Tag: Cold War Era

U.S. to Cut 12,000 Forces in Germany

The United States is cutting back its deployments in Germany by nearly 12,000 troops and shifting some of those forces around the continent, including relocating some units to Belgium and Italy, Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper announced Wednesday. About 6,400 troops are set to return to the United States. The move is certain to rankle […]

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Twilight of the Liberal Right

Anne Applebaum’s new book, “Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism,” begins cinematically, with a party she threw at a Polish manor house to mark the dawn of the new millennium. Applebaum’s husband was then the deputy foreign minister in Poland’s center-right government; she was a right-leaning journalist who would go on to write […]

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Did America Use Bioweapons in Korea? Nicholson Baker Tried to Find Out

BASELESSMy Search for Secrets in the Ruins of the Freedom of Information ActBy Nicholson Baker This has been a hard season for truth. Between the disinformation surrounding the coronavirus, Russian bots on the internet, police cover-ups of excessive force applied to unarmed civilians and the regular torrent of lies emanating from the White House, objective […]

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