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Josh Paul quit the US State Department, now he’s speaking out

Josh Paul created a big stir when he resigned from the US State Department in protest of the sale of weapons to Israel.

In a highly publicised letter, he said the rush to arm Israel’s war in Gaza was “shortsighted, destructive, unjust and contradictory”.

The former arms trade expert, who helped the US train the Iraqi police and the Palestinian Authority, and oversaw weapons deals to a number of controversial regimes, says he’s now speaking out in the hopes he can pressure the US into changing its foreign policy.

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