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Updated January 16, 2020 - 9:48 PM EST
Afghan War Plagued by Lies, IG Tells Congress
  US Officials Are Encouraged to Lie About Progress in Afghanistan
US Threatened Europe With Auto Tariffs Over Iran
  Poll: Many Americans Oppose Killing Iranian General Soleimani
  State Dept Cancels Two Classified Congressional Briefings on Iran
  Iran War Powers Challenge Has Enough Senate Votes: Dems
Iraq PM Backs Off Expelling US Troops
Russian Govt Quits After Putin Proposes Reform
Trump: Troops Stayed in Syria 'Because I Kept the Oil'
item Trump Officials Stumble and Bumble Over 'Imminent Threats'  by Barbara Boland
item 'Iran's Proxies' Is Dishonest and Slanted Description of 'Iran's Allies'  by James North
item Sealed Off and Forgotten: Israel's 'Firing Zones' in the West Bank  by Ramzy Baroud
item A Tangled Web of Deception  by Andrew P. Napolitano
item Why Is Congress So Afraid to Use Its War Powers?  by Andy Kroll & Ryan Bort
item Regime Change Rarely Succeeds. When Will the US Learn?  by Benjamin Denison

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