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Study Estimates Cost Of The Iraq War Around Five Trillion Dollars

(GPA) – This week, researchers at Brown University published the results of a study that calculated just how much the United States’ wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have cost the country since 2001. The researches estimate the price of US intervention and the war on terror to currently be around $3.7 trillion. The researchers factored […]

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Russia Intercepts US “Routine Observation” Mission in Black Sea

(GPA) Black Sea – U.S. officials are outraged again after another military operation in the Black Sea has been intercepted by Russian jets. This follows the interception and buzzing of the USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea in April. This time a US Navy P-8 Poseidon was flying a “routine operation” in international airspace over […]

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Breaking: Wikileaks Releases Almost 300,000 Internal Emails From Turkish Government

(GPA) – After a 24 hour bout of cyber attacks; Wikileaks has released almost 300,000 internal emails from the Turkish government. Wikileaks obtained the emails a week before last Friday’s coup by members of the Turkish military. Originally the site didn’t intend to release the emails but pushed their timeline up following the massive purges of government […]

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Podcast: 6-30-16 The Rise And Current Conditions of the Islamic State in Libya w/Guest Jason Pack

On this episode of the Geopolitics Alert podcast, hosts Randi and Jim sit down with Middle East researcher Jason Pack to discuss current affairs in Libya including his analysis of the Islamic State presence in the country. Jason is the founder of the site Eye on ISIS in Libya and also runs his own personal analysis blog, Libya […]

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If Israel didn’t Assassinate Hezbollah Leader, Who Did? – Geopolitics Alert 05-18-16

(GPA) – After initial reports of Israel being responsible for the targeted assassination of a major Hezbollah leader; conflicting reports emerge of how Mustafa Badreddin actually met his end.   Initial reports over the weekend claim Israeli Air Force behind the assassination of Hezbollah commander.  Lebanese media: Top Hezbollah commander killed in IAF strike in Syria Hezbollah has […]