Friday, May 29, 2015
Pentagon
Infrastructure, Radar, Pentagon, Missle Defense, Tax Payer

The Pentagon’s $10 Billion Bet Gone Bad

The Pentagon’s latest missle defense project, the Sea-Based X-Band Radar, is the latest in a long line of costly and failed security programs.

April 7, 2015
capitol hill

Senate OKs Budget, But GOP Rift Over Pentagon Emerges

The all-night session, dubbed “vote-a-rama,” always puts senators in a bind on a number of votes, and Thursday’s session was no different.

March 27, 2015
Top News, National News, Ferguson, Militarization, Police, Weapons, Pentagon, Law Enforcement-Industrial Complex, 1033 Program

Can States Slow The Flow Of Military Equipment To Police?

Lawmakers look to tamp down the “law enforcement-industrial complex” in order to avoid another Ferguson.

March 26, 2015
Business for Democracy

Your Dollars At Work — For The Rich

The taxes we pay should bankroll quality public services, not grand fortunes.

March 25, 2015
A soldier assigned to the International Security Assistance Force patrols the streets of Mazar-e Sharif. Soldiers assigned to ISAF, Regional Command North, are currently deployed in support of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, operating to reduce insurgency, support growth of the Afghan National Security Forces, and facilitate governance and socio-economic development. ISAF Regional Command North. (Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Chandler, via Wikimedia Commons)

Risky War Business

The American people must demand a new definition of security that means more than new and bigger guns.

March 23, 2015
U.S. Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

Cotton, Republicans Struggle To Balance Threat With Defense Cuts

New wars in the Middle East, or deep, across-the-board budget cuts. Pick one, Republicans — you can’t have both.

March 13, 2015
F-35 Lightning II (createordie via Flickr)

Mortgaging The Pentagon

The Pentagon is breaking the bank with the F-35 joint strike fighter program’s $1.5-trillion tab.

March 12, 2015
Photo: A US Senate panel has voted unanimously in support of Ashton Carter to be the new secretary of defense (AFP/Mandel Ngan)

Senate Confirms Ashton Carter As New Defense Secretary

President Obama’s fourth secretary of defense will be sworn in next week.

February 12, 2015
Photo: A US Senate panel has voted unanimously in support of Ashton Carter to be the new secretary of defense (AFP/Mandel Ngan)

Senate Panel Advances Obama’s Pentagon Nominee Carter

Ashton Carter is one step closer to becoming secretary of defense.

February 10, 2015
President Barack Obama promotes a new health care program - DC

Defense Concerns Revive Obama’s Call To End Sequestration Budget Caps

President Obama has some new weapons in his fight to increase the federal budget.

January 30, 2015
Afghan policeman

U.S. Shuts Down Last Detention Center In Afghanistan

The Defense Department no longer operates any prisons in Afghanistan.

December 11, 2014
Ashton Carter

Obama Names Ex-Defense Official Ashton Carter As Pick To Run Pentagon

Meet the new secretary of defense.

December 5, 2014
Ashton Carter

Report: Ashton Carter Likely Next U.S. Defense Secretary

The former deputy defense secretary has reportedly been picked to lead the Pentagon.

December 2, 2014
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is stepping down - DC

Obama Appears To Be Seeking A More Forceful Defense Chief

Inside the search for a new defense secretary.

November 26, 2014
Hagel Out

Cartoon: Pentagon Salutes Chuck Hagel

Cartoon: The Pentagon bids Chuck Hagel farewell.

November 26, 2014
Chuck Hagel

Hagel’s Exit From Pentagon Still Leaves Administration Divided

Hagel’s resignation from the Pentagon will make him the third defense secretary to resign in the six years of the Obama administration.

November 25, 2014
Chuck Hagel

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel To Resign

Learn more about Chuck Hagel’s surprise resignation.

November 24, 2014
Frieden AFP

Ebola Politics: Let Obama — And Frieden — Do Their Jobs

Now is not the time to distract the Pentagon and the CDC from the difficult task at hand.

October 17, 2014
Pentagon

Pentagon To Unveil Plan For Dealing With Climate Change

Could this be a big step forward in the fight to protect the planet?

October 13, 2014
F-35

When $1.5 Trillion Could Be Too Low, The Price Tag Is Too High

Real fiscal conservatives would say no to this unaffordable boondoggle.

October 6, 2014
Raytheon missiles

Military Companies Likely To Benefit From Airstrikes In Iraq, Syria

Defense companies are going to reap a huge profit from America’s new war.

October 3, 2014
Pentagon

Pentagon Orders Changes For Deficient Military Health Care Facilities

Change is coming to health care for veterans.

October 2, 2014
AFP Photo/Bulent Kilic

Backed By Strikes, Kurds Battle To Defend Key Syria Town

Even with accurate air strikes and Kurdish fighters battling against IS jihadists, the Pentagon warns that there will be “no quick and easy end to the fighting.”

October 1, 2014
Al-Qaeda

Khorasan Group Was Planning ‘Major’ Attack: Pentagon

Air strikes from the U.S. and allied forces not only targeted the Islamic State, but also Al-Qaeda’s Khorasan group, which was reportedly on the verge of executing “major attacks” against the West.

September 23, 2014
martin dempsey

Pentagon Chiefs Warn U.S. Ground Troops May Be Needed In Iraq

By W.J. Hennigan, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Gen. Martin Dempsey, the military’s top officer, opened the door Tuesday to sending U.S. troops to fight alongside Iraqi soldiers against Islamic State militants, despite President Barack Obama’s repeated vows not to do so. Dempsey, who chairs the Joint Chiefs, repeatedly told the Senate Armed Services Committee […]

September 16, 2014
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