 2) it makes an interesting point about a refocusing of U.S. government resources:

Ostensibly, the force reductions are being made as the war in Afghanistan winds down and the administration is seeking to reposition forces to the Asia Pacific to deal with China’s growing military buildup and increasing assertiveness in making maritime claims over international waters.

The administration’s defense focus for the future is on “new technologies, new centers of power, and a world that is growing more volatile, more unpredictable, and in some instances more threatening to the United States,” Hagel said, adding that current defense spending limits have forced the military to “face significant readiness and modernization challenges next year.”

3) Could this be a sign of the decline of an empire that has been stretched too thin?

End of American Military Dominance

Eyeing Afghan exit, U.S. intensifies campaign against Haqqani militants

Eyeing Afghan exit, U.S. intensifies campaign against Haqqani militants

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