The Persistent Shadow of a Secret Prison

About a 20 minute drive outside the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, a legacy of the CIA that helped usher in a new era sits at the end of a dirt road shrouded in miles of dark forest. Close to a river and beside a lake, a front company for the CIA1 is reported to have acquired …

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Denmark Pulled Strings to Silence Journalists and Win Turkey’s NATO Vote, According to Leaked Document

A leaked US diplomatic cable details the inner workings of how the aspiring NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former Prime Minister of Denmark, negotiated to secure his eventually successful confirmation to that post, with the Danish government pledging to close a Denmark-based Kurdish satellite TV station so as to appease Turkish officials and …

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NATO, Russian Expansionism

The Cold War saw Eastern Europe with the Soviet Union and Western Europe with the United States squaring off against each other for over 40 years, each vowing to mutually destroy the other with defense agreements should an attack take place. The West’s mutual defense pact, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was founded in …

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Countries Participating In the War in Afghanistan

The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 set into motion a response from the United States and eventually a range of coalition allies that coalesced nearly a month later when the UK under the leadership of Tony Blair supported the United States under the leadership of George W. Bush to begin airstrikes in Afghanistan. 50 …

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The Legal Basis and Expansion of the War on Terror

The 17th anniversary of the September 11th attacks has passed, the 2001 events which prompted the Bush administration to launch airstrikes and deploy combat troops in Afghanistan, Iraq, and eventually Somalia. Obama followed where Bush left off, continuing air strikes and/or ground troops in four additional countries, bringing the total to seven. Two years into …

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