Pentagon Spending Spree

Pentagon Spending Spree

Are you wondering where your tax dollars are going? Then take a look at the $642.5 billion stuffed into the National Defense Authorization Act, which the House of Representatives recently approved. House Republicans may spout plenty of concern about the nation’s...
The State of the Military-Industrial Complex Is Strong

The State of the Military-Industrial Complex Is Strong

War may dwindle, Peace may grow; But weapons makers Never slow. What can you do with a bunch of used generals? If you keep them active, they need new assignments. These can be expensive. But if you let them retire with fat pensions, they’ll go to work for arms...
Greening the Pentagon

Greening the Pentagon

The U.S. military is going green. Don’t take it from me. “[T]he Department of Defenseā€¦the world’s largest consumer of energy, will make one of the largest commitments to clean energy in history,” President Barack Obama declared in this...
Standing Up For Common Sense

Standing Up For Common Sense

During a recent city council meeting, the mayor of Keene, New Hampshire leaned over to a council member and whispered excitedly: “We’re going to have our own tank.” Yes, the tank (or, more specifically, the “armored personnel vehicle”) is...
Washington’s Dangerous New Military Strategy

Washington’s Dangerous New Military Strategy

The Iraq War was a disaster, so the United States needs a new foreign policy. Instead of invading foreign countries with tens of thousands of troops and trying to occupy and control the political process, President Barack Obama has embraced a new foreign military...
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