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Another 58.6 Billion for U.S. Troops in Afghanistan?

Kathy Kelly | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Kathy Kelly

If people in the U.S. could become knowledgeable and well-educated about the world being shaped in their name, about the lives and hopes being disfigured by U.S. wars and weapons, they might resist pouring crucially needed resources down the rat hole of military spending.

Cyber Retaliation: A Byte for a Byte?

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 01.06.2015 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, Founder & CTO Ziklag Systems The Pentagon has Plan X --a scheme to retaliate against cyber attacks. No one knows...

The Pentagon's Arguments for Runaway Arms Trading Are Indefensible

William Hartung | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
William Hartung

The next time the Pentagon congratulates itself on another "good year" for arms transfers, Congress, the public, and the press should take a closer look at how those arms are being used. Being the world's leading arms trading nation is nothing to brag about.

Climate Change This Week: Coal's Creepy Cancer, Saving Capitalism From Polluters and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.01.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Ari Phillips at Climate Progress. Three major companies - Cisco Systems, 3M, and Kimberly Clark - announced they will now give employees a deeply discounted way of buying or leasing solar panels for their homes. Sunny news, indeed!

Hawks Demand More Military Spending Than During Cold War: Stop Squandering 'Defense' Dollars on Other Nations

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

America does not spend too little on the military. Rather, Washington attempts to do too much with the amount that it spends on the military. America's policy of promiscuous foreign intervention would be foolish even if it was not costly. But it is both.

Our Inherent Resolve to Name the Campaign Against ISIS

Kipp Friedman | Posted 12.23.2014 | Comedy
Kipp Friedman

As you know, we have been tasked by POTUS with coming up with a new nickname for our operation against the Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

Don't Ask the Pentagon Where Its Money Goes. It Won't Tell.

Medea Benjamin | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

Every taxpayer, business, and government agency in America is supposed to be able to pass a financial audit by the feds, every year. It's the law, so we do our duty. There's one exception: the Pentagon.

Remembering Vietnam, Ministry-of-Truth Style

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 12.22.2014 | Fifty
Jeremiah Horrigan

It was our duty, they said. The government wouldn't lie to us. Serving our country would make men of us. We didn't know what war was, but we would find out. And we did. And few of us will ever forget what have commonly been called "the lessons of Vietnam."

Pentagon Confirms Islamic State Captured Bundle Of Supplies Meant For Kurds

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Wednesday two bundles of military supplies for Kurdish fighters in the Syrian town of Kobani wen...

'Green News Report' - October 21, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.21.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republican candidates continue to dodge the climate change question; Mo...

Post-Election Ferguson: Bipartisan Congress to Demilitarize Police

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The time is now to change the way we police America before hundreds of thousands of more pieces of military gear go to main streets across America. The face of America is changing quickly. Let's make sure it's not for the worse.

Why We Need War for a Great Recovery

Harlan Green | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

President Obama could cite the urgency to combat the spread of Ebola as well as ISIS in order to spend what is necessary to boost U.S. economic strength now. We have known since the Korean War that governments had to spend to create prosperity in peacetime as well as wartime.

'Green News Report' - October 14, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.14.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Coal wins Kentucky's U.S. Senate debate!; Pentagon warns climate change...

Hacking Back and the Cyber Balance of Power

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 12.14.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

The Washington Post front page article on October 10 "Hacked Firms Quietly Talk about Fighting Fire with Fire" about growing corporate anger over successive cyber attacks has a new message: go on the offensive. Hack back! They are not alone.

Ebola and National Security

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.10.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The discussions quietly occurring in the corridors of the White House, CIA, Pentagon, and in other capitals throughout the world certainly point to grave concern on the part of policy and decision makers about the possibility of a worst-case scenario becoming reality.

Jason Linkins

The Military Can't Come Up With A Name For Its War Against ISIS. We're Here To Help.

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

One of the things that our ongoing military operation against the Islamic State does not currently have -- besides congressional approval, clearly dem...

Yes, Somebody's Boots on the Ground Will Be Needed

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

As the president outlined on September 10, an instrumental component of the anti-ISIL counterterrorism policy is the train-and-advisery mission that the U.S. and its Arab partners will set up in Saudi Arabia for the moderate Syrians.

Transfer Of Prisoners Out Of Gitmo Grinds To A Halt

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustrati...

Rethink America's Yemen Policy, Set New Standard for Syria, Iraq

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Addressing root causes of inequality, inequity and injustice and promoting the well-being of Yemeni citizens will ensure that the country thrives in the long-term.

Offshore Winds Soon to Power Cape Cod: Part I

Stacy Clark | Posted 11.29.2014 | Green
Stacy Clark

With such an abundance of inexhaustible, clean power just waiting to be tapped, why has the U.S. delayed its development of offshore wind power?

U.S.-Led Airstrikes Target ISIS-Controlled Oil Refineries

AP | By RYAN LUCAS | Posted 11.25.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — American warplanes and drones hit Islamic State group tanks, Humvees, checkpoints and bunkers in airstrikes Friday targeting the extre...

Airstrikes Target ISIS-Controlled Oil Refineries

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2014 | World

(Adds fresh strikes) BEIRUT, Sept 25 (Reuters) - At least 14 Islamic State fighters were killed in air strikes by U.S.-led forces over...

Give War A Chance?

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While American politicians snipe at each other to try to find partisan advantages to use in the upcoming midterm elections, the hard questions are going unasked.

U.S., Allies Launch More Airstrikes In Syria

Associated Press | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and two Arab allies took aim Wednesday at a key source of financing for Islamic State militants, bombing 12 of the oil re...

A New AUMF: What Is the Obama Administration Afraid of?

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Either the president needs some new faces in the Office of Legal Counsel, or his team needs to do what many of his allies on Capitol Hill are calling for: Ask Congress to grant new statutory authority for the military campaign against ISIL in both Iraq and Syria. What is the administration afraid of?