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Posts Tagged ‘Pentagon

Why the Pentagon secrecy about Osama bin Laden?

March 21, 2012

Ten months after the covert mission whereby Navy SEALs reportedly killed the world’s most wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden, an administration that has pledged to be the most transparent in American history is refusing to release documents about it under the Freedom of Information Act. Government officials have openly discussed details of the mission in […]

The American Arc of Instability

March 4, 2012

We have a system that bails out just one bank with $180 billion – enough to eliminate malnutrition in the world, and provide education for every child, and water and sanitation for all, and to reverse the spread of malaria. On September 11th, 2001, the United Nations reported that 36,615 children had died from poverty […]

Pentagon wants $3 billion for the War in Iraq that we thought was over

February 15, 2012

The American public has been told that the Iraq War is a thing of the past. Even still, the US Department of Defense is asking the federal government for almost $3 billion for “activities” in a country that they shouldn’t be in. According to the latest budget request, the DoD think around $2.9 billion should […]

US Drones and Special Ops ending national sovereignty

February 9, 2012

Make no mistake: we’re entering a new world of military planning. Despite the talk of massive cuts, the Pentagon budget is actually slated to increase through 2017: in the name of Washington’s needs, it will offer a direct challenge to national sovereignty. There will be no more land wars on the Eurasian continent. Instead, greater […]

Oil Chokepoints and Pentagon repositioning strategy with China

December 11, 2011

It’s no secret that the Pentagon’s “repositioning” strategy implies an undisguised attempt to force … “denial of access” to Chinese shipping and an expanding Chinese blue-water navy. The repositioning now on across Africa and Asia especially concerns chokepoints. Three of the world’s crucial chokepoints are matters of national security for China, in terms of its […]

Russia and the BRICS square off with the Pentagon and NATO

December 2, 2011

Moscow has known for years where the Pentagon wants to tread: Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania. And NATO’s dream is … to turn the Mediterranean into a NATO lake. Few may have noticed when a US State Department spokeswoman cryptically announced that Washington “would cease carrying out certain obligations under the Conventional Armed Forces […]

300 thousand US troops at 761 sites in 39 foreign countries

November 20, 2011

The United States maintains a military establishment far far far in excess of anything that could reasonably be called necessary to defend the country from any real threat to “national security” as that term would be defined by any other more normal country. The United States maintains 300,000 troops abroad at 761 sites in 39 […]

The American Drone Empire

October 18, 2011

They increasingly dot the planet. There’s a facility outside Las Vegas [Creech Air Force Base] where “pilots” work in climate-controlled trailers, another at a dusty camp in Africa formerly used by the French Foreign Legion, a third at a big air base in Afghanistan where Air Force personnel sit in front of multiple computer screens, […]

Pentagon to spend billions to find how their money is spent!

October 17, 2011

The Defense Department, which has promised by 2017 to publish a reliable account of how it spends its money, has discovered that its financial ledgers are in worse shape than expected and that it will have to spend billions of dollars in the coming years to make its financial accounting credible, the Center for Public […]

US plotting to take out Pakistan Nuclear Arsenal?

October 3, 2011

Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has provided a tough and undiplomatic answer to the senior US authorities, in fact, accusing the U.S. intelligence agencies of committing a series of terrorist attacks against U.S. facilities in Afghanistan to write it off to Pakistan.

 Earlier, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Admiral Mike […]