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New agreement lets US strike any country from inside Iraq

A proposed Iraqi-American security agreement will include permanent American bases in the country, and the right for the United States to strike, from within Iraqi territory, any country it considers a threat to its national security, Gulf News has learned.

An Anti-Bases Network Finds its Base

On the perimeter fence of the Eloy Alfaro air base in Manta, Ecuador hangs a sign, “Warning: Military Base. No Trespassing.” Since 1999, the base has been used as a “forward operating location” by the US military – just one of over 737 US military installations currently scattered in over 100 countries around the world.

Chalmers Johnson: “Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic”

DN!: In his new book, CIA analyst, distinguished scholar, and best-selling author Chalmers Johnson argues that US military and economic overreach may actually lead to the nation’s collapse as a constitutional republic. It’s the last volume in his Blowback trilogy, following the best-selling “Blowback” and “The Sorrows of Empire.” In those two, Johnson argued American [...]

Ecuador defence minister dies in helicopter crash

Guadalupe Larriva, Ecuador’s first female defence minister and the first ever armed forces chief to never serve in the military, died in a helicopter crash on Wednesday. Guadalupe was a well known socialist leader, the former President of the Socialist Party, a professor, writer and former Congress person. She was in office for only 9 [...]