The dark underbelly of militarism, surveillance, and repression

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Don’t let anyone tell you that Congress is hopelessly gridlocked: A huge bipartisan majority just voted to give the Pentagon $25 billion more than it asked for.

Yes, the Biden administration followed through on President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw from Afghanistan — but now says it plans to leave the U.S. military footprint around the world virtually unchanged.

Apparently that’s not hawkish enough for a group of ex-CIA directors and national security officials who are now lobbying President Joe Biden to start threatening Iran by “orchestrating high-profile military exercises.”

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