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Engelhardt, Nixon’s Children | TomDispatch

As American air power in places like Yemen, Somalia, and Afghanistan is ramped up yet again, as the latest mini-surge of troops arrives in Afghanistan, as Niger enters the war, it’s time to put generals Petraeus, Mattis, McMaster, and Kelly in context. It’s time to call them what they truly are: Nixon’s children.

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Petraeus scandal is reported with compelled veneration of all things military | Glenn Greenwald, guardian.co.uk

… It is truly remarkable what ends people’s careers in Washington – and what does not end them. As Hastings detailed in that interview, Petraeus has left a string of failures and even scandals behind him: a disastrous Iraqi training program, a worsening of the war in Afghanistan since he ran it, the attempt to convert the CIA into principally ...

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Gareth Porter: Deferring to Petraeus | CounterPunch

National Intelligence Estimate Failed to Register Taliban Growth Despite evidence that the Taliban insurgency had grown significantly in 2010, the U.S. intelligence community failed to revise its estimate for Taliban forces as part of a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Afghanistan in December. That unusual decision was in deference to Gen. David Petraeus, commander of U.S.-NATO forces in Afghanistan, who ...

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