When we heard that P.J. Crowley had resigned as spokesman for the State Department after criticizing the Pentagon's treatment of suspected whistleblower Army private Bradley Manning, my CODEPINK colleagues and I knew we had to respond.
Giffords' survival to this day is vivid testimony to the effectiveness of our Department of Defense and civilian medical communities not just to patient care but to the dissemination of information and training.
Manning is held in maximum custody, alone in a six by 12 feet cell. He is not allowed sheets or pillows to sleep with. If he tries to do sit-ups, guards stop him. He's also said to be a threat to himself. His lawyer says that's a ruse.
As a truly world class rehabilitation facility closes at Walter Reed, that facility is being replaced by fragmented and geographically separate facilities. Now care for our combat wounded is about to suffer further.
Losing track of billions of dollars is an invitation to corruption and abuse. But the U.S. Department of Defense seems to have done just that with Iraqi reconstruction funds set aside for the benefit of the people of Iraq.
What percentage of Americans would agree that Fortune 500 firms should not be receiving federal small business contracts? 100 percent would be very close, but that doesn't seem to matter to Congress and the Obama Administration.
The United States needs to ensure transparency regarding the $60 million it pays each year for use of the base in Kyrgyzstan, and the more than $200 million it expends each year under the fuel contract.