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  • The High Costs of US Warmongering Against North Korea

    By Christine Ahn, Truthout | News Analysis

    n a photo released by the U.S. Navy, the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson in the Indian Ocean, April 15, 2017. President Donald Trump had claimed a carrier was heading toward the Korean Peninsula to deter Pyongyang, but photos later showed it going in the opposite direction. (Photo: Mass Communication Specialist Third Class Matt Brown / U.S. Navy, via The New York Times)In a photo released by the US Navy, the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson navigates the Indian Ocean on April 15, 2017. The Vinson is now drawing near to the Korean peninsula, even as the USS Michigan submarine has docked in South Korea. (Photo: Mass Communication Specialist Third Class Matt Brown / US Navy, via The New York Times)

    In line with Vice President Pence's announcement that the "era of strategic patience is over," the Trump administration has deployed a nuclear-powered, guided-missile submarine to the Korean peninsula, heightening tensions in the region. But those familiar with US history question whether amped-up tensions with North Korea are mainly being used as a justification to increase the US military budget.

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  • Coal Miners' Futures in Renewable Energy

    Coal Miners' Futures in Renewable Energy

    By Jonathan Marshall, Consortium News | News Analysis

    Most experts agree, despite Trump's promises, that coal-mining jobs are not coming back. But this month Berkeley Energy Group announced plans to put coal miners back to work by building the largest solar project in Appalachia on top of a closed mountaintop strip mine near the town of Pikeville. 

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  • Trump's Threat to Libel Law: How the President Seeks to Silence Critics

    Trump's Threat to Libel Law: How the President Seeks to Silence Critics

    By John K. Wilson, Truthout | News Analysis

    Trump has perfected the technique of using libel lawsuits as a tool of repression without ever winning a case. With Supreme Court appointees like Gorsuch, it's quite likely that Trump will succeed in weakening libel law, making timid media corporations even more nervous about critical coverage.

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