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Only 20 U.S. bases left in Iraq: spokesman

BAGHDAD — There are only 20 American military bases left in Iraq ahead of a year-end US withdrawal, down from a peak of 505, government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said in a statement on Monday. There are “only 20 US bases that remain to be evacuated, while US forces are continuing…

NYT: US using private spy ring ‘on an almost daily basis’

Despite claims that the US military’s private spy operation in Afghanistan and Pakistan has been shut down, the program continues to run and is feeding information to the Pentagon “on an almost daily basis,” the New York Times reported Saturday. Additionally, the private operation has ballooned from its original goal…