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This Week in Magazines: Are Computer Hackers the Pentagon's Real Threat?

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Warren

It's not as sexy as trying to save Chrysler, but the government is trying to save defense contractors from a peril as great as lousy car sales -- slimeball computer hackers.

Pentagon's Facebook, Twitter Accounts Used To Seek Young Recruits, Spread Message

AP | SAGAR MEGHANI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

FORT MONROE, Va. — You don't often hear a three-star general using the word "friend" as a verb. But for Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley and other Ar...

Airport In Murtha's District Gets $30M In Wartime Upgrades From Pentagon

Washington Post | Carol D. Leonnig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At the behest of House Defense Appropriations Chairman John P. Murtha (D-Pa.), the Pentagon has spent about $30 million equipping a little-used airpo...

National Guard Troops Could Be Sent To Mexico Border To Fight Drug War

Washington Post | Mary Beth Sheridan, Spencer S. Hsu and Steve Fainaru | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Pentagon and Homeland Security Department are developing contingency plans to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexican border under a $350 m...

Gates To Nominate NSA Chief To Head New Cyber Command

Wall Street Journal | SIOBHAN GORMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Defense Secretary Robert Gates plans to nominate the director of the National Security Agency to head a new Pentagon Cyber Command, which will coordin...

Green News Report - April 23, 2009 (Audio)

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

Welcome aboard to our latest new affiliate station - KRXA 540am in beautiful Monterey, CA! IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Obama in Iowa for Earth Day whil...

Can America Change Hearts and Minds?

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Brown

The Obama administration has finally selected an under-secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs: Judith McHale, a media and communications executive.

Iraq Insurgent Attacks Likely To Rise As US Troops Leave: Pentagon

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon's top Middle East adviser said Wednesday insurgent attacks in Iraq will probably increase as U.S. forces start to leav...

Pentagon Jamming Taliban Radio Stations And Web Sites

Wall Street Journal | YOCHI J. DREAZEN and SIOBHAN GORMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Obama administration is starting a broad effort in Pakistan and Afghanistan to prevent the Taliban from using radio stations and Web sites to inti...

Abu Ghraib Victims May Sue: US Court Ruling

Inter Press Service | William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK, Apr 16 (IPS) - In a ruling that could have widespread implications for government contractors overseas, a federal court has concluded that...

Gitmo Lawyers: The Last Growth Industry?

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Fisher

The Pentagon is offering $39,407-$130,211 a year for lawyers who will help respond to habeas corpus petitions filed by detainees in federal courts.

Pentagon Purging Contractors, Hiring Thousands Of New Employees

Government Executive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Monday recommended major changes in the Pentagon's procurement priorities and acquisition practices, and said the de...

Pentagon Planning Major Changes In Programs, Defense Budget

Washington Post | R. Jeffrey Smith and Ellen Nakashima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is expected to announce on Monday the restructuring of several dozen major defense programs as part of the Obama adm...

Pentagon Wants To Reduce Its $13 Billion Energy Spending

The Daily Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Despite reducing its overall energy consumption by five per cent between 2005 and 2007, the US military spent $US13 billion ($18.46 billion) on energy...

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

The Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs: A Failed Mexican State? Facts: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveled to Mexico and committed more ...

Pentagon Exploring Robot Killers That Can Fire By Themselves

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The unmanned bombers that frequently cause unintended civilian casualties in Pakistan are a step toward an even more lethal generation of robotic hunt...

Bring NASA Back to Earth

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

I grant you it is not high on President Obama's priority list but, if he cannot ground NASA, he will never be able to rein in the much more powerful Pentagon.

The War Supplemental is Coming Soon

Gordon Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gordon Adams

With Obama's first emergency supplemental budget request coming later this week, now is the time to see whether he'll keep his promise. We clearly need such discipline.

Past Time to Join the Landmine Treaty

Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.) | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.)

While 156 countries have signed on, the United States has not yet agreed to join the ban on the production, use, sale, and stockpiling of anti-personnel landmines.

Pentagon Phasing Out "Stop-Loss" Policy

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Army this summer will start cutting back on use of the unpopular practice of holding troops beyond their enlistment dates and h...

Military Rapes Rise, Prosecutions Still Low

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — More people came forward to report sexual assaults in the military last year, but a significant percentage wouldn't give crucial de...

US Vulnerable To Cyber Attacks, Pentagon Official Warns

Washington Post | Walter Pincus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The head of the Pentagon's Strategic Command warned Congress today that the United States is vulnerable to cyberattacks "across the spectrum" and that...

Afghanistan is Not a Military Problem

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Carmichael

At this very moment in time, Obama's presidency is poised on the edge of a knife. Will a NATO surge into Afghanistan commit Obama to a war that he will live to regret?

Win-Hold-Lose: How the Pentagon is Already Planning the Next Wars

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Americans get worked up at the thought of an extended, massive ground invasion of foreign lands. That's why the future of war is small, scattered, air-oriented, and covert.

Pentagon Knowingly Exposed U.S. Soldiers To Toxic Waste: Leaked Memo

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Pentagon allegedly endangered U.S. soldiers by implementing and covering-up dangerously toxic waste-incineration practices at Balad Airbase in Ira...