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YEMEN - THE RETURN OF OLD GHOSTS

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Deja vu... that's what Yemenis old enough to remember will realise. Forty years ago in Yemen, Britain and the United States helped to crush an insurgency and back a despostic regime. Now, the "Free World" is preparing to send arms and "intelligence advisers" to help prop up yet another corrupt ...

THE LOST HISTORY OF HELMAND

Monday, October 26th, 2009

If you look beyond the soldiers, and into the distance, what you are really seeing are the ruins of one of the biggest technological projects the United States has ever undertaken. Its aim was to use science to try and change the course of history and produce a modern utopia ...