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Polly Mann> GI Jane and the Enemy Within

GI Jane and the Enemy Within By Polly Mann  March/April 2013  www.worldwidewamm.org Recent legislation authorized women in the military to engage in armed combat. Many of us have been working for change in the opposite direction. Women Against Military Madness had its inception in 1981 when statistics showed that more women than men opposed war More

Polly Mann> GI Jane and the Enemy Within

GI Jane and the Enemy Within By Polly Mann  March/April 2013  www.worldwidewamm.org Recent legislation authorized women in the military to engage in armed combat. Many of us have been working for change in the opposite direction. Women Against Military Madness had its inception in 1981 when statistics showed that more women than men opposed war More

Dina Rasor, Truthout> Veterans First … and Their Dogs, Too

Veterans First … and Their Dogs, Too This was another case in which politicians preached to the public that they want “the best for our boys” but then block legislation once the troops come home. Thursday, 27 September 2012 10:25 By Dina Rasor, Truthout | News Analysis Tori Stitt, a former naval officer who did a tour in More

Dina Rasor, Truthout> Veterans First … and Their Dogs, Too

Veterans First … and Their Dogs, Too This was another case in which politicians preached to the public that they want “the best for our boys” but then block legislation once the troops come home. Thursday, 27 September 2012 10:25 By Dina Rasor, Truthout | News Analysis Tori Stitt, a former naval officer who did a tour in More

Tom Dispatch> Offshore Everywhere How Drones, Special Operations Forces, and the U.S. Navy Plan to End National Sovereignty As We Know It

A project of The Nation Institute Tomgram: Engelhardt, Kicking Down the World’s Door Posted by Tom Engelhardt     February 5, 2012     TomDispatch [Note for TomDispatch Readers:  Just a reminder for those planning their week: Jeremy Scahill, one of the best investigative journalists in the business, and I will be talking together on stage at New York University’s More

Robert Dreyfuss> Nibbling at the Pentagon’s Fat

Nibbling at the Pentagon’s Fat Robert Dreyfuss    January 27, 2012    The Nation Like President Obama’s announcement earlier this month, which drew angry denunciations from hawks, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s more detailed budget ideas for the Pentagon going forward ought be seen as an opening bid. Anyone concerned about the bloated budget at the More

Tomgram: William Astore, Confessions of a Recovering Weapons Addict

Tomgram: William Astore, Confessions of a Recovering Weapons Addict Posted by William Astore at 8:55AM, January 24, 2012.   TomDispatch Editor's Note:  See William Astore's article, "Weapons 'R' Us" in a separate posting. The twenty-first century hasn’t exactly been America’s greatest moment.  Still, there remain winners, along with all the losers you might care to mention.  If, in More

Why is the Most Wasteful Government Agency Not Part of the Deficit Discussion?

Published on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 by On the Commons Why is the Most Wasteful Government Agency Not Part of the Deficit Discussion? Republicans ignore incompetence, bloat and corruption at the Pentagon by David Morris  from CommonDreams.org   Recommended by Coleen Rowley In all the talk about the federal deficit, why is the single largest culprit left out More

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