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Robert Gates' Narcissistic Notions of "Duty"

(3) Comments | Posted January 9, 2014 | 3:24 PM

This post first appeared in Counterpunch.


Unlike the New York Times and the Washington Post, which received room service on the delivery of the controversial memoir of Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, I will have to wait for Amazon to deliver my copy next week....

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Obama's Informants

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2013 | 5:03 PM

President Eisenhower's Farewell Address more than 50 years ago is famous for its warning about the military-industrial complex, but he also warned that permanent war and a "permanent arms industry" would do great harm to American rights and liberties. Over the past decade, we have experienced a Bush administration that...

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The Real Benghazi Scandal

(4) Comments | Posted May 15, 2013 | 3:51 PM

When congressional Republicans complete manipulating the Benghazi tragedy, it will be time for the virtually silent Senate intelligence committee to take up three major issues that have been largely ignored. The committee must investigate the fact that the U.S. presence in Benghazi was an intelligence platform and only nominally a...

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How to Stop Nuclear Proliferation

(1) Comments | Posted May 10, 2013 | 2:40 PM

The nuclear imbroglio with North Korea has cooled off considerably, and the nuclear issues with Iran remain on the back burner. At home, however, there is a new nuclear concern that involves the removal of 17 Air Force officers in April 2013 assigned to stand watch over nuclear-tipped Minuteman missiles...

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9 Ways To Reduce Defense Spending (PHOTOS)

(24) Comments | Posted March 5, 2013 | 7:55 AM

As many Americans fall into poverty and the global economy spirals downward, the U.S. is spending more on the military than ever before. Each U.S. taxpayer spends twice as much for the cost of national defense as each British citizen; five times as much as each German; and six times...

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