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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.

Chris Hedges: Killing Ragheads for Jesus

“American Sniper,” like the big-budget feature films pumped out in Germany during the Nazi era to exalt deformed values of militarism, racial self-glorification and state violence, is a piece of propaganda, a tawdry commercial for the crimes of empire. By Chris Hedges  truthdig.com  January 25, 2015 Fandango “American Sniper” lionizes the most despicable aspects of More

Gregory D. Foster> A Case of Strategic Debasement> What the infamous Marine urination video teaches us about war and the U.S. military

US Marines from 1st Battalion 8th, Bravo company pose as they unpack containers of mineral water at Talibjhan base in Afghanistan on January 19, 2011. (Dmitry Kostyukov/AFP/Getty Images) A Case of Strategic Debasement. What the infamous Marine urination video teaches us about war and the U.S. military BY GREGORY D. FOSTER    JANUARY 20, 2012    In These Times More

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