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The Spin Stops Here: Help Counter the Media Spin on the...

Just as mainstream media helped the Bush administration beat the war drums for the invasion and occupation of Iraq, media is now collaborating with...

Pentagon Leaks: Senior Officials with Loose Lips

Jeff Danziger gave Veterans Today permission to use any of his copyrighted political cartoons to make or reinforce points for our readers. The point we...

GORDON DUFF: The Ground Zero Mosque Lies

There never were plans for a mosque at "ground zero." The entire story is made up by a public relations agency working with the Israeli government and the GOP. There are plans for an Islamic center in an old Burlington Coat Factory store blocks away. That far down the island of Manhattan, a couple blocks away is "across town." The idea that Israel is financing the "Ground Zero Mosque" controversy when Mossad agents were arrested, dancing in the streets on 9/11, is an obscenity.

The Lunatic’s Manual in Afghanistan

- Given the current trend of things in Afghanistan, if President Obama and SecDef Gates are really serious about reclaiming "efficiencies" in defense spending, maybe they ought to think a little harder about the billions spent every month in that country, not to mention the wisdom of retaining 50,000 U.S. troops in Iraq. Sven Ortmann appropriately quotes Winston Churchill: "The Americans will always do the right thing ... after they've exhausted all the alternatives."

Pentagon Betrays Troops Again: ‘Adjustment Disorder’ Discharges Soar: No Benefits, no...

- Military boots PTSD troops with no benefits. Pentagon has moved away from personality disorders, but adjustment disorder diagnosis is another piece of the same...

Say it to Veterans and Troops, General Chiarelli: War Is a...

- The politicians, generals (if there be a difference), and assorted hacks and kiss-asses appearing on the news shows to discuss the epidemic of suicide...

The Vast Intelligence Buildup Is to Oil Pentagon War Machine

- David M Kennedy of Stanford Univeristy: “The army is at war, but the country is not. We have managed to create and field...

Updated – God’s General, William “Jerry” Boykin, Now Disinvited as Witness...

Update: The Hill reports that Lt. General William G. "Jerry" Boykin has now been disinvited from testifying at the confirmation hearing of Elena Kagan. Looks...

Gordon Duff: “Flintstone” Weapons And “Custer” Tactics Rake In Billions...

A recent analyis has shown the 40 year old American M-16 rifle to be a failure in Afghanistan. The weapon that caused more American deaths in Vietnam than the enemy is still junk technology today, even with its Star Wars derivitives. The result is still "Palinesque" or as I would call it, "lipstick on a pig." The wrong design, the wrong cartridge, no range, no stopping power and poor reliability, 40 years of failure in the most important area of the battlefield, our combat rifle. This wasn't an accident but part of our defense tradition, fighting wars with junk, fighting wars meant to eat money, put fighting men and women under the dirt, fighting wars meant to go on forever, as long as the money flows. A new study, over 40 years late, challenges our basic infantry weapon's effectiveness:

Sec Gates and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak Huddle on Iran

Though informed sources who shot down the Bush-Cheney administration's false propaganda program on Iraq are now knocking down the AIPAC-pushed "Iran threat," the Obama administration appears...

Army considers rescinding invitation to Islamophobe evangelist, Graham

Bigoty is on the run, as the fight for a secular armed forces escalates. By DAN ELLIOTT, DENVER – The Army is considering...

KBR’S IDLE HANDS IN IRAQ

The megacontractor’s been making millions from mechanics who put in as little as 43 minutes a month. And as more GIs come home, the...

PENTAGON EARLYBIRD: FORMER TOP US COMMANDER IN AFGHANISTAN INVESTIGATED

GENERAL BARNO, THE MAN WHO LED THE HUNT FOR LONG DEAD BIN LADEN NOW IN HOT WATER By Josh Rogin  for The Cable (thecable.foreignpolicy.com) Retired Lt....

Beat the Pentagon!

This video from Brave New Films: Rethink Afghanistan is related to the article I posted mentioning “Operation Moshtarak”, called Marja, Afghanistan:...

GORDON DUFF: From an “Old Fart”, Advice for our Soldiers...

THIS IS "BETWEEN US" By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor I just returned from the region after a REMF "combat tour" of my own, 5 star...

Liberals Present ‘Pentagon’s New Strategy’

Establishment liberals are presenting President Obama's Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) released this week as a break from the Bush-Cheney-neocon policy. Fair to say that the jury is out.

Huge Deficits May Hamper America’s Ability to Wage Pointless Wars

Mounting budget deficits for the foreseeable future may "greatly hamper" the U.S.' ability to wage pointless wars, a leading Pentagon general says. According to Gen. Blanton Creegan, "The days of our invading a country for no reason whatsoever may be at an end." Gen. Creegan adds, "In the past, we were able to start a war with a country simply because we said they might have WMD - now, we may actually have to check first."

PENTAGON “EARLYBIRD” NEWS

   C U R R E N T   N E W S E A R L Y   B I R D January 22, 2010   Use of these news items does...

Pentagon continues Recall of the IRR?

      We received this comment on a previous article on the unsavory practice of the Pentagon recalling members of the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR)....

Pentagon Plans New Arm to Wage Wars in Cyberspace

by DAVID E. SANGER and THOM SHANKER WASHINGTON — The Pentagon plans to create a new military command for cyberspace, administration officials said Thursday, stepping...