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Navy To Lift Submarine Ban On Women: Female Soldiers Will Be Allowed To Work Onboard

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has moved to lift a decades-old policy that prohibits women from serving aboard Navy submarines, part of a gradual rec...

Why Climate Change Deniers Should Still Support Green Energy

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 02.19.2010 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

On the issues that matter most to Americans right now -- jobs, the economy, and security -- climate action makes good political sense.

New Name For Iraq War Requested: Petraeus Wants "Operation New Dawn"

Political Punch | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ABC News has learned that the Obama administration has decided to give the war in Iraq -- currently known as Operation Iraqi Freedom -- a new name. ...

Jailed Soldier-Rapper Bids for US Trial

Aaron Glantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Glantz

Lawyers for a soldier imprisoned after mailing an incendiary rap song to the Pentagon have filed a habeas corpus petition demanding the soldier's trial take place in the US rather than Iraq.

Algae Jet Fuel Just Months Away: Pentagon

Treehugger | Sami Grover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Claims by insiders that the air force could get itself very close to a zero carbon footprint within a decade seemed somewhat optimistic, to say the le...

Dollars for Death, Pennies for Life

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

There is no shortage of bombs in Afghanistan, but there is a lethal shortage of tents in Haiti. The rainy season is fast approaching, with serious dangers of typhoid and dysentery.

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."

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.

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.

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 ...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...

Pentagon To Study Ban On Gays In The Military

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — It's time to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy and allow gay troops to serve openly for the first time in histor...

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.

Pentagon Starts Clock On Lifting Gay Ban, Warns It Will Be Several-Year Process

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department starts the clock next week on what is expected to be a several-year process in lifting its ban on gays from ...

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.

"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.

'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...