Important breaking stories with too little news coverage

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Summary: Here are a few of today's big stories that have gotten too little attention. At the end are suggestions about places to find interesting or useful insights not found in the mainstream news. I'm often asked what sources I use for news, and what are the big stories of the day. Here some major … Continue reading Important breaking stories with too little news coverage

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Fix “the button” so that a president can’t wreck the world

Donald Trump's nuclear threat

Summary: The President of America is the most powerful man in the world, with no restraint on his (or her) ability to nuke cities or even start a nuclear war. We have come close to doing so in the past, and might not be so lucky in the future. Limiting this discretionary power is an obvious … Continue reading Fix “the button” so that a president can’t wreck the world

Stratfor pans Trump’s new Afghanistan War plan

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Summary: Stratfor reports on Trump's new strategy for the Afghanistan War, showing its low odds of success. It's a follow-up to my post Why Trump’s plan for Afghanistan will fail. How many US troops will die or be crippled trying to make this doomed plan work? "The United States Sets Its Sights Beyond Afghanistan" Stratfor, 22 August … Continue reading Stratfor pans Trump’s new Afghanistan War plan

Our generals reveal why we lost in Afghanistan, and will continue to lose

Summary: Afghanistan was invisible during the campaign, but has surfaced again in the news. This time, so rare in modern America, we hear some truth about the war from our generals. They reveal why we have lost so much for so little gain, and why we continue paying in blood and money to get nothing. … Continue reading Our generals reveal why we lost in Afghanistan, and will continue to lose