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Raytheon CEO: “I fully expect we’re going to see some benefit” from the tensions in Yemen, Ukraine, Taiwan

[The Motley Fool] Peter Arment — Analyst “Greg, maybe just switching over to defense, could you maybe just give us a little…

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Brown University Report: U.S.-led global ‘war on terror’ cost 1 million lives and $8 trillion

[Middle East Eye] “The US-led “war on terror” has killed nearly one million people globally and cost more than $8 trillion…

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Drone War: Whistleblower Daniel Hale Sentenced to 45 Months in Prison ‘For Exposing U.S. War Crimes’ – 90% of killed are bystanders, not intended targets

[Common Dreams, Courage Foundation] “Human rights and press freedom advocates expressed dismay on Tuesday when whistleblower Daniel Hale, who pled guilty earlier this…

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Saudi Arabia and UAE consolidating strategic positions in Yemen’s al-Mahrah province, Mayun and Socotra islands

[Brookings] “As the peace process has stalled between the Zaydi Shia Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, Saudi…

Posted in U.A.E. Yemen

UAE is building airbase on Yemen’s strategic Mayyun Island it illegally occupies

[The Guardian] “A mysterious airbase is being built on a volcanic island off Yemen that sits in one of the world’s crucial…

Posted in USA Yemen

Yemeni leaks indicate al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki was a CIA asset

[The American Conservative] “Leaked recordings from Yemen further indicate that “the bin Laden of the Internet” was a U.S. government…

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New CODEPINK Research: US and Allies Drop 46 Bombs per Day for 20 Years

[MintPress News] “The United States has been at war for nearly every year of its existence as an independent nation,…

Posted in Saudi Arabia UK Yemen

The UK cut assistance to Yemen by half but continues to sell arms to Saudis

[Global Citizen] “just a week after the UK was criticised by Oxfam for prolonging the conflict by continuing to sell…

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Israel and the UAE said to establish an Intel Gathering Hub on Yemen’s Socotra Islands

[MintPress News] “Issa Salem Bin Yaqoot al-Soctari, the head of indigenous tribes on the island, said in a statement recently that the…

Posted in Saudi Arabia U.A.E. Yemen

UAE-backed separatists seize Yemen’s Socotra island from Saudi-backed government

[REUTERS] UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) “Southern separatists have seized control of Yemen’s island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea, deposing its…

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UK PM’s husband profits from Saudi arms sales, just declared unlawful by court

[Labour Heartlands] “A court of appeal in London on Thursday declared the sale of weapons by the UK to Saudi…

Posted in U.A.E. Yemen

Yemen government accuses UAE of landing separatists on Socotra island

[REUTERS] “The Yemeni government has accused the United Arab Emirates of landing around 100 separatist troops on a remote island…

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Resetting the Saudi relationship: US and UK could end Yemen war tomorrow, and they should

[Brookings] “Senator Murphy joined Brookings Senior Fellows Bruce Riedel and Tamara Wittes for a discussion on the U.S.-Saudi partnership, one of America’s longest-standing relationships…

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Los Angeles Times reporter routinely submitted drafts to CIA for review

[The Intercept] “Email exchanges between CIA public affairs officers and Ken Dilanian, now an Associated Press intelligence reporter who previously…

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Indiscriminate drone attacks increased under Obama, creating more terrorists than removing, warns former CIA official

[The Guardian] “A former top terrorism official at the CIA has warned that President Barack Obama’s controversial drone programme is far too…

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Regime Change and NGOs: the Colour Revolutions and the Arab Spring

[openDemocracy] “The Arab revolt of 2010-11 has spread with intense speed and magnitude. A protest that began in the provincial…

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USS Cole bombing was Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein “joint operation”, CIA expert speculates

[The Guardian] “Investigators in Yemen yesterday uncovered evidence suggesting the bomb attack on the warship USS Cole had been a…