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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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Libya all in? Failed Nato mission exposes US generals | Pambazuka

The extramarital affair cited for the resignation of CIA chief Gen Petraeus is insignificant by far compared to his belonging to a section of US military and intelligence elite pursuing a complex right-wing global agenda. by Horace Campbell, Professor of African American Studies and Political Science at Syracuse University. He is also a Special invited Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing. ...

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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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NATO allowed Taliban official to Kabul: Petraeus

NATO-led forces facilitated the passage of a senior Taliban commander to Kabul to hold talks with the Afghan government, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan said on Friday. U.S. General David Petraeus, commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), said the move was part of U.S. and NATO support for President Hamid Karzai’s reconciliation discussions with ...

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No US troops ‘mass exodus’ from Afghanistan next year, says Gen Petraeus – Telegraph

General David Petraeus said fighting in the nine-year-long campaign in Afghanistan would get “harder before it gets easier” as troops tried to flush militants from southern strongholds. He said troops would not rush to pull out in July 2011, when Mr Obama has promised Americans that the United State’s 100,000-strong contingent would begin to go home. The general spoke as ...

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Norman Solomon: Gen. Petraeus Goes to Media War

It’s already history. In mid-August 2010, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan launched a huge media campaign to prevent any substantial withdrawal of military forces the next summer. The morning after Gen. David Petraeus appeared in a Sunday interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” to promote the war effort, the New York Times front-paged news of its own interview with him ...

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