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Quadrennial Defense Review

Pentagon Calls Climate Change Impacts 'Threat Multipliers,' Could Enable Terrorism

Steve Horn | Posted 05.06.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

The U.S. Department of Defense released the 2014 version of its Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) Tuesday, declaring the threat of climate change impacts a very serious national security vulnerability.

Why Do Vets Care About Climate Change?

Jon Soltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jon Soltz

When you think of the kinds of people banding together to fight climate change, the men and women who served America in uniform usually aren't the first ones to come to mind. But nothing could be further from the truth.

Keep the U.S. Response to Global Humanitarian Disasters Impartial

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Samuel A. Worthington

The QDDR contains many positive elements. The InterAction community is hopeful that it will lead to greater collaboration between USAID and the Department of State to enable the U.S. to respond effectively to humanitarian emergencies and the needs of vulnerable people.

We Were Warned

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jon Soltz

As thousands flee Pakistan's most populist areas because of the flooding, terrorists could be stepping in where the government has not. Not a good development in a country where the US is already seen as the enemy by every 6 out of 10 people.

More Swill From the Pentagon Budget Busters

Winslow T. Wheeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Winslow T. Wheeler

Having participated avidly in driving our military forces into the ground, the members of a recently released defense review report have proposed that more of the same is inadequate; they want much more of the same.

Undisciplined Defense: The Problem With the QDR

Gordon Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gordon Adams

The new defense strategy is out and the budget to back it up is now pending before the Congress. Together they reflect a woeful lack of discipline in the Defense Department.

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.

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.

Landmark Shift: U.S. DoD Formally Targets Climate Change

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

Our laws are creating completely unnecessary new problems because they don't incorporate environmental change.

The QDR and Private Military Contractors

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Isenberg

The Pentagon's latest Quadrennial Defense Review states DoD's intent to eliminate the use of no-bid contracts "whenever possible." Contractors currently comprise 39% of the Department's workforce.

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.

War Cost: Obama Wants $33 Billion More For Afghanistan, Iraq

AP | ANNE GEARAN and ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will ask Congress for an additional $33 billion to fight unpopular wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on top of a ...