CIA was recognizing it had little potential to crush the Communist party and Mosaddegh shortly before the 1953 coup in Iran

The memorandum begins with the acknowledge that “CIA clandestine assets in Iran are far from sufficient in themselves to prevent a Tudeh assumption of power.”

Source: CIA was recognizing it had little potential to crush the Communist party and Mosaddegh shortly before the 1953 coup in Iran

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US military’s anti-terror efforts in the Philippines fueling human rights violations

U.S. forces have teamed up with the Philippines’ military to combat terrorist groups in the country, ostensibly to bring about peace. But numerous human rights violations have sprung up in their wake and some believe that the U.S.’ ultimate goal may be to oust President Rodrigo Duterte.

Source: US military’s anti-terror efforts in the Philippines fueling human rights violations