FOIA: DoD Documents On Health Effects Of Exposure To Depleted Uranium Weapons

By: Tuesday February 25, 2014 8:57 am

In response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by Firedoglake on the health effects of exposure to controversial weapons that use depleted uranium, the Department of Defense sent a series of studies and agency memorandum concerning the health effects on US personnel after they were exposed to depleted uranium. Depleted uranium (DU) weapons [...]

President Obama Signs $607 Billion Defense Bill In Hawaii

By: Friday December 27, 2013 6:30 am

Yesterday President Obama signed the $607 billion National Defense Authorization Act which was one of the last items completed by the Senate before they recessed. The bill is a massive spending program on the war economy with no justification in a time of austerity and limited security threats. The obscene nature of the bill did [...]

Pentagon Outmaneuvering Shutdown For Now

By: Monday October 7, 2013 7:55 am

On September 30th, the day before the government shutdown began, the Department of Defense issued a press release detailing billions of dollars of contracts the agency was distributing. All the usual suspects were cashing inĀ  – Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Phoenix International, Raytheon etc. – so even if some people weren’t coming to work the [...]

Report Shows Sexual Assault Has Increased Significantly In U.S. Military

By: Thursday May 9, 2013 5:52 am

Defense Secretary Hagel recently responded to a report that stated that sexual assaults in the military jumped by more than one-third since 2010 by offering changes to how the Department of Defense handles sexual abuse. A report showing that sexual assaults in the military jumped by more than one-third since 2010 led Defense Secretary Chuck [...]

Hagel Makes It Through Tough Confirmation Hearing

By: Friday February 1, 2013 5:50 am

Fmr. Senator Chuck Hagel faced a tough confirmation hearing yesterday. Hagel’s Republican colleagues were particularly vicious claiming Hagel was anti-Israel, weak on Iran, and supports unilateral nuclear disarmament. The attacks though continually repeated had little to no evidence supporting them. One of the highlights was John McCain losing his cool over statements Hagel made on [...]

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