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Gen Dempsey:  US Considering Ground Troops in Iraq

Gen Dempsey: US Considering Ground Troops in Iraq

VOA | -- "America’s top military leader says he is considering deploying a limited number of U.S soldiers to fight with Iraqi troops against Islamic State militants. General Martin Dempsey, the chairman…
Top 5 Disasters If GOP Senate derails Iran talks

Top 5 Disasters If GOP Senate derails Iran talks

By Juan Cole | The Republican Party is already conniving at ways to derail the US-Iran negotiations over Tehran's civilian nuclear enrichment program. When they take over the senate in January, the…
Rehab for Empire Addiction:  Uncle Sam on the Couch

Rehab for Empire Addiction: Uncle Sam on the Couch

By Tom Engelhardt (Tomdispatch.com) [What follows is a transcript of a therapy session between the American Empire and a psychiatrist whose name we at TomDispatch have agreed not to disclose. Normally, even in an age in which…
Apocalypse Now, Iraq Edition

Apocalypse Now, Iraq Edition

By Peter Van Buren via Tomdispatch.com I wanted to offer a wry chuckle before we headed into the heavy stuff about Iraq, so I tried to start this article with a suitably…