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The US Government Is Literally Arming the World
World  (tags: weapons, global market, perpetual wars, US Government, Pentagon )

- 7 days ago -
The US share has fluctuated between one third and one half of the global market for the past two decades, peaking at an almost monopolistic 70 percent of all weapons sold in 2011. IMPORTANT ARTICLE.
Audit Reveals the Pentagon Doesn't Know Where $6.5 Trillion Dollars Has Gone
Business  (tags: Pentagon, pentagon audit, $6.5 Trillion missing )

- 74 days ago -
Please share this story if you are appalled by the fact that there are Americans that are homeless and hungry, including U.S. combat veterans -- while the government is unable to account for $6.5 trillion dollars of taxpayer money.
"The Doomsday Forum": Senior Military, Nuclear Weapons Officials Convene... America's "$1 Trillion Nuclear Weapons Plan"
Business  (tags: doomsday forum, nuclear weapons merchants, “Blow up the Planet”, “Bankrupt the Country”, The Strategic Deterrent Coalition, $Trillion Nuclear Plan, Hillary Clinton, Pentagon )

- 103 days ago -
The event organized by "The Strategic Deterrent Coalition" (a non profit organization) was funded by Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Orbital ATK, BAE Systems among other generous donors.
The Most Expensive Weapon in History Makes UK Debut
Business  (tags: US, UK, Pentagon, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, most expensive weapon ever, Pentagon, Lockheed-Martin )

- 107 days ago -
It is seen as the cornerstone of the U.S. air defense strategy for the next few decades. The Pentagon has previously announced plans to buy 2,400 of the jets at a cost of $1.5 trillion, including maintenance.
US Nuclear Force Still Using 1970s Floppy Disks Warns Watchdog
Science & Tech  (tags: Pentagon, U.S. nuclear forces, outdated technology, GAO, watchdog report, 8-inch floppy disks )

- 149 days ago -
A Pentagon command and control system that "coordinates the operational functions of the United States' nuclear forces" runs on an IBM Series/1 computer and uses 8-inch floppy disks, a GAO report notes.
You Could Buy An Australian Island for What the Pentagon Says It Would Cost to Take Inventory of One Item
Business  (tags: accounting, waste, fraud, abuse, Pentagon, Australian island, taxpayer money )

- 217 days ago -
Critics including those who study modern business practices say how poorly the Pentagon keeps track of its own purchasing and contracting. The dept cannot meet modern accounting standards so opens the door 4 waste, fraud and abuse in military expenditures
The Pentagon's Carbon Boot Print
Environment  (tags: COP21, global warming, climate change, Pentagon, U.S. Military, energy, John Kerry, fossil fuel, tar sands oil )

- 321 days ago -
"There is an elephant in the climate debate that by U.S. demand cannot be discussed or even seen. This agreement to ignore the elephant is now the accepted basis of all international negotiations on climate change."
In Mali and Rest of Africa, the U.S. Military Fights a Hidden War
World  (tags: Africa, terrorist organizations, secret war, Pentagon, Radisson Blu hotel, Mali, DoD, AFRICOM, SOFAFRICA, State Dept, Brigadier General Donald Bolduc, Special Ops raids, network of bases, secret drone assassinations )

- 335 days ago -
We all know about several major terrorist groups. But what are the dozens of other groups in Africa that the Pentagon is fighting with more special operations forces, more outposts, and more missions than ever? For the most part, the Pentagon won't say.
Pentagon Blows $43 Million on Useless Afghan Gas Station, IG Says
Business  (tags: Afghanistan, compressed-natural gas station, Pentagon, DoD, Task Force for Stability & Business Oper, Sen. Claire McCaskill D-MO, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., Sen. Armed Services Committee, watchdog, waste, taxpayers' money )

- 355 days ago -
"It's hard to imagine a more outrageous waste of money than building an alternative fuel station in a war-torn country that costs 8,000% more than it should, and is too dangerous for a watchdog to verify whether it is even operational".
Pentagon Commits To Spend $80 Billion For Another Bomber
Business  (tags: Department of Defense, DoD, Northrop Grumman, Pentagon, War )

- 360 days ago -
So much for the 'age of austerity.' While in the middle of dealing with the trillion-dollar boondoggle known as the F-35 project, the Department of Defense has committed to spend another $80 billion on bomber it does not need.
Prime Minister-Designate Trudeau: Keep Pledge to Cancel F-35 Purchase - TAKE ACTION!
Business  (tags: PM Designate Trudeau, F-35, U.S., Canada, arms sales, pentagon, petition )

- 366 days ago -
US taxpayers will be better off when the taxpayer-ripoff F-35 program is killed completely. The Pentagon's plans to keep the boondoggle alive depend crucially on foreign purchases.
Stand Up Against the Largest War Budget Ever
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Congress, budget, Pentagon, domestic spending, government shutdown, budget gimmicks, petition )

- 396 days ago -
Email Congress: "Do not spend $577B on the Pentagon while slashing domestic programs!"
US Military Prepares Drastic Escalation of Global Drone Program
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Technology, War & Peace, U.S., Drones, Pentagon, Africa, Big Brother )

- 431 days ago -
New reporting reveals plans to expand drone program by 50 percent, including broader use of mercenaries.
Release Us   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Release Us, Pentagon, militarization of police, police brutality, War on Drugs, War on Terror )

- 436 days ago -
In 1994 the US Govt passed a law authorizing the Pentagon to donate surplus Cold War era military equipment to police departments. This militarization of police has created what is being called an epidemic of police brutality sweeping across the Nation
Psychologists Collaborated With CIA & Pentagon on Post-9/11 Torture Program, May Face Ethics Charges
World  (tags: world, war, violence, usa, terrorism, society, politics, ethics, government, freedoms, crime, corruption, conflict, psychologists, CIA, Pentagon, 9/11, torture )

- 465 days ago -
A new independent review has revealed extensive details on how members of the the American Psychological Association, the world's largest group of psychologists, were complicit in torture, lied and covered up their close collaboration with officials

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