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The Pentagon Budget Is Bigger Than It’s Ever Been
Boosting the Pentagon's budget amounts to robbing domestic programs we desperately need.
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A Pointed Letter to Gen. Petraeus
As retired Gen. and ex-CIA Director David Petraeus was about to speak in New York City last Oct. 30, someone decided to spare the “great man” from impertinent questions, so ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern was barred, arrested and brought to trial, prompting McGovern to ask some questions now in an open...
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As Ukraine Spirals Again into Violence, US Contemplates Pouring Fuel on Fire
Amid increased fighting and escalated warning of wider war, NYT reporting says Obama adminstation considering sending $3 billion in weaponry and military equipment into Ukraine
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FBI's James Comey Bullies NYT to Stop Publishing Anonymous Claims about Drone Killings
Best as I can tell, the FBI Director has officially told the NYT to stop republishing anonymous government claims about drone strikes anymore. “Your decision to grant anonymity to a spokesperson for [an organization] so he could clarify the role of his group in assassinating innocents, including a...
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US Central Command Hackers: "WE ARE COMING"
Claiming to back the Islamic State, group was able to hack Twitter and Youtube accounts maintained by U.S. military
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Pentagon's Admission that US Bombs May Have Killed 'a Few' Civilians Dismissed as 'Joke'
'This makes me furious that the U.S. military is trying to keep moral high ground because they are investigating a few cases,' said Raed Jarrar of the American Friends Service Committee.
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Endless Wars Have Cost Americans $1.6 Trillion, Report Finds
Post-9/11 military operations are second only to World War II in terms of financial cost—and 'the costs go on.'
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On Iran, Ashton Carter Has Been Hawkish
Neoconservative and other Iran hawks have to be at least somewhat encouraged by Obama’s imminent nomination of Ashton Carter as Chuck Hagel’s replacement at the Pentagon. Before his service—first as Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, and then as Deputy Secretary of...
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Hagel’s Departure Should Open Debate on Obama’s Wars
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was supposed to steer the Pentagon away from a decade of war, including bringing US troops home from Afghanistan and paving the way for a reduction in the Pentagon budget. Instead, the Obama administration has opted for remaining in Afghanistan, continuing the...
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As Obama Embraces Multi-Fronted War, He Fires Chuck Hagel
In recent days, the press has reported that President Obama signed an order (or on second thought, maybe it’s just an unsigned decision that can’t be FOIAed , so don’t start anything, Jason Leopold) basically halting and partly reversing his plans for withdrawal. President Obama decided in recent...
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