But the people of America—us—are guilty of a strange sort of arrogance as well: It is not the arrogance of the sort that exagerates our own sense of self-importance or abilities.
Government watchdogs are calling for an overhaul of the Defense Department's health care program for military retirees and cuts to contract spending in an effort to reduce the federal deficit. [No cuts to high-tech weapons systems, of course.]
There is no budget focus on the illegal wars and military occupations that the US government has underway in at least six countries or the 66-year old US occupations of Japan and Germany and the ring of military bases being constructed...
DARPA, in a nutshell, wants to know about how stories or narratives or whatever might like to call them influence human behavior.
On Thursday, Defense Department extreme technology arm Darpa unveiled its Social Media in Strategic Communication (SMISC) program. It’s an attempt to get better at both detecting and conducting propaganda campaigns on social media.
How grateful we must be that the USG spent $300 million for ships that sat in harbors, idle, deteriorating, and useless. This is typical of most if not all DoD acquisitions, which are primarily political pork and, as pointed out already, never for fr
In preparation for the Iraq war, the Pentagon’s war planners devised a computer modeling program called “Bugsplat” to estimate the percentage of civilian casualties that would result in a given bombing raid. Just before the “Shock and Awe” assault on
The Defense Department unveiled a new strategy for protecting military computer networks from hackers on Thursday, designating cyberspace as an "operational domain" U.S. forces will be trained to defend.
U.S. officials tell The Wall Street Journal the Iraqi government may buy as many as 36 U.S. fighter jets worth billions of dollars. Iraq delayed the planned purchase of 18 jets in February, when politicians said they instead planned to beef up food r
President Barack Obama has ordered the suspension of $800 million in aid to the Pakistani military, his chief of staff said Sunday, as part of what experts say is a tougher line with a critical U.S. partner in the fight against terrorism.
When Obama launched his re-election propaganda campaign to trick the American public into thinking that he intends to end the Af-Pak War, he said that the “War on Terror” has cost $1 trillion over the past decade. While that is a staggering amount of
In a video the thin, sleek drone locates a U.S. aircraft carrier group near an island with a striking resemblance to Taiwan and sends targeting information back to shore, triggering a devastating barrage of cruise missiles toward the ships.
Outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates and incoming Secretary Leon Panetta joined a growing chorus of leading voices calling for cuts in the military retirement system to address budget shortfalls.
The final bill for U.S. military involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan could be as much as $4.4 trillion, according to a comprehensive report Tuesday. In the 10 years since American troops were sent into Afghanistan, the federal government h
This video is based on the song No Surrender by Bruce Springsteen, off the Born in the USA album. This video details moves by DHS, tech companies and military to use Biometrics along with the Cashless Society to create a Police State.
Robert M. Gates, outgoing Secretary of Defense and former Director of the CIA is this weeks’, and my 1st nominee to expose how the military industrial complex and strategically placed individuals in government have played an important role in the undRead Letter
Watching the clip, it becomes clear that the producers intended to replace obedience to God with obedience to the US military-industrial complex, which by no coincidence also bankrolls the NBC network.
Outgoing US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates berated Europe’s “failure of political will” in not maintaining defense spending. Peace, he implied, is for wimps. Real men buy bombs, and drop them.
Nato has refused to rule out bombing Libya's ancient Roman ruins if Colonel Gaddafi is using them to hide military equipment.
Speaking today on CBS’ Face the Nation, Senator Lindsey Graham (R – SC) said “we are getting very close” to the time when the United States would attack Syria, and that “now is the time to let Assad know that all options are on the table.”
From 2004 through 2008, 80 percent of retiring three- and four-star officers went to work as consultants or defense executives, according to the Globe analysis. That compares with less than 50 percent who followed that path a decade earlier, from 199
The 10 biggest government contractors are all defense contractors. Every one of them gets most of its revenues from the federal government. And every one uses a portion of that money to lobby for even more defense contracts.
The State Department is preparing to spend close to $3 billion to hire a security force to protect diplomats in Iraq after the U.S. pulls its last troops out of the country by year's end.
Billions of dollars worth of U.S.-funded reconstruction projects in Afghanistan and Iraq could fall into disrepair over the next few years because inadequate provisions have been made to pay for their ongoing operations and maintenance, according to
I see where this is heading, and the destination is grim, but don’t take my word for it, just simply look at what is happening around you.
GUAM – The U.S. Navy today set a June 21 deadline for bids on the Mamizu multiple award construction contract and said it will start off the $3 billion in works with a seed project "immediately" after the prime contractors are chosen.
The Pentagon has concluded that computer sabotage coming from another country can constitute an act of war, a finding that for the first time opens the door for the U.S. to respond using traditional military force.
Washington demands you heart Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon, overwhelming even the incessant push for antidepressants, one can sense the concern that someone will find out about this house of cards, and observe that it struts...
Large-scale evil requires surrender of autonomy, coercion by a central authority and a willingness to follow orders.
Our descendents will surely look back on this time and wonder how we could have been so foolish– to let these people rob our freedoms; destroy our economies; kill foreigners on their home soil; and shower themselves with Peace Prize medals…