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Jake Diliberto
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Jake Diliberto is a Political Scientist. He is a Ph D. candidate from UK University of Birmingham, and is a resident scholar on US National Security. Jake is a research fellow at the Center for International Policy. Jake is a specialist in Religious Conflict and Religious Guerrilla Warfare. He served as a US Marine in Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001 Af-Pak, and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.

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Obama Policies Not Matching Reality. Time to Pull His Nobel Prize and Elect a Non-Interventionist

Posted March 21, 2011 | 02:16:11 (EST)

Obama's attack in Libya is as ill advised and mismanaged as his Afghanistan surge or his domestic stimulus-spending circus. Without the approval of the US Congress, President Obama sent 110 Tomahawk Missiles into Libya. President Obama's claimed political goals were to force Gaddafi out of power. His words mean little,...

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International Woman's Day: From Then to Now Who Is the 21st Century American Woman?

Posted March 10, 2011 | 17:15:35 (EST)

International Woman's Day: From then to now who is the 21st Century American Woman?

Observing women's history, it has been a battlefield over ideas, sex, and gender equality. From the early years of the American republic until now, women continually find themselves pornified, objectified, and facing dual standards.

Until...

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Glenn Beck Declares War on Our Veterans

Posted November 22, 2010 | 14:27:42 (EST)

Glenn Beck's attacks against the patriotic group IAVA are beyond odious, his remarks are simply unpatriotic. Taking after Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin: Glenn Beck is perhaps the most vitriolic television voice in the conservative media. Yet, instead of defending Veterans, Beck has descended to new levels, and...

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Afghanistan: Six-Month Peace Possible if Combat Operations Stop

Posted October 30, 2010 | 23:12:22 (EST)

Recently, the Karzai-Taliban Peace talks has gained significant press coverage.

Yet few stories tell anyone how the peace process occurs, and what is a likely timetable of peace negotiations.

Only a few men on the planet know the answers, and almost none of those men are...

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Afghan Army: The Few, the Proud, the Unprepared

Posted October 22, 2010 | 14:52:10 (EST)

Observing the relationship between the American and Afghan soldiers is rough, ugly, and beautiful all at the same time.

Both American and Afghan men deploy into combat zones. Collectively, they spend weeks at a time without showers, yet they continue to fight. Thus far, the Americans have performed courageously. Many...

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Crazed Christians: Two Lifesized Looney Tunes

Posted September 10, 2010 | 02:07:00 (EST)

Between the Crusades, the Great Schism, the Thirty Years' War, the Spanish Inquisition, the Salem Witch Trials, and the Christian genocide of Native Americans, Christianity has plenty of black eyes to go around. Yet no major event of the past overshadows the rag-tag heresies of our time. Even...

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Enough Is Enough: War Chatter From the Oval Office

Posted September 2, 2010 | 12:10:35 (EST)

On August 31, 2010, President Obama declared the "end of our combat mission in Iraq." President Obama said, "Like all Americans, I am awed by [U.S. troops'] sacrifice, and by the sacrifices of their families."

What were those "sacrifices"?

As I reflect on my time as a Marine...

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War Propaganda: Soldiers Become Pawns For The Powerful

Posted August 9, 2010 | 13:52:14 (EST)

Americans need to send a sarcastic thank you to the Pentagon for their gifts of unwarranted war propaganda. Whether you are an anti-war activist or a pro-Afghan war cheerleader, everyone needs to be aware of our collective canard.

The war gag is over. The truth curtain has fallen. The...

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Elena Kagan's Patriotism Trumps Peter Hegseth's Sexist Nonsense.

Posted July 21, 2010 | 15:55:22 (EST)

As I have been watching the hearings for Elena Kagan, I am growing more frustrated by the day. At the outset of the nomination, several antagonists made obscene remarks against President Obama's nomination. However, not a single comment has been as worrisome as Pete Hegseth's.

I have watched...

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US Military Policy: Not So McChrystal Clear

Posted June 28, 2010 | 14:22:30 (EST)

Recently, General McChrystal blasted President Obama for his handling of the Afghanistan War.

Why?

President Obama has given Gen. McChrystal exactly what he asked for. Contrary to right wing information spin, indeed President Obama has made a "quick and timely" decision giving the General exactly what he requested. General McChrystal...

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Veterans For Rethinking Afghanistan

Posted November 12, 2009 | 11:04:49 (EST)

In honor of Veterans Day, I ask all of you to contemplate the sacrifices of our soldiers and listen to them. If President Obama were considering these sacrifices and hearing their voices, he would not escalate troops in Afghanistan.

Military escalation is not the solution. More...

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