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Infomation Clearing House

War, instability, and high oil prices have created a perfect storm of profit for the world's weapons manufacturers. This year, military analysts predict the biggest arms bonanza since 1993 ... which is saying something because in the aftermath o

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Daily Mail

A diplomatic row erupted between London and Washington over George Bush's bid to cover up the way bungling US soldiers killed British servicemen in Iraq. The President's envoy in the UK has been summoned to a humiliating dressing down in Whit

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The Economist

Mercenaries have been the "dogs of war" who fight nasty little campaigns in Africa. But for a new kind of soldier of fortune, the fighting in Iraq has proved to be a pot of gold. Private security companies' hired guns have grown into th

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AP

The Pentagon has been without its chief watchdog for more than a year, even as the military spends billions of dollars a month in Iraq and controversy simmers over warrantless surveillance, missing weapons and friendly fire deaths.

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Federation of American Scientists

Ever wondered where all those nukes are stored? A new review by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists shows that the United States stores its nearly 10,000 nuclear warheads at 18 locations in 12 states and six European countries.

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Washington Times

A Chinese submarine stalked a U.S. aircraft carrier battle group in the Pacific last month and surfaced within firing range of its torpedoes and missiles before being detected.

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Forbes

The US armed services have requested a $160 billion supplemental appropriation to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the remainder of fiscal year 2007 -- a staggering amount that, if approved by the Defense Dept, may hasten the showdown

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Daily Kos

Robert Gates made Osama Bin Laden what he is today. This is not exaggeration. By funding Osama Bin Laden's operations, training camps, weaponry and political influence from 1979 (even before Russia invaded Afghanistan), Robert Gates personally

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by Ray McGovern (AntiWar)

Ray McGovern's acquaintance with Robert Gates, whom the president has picked to succeed Donald Rumsfeld, goes back 36 years to when Gates was a journeyman analyst in the CIA's Soviet foreign policy branch led by McGovern.

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Wired

Some of the web's more popular "milblogs" -- blogs maintained by present or former active duty military personnel -- are going quiet following a renewed push by US military officials to scan sites for security risks. Ten members of a V

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Sydney Morning Herald

Australian troops are set to start pulling out of Iraq within 12 to 18 months, Australia's top officer in the Middle East has said. Brigadier Mick Moon, commander of Australian forces in the Middle East, told the Herald yesterday the situation

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AFP

The US military commander in Iraq, General George Casey, has said the country's own armed forces should be able to take over security responsiibility within the next 12 to 18 months. "I believe in 12 to 18 months Iraqi security

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Christian Scioence Monitor

"One takes no pleasure in noting that courts-martial in Iraq and Afghanistan seem to be acquitting individuals with unusual frequency," wrote Gary Solis, a former Marine Corps lawyer who teaches the law of war at Georgetown University, in

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AP

Thousands of US troops are being barred from overseas duty because they are so deep in debt they are considered security risks. The number has climbed dramatically in the past few years. Occurring when the armed forces are stretched thin by the wars

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