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Truthout by: Jeremy Scahill | Rebel Reports Posted By: Bulatlat.com A hearing in US Senator Claire McCaskill’s Contract Oversight subcommittee on contracting in Afghanistan has highlighted some important statistics that provide a window into the extent to which the Obama administration has picked up the Bush-era war privatization baton and sprinted with it. Overall, contractors…

By ALFRED W. MCCOY TomDispatch.com International Posted by Bulatlat.com In his approach to National Security Agency surveillance, as well as CIA renditions, drone assassinations, and military detention, President Obama has to a surprising extent embraced the expanded executive powers championed by his conservative predecessor, George W. Bush. This bipartisan affirmation of the imperial executive could…