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Rumsfeld: The Recalled and the Unrecalled

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

I have followed Rumsfeld's career from the '80, when I started CNN, until at least 2005, when as a guest on Fox News, I suggested that he be fired for the same reasons that Dan Rather had been fired -- he was the guy in charge when bad things were going on in his department.

Drones, Tanks, and Grenade Launchers: Coming Soon to a Police Department Near You

John W. Whitehead | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

While recycling unused military equipment might sound thrifty and practical, the ramifications are proving to be far more dangerous and deadly.

Pentagon's Militarization of Our Main Streets and Municipal Police

Michael Shank | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank

Between the Armored Personnel Carriers locking down main streets in major American cities or Special Weapons and Tactics and Special Forces units canvassing our country, if we're not careful, this militarization of our domestic policing will make-over America, and fast.

Why Was A Marine Whistleblower Punished After Helping Save Lives?

Marcus Baram | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Marcus Baram

Last week, Franz Gayl was given his life back. The Marine Corps veteran, who made waves in 2007 when he blamed top military officials for failing to speed the shipment of life-saving vehicles to Iraq, has spent the last few years seeing his vaunted career ripped to shreds.

Soldiers Die While a Congressman Battles the Pentagon

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

Representative Bill Young (R-FL) has blocked the Department of Defense's request to add MRAPs (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) to its light tactical ...

PMC to Pentagon, Just Trust Us

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

It's time for another check on private military contractor accountability. And I'm not talking about a critique from some liberal watchdog group or th...

Operation Thriller USO Tour, Day No. 4

Douglas Preston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Douglas Preston

The day started with another ride on a C-130 transport plane, which included a rapid descent (3,200 feet per minute) that brought our stomachs into our throats.

Afghanistan: Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham: Update

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Reese Schonfeld

Even as we buy and produce new MRAPs, train the troops to use them, and look for ways to deliver them, the President is still attempting to define our strategy for how we will wage the war in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Reese Schonfeld

I would like to propose that we consider another strategy -- strategic bombing. Take poppy fields, for example ... For once, we could be using our billion dollar bombers on billion dollar targets.

Gates and Trucks

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

For once, American manufacturers are producing the best weapons ahead of schedule, and will save lives of men who would die without them.

Who Delivers the News?

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

On July 6th, half-dozen troops were killed in Afghanistan by IED explosions. Those deaths underline the need to pay attention to the troops' equipment. I expected more reporting on the issue. There wasn't any.

The Military Industrial Complex: Truck You, Detroit, or Tanks for Nuttin' Update

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

Our military procurement system is a mess. Our automobile industry is a mess. We might have helped both if we had gotten them to agree to build the next generation of military vehicles together.