Tag Archives: The Pentagon

John LaForge: Uranium Weapons Still Making Money, Wreaking Havoc

Depleted Environment, Depleted Lives By JOHN LAFORGE  Counterpunch.com  May 15, 2014 The US Army has awarded General Dynamics a $12 million contract to deconstruct and dispose of 78,000 depleted uranium anti-tank shells. The Pentagon’s May 6 announcement calls for “demilitarization” of the aging shells, as newer depleted uranium rounds are added to the US arsenal. […]

Nick Turse: Washington Fights Fire With Fire in Libya, How Not to End Violence in a War-Torn Land 

Tomgram:  Nick Turse, The Pentagon, Libya, and Tomorrow’s Blowback Today Read Tom Engelhardt’s introduction here. By Nick Turse  TomDispatch.com  April 15, 2014 Is the U.S. secretly training Libyan militiamen in the Canary Islands? And if not, are they planning to? That’s what I asked a spokesman for U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). “I am surprised by your […]

Evergreene Digest: The Pentagon’s Vision of Covert and Endless War

Make no mistake. The Pentagon’s proposal to transform the military is a smoke and mirrors plan. It does not represent a dismantling of the military-industrial complex but a chilling morphing of it, and will advance American imperial power and further enrich war profiteers even as it cuts out the troops.  How Washington plans to screw […]

Americans Who Tell the Truth: Bruce Gagnon

Bruce Gagnon Veteran, Organizer: b. 1952 “The role of the U.S. in the new world corporate order is going to be to export security. That means endless wars and weapons in space. The Pentagon will send our kids off to foreign lands to suppress opposition to corporate globalization. How will we ever end America’s addiction to […]

Robert Dreyfus and Nick Turse: America’s Afghan Victims

Even among staunchly antiwar politicians and pundits, few bother to mention the cost of the war to civilians. BY ROBERT DREYFUSS AND NICK TURSE  SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 THE NATION See this story at its source » Afghans in Narang district mourn the death of civilians killed in Eastern Kunar, December 27, 2009.  RAWA/WIMIMEDIA COMMONS When an American soldier dies in Afghanistan, […]