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Ameripol: a Latin America Regional Police Force, is Being Formed (tags)

http://miami.indymedia.org/news/2007/12/9917.php

Israeli / US Cluster Bombs Litter Lebanon: Desirable Duds (tags)

On September 26, the UN announced that the number of unexploded cluster "bomblets" left in southern Lebanon by Israeli forces may be three times higher than previous estimates. A million or more antipersonnel weapons may be strewn across a region one-third the size of Rhode Island.(1)

U..S. exports fantasies and weapons systems (tags)

In fact, 20 of our top 25 arms clients in the developing world in 2003 were undemocratic regimes or governments with records as major human-rights abusers. All too often, U.S. arms transfers fuel conflict, give weapons to human-rights abusers or fall into the hands of our adversaries. Far from serving as a force for security and stability, these sales frequently empower unstable, undemocratic regimes.

They hijacked the Pentagon (tags)

In March 2003, career military official and registered Libertarian Karen Kwiatkowski knocked heads with "the neoconservative coup" during "the hijacking of the Pentagon." Now she tells all....

Going Backwards Defense Execs Get Top Pentagon Posts (tags)

While Rumsfeld's aides defended the selections, some Pentagon officials bridled because of their daily battles with poor contractor performance and cost overruns. "They are bringing in the sharks," said Chuck Spinney, an Air Force system analyst. But Spinney conceded that Rumsfeld was caught in the predictable bind of finding experts for a new administration.

Iraqis say ‘No U.S. occupation’ (tags)

Shouts of “No to colonialism, no to occupation” resounded throughout Iraq this week.

BTL: European Leaders Harshly Critical of Bush 'Axis of Evil' Speech ... (tags)

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Bill Hartung director of the Arms Trade Research Center at the World Policy Institute, who questions the effectiveness of the U.S. war against terrorism and world reaction to president Bush's axis of evil comments.

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