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The Tree-Hugging Pentagon

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Papantonio

According to those tree-hugging military misfits, global climate change could create "instability or conflict," and become a "global destabilizing force."

Army Imprisons Soldier Over Rap Song

Aaron Glantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Glantz

A U.S. Army Specialist, jailed after distributing rap against the Defense Department's "stop loss" policy, will be flown to the Middle East to be court-martialed.

From the Annals of Sno-Cone Science

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

As DC was digging itself out from two big snow events, climate change deniers were pointing to the frozen tundra on the Potomac as evidence that global warming is a fraud.

John P. Murtha, Man in the Arena

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Max Cleland coined the slogan: "We got your back, Jack" and the constituents demonstrated they did indeed.

Blackwater, Now Xe, Vying For $1 Billion Contract To Train Afghan National Police

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Blackwater Worldwide's legal woes haven't dimmed the company's prospects in Afghanistan, where it's a contender to be a key part of President Barack ...

Two Views on the Pentagon's Budget and Strategy Review

Winslow T. Wheeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Winslow T. Wheeler

Neither are favorable, but they both offer somewhat differing views of the latest output of the Gates/Flournoy Pentagon.

The Pentagon? A Liberal Hotbed?

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

This week, the Pentagon called climate change a threat to national security that "may spark or exacerbate future conflicts." With this report, the Pentagon has put global warming on the geopolitical map.

Green News Report -- February 4, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: "ClimateGate" climate scientist cleared of wrongdoing; Hope for Bluefin Tuna; Big Oil and Coal fi...

Gates and Mullen To Testify On Repeal Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's top defense officials will tell the Senate on Tuesday that the military will no longer aggressively pursue disciplinary action again...

Don't Call It a "Defense" Budget

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The new budget from the White House will push U.S. military spending well above $2 billion a day. Foreclosing the future of our country should not be confused with defending it.

Blackwater Continues To Win Contracts Under New Identities

ABC News | Matthew Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After Blackwater contractors were accused of shooting 17 civilians in Iraq, the State Department announced it would stop doing business with the compa...

The December Project: One Million Voices to Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell

David Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Kaufman

In order for DADT to become law, it must be passed by Congress -- and this is where you come in. Most Americans want DADT repealed -- we just need to make sure our elected officials understand this.

Seven Days in January: How the Pentagon Counts Coups in Washington

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In the last two decades our fantasies about a military plot to take over the government is entertainingly outré exactly because, in the Washington of 2010, such a thought is ludicrous. It's already happened.

Friday Talking Points [109] -- Obama Enters Lions' Den, Bells Cat

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama followed up Wednesday night's speech with a town hall meeting in Florida, and then a truly stunning performance today, managing to "bell the cat" in the Republican lion's den.

The New Pentagon Budget: Paying More, Getting Less

Winslow T. Wheeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Winslow T. Wheeler

The new spending level for the Pentagon this year reinforces the budgetary policy's continuity. At $708 billion, we will witness yet another year of "real growth:" a trajectory we have been on since 1999.

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal Plan Coming From Pentagon Next Week

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon will unveil steps next week that the military will take to lay the ground for a repeal of its "don't ask, don't te...

"Patriotism" "Machoism," and Profit: Obama the War President

Myriam Miedzian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Myriam Miedzian

Now embraced by Obama, our long-standing tradition of viewing support for war as patriotic and opposition as unpatriotic plays right into the hands of the people who stand to make money from those wars.

Our Wars Are Killing Us

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

The U.S. evidently isn't about to leave Afghanistan any time soon and the president seems to have set his watch to the Pentagon's clock.

Meet Your New Boss, You!

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

In today's weak economy, to focus on Job Creation is to be fearless. When you focus on the unique skills and talents you have that can be of service to others you can become free of fear.

From Narcocracy to Democracy... Can a Marshall Plan Contain Haiti's Global Drug Trade?

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

The IMF has proposed a plan that might help Haiti build a new foundation for nation building. But if this plan is to succeed it will need to contain the global drug trade that dominates Haiti's economy.

Brown Victory Doesn't Change the Powerful Support for Clean Energy and Climate Action

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Senator Brown's victory has shuffled the deck on some issues, but it won't derail the bipartisan push for clean energy and climate legislation that will make our economy stronger and our country more secure.

Robert Gates Says Afghan Drawdown Timing Is Definite, Yet Flexible | DAVID STOUT and BRIAN KNOWLTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Officials from the Obama administration and the Pentagon tried on Thursday to reassure worried senators, telling them that plans to begi...

Phil Carter Resigns: Key Pentagon Appointee Worked On Gitmo Detainee Issues

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Phillip Carter, the top detainee affairs policy appointee at the Pentagon, has quit his post after just seven months on the job, a Defense Department ...

Raw Story: Bush Pentagon Used Psychological Operation On US Public

The Raw Story | Brad Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A months-long review of documents and interviews with Pentagon personnel has revealed that the Bush Administration's military analyst program -- aimed...

High Cost Of War Weighs On Obama's Troop Decision For Afghanistan

New York Times | CHRISTOPHER DREW | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

While President Obama's decision about sending more troops to Afghanistan is primarily a military one, it also has substantial budget implications tha...