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“Game Changer”

Authored by Paul Brodsky via Macro-Allocation.com, Investors understand that asset markets are experiencing dynamic change (think ETFs), but have not yet broadly recognized that the fundamental nature of wealth itself is changing too. Before the decline of active asset management runs its course there will be an imperative to focus on active currency management. Wealth […]

Unsealed CIA Memos Provide Shocking ‘Salt Pit’ Black Site Details

A new batch of 274 CIA documents connected with Bush era torture have just been made public as a result of a lawsuit brought by families of victims. Contained in the documents are newly unearthed details on the CIA’s “black site” program which reached its peak under Bush’s ‘war on terror’ as well as shocking […]

In Furious Tweetstorm, Trump Slams San Juan Mayor, Democrats, “Fake News” Over PR Disaster Response

Update (9:45 am ET): Cruz this morning tweeted out pictures of relief workers helping the people of San Juan, adding that the "we cannot be distracted by anything else" – what sounds like a subtle dig directed at Trump.   The goal is one: saving lives. This is the time to show our "true colors". […]

Dramatic “Before And After” Photos Show Puerto Rico’s Plunge Into Darkness

It’s been a week since Hurricane Maria made landfall in eastern Puerto Rico, and hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans living in remote villages remain cut off from the world, after the storm trashed power grids, tore up roads, downed cell towers and caused a dam in the northwestern part of the island to fail, […]

Amazon’s Web Services Can Now Host The Government’s Most Sensitive Data

Just recently, the Defense Department granted the cloud computing giant, Amazon,  a provisional authorization to host Impact Level 5 workloads, which are the military and the Pentagon’s most sensitive, unclassified information. Amazon’s web services can now host some of the government’s most fascinating (to the public) and sensitive information. “This further bolsters AWS (Amazon Web […]

Mattis: “Transgender Troops Can Continue Serving, Pending Study”

The approximately 15,000 transgender servicemembers can breathe a sigh of relief – for now, at least. Defense Secretary James Mattis announced on Tuesday that trans soldiers will be allowed to remain in the military pending the results of a study conducted by a panel of experts. The news, which was first reported by USA Today, […]

All The Countries America Has Invaded… In One Map

From Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, the US has had a military presence across the world, from almost day one of its independence. For those who have ever wanted a clearer picture of the true reach of the United States military – both historically and currently – but shied away due to the sheer […]

Domestic Politics Is Dictating Our Foreign Policy

Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, There is a common naïve view among many conservatives — and other supporters of a bloated military establishment — that foreign policy is made as part of a rational process in which foreign threats are assessed, and then requests are made to Congress to fund projects that […]

Back to Back US Drone Crashes In Turkey Come Amidst Severe Strain Between NATO Allies

Two United States MQ-1 Predator drones have crashed in Turkey within four days, possibly cutting the Air Force's operational fleet of drones at NATO's main Turkish base down to half. This comes at a moment when the future of US drone operations in the region remain in question due to heightened political tensions with the […]

The Plan To “Privatize” The Afghanistan War Doesn’t Privatize Anything

Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, Any time we hear the term "privatize" coming from the usual suspects in Washington, DC we should immediately be suspicious. When this word is used, there's usually precious little actual privatization going on. Thus, we should regard the Trump administration's proposed plan to "privatize" the war in […]