No Matter What Defense will be Cut and Taxes still Need to be Raised
Dec05

No Matter What Defense will be Cut and Taxes still Need to be Raised

The trillion dollar military industrial complex (I really hate that term) will have its balls sliced off if the United States goes over the so called “fiscal cliff” and while that wouldn’t be nearly as bad as many Republicans who make money from said complex are trying to make it seem it still doesn’t change the fact that defense is being cut anyway. Why is the military slated for such a huge downsizing if we...

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Cybergeddon
Oct16

Cybergeddon

Are America’s computer networks so exposed that if they’re exploited by computer savvy terrorists it could become the next 9/11? According to the former head of the CIA who is now the Secretary of Defense the United States is at risk of a “cyber-Pearl Harbor” that would severely cripple American infrastructure. Leon Panetta said that the U.S. is increasingly vulnerable to foreign hackers who could destroy the...

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Playing Politics With $642 Billion
May19

Playing Politics With $642 Billion

Whats worse than playing politics? Playing politics with your money. The Republican controlled House ignored a Presidential veto threat and approved a budget breaking deal. The $642 billion defense budget (NDAA 2013) authorized Friday breaks a deficit cutting deal that Republicans were in favor of just last year. The new budget will, if left unchanged, also restrict the Presidents authority as Commander in Chief. The Republicans who...

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Last U.S. Troops Leave Iraq Early
Dec18

Last U.S. Troops Leave Iraq Early

Updates December-Mon-1124-2011As an indication of the country the United States is leaving behind, for security reasons the last soldiers made no time for goodbyes to Iraqis with whom they had become acquainted. To keep details of the final trip secret from insurgents—or Iraqi security officers aligned with militias—interpreters for the last unit to leave the base called local tribal sheiks and government leaders on Saturday morning...

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Should Suspected Terrorists Get Civilian Trials?
Oct28

Should Suspected Terrorists Get Civilian Trials?

Ever since the expansive war on terror began the United States (and partner nations) have been combing nations for violent extremists. Anyone of value or possible value from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as black sites across the globe were sent to the infamous detention center in Cuba, Guantanamo Bay. Many have sat in their cells and seen the small prison rise to a complex during their indefinite stint while few have been...

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