Category: War Spending

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David Bacon: Why The B-52 Failed

Photo of the bombing of Hanoi Station on Christmas Day 1972, from the Hoa Lo Museum in Hanoi. On the plane to Hanoi earlier this month, I opened my copy of the New York Times to find an article by Dave Philipps: “After 60 Years, B-52’s Still Dominate the U.S. Fleet.” The piece stuck with Read more…

Ben Norton: Endless war will destroy us all

The U.S. military is the imperial hammer that sees every problem as a nail

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Edward S. Herman: Western Aggression is the Highest Form of Terrorism

The U.S. invaders of Iraq in 2003 proudly announced a “shock and awe” purpose in their opening assault, clearly designed to instill fear; that is, to terrorize the victim population along with the target security forces

David Vine: Doubling Down on a Failed Strategy

The Pentagon’s Dangerous “New” Base Plan

Mateo Pimentel: The Billion-Dollar World Bank Experiment in Afghanistan

Discerning the ethical side of the World Bank’s research in Afghanistan is not small potatoes.

Gar Smith: Global Warming’s Unacknowledged Threat—The Pentagon

The Pentagon’s role in weather disruption needs to become part of the climate discussion

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Nick Turse: Does Eleven Plus One Equal Sixty?

AFRICOM’s New Math, the U.S. Base Bonanza, and “Scarier” Times Ahead in Africa

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Glenn Greenwald: Stock Prices of Weapons Manufacturers Soaring Since Paris Attack

Note how immediate the increases are: The markets could barely wait to start buying

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Nick Turse: “Tomorrow’s Battlefield”

The U.S. military is now involved in more than 90 percent of Africa’s 54 nations

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David Swanson: Bernie Sanders Mentioned the Military Budget

If U.S. President were not a mythical position but a serious job, the job interview would include asking the candidates their basic plans of action. This would start with, “What will you encourage Congress to spend a couple of trillion dollars on each year?” At the moment, about half of federal discretionary spending is spent Read more…

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