US Special Forces, Niger
Under the Radar: The deaths of four US soldiers ambushed by an Islamic State group in Niger bring attention to Special Forces activities in Africa. Clockwise from top left: Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson, Sgt. La David Johnson, Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright and Staff Sgt. Bryan Black died in the firefight. Photo credit: DoD and DoD / Wikimedia

No Visitor List for Mar-a-Lago? (Jimmy)

The White House says it can’t comply with a court order to reveal who has met with President Trump at Mar-a-Lago — because it doesn’t keep a list. Experts and witnesses say that’s unlikely.

US Fight Against ‘Fake News’ Vindicates China? (Dan)

The effort to combat “fake news” in the US has given rise to institutions censoring certain information. This sounds a lot like the Chinese government’s strict control over online content.

The Spectre of Iraq War Advocate Michael Ledeen (Reader Steve)

Michael Ledeen, one of the main advocates for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, maintains relevancy through his wife Barbara, who was an advisor to Michael Flynn and sought information on the Hillary Clinton investigation through the “dark web.”

The Deep Unfairness of America’s All-Volunteer Force (Jimmy)

The authors write, “…if the sons and daughters of members of Congress, of the corporate leadership, of the billionaire class, of the Ivy Leagues, of the elite in general, were exposed to the possibility of combat, would we have less war?”