Peace and Security

Trillion-Dollar War Tab

The National Priorities Project’s Cost of War counter, which measures the flow of money Congress  appropriates for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, will reach the $1 trillion mark on May 30, the organization predicts

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Times Square Bomber Popped a Bubble

Bubbles are built on illusions. We believed that our high-tech companies and, after that, our houses would continue to rise in value and then…pop! We believed that we could continue offshore oil drilling without environmental consequences and then…pop! And we believed that the drone program in Pakistan, which expanded in 2009 and has killed hundreds of civilians, would not generate any blowback and then…Faisal Shahzad.

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Europe’s Sick of U.S. Nukes

Europe wants the United States to remove the nuclear weapons it stockpiled across the continent during the Cold War, the Associated Press reports.

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Terrorists’ Right to Bear Arms

The Huffington Post’s Dan Froomkin reports that Senators Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Susan Collins (R-ME) balked during a hearing at supporting new legislation that would prevent suspected terrorists from buying guns.

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