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Tom Hayden : Can Obama ‘Rein In’ His Presidency?

Obama: Who’s making the call? Image from TomHayden.com. Competing forces at play:Can Obama ‘rein in’ his presidency? Obama often follows a confusing pattern of leaning toward the military’s preference while planning in his private chambers to later change course. By … finish reading Tom Hayden : Can Obama ‘Rein In’ His Presidency?

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Paul Atwood’s ‘War and Empire’

Paul Atwood’s War and Empire The book details the nation’s progression from a bunch of European colonizers to an international syndicate stealing resources and labor and replacing them with U.S. corporate products and empty culture. By Ron Jacobs | The … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Paul Atwood’s ‘War and Empire’

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Jonah Raskin : Michael T. Klare on War and Terrorism

Michael T. Klare. Still image from Klare’s Blood and Oil.A Rag Blog interview:Author Michael T. Klare on terrorism,paper tigers, Vietnam, and the Pentagon: By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / April 6, 2011 He grew up singing the lyrics … finish reading Jonah Raskin : Michael T. Klare on War and Terrorism

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Grisly Calculus : Fudging on Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan

Sar Bland, an Afghan man who was injured in a rocket attack in Tagab, lies on bed at a hospital at the U.S. base at Bagram, Afghanistan. An official said the death of civilians in U.S. rocket attacks presumably aimed … finish reading Grisly Calculus : Fudging on Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan

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Virtual Coup : Times, Pentagon Returning us to Vietnam?

Afghanistan:Beware a Times/Pentagon ‘virtual coup’ It was the military’s manipulative misreporting in Vietnam that fueled Lyndon Johnson’s 1965 disastrous escalation. By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / October 24, 2009 Some military coups are still done the old-fashioned way. … finish reading Virtual Coup : Times, Pentagon Returning us to Vietnam?

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Just What We Needed: A New Cluster Bomb

What cynicism – “clean battlefield operation.” There is no reality left in those in the power of the military-industrial complex. I believe even Dwight Eisenhower, as reactionary as he was, would be astounded at the thinking and the behavior of … finish reading Just What We Needed: A New Cluster Bomb

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Engelhardt: For America, War Is Peace

Graphic: Source.Is America Hooked on War?By Tom Engelhardt / September 17, 2009 “War is peace” was one of the memorable slogans on the facade of the Ministry of Truth, Minitrue in “Newspeak,” the language invented by George Orwell in 1948 … finish reading Engelhardt: For America, War Is Peace

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Steve Weissman : Obama’s Big Stick

Barack Obama: Taking up where Teddy Roosevelt left off? Political cartoon from Dakin Archives. In less than hundred days in office, President Barack Obama has already demonstrated his desire to speak softly to all comers, friend or foe, while his … finish reading Steve Weissman : Obama’s Big Stick

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Wall Street and the Pentagon : Greed and its Delusions

Greed and its requisite delusions. Art by Tom Payne / Eyeball Press. At the heart of both scams is the deliberate corruption of information on such a vast scale that it overwhelms the mind of the educated layman to make … finish reading Wall Street and the Pentagon : Greed and its Delusions

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Barack Obama Takes a Ride on the Pentagon Escalator

World’s Highest Escalator. Image from TechEBlog.Will He be Able to Get Off? President Obama has made a crucial mistake that could very well come back to haunt him, like the initial decision to escalate in Vietnam, made in 1965 against … finish reading Barack Obama Takes a Ride on the Pentagon Escalator

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US Military: Just an Imperial Police Force?

Not to quibble, but the US military has been an imperial police force since time immemorial, or at least since the Monroe Doctrine. Thinking otherwise has frequently led this nation to murder (not to war) for no particularly good reason. … finish reading US Military: Just an Imperial Police Force?

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The Pentagon : Attack of the Killer Robots

The Pentagon’s dream of a techno army is doomed to fail. ‘They don’t get hungry,’ Gordon Johnson, who headed a program on unmanned systems at the Joint Forces Command at the Pentagon told the New York Times in 2005. ‘They’re … finish reading The Pentagon : Attack of the Killer Robots

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