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Gates and Trucks

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

For once, American manufacturers are producing the best weapons ahead of schedule, and will save lives of men who would die without them.

The F-22 and the Iron Triangle: A Two-Legged Stool Cannot Stand

Gordon Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gordon Adams

For a major program to emerge, thrive, and survive, it takes three players: the service that wants and will advocate for the program, a contractor for whom the program is major business, and members of Congress.

The Undoing of Gen. T. Michael Moseley: A Cautionary Tale About the Military/Industrial Complex

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

This tale recounts the interwoven fate of an Air Force Chief of Staff, potentially disastrous handling of nuclear weapons, and a financial advising company with more than 300,000 military personnel as investors.

The Military Industrial Complex: Truck You, Detroit, or Tanks for Nuttin' Update

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

Our military procurement system is a mess. Our automobile industry is a mess. We might have helped both if we had gotten them to agree to build the next generation of military vehicles together.

Congressman Ron Paul Talks Foreign Policy: New Face, Same Policy

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Congressman Ron Paul: I think Obama is purely political. I think he has backed down on what he said.

Sam Stein

William Lynn, Obama's First Ethics Exception, Causing Massive Headaches | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With reporting by Stuart Whatley The nomination of William Lynn as Deputy Secretary of Defense has placed Barack Obama under the burn of political he...

Will Gates Buy the Right Weapons the Right Way? Here Is a Chance for Some Permanent Reform

Dina Rasor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dina Rasor

The Pentagon uses historic costs to base how much a new weapon will cost. This is a fundamental flaw that dooms us to pay exponentially more for each new generation of weapons.

The Pentagon's Annual Report on Sexual Assualt in the Military, or, How to Lie with Statistics

Helen Benedict | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Helen Benedict

The Pentagon released its annual report on military sexual assault. Reports of sexual assault have risen 8 percent in military as a whole. Yet to the Department of Defense this is good news.

Details Of Pentagon Nerve Center Revealed

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A tiny office in the Pentagon employs a handful of military officers, teamed up with outside contractors, to study the future....

DOD Gitmo Statements At Odds With Obama Administration

Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here's a key question: Will the existence of Bush-era holdovers in the Defense Department impede the Obama administration's vow to make a clean break ...

Leukemia: A Soldiers Souvenir From the Burn Pits of Iraq

R. B. Stuart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
R. B. Stuart

Although SSG. Steven Ochs seemed impenetrable, he could not sidestep the invisible weapon that would course through his bloodstream five months after his third tour ended.

The Best of Intentions, the Worst of Explanations: Fixing the Bill Lynn Blunder

John Neffinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Neffinger

Bill Lynn may be the best person for the job despite his lobbying, but all those good intentions have now collided head-on in the new administration's first misstep.

President Obama: Make Veterans a Priority in the First 100 Days

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

As President Obama takes the oath of office, we want to make sure that he does not forget his promises of support for our military families and veterans.

The Pentagon -- A Voice of Reason on Vaccines and Autism?

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

Autism and the military have a deep history together. Children of service members are reportedly almost twice as likely to have autism (1-in-88) than those in the general population (1-in-150).

DOD and CDC: Our Study Suggests a Possible Link Between Multiple Vaccines and Injury

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

The DOD and the CDC and get their message straight. If they want to convince parents that multiple vaccines might be risky for some soldiers but safe for all little kids, well, good luck.

Experts Slam DoD Waste in Book for Obama

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Tepper Marlin

The United States been stuck in a century-old military strategy, spending too much money for too little ability to wage a modern war, and why?

IBM Joins Pentagon In Attempt To Create Electronic Cat Brains

Wired | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

IBM is that latest company to join in the Pentagon's quest to make electronics that mimic the "function, size, and power consumption" of a cat's brain...

Pain Management Is for Sissies

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

The Department of Defense "lost" their only pain management center AND one of the few pain management fellowships in the world. The incompetence of the Bush regime knows no bounds.

A Time to Ask. A Time to Tell

Richard Klass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Klass

What is often overlooked is that the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy was supposed to be a way station on the road to full acceptance of homosexuals in the military.

The F Word: No Solar and No Clean-up

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Laura Flanders

I say it's time for some departmental renaming. What do you call a Defense Department that makes you sicker and an environmental protection agency that can't?

Nickels and Dimes: Why the White House Opposes the GI Bill

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

The administration's argument is that if a GI Bill benefit is too good, it'll reward veterans too richly for their service and draw them away from re-enlisting.