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    Seizing the New High Ground: Pentagon Races to Dominate Outer Space

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    On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker is joined by international affairs and security analyst Mark Sleboda to discuss where we could be heading towards war in outer space.

    On Tuesday, Russia said that the U.S. Global Missile Defence System is posing a threat to free and safe use of outer space. With Russia and China both opposed to the buildup of U.S. anti-missile systems around the world and the new arms race taking shape, will the new Cold War extend even beyond the earth?

    Ahead of the battle to retake Mosul from the so-called Islamic State, Turkey has refused to withdraw its troops from Iraq. As confrontation heats up between Ankara and Baghdad, will the war against Daesh be followed by yet another bloody regional conflict? Becker is joined by journalists Alexander Mercouris and Alex Christoforou to talk about the plans of President Erdogan in Iraq.

    During the protests in Ferguson and Baltimore against the murders of Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, the police got extra help from social media networks and a tech startup that helped them to track activists. What does the newest revelation about the surveillance state tell us about the war on dissent and protest? Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, executive director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, discusses the revelations.

    We'd love to get your feedback at radio@sputniknews.com

    Daesh, Baltimore, Ferguson, Turkey, Iraq, US, Russia, Mosul
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