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Senate votes to override Trump’s veto of defense spending bill

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was passed by both chambers of Congress earlier this month, but the president objected to the bill on multiple fronts, including it preventing him from bringing troops in Afghanistan and Iraq home and it not including a veto of Section 230, which provides legal …

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US Senate passes National Defense Authorization Act that includes sanctions on Russia & Turkey

The $740-billion legislation previously passed the House of Representatives, with 40 Republicans opposing the effort. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) was particularly critical of the bill, specifically an amendment stating that American troops cannot be withdrawn from Afghanistan without congressional approval, a move, he stated, that promotes “perpetual war.” President Donald …

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Caitlin Johnstone: Biden’s prospective new defense secretary is another professional war profiteer

The mass media are reporting that the Biden camp has selected former general Lloyd J. Austin III to be the next secretary of defense, assuaging fears among antiwar activists that the position would go to bloodthirsty psychopath Michele Flournoy as commonly predicted. As has become the standard ritual for Biden’s cabinet picks, the mass media are holding …

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