Pentagon Finances Still ‘Unauditable’

By: Thursday May 15, 2014 10:19 am

Though we live in the age of austerity, at least concerning the 99%, the Department of Defense gets around $600 billion a year. More funds than any other military in the world. More funds than the next ten highest spending countries combined. So what happens to all that money once it enters the Pentagon? No [...]

After Helping Arm Al Qaeda In Syria, US Government Says Al Qaeda In Syria A Threat To US

By: Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:37 am

We all knew this day would come. Despite decades of pratfalls in the Middle East that have left tens of thousands of Americans dead and racked up trillions of dollars of debt, President Obama decided to once again stick America’s nose into a raging and volatile conflict in the region. The Syrian Civil War is [...]

Americans Think Country Lost Wars In Iraq And Afghanistan

By: Friday January 31, 2014 11:11 am

According to the Buddha three things can not remain hidden long “the sun, the moon, and the truth.” Well it seems the truth is finally hitting home for most Americans as a new poll shows more see failure rather than success in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Three trillion dollars, hundreds of thousands of [...]

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 [...]

Democrats Pushing War With Iran Includes Those From Blue States

By: Tuesday December 24, 2013 8:27 am

Where is the push back from the left on the Democrats promoting a war with Iran? While it has become clear during the Obama presidency that partisan Democrats can look the other way at war crimes and questionable killings, the Iran peace talks could end up as the greatest achievement of President Obama’s foreign policy. [...]

Leaked Draft Points To Endless War In Afghanistan

By: Tuesday November 19, 2013 10:42 am

Despite constant public promises by President Obama and his administration that US forces were leaving Afghanistan in 2014 a draft of a US-Afghan security deal details plans for endless war in Afghanistan. Support for the war in Afghanistan is non-existent among the American public which rightly sees it as a waste of blood and treasure. [...]

Congressional Progressive Caucus Asks White House For Answers On Syria

By: Monday September 9, 2013 11:28 am

The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) has sent a series of questions to the Obama Administration regarding the authorization for the use of military force on Syria. According to documents obtained by Firedoglake, the CPC asked a total of 67 questions ranging from the evidence itself to the possible consequences from the strike on US security [...]

Pentagon Designing Bombs For War With Iran

By: Friday May 3, 2013 8:00 am

While the Obama Administration drones on about seeking a diplomatic solution the Department of Defense has been tasked with designing weapons for a war with Iran. In the event of a bombing campaign in Iran redesigned “bunker buster” bombs will be the stars of the show. The Pentagon has redesigned its biggest “bunker buster” bomb [...]

North Korea Threatens To Strike Hawaii and U.S. Mainland

By: Tuesday March 26, 2013 5:50 am

North Korea has decided to once again up the rhetorical ante by threatening an attack on Guam, Hawaii, and the U.S. mainland. This comes after a litany of other threats that seemed to have been mostly ignored by the international community as a new round of UN sanctions were passed in the wake of North [...]

U.S. Confirms Israeli Air Strike as Syria and Iran Threaten Response

By: Thursday January 31, 2013 6:53 am

American officials have now confirmed that Israel did in fact launch an airstrike within Syria. A charge Syria made previously but Israel would not confirm. The now confirmed airstrike could cause an expansion of the Civil War in Syria to other countries in the Middle East igniting a larger conflict in the region. From the [...]

Conservatives Unable To Make Women In Combat Controversial

By: Wednesday January 30, 2013 9:38 am

The Department of Defense recently announced a formal change in policy allowing women to serve in combat positions. The announcement was somewhat symbolic given the changing nature of warfare and the role women already play in current military operations. Women are serving and have been serving in uniform alongside their male counterparts in Afghanistan and [...]

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