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James Rosen: Pentagon can’t account for $1 billion in Afghan reconstruction aid

Rosen: The comment didn’t explain why money set aside for reconstruction needs would need to be used to pay for counterinsurgency, which has been a core part of the U.S. military campaign in Afghanistan since the October 2001 invasion following the Sept. 11 terror attacks. The bulk of the Afghanistan war’s $800 billion price tag for the United States has gone to battlefield needs.

Kevin Gosztola: US Medical Professionals Were Involved in the Design and Administration of Torture

By Kevin Gosztola Monday November 4, 2013  The Dissenter  Fire Dog Lake Following the September 11th attacks, physicians and other medical professionals, “particularly psychologists,” were involved in the “design and administration” of harsh treatment and torture.  This conduct was “in clear conflict with established international and national professional principles and laws,” a new report from a task More

Tom Engelhardt> The National Security Complex and You> That Makes No Sense! Your Security’s a Joke (and You’re the Butt of It)

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The National Security Complex and You That Makes No Sense! Your Security’s a Joke (and You’re the Butt of It)  By Tom Engelhardt Posted by Tom Engelhardt at 9:00am, July 19, 2012. Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. When my daughter was little and I read to her regularly, one illustrated book was a favorite of ours.  In a series of scenes, More

Tom Engelhardt> The National Security Complex and You> That Makes No Sense! Your Security’s a Joke (and You’re the Butt of It)

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The National Security Complex and You That Makes No Sense! Your Security’s a Joke (and You’re the Butt of It)  By Tom Engelhardt Posted by Tom Engelhardt at 9:00am, July 19, 2012. Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. When my daughter was little and I read to her regularly, one illustrated book was a favorite of ours.  In a series of scenes, More

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