When you look at these before and after photos of Misrata, Libya, remember that NATO's campaign was sold to the American people as a humanitarian mission.
This interview gives some background on what the US interests were and why Gaddafi, who for the previous five years had generally been a cooperative client, became a target.
Danger Room took its video camera to highlight some of the more affordable options. Trucks, Howitzers and choppers are out. Apps, night vision upgrades and truck-based rockets are in. It's almost like the Army could learn how to live on a budget.
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon denied reports Saturday that the US military has given up on plans to keep several thousand troops in Iraq after a year-end deadline, saying talks with Baghdad were still underway.
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on Thursday warned Congress that automatic cuts in defense spending would force the Pentagon to reduce its presence in some trouble spots, including Africa, a hotbed of al Qaeda franchise groups. Mr. Panetta previ
“If there’s a failure on the part of the supercommittee, we will be among the first on the floor to nullify that provision. Congress is not bound by this. If something is passed, we can reverse it,” McCain responded.
With the heavy smell of a false flag event in the air, I give you the final version of this video. This video is meant as a warning against being led into war by our leaders.
US reliance on private contractors is seeing a sinister focus on surveillance of citizens instead of defence against cyber attack. Most members of Congress are unaware of the extent to which both the military and intelligence community have come to d
Ron Paul (at his best) discusses his foreign policy views. This is why we support him getting his ideas out, and why he is now feared. There is no profit in peace for those who run the rulers.
In a sort of a macabre Ponzi scheme, American troops must keep dying to support the delusion that those already killed in the prolonged wars in Afghanistan and in Iraq were necessary sacrifices to meet mercurial but ostensibly critical U.S. objectiv
Though a new dawn may rise in terms of Iraqi sovereignty, the growing preponderance of evidence suggests no end in sight for a war-weary American public as the US continues its sweeping militarization of the Middle East.
Ahrlac is a multipurpose alternative that's marketed for perform military and civilian reconnaissance. It will cater to African governments involved in combat, peacekeeping and humanitarian work
Adm. Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has long personified the craven arrogance of the PC Pentagon. He now tells Congress that “We’re Going to Be There [Afghanistan] Longer Than 2014,” thus contradicting his Commander-in-Chief.
The wars begun ten years ago have been tremendously painful for millions of people in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan, and the United States, and economically costly as well. To date, there has been no comprehensive accounting of the costs of the Uni
The Pentagon posted an announcement of the $422,000 contract Wednesday. The notice says the Defense Department skipped open bidding for the contract in part because the project needs to be finished quickly to avoid delaying the war crimes tribunals.
One afternoon 2 model-size planes took off, climbed to 1,000 feet, and began criss-crossing a military base in search of an orange, green and blue tarp. The automated, unpiloted planes worked on their own, with no human guidance, no hand on any contr
the U.S. can’t track or fully account for 5,900 pounds of “weapons usable” nuclear material that it once shipped overseas.
The government actually pays service contractors at rates far exceeding the cost of employing federal employees to perform comparable functions. POGO's study analyzed the total compensation paid to federal and private sector employees, and annual bi
This is part one of a lecture titled Dying to Win delivered by Dr. Robert Pape (read more below) at Duke University on March 23, 2011. This lecture was sponsored by the Muslim Life at Duke University.
A $1.1-billion U.S. Air Force award that will preserve high-paying engineering jobs in Southern California and bolster smaller firms that supply parts for the massive satellites. The contract award, announced by Boeing on Tuesday, is to build the sev
The new deficit commission will hold its first substantive meeting on Tuesday, and the military contractors will be out in force to protect their profits. They’ll be working to cash in on hundreds millions of dollars in campaign donations and lobbyin
War spending costs us jobs compared to other ways of spending the money. For every billion dollars we spend on war, instead of education, renewable energy technology or even simple tax cuts for consumption, we lose between 3,200 and 11,700 jobs, at l
The deal calls for $350 billion in defense cuts over 10 years — an average of $35 billion per year. In addition, it tasks the newly created congressional super-committee with finding an additional $1.2 trillion in savings over that same time period.
The federal government on Wednesday tapped San Mateo's SolarCity for the largest residential solar project in history, a $1 billion effort to install panels at 124 U.S. military bases during the next five years.
Barack Obama has never repudiated the War Machine that routinely produces such atrocities; on the contrary, he has embraced it, praised it, identified himself with it at every opportunity. He has never repudiated the criminal occupation...
Far worse is what is being done to prosecute that war, the transformation of government institutions and their relationship to the citizenry to sustain it, and, most enduringly of all, the mentality that it has spawned and entrenched.
Arms sales will be among the subjects explored at the annual Reuters Aerospace and Defense Summit in Washington September 6-8. Company executives, Pentagon officials and analysts will discuss projected cuts in U.S. military spending that nearly doubl
And to do it Obama blithely shredded the Constitution and bypassed Congress in violation of the War Powers Resolution. Not that the rule of law matters much in Washington.
Thanks to clever PR teams, the media refers to the Pentagon's murderous and thieving excesses in eulogies to “our brave men and women in uniform who keep our freedom alive.”
"The government was not prepared to go into Afghanistan in 2001 or Iraq in 2003 using large numbers of contractors, and is still unable to provide effective management and oversight of contract spending," said commission co-chairman Michael Thibault.