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With American Help Iraq's Cycle of Violence Spirals

Matthew Hoh | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

The greater we supported the corrupt government in Kabul and the more American troops we sent, the more the Taliban prospered. A similar dynamic is at play in Iraq. Consequently, without a change in American policy the cycle of violence in Iraq will continue its ghastly spiral.

What a Sick F'ing Joke...

Matthew Hoh | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

What a sick f'ing joke. I am not sure what else to say about the state of Washington, D.C. and its wars. Just in Friday's reporting: - Senator Chu...

The Real Scandal Involving Generals

Robert Greenwald | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

How can we be sure the Department of Defense is receiving unbiased counsel from retired officials whose livelihoods now depends on maximizing profits for their new employers?

This Could Cost Small Businesses Nearly 1 Million Jobs

Reuters | Andrea Shalal-Esa | Posted 11.20.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small businesses in the United States could lose nearly 1 million jobs in 2013 if lawmakers do not avert $1.2 trillion in across-the-board...

U.S. Arms Sales Tripled Last Year

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.27.2012 | Business

Worldwide weapons sales by the United States tripled in 2011, according to a new report by the Congressional Research Service. U.S. arms sales to b...

Defense Workers To Congress: Solve The Problem

Reuters | Posted 10.19.2012 | Business

* Automatic defense cuts puts workers' personal decisions on hold * Layoffs of young engineers could hurt US technolog...

America's Next Move in Afghanistan Must Be a Non-Military One

Michael Shank | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank

The best way America can establish the infrastructure for long-term security and stability in Afghanistan is less through military means and more through improvements to quality of life and basic services.

The Best Way for Congress to Help Small Businesses is to Not Close the Small Business Administration

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.20.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Small businesses are proven to be this nation's chief engine of economic stimulus and job creation but President Obama plans to close the only federal agency that exists to help America's 28 million small businesses.

2012 Dreams vs. Reality

Richard Walden | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
Richard Walden

What if 2012 produced no new wars and saw existing conflicts all wind down to a negotiated peace?

National Security Advisers To GOP Presidential Candidates Tied To $40 Billion In Federal Contracts

Bloomberg | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics

National security advisers to the Republican presidential candidates have ties to defense, homeland security and energy companies that have received a...

The Good Times May Be Over For U.S. Defense Industry

Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

U.S. weapons makers told investors this week they are doing all they can to prepare for leaner and more uncertain U.S. defense budgets, including ...

Curtains For The U.S. Military Industrial Base?

Ian Fletcher | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business
Ian Fletcher

The failure of the so-called super committee to agree on other spending cuts has finally brought the axe down on U.S. defense spending, and it's really going to hurt this time.

For Defense Industry, Golden Age Is Over

AP | By JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 10.15.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) -- The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down, Osama bin Laden is dead, and the federal government is deeply in debt. This spells...

Lockheed Martin Puts In Place Voluntary Layoff Program

Posted 09.19.2011 | Business

Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N), the Pentagon's No. 1 defense supplier by sales, put in place a voluntary layoff program for its corporate headquarte...

Made in America: Gates' NATO Slam Is About Selling Death & Destruction, Our Top Export

Brian Ross | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

NATO was the Obama Administration's answer to a long call by social liberals and fiscal libertarians to make the other countries of the world step-up to these moral imperatives and pay a bigger part of the way. It has been a spectacular failure.

What The Hurt Locker Means for the Rest of Us

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lorelei Kelly

I know that this movie has been criticized by those who have served in the military. But beyond tactical accuracy and entertainment value, this film is significant, and it has lessons policymakers should heed.

Sam Stein

Top Defense Contractors Spent $27 Million Lobbying At Time Of Afghan Surge Announcement

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Reporting By Julian Hattem The ten largest defense contractors in the nation spent more than $27 million lobbying the federal government in the ...

Obama Puts Defense Contractors On Notice About Crackdown On Costs

Wall Street Journal | August Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama fired a surprise broadside at the defense industry, saying he intends to clamp down on practices that have resulted in billions...

Report: Lawmakers Have Nearly $200M Invested In Companies Doing Defense-Related Work

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress have as much as $196 million collectively invested in companies doing business with the Defense Department, ear...