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Tomgram: Engelhardt, Superpower Adrift in an Alien World> …A Military-First Policy on a Destabilizing Planet

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Superpower Adrift in an Alien World Posted by Tom Engelhardt at 9:33AM, January 12, 2012.   Tom Dispatch Obama’s Mission Accomplished Moment?  And a Military-First Policy on a Destabilizing Planet  By Tom Engelhardt Here’s the ad for this moment in Washington (as I imagine it): Militarized superpower adrift and anxious in alien world.  Needs advice.  Will pay.  […]

Tomgram: Nick Turse, The Life and Death of American Drones> The Drone That Fell From the Sky What a Busted Robot Airplane Tells Us About the American Empire in 2012 and Beyond

Tomgram: Nick Turse, The Life and Death of American Drones Posted by Nick Turse at 9:40am, December 20, 2011. Tom Dispatch It’s 10 pm.  Do you know where your drone is? Oh, the confusion of it all!  The U.S. military now insists it was deeply befuddled when it claimed that a super-secret advanced RQ-170 Sentinel drone (aka “the beast […]

David Swanson> Set Your Doomsday Clock to 11:51

Set Your Doomsday Clock to 11:51 David Swanson (about the author)  Dec. 16, 2011   opednews.com The National Defense Authorization Act is not a leap from democracy to tyranny, but it is another major step on a steady and accelerating decade-long march toward a police state. The doomsday clock of our republic just got noticeably closer to […]