The career military attracts people who run from the merely abnormal to the frankly weird. For example, they place extreme value on ritual and ceremony, on ribbons and medals and colored things more appropriate to a Christmas tree...
The smart phone would be the perfect form factor for this type of personal use credential. “People are carrying them and there’s no real additional hardware cost … we might be able to make that work,” Butler says.
In a stark admission, two-star General, John Priddy, from the U.S. National Air Security Operations Center, confirmed that the continued expansion of predator drone surveillance is a stated goal for the coming years.
Tom Woods discusses the military-industrial complex, one of many topics covered in his new book, "Rollback."
China is relying on Africa, principally Libya, Angola, and Nigeria, for future energy needs. In response to China’s economic engagement with Africa, Washington is engaging the continent militarily with the US African Command (AFRICOM)...
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government...
The clueless pawns who imagine themselves "leaders" of the conservative movement are so busy conjuring far-fetched visions of Sharia law taking over America, that they’re caught flat-footed when the real holier-than-thou warriors take up arms...
"(O)ur rulers for more than half a century have made sure that we are never to be told the truth about anything that our government has done to other people, not to mention our own."
Watching Political Journalism on NBC (owned mostly by GE): "Meet the Press is Sponsored by GE: Imagination at Work" while a GE "Imagination at Work" logo filled the screen.
The United States has trained the Libyan military in recent years and American manufacturers have sold the Gadhafi regime military equipment, putting the U.S. in the strange situation of bombing a foreign force that it helped build up.
America the Beautiful is today a value-free, gender-neutral, equal opportunity warrior state, and not a thing – not a constitution, not international law, not ongoing financial collapse, not public opinion nor the moral voices and religious houses...
They are all guilty of war crimes knowing they have all authorized the use of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) against innocent civilians and our own military forces to a level bordering on mass genocide.
This operation has been named Odyssey Dawn. NBC correspondent Richard Engel has pointed out that today's operation begins 8-years to the day after the start of the war in Iraq.
The US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social media sites by using fake online personas to influence internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda.
Our government is threatening/hinting that it will require average people to “sacrifice” in the form of decreased Social Security benefits (or higher retirement ages). Meanwhile, there is apparently plenty of money available to the Defense Industry.
By Dan Martin Begich and Manning brought to light government documents indicating that the military has weather-control technology. When HAARP is eventually built to its full power level, it could create weather effects over entire hemispheres.
A 2009 GAO study of 96 major defense acquisition programs found that almost two-thirds of them suffered major cost overruns — 40 percent above contract prices, over all — with average delays of nearly two years. Those overruns totaled close to $300 b
A Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that 51 per cent of Americans prefer cutting defense spending to reduce the deficit. Only 28 per cent supported cuts fo Medicare and Medicaid. Even less 18 per cent supported cuts to Social Security.
Building parts for Patriot missile systems was just a warm-up for a government-owned company that relies on prisoners making as little as 23 cents an hour. The U.S. Army announced that it handed Federal Prison Industries a no-bid, nearly $20 million
Right now, federal prison inmates in correctional institutions across America are making parts for Patriot missiles. They are paid $0.23 an hour to start, and can work their way up to a maximum of $1.15 to manufacture electronics
The broad strategic objectives underlying the proposed invasion are not mentioned by the media. Following a deceitful media campaign, where news was literally fabricated without reporting on what was actually happening on the ground...
A new report shows the US government’s unprecedented use of contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan has allowed them to commit fraud and then get rehired, over and over, letting them continue profiting from a lack of government oversight.
If Americans were ever presented with the real bill for the total U.S. national security budget, it would actually add up to more than $1.2 trillion a year. You won't find that figure in your daily newspaper or on your nightly newscast, but it's no
Defense of the nation (for the the Boeing Co. $35 billion defense contract), of course, had nothing to do with it, since the end of the Cold War also ended the need for midair refueling of the nuclear-armed bombers intended to retaliate after a Sovie
The U.S. Central Command says its new “Persona” social media "infiltration" software is designed to cozy up to extremist bloggers overseas, not law-abiding Americans chatting on Facebook or similar sites.
The latest in the attempt to deflect attention from the people responsible for the collapse in 2007-2009 is now out, claiming that there's an "international" and "unknown actor" component...
Recent announcements of the military’s new age of austerity were the same balderdash we’ve been hearing from the warmongery’s bull feather merchants since President Dwight Eisenhower warned us, in his 1962 farewell speech, that the emergence of a mil
Drones aren’t just buzzing over the Adirondacks. The proposal to begin training missions there is part of a bigger push to build a drone infrastructure for flying missions throughout the United States. So new drone bases are being built.
the use of the IO team against U.S. senators was a misuse of vital resources designed to combat the enemy; it cost American taxpayers roughly $6 million to deploy Holmes and his team in Afghanistan for a year.
"tens of billions of dollars have failed to achieve their intended use in Iraq and Afghanistan," according to an interim study draft report obtained by the Associated Press.