Tag Archives: Department of Defense

U.S. Military Budget, Its Components, Challenges, and Growth, by Kimberly Amadeo

Why Military Spending Is More Than You Think It Is

U.S. Military World’s Largest Polluter – Hundreds Of Bases Gravely Contaminated

U.S. military bases, both domestic and foreign, consistently rank among some of the most polluted places in the world…

US Intelligence Already Knows Assad Did Not Drop Chemical Weapons

Donald Trump’s decision to launch cruise missile strikes on a Syrian Air Force Base was based on a lie.

Kathy Kelly | What Being a Refugee in Afghanistan Means

A single water pump serves all 700 families, and the water isn’t even potable.

Linda Hoover | Privatization of the Military

Private companies are responsible first to their shareholders and then to their hiring nation.

Wm. D. Hartung: How Not to Audit the Pentagon

Why has waste at the Pentagon been so hard to rein in? The answer is, in a sense, not complicated: the military-industrial complex profits from waste. Closer scrutiny of waste could mean not just cheaper spare parts, but serious questions about whether cash cows like the F-35 are needed at all. An accurate head count of the hundreds of thousands of private contractors employed by the Pentagon would reveal that a large proportion of them are doing work that is either duplicative or unnecessary.

Duane Cady | The biggest burden on the environment: War

Cady: The U.S. Department of Defense is the single largest consumer of energy. Ninety-three percent of U.S. government energy consumption is military (Air Force, 52 percent; Navy, 33 percent; Army, 7 percent).

Study: Corporate Media Refuses To Acknowledge Civilian Victims Of US Wars

New research finds, through their silence, mainstream news outlets are ‘legitimating’ U.S. military’s burn pits on civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan. By Sarah Lazare for Common Dreams | MintPressNews.com  October 19, 2015 Mainstream media outlets are systematically disregarding the hazardous health impacts of widespread U.S. military burn pits on civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan, thereby […]

Vice News: Inside Washington’s Quest to Bring Down Edward Snowden

Leopold: A bipartisan group of Washington lawmakers solicited details from Pentagon officials that they could use to “damage” former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s “credibility in the press and the court of public opinion.”

Leo O’Hagan: Why Does the US Spend More on Defense Than 8 Next Countries Combined?

“Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes…known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few…No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.” James Madison 1795

Cast Into the Depths: Perilous Waters for the American Psychological Association

Only by letting go of this rotting debris can the world’s largest organization of psychologists grab hold of the single reliable lifeline available to it: a renewed commitment to fundamental do-no-harm ethics and respect for human dignity.

U.S. Military: A Dangerous Source of Global Warming and Climate Change

“We must use all of the tools at our disposal, from dialogue and mediation to preventive diplomacy, to keep the unsustainable exploitation of natural resources from fueling and financing armed conflict and destabilizing the fragile foundations of peace.” —UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon U. S. MILITARY: A DANGEROUS SOURCE OF GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE Intense […]

Tell Congress: Protect Victims of Military Sexual Assault

Add your name in support of the Military Justice Improvement Act. We owe it to the men and women who wear the uniform and bravely serve our great country. A Marine Was Assaulted. Her Commander Said She Deserved It For Wearing Running Shorts. Daily Kos November 20, 2013 | The Department of Defense (DoD) estimates […]

Timothy Gatto> Ashamed to be an American

Ashamed to be an American By Timothy V. Gatto  Tuesday, 12 March 2013  MWCNews What in the world is going on in the west? I’m talking about Europe and America and all the players in the Middle East and Africa. The entire scenario smells like rotten fish (more like decaying bodies). I’m tired of holding my tongue […]

Nick Turse, Tomgram: Jeremiah Goulka, C-130 Math and a Cargo of Pork

Tomgram: Jeremiah Goulka, C-130 Math and a Cargo of Pork Posted by Jeremiah Goulka at 8:54am, March 10, 2013  TomDispatch.com Bipartisanship in Washington is a rare thing these days.  However, no beltway battle in recent memory has been quite as partisan as the one over sequestration and its $85 billion in across-the-board government spending cuts.  Yet, for all the […]

David Swanson> Military Commander Gets Court Order to Protect Himself from Peace Activists

Military Commander Gets Court Order to Protect Himself from Peace Activists If you’re among the tens of millions who have assiduously avoided becoming aware of major news stories, what my friends are protesting will come as a shock: President Obama has developed a program of murder, with drones as the primary weapon, that is unprecedented in size, extent, […]