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Bergdahl Was in Unit Known for Its Troubles
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Army investigation, Pentagon, ethics, Afghanistan, Bowe Bergdahl, military, troops, ethics, war )

Carrie
- 44 days ago - nytimes.com
An internal Army investigation into the episode concluded that the platoon suffered from lapses in discipline and security in the period before Sergeant Bergdahl disappeared into Paktika Province, two officials briefed on the report said.
Al-Qaeda 'Not Defeated' in Afghanistan
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Al-Qaeda, Afghanistan, US Congress, fighting force, Pentagon )

Beatrice
- 60 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Al-Qaeda is not a spent force in Afghanistan and is using a shadow army to hide its true strength, according to testimony presented by former Pentagon officials and counter-terrorism analysts to a US Congressional committee.
An Inside Look at the Taliban's Bankers - Reuters Investigates - VIDEO   video
World  (tags: War, Afghanistan, Pakistan, secret funding, crime, drugs, corruption, banks, Americans, taxpayers, US treasury, Obama, Pentagon )

Angelika
- 179 days ago - reuters.com
In Afghanistan, the lines between Taliban finance and legitimate commerce are often blurred. Reuters Special Correspondent Matthew Green takes us through the clandestine world of the currency dealers suspected of secretly funding the insurgency.
Pentagon Approves Record Sale of Advanced Arms to Countries at War
Business  (tags: CIA, Drones, Pentagon, United Nations Arms Treaty, War, weapons sales )

Judy
- 232 days ago - truth-out.org
Today's high-tech weapons manufacturers are enjoying record sales. The trouble is - has anyone asked where these weapons will ultimately end up?
Gay Troops Prep for September Marriage Spree, Put Wedding Parties on Ice
Society & Culture  (tags: gay rights, military, good news, Pentagon, society, culture, family, travel, rights, news, freedoms )

Carrie
- 322 days ago - usnews.nbcnews.com
September marks nuptial season across part of the American military as gay and lesbian troops cash in new, Pentagon-granted leaves to tie the knot. Starting Tuesday, the Pentagon is allowing gay troops to take travel leaves for up to seven days -- or as...
Defund the F-35 Now - ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Pentagon, Congress, Fiasco 35, F-35 fighter jet, disaster, weapon system, sequester, spending cuts, defunding )

Angelika
- 479 days ago - action.usaction.org
The F-35 program has been plagued by cost overruns and delays, has been grounded twice, does little to address 21st century threats and is still nowhere near completion. Tell Congress: stop funding the F-35 fighter jet program, the "Fiasco 35" now.
Tell Leon Panetta: Stop Ignoring Military Suicides! ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Pentagon, military, suicides, PTSD, vetarans, war, lies, troops, humanrights )

Angelika
- 484 days ago - act.watchdog.net
Please sign our petition calling on Secretary Leon Panetta and General Martin Dempsey of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to investigate the rash of military suicides before it's too late, and to fight the stigma against depression and PTSD in the military.
**TAKE ACTION** Stop the Pentagon Contractor CEOs **PLEASE SIGN***
Business  (tags: abuse, americans, budgets, business, corporate, corruption, dishonesty, economy, finance, government, money, Pentagon, politics, society )

Kit
- 539 days ago - action.usaction.org
This could be our best opportunity to rein in Pentagon spending. We simply have to stop paying for the things we don't need so that we can afford the things we do - like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
No U.S. Drone Strikes in Mali Without Congressional Approval- PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: drones, Mali, Pentagon, congress, conflict, Obama )

Angelika
- 547 days ago - salsa.democracyinaction.org
Pentagon is pressing for greater U.S. military involvement, but the White House is resisting. Congress hasn't authorized U.S. military intervention in Mali. In particular, Congress hasn't authorized US drone strikes in Mali.
'Unsatisfactory' Mega-Contractor Re-Ups on Another Big Military Deal
Business  (tags: Afghanistan, U.S. Air Force, Mega-Contractor, Virginia's DynCorp, Big Money, Politicians, Pentagon )

Judy
- 625 days ago - wired.com
Just days after an inspector general report revealed that a giant Pentagon contractor performed "unsatisfactory" work in Afghanistan, the U.S. Air Force awarded the firm another multimillion-dollar pot of cash.
Missing: $102 Billion ACTION US
Society & Culture  (tags: drones, weapons, civilians, human rights, ethics, US, freedoms, Pentagon, conflict, violence, death )

Nancy
- 647 days ago - capwiz.com
Contractors regularly increase prices on weapons programs, and as for-profit businesses taxpayers end up paying for contractors' profits. The Pentagon wastes billions each year ordering too many spare parts or paying too much for items - in one instance-
Sunday, May 20: March on the NATO Summit!
World  (tags: NATO, Pentagon, March May 20, 2012, NATO Summit, military, War Machine, 1% enforcement, destruction )

Dandelion
- 796 days ago - chicagoanswer.net
NATO and the Pentagon are nothing more than an enforcement arm of the 1%, using military force to carry out the interests of capitalism, overthrowing and destroying independent governments.
US Expanding Drone Bases To Assassinate "Suspects"
Science & Tech  (tags: drones, robotic warfare, 60 U.S. drone bases, killer drones, Obama, illegality of drone attacks, Pentagon, CIA, targets in 6 countries )

Judy
- 963 days ago - ukprogressive.co.uk
Forecasting a future of robotic warfare in which perverted science is put at the service of its Empire, the U.S. has built 60 bases around the world for its unmanned, remotely controlled killer drone warplanes. And more bases are under construction.
Is the Pentagon Poisoning Afghan Civilians?
World  (tags: war, politics, AFghan War, pollution, Pentagon, usa, society, news, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

Cal
- 1069 days ago - alternet.org
In Afghanistan, the U.S. military disposes of garbage in open burn pits. Are toxic clouds from these sites making everyone sick?
Pentagon Could See Deep Cuts In Debt Deal
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: military, debt deal, military spending, Pentagon, war, government, ethics, news, congress, republicans, democrats, politics )

Cal
- 1085 days ago - npr.org
For several GOP lawmakers, the decision on whether to vote for the debt deal hinged on how the prescribed cuts will affect defense spending.
 

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