Posts Tagged: Pentagon
Good news: The Pentagon has a new report on the urgent challenge of global warming. Bad news: it's all about adapting to the coming changes rather than preventing them from happening.
The Pentagon is distributing weaponry and equipment made for U.S. counterinsurgency campaigns abroad to police who patrol American streets.
President Obama is definitely "into" Africa. Unfortunately that has translated into holding the door open for U.S. multinationals to do what outsiders have done for centuries: extract the continent’s wealth.
The House has voted to drastically cut programs that help military-dependent communities transition to a peace economy.
Aid to foreign militaries is quickly eclipsing development assistance in the U.S. foreign aid budget.
Before we get cynical about 2014, let's recount the good news from 2013: declining U.S. militarism, a resurgence of diplomacy, and a more forceful global discussion about inequality.
A mindless, voracious invasive species threatens to take over politics as surely as the maritime version took over the Black Sea.
Fear? A simple need for speed? Or something else?
Of every tax dollar the federal government collects, 26.5 cents goes to the Pentagon.
In fact, sequestration will not "gut" our military. Sequestration will take our military budget back to the level it was in 2007, when we were still fighting two wars.