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David Eisenhower, grandson of the president who warned Americans of a “military-industrial complex(MIC) 50 years ago, says in an essay this month that that coalition today “retains significant influence...” Yes, indeedy!
The majority of Americans oppose the U.S. government’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and believe that defense spending is the area that must be cut to reduce the federal deficit.
Here are some thought provoking quotes and thoughts to mull over on memorial Day 2011 and then a must see 5 minute video of Ron Paul speaking on the House floor about the death of the Republic as Defense Authorization Act H.R. 1540, aka The Forever War Act of 2012, was recently overwhelmingly approved.
I wonder if the president has considered the fact that Cheney just might be trying to get him to make the same kind of mistake in Afghanistan that the Bush Administration made in Iraq in order to take the Iraq issue off the table for the 2012 election? If during the 2012 campaign America is bogged down in Afghanistan with the useless death of thousands of U.S. troops, all of a sudden, Bush, Cheney, and the GOP won't look all that bad. The president should think about that possibility, since the mechinations of Dick Cheney makes Machiavelli look like a trainee.
Pacified & Lulled, Still Waiting for the Pendulum to Swing By Sibel Edmonds STAFF WRITER It was a rainy April day in 2004, and I was...
$60 Billion US Aid to Egypt=$60 Billion Current Net-worth of Mubarak Family With all eyes and attention on Egypt, the unsavory ‘US Foreign Policy’ has...
Senior VT Editor Gordon Duff interviews staff writer Jonathan Azaziah on the greater geopolitical issues facing the USA and its role in the Middle East theatre.
Fifty years after Dwight D. Eisenhower’s January 17, 1961 speech on the “military-industrial complex”, that threat has morphed into a far more powerful and...
Charles ("Chuck") E. Carlson is a co-founder and director of We Hold These Truths, an Arizona-based Christian patriotic group. We Hold These Truths has held demonstrations around the county outside churches it views as supporting Zionism. Carlson condemns Christian support for Israel, which he describes as "Judeo-Christianity." Carlson has appeared in front of various patriotic groups and is a strong voice for America's independence from foreign control.
It is going to take much more people than the Veterans and Military Families in the Peace Movement to be able to connect the dots between the fiscal costs of Wars and the threat to Social Security and other domestic programs. The CATO Institute provides talking points on how to cut the Defense Budget and save Social Security.
It's apparent to all but the most blind policymakers that something is scary about this recession/recovery/recession [40 percent chance of a double-dip, says Roubini].
Somehow, against all odds, the already-surreal competition to build America’s next fleet of tanker planes just got sillier and more venal. A tiny, troubled aerospace firm and its Ukrainian partner have been disqualified from the bidding because they handed in their proposal five minutes too late. The companies, for their part, insist that their messenger had a few minutes to spare
The fighting in Afghanistan this week has resulted in the deaths of Canadian Colonel Geoff Parker, 42, of Oakville, Ontario, and U.S. Colonel John McHugh, 46, of W. Caldwell, New Jersey. It also claimed the lives of Lieutenant Colonels Paul Bartz, 43, of Waterloo, Wis., and Thomas Belkofer, 44, of Perrysburg, Ohio. Other fatalities were Staff Sgt. Richard Tieman, 28, of Waynesboro, Pa., and Specialist Joshua Tomlinson, 24, of Dubberly, La.
Warring against waste, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Saturday he is ordering a top-to-bottom paring of the military bureaucracy in search of at least $10 billion in annual savings needed to prevent an erosion of U.S. combat power. He took aim at what he called a bloated bureaucracy, wasteful business practices and too many generals and admirals, and outlined an ambitious plan for reform that's almost certain to stir opposition in the corridors of Congress and Pentagon.
The federal government has awarded more than $107 billion in contract payments, grants and other benefits over the past decade to foreign and multinational American companies while they were doing business in Iran, despite Washington’s efforts to discourage investment there, records show.