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    Having Killed Millions in War the US Now Offers Weapons to Vietnam. Why?

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    On today's episode of Loud & Clear, host Brian Becker is joined by Dr. Alexander Vuving, security analyst and professor at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Hawaii, to take a look at President Obama's announcement that the US is finally ending the five decades old arms embargo against Vietnam.

    As tensions continue to mount in the South China Sea, is the real reason for the change to counter the growth of China?

    The Iraqi Army has announced the beginning of an offensive to retake Fallujah from the so-called Islamic State. Fallujah was the first city to fall to Daesh in 2014. But is this "liberation" or more suffering for a city that the US military levelled in 2004? Becker is joined by Iraqi-American political analyst Raed Jarrar of the American Friends Service Committee.

    The second officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray, Edward Nero, has been found not guilty of all four misdemeanor charges. Will justice ever be served in the death of Gray that triggered last year’s uprising in Baltimore? Eugene Puryear, activist and author, joins Becker to discuss the next steps in the movement for justice for Freddie Gray.

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    Police Brutality, Daesh, Freddie Gray, Barack Obama, Baltimore, Fallujah, China, Iraq, Vietnam
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