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Chalmers Johnson: Three Good Reasons To Liquidate Our Empire And Ten Steps to Take to Do So

 These massive concentrations of American military power outside the United States are not needed for our defense. They are, if anything, a prime contributor to our numerous conflicts with other countries. They are also unimaginably expensive.By Chalmers Johnson  August 22, 2013 Best of TomDispatch: Chalmers Johnson, Dismantling the EmpireClick here to read Tom Engelhardt's introduction on More

Cost of War Trade offs> Taxpayers in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District will pay $317.7 million for Afghanistan war spending for FY2012 Enacted.

Trade-Offs, Cost of War Do you want to know the Trade offs for your state, your city, your Congressional District? Go to CostofWar.com and select Trade Offs. Taxpayers in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District will pay $317.7 million for Afghanistan war spending for FY2012 Enacted. For the same amount of money, the following could be provided: 151,124 Annual Energy Costs More

Cost of War Trade offs> Taxpayers in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District will pay $317.7 million for Afghanistan war spending for FY2012 Enacted.

Trade-Offs, Cost of War Do you want to know the Trade offs for your state, your city, your Congressional District? Go to CostofWar.com and select Trade Offs. Taxpayers in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District will pay $317.7 million for Afghanistan war spending for FY2012 Enacted. For the same amount of money, the following could be provided: 151,124 Annual Energy Costs More

Tomgram> Nick Turse, Prisons, Drones, and Black Ops in Afghanistan

Tomgram: Nick Turse, Prisons, Drones, and Black Ops in Afghanistan Posted by Nick Turse    February 12, 2012.   Tom Dispatch In Afghanistan, “victory” came early — with the U.S. invasion of 2001.  Only then did the trouble begin. Ever since the U.S. occupation managed to revive the Taliban, one of the least popular of popular movements in More

Let’s Hear It from the Spies> The War in Afghanistan

LET’S HEAR FROM THE SPIES Posted by Steve Coll    November 24, 2011      The New Yorker    In late 2008, the United States intelligence community produced a classified National Intelligence Estimate on the war in Afghanistan that has never been released to the public. The N.I.E. described a “grim situation” overall, according to an intelligence officer’s More

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