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Using and abusing Djibouti: How the US transformed a tiny African state into a hub of imperial aggression

Using and abusing Djibouti: How the US transformed a tiny African state into a hub of imperial aggression

From Djibouti, the US trains proxies and bombs strategically-important countries in the name of democracy and counterterrorism. To justify the country’s militarization, Washington hypes fears over China’s regional ambitions. In a blatant threat to China’s presence, Djibouti recently hosted the US-led “Allied Appreciation Day,” in …

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New Pentagon-Google Partnership Suggests AI Will Soon Be Used to Diagnose Covid-19

New Pentagon-Google Partnership Suggests AI Will Soon Be Used to Diagnose Covid-19

At the beginning of September, Google Cloud announced that it had won a project from the Pentagon’s relatively new Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) to “prototype an AI-enabled digital pathology solution at select DoD [Department of Defense] facilities.” This prototype, per a Google Cloud press release, …

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