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An Inconvenient Truth: How The Obama Administration Became Earth's Largest Arms Dealer

With the Obama presidency in its final year, there is one central element of his foreign policy that has received little attention – the dramatic acceleration of lethal weapons exports by the U.S. military and defense contractors. As Ammo.com details,  the Obama administration has approved more lethal weapon sales to more foreign countries than any U.S. administration since World War II.  Many billions more than G.W. Bush's administration, in fact. And some of these sales will likely result in unintended consequences i.e. "blowback" – especially as more than 60 percent of them have gone to the Middle East and Persian Gulf.

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Do "Targeted" US Killings Of Militant Leaders Work? Not So Much

When Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed recently in a US drone strike, we noted that experts cautioned that it would make local insurgents even less likely to participate in long-stalled peace efforts, and it would likely lead to an escalation of Taliban retaliation efforts.

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