Tag Archives: Department of Defense

The Pentagon and All Its Suckers (That Would Be Us)

Gargantua’s mouth:The Pentagon and the suckers By Saul Landau and Nelson P. Valdes / February 27, 2010 The perpetual menacings of danger oblige the government to be always prepared to repel it; its armies must be numerous enough for instant … finish reading The Pentagon and All Its Suckers (That Would Be Us)

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Juan Cole on the U.S. Defense Budget

Gates Wants Europe to Beggar Itself on War Expenditures the Way the U.S. Has By Juan Cole / February 25, 2010 U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates decries Europe for general anti-war sentiment, unwillingness to beggar itself with expenditures on … finish reading Juan Cole on the U.S. Defense Budget

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AfPak War : Not a Pretty Picture

Here there be monsters. Graphic from Asia Times.War destabilizing Pakistan;Veteran officer urges Afghan drawdown By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / October 16, 2009 The news regarding the war in Afghanistan just keeps getting worse. The NATO alliance war … finish reading AfPak War : Not a Pretty Picture

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Dick Cheney : Assassination Nation

Dick Cheney: More tales from the dark side Peter Berger, a security analyst at the American Enterprise Institute thinks that, judging from Congressional reaction, the program must have involved much more than killing some Al Qaeda people. By Sherman DeBrosse … finish reading Dick Cheney : Assassination Nation

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John McMillian : Mac the Knife: The Passing of a War Criminal

Robert S. McNamara, U.S. Secretary of Defense for Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, speaks at Harvard on March 3, 2004. J. Errol Morris’ Academy Award-winning documentary, ‘The Fog of War,’ plays on the monitor as McNamara (left) and Ernest May address … finish reading John McMillian : Mac the Knife: The Passing of a War Criminal

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Honduran Coup Leaders Reportedly Trained at U.S. Army School in Georgia

Reported Honduras coup leader General Romeo Vasquez trained at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation at Fort Benning, Georgia.Key leaders of Honduras military coup trained in U.S. The Georgia-based U.S. military school is infamous for training over 60,000 Latin … finish reading Honduran Coup Leaders Reportedly Trained at U.S. Army School in Georgia

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Petraeus Angry : Obama Overrides His Bid to Delay Iraq Withdrawal

A campaigning Barack Obama with Gen. David Patraeus in a helicopter ride over Baghdad. Pool photo by Ssg. Lorie Jewell / AP.‘A White House staffer present at the meeting was quoted by the source as saying, “Petraeus made the mistake … finish reading Petraeus Angry : Obama Overrides His Bid to Delay Iraq Withdrawal

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Senate Report on Torture : Blood on Rummy’s Hands

Rummy the Impaler. Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg / UPISenate places blame on Rumsfeld:‘The abuse of detainees in U.S. custody cannot simply be attributed to the actions of “a few bad apples” acting on their own.’By Joby Warrick / December … finish reading Senate Report on Torture : Blood on Rummy’s Hands

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"Message Force Multipliers" to Be Investigated

Needless to say, I have a $20 bill that says this turns itself into a quiet whitewash for those poor, retired generals and the Pentagon weasels. Nothing whatsoever will come of this aside from a little neatly-bound report that sits … finish reading "Message Force Multipliers" to Be Investigated

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Pentagon : The Five Secret Billion-Dollar Companies

Billionaire Ronald Perelman’s holding company MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. received $3,360,739,032 from the Department of Defense in 2007.Sucking Obscene Amounts of Taxpayer MoneyBy Nick Turse / June 26, 2008 At $34 billion, you’re already counting pretty high. After all, … finish reading Pentagon : The Five Secret Billion-Dollar Companies

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House Resolution Calls for Naval Blockade against Iran

Proposed actions could lead to war with Iran by Andrew W Cheetham A US House of Representatives Resolution effectively requiring a naval blockade on Iran seems fast tracked for passage, gaining co-sponsors at a remarkable speed, but experts say the … finish reading House Resolution Calls for Naval Blockade against Iran

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The Return of the Neocons

Former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith, an architect of the neocon philosophy. Illustration by Paul Giambarba / Courtesy truthout. Bush Hawks Aggressively Working to Rewrite Accepted Iraq War History By James Risen / June 19, 2008 Ever since … finish reading The Return of the Neocons

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