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Spies Who Chased Terrorists Join Banks to Hunt for Rogue Traders

Bryon Linnehan spent more than two years chasing bad guys around Iraq as a U.S. military-intelligence officer. Since May, he’s been using skills he honed on the battlefield to monitor electronic communications inside Barclays Plc. Desperate to avoid more costly run-ins with regulators, investment banks are hiring former intelligence professionals like Linnehan to scrutinize virtually all aspects of their employees’ working …

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CHRIS BURNETT – Why Star Wars: “The Force Awakens” is a Parable That Supports US Empire

Just about everything in the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, is hard to believe, I mean, at least in terms of consistency. The plot is full of holes, but older Star Wars fans are willing to suspend disbelief for that warm and fuzzy feeling of childhood regression. Myself included. But in our modern day screen culture that is …

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How to Turn a Nightmare into a Fairy Tale – Christian Appy

If our wars in the Greater Middle East ever end, it’s a pretty safe bet that they will end badly — and it won’t be the first time. The “fall of Saigon” in 1975 was the quintessential bitter end to a war. Oddly enough, however, we’ve since found ways to reimagine that denouement which miraculously transformed a failed and brutal …