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US Politics & Gov't

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
- 46 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
- 63 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.
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
- 482 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
- 486 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.
No U.S. Drone Strikes in Mali Without Congressional Approval- PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: drones, Mali, Pentagon, congress, conflict, Obama )

Angelika
- 550 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.
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
- 1087 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.
The Pentagon Budget's Stealth Earmarks
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, earmarks, defense earmarks, Pentagon, usa, government, ethics, economy, congress )

Cal
- 1144 days ago - motherjones.com
How House Republicans hope to fund their pet Pentagon projects while dodging their party's ban on earmarks.
The Buying and Selling of the Pentagon (Part I)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, congress, corruption, cover-up, crime, defense budget, dishonesty, economy, Govtfearmongering, lies, media, military, Pentagon, politics, propaganda )

Kit
- 1212 days ago - truth-out.org
The overruns, found in 47 of 134 programs included in a study by the US Government Accountability Office, were enough to trigger a law that requires congressional notifications and potential termination. Only a single program has been terminated--->
Military's 'Sock Puppet' Software Creates Fake Online Identities to Spread Pro-American Propaganda
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: constitution, dishonesty, freedoms, lies, propaganda, spy, sock puppet, Pentagon, US Military, NWO, CFR )

Scott
- 1224 days ago - guardian.co.uk
The California based Ntrepid Corporation has won a $2.4 million contract to develop software to secretly influence social media by developing fake online personas managed by government agents spouting pro-American opinion.
Why Doesn't War Spending Count?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, afghanistan, iraq, pentagon, defense, military, army, wikileaks, bradley manning, u.s., troops, terrorism, propaganda, lies, republicans, corruption, crime, ethics, government, obama, military, media, politics, economy, americans )

Jean
- 1234 days ago - new.bangordailynews.com
We spend $325 million every single day to fight the war in Afghanistan or almost $10 billion per month. Every single day for 10 years, we have spent an average of $220 million to fight the war in Iraq, or $6.6 billion per month.
TRUE MAJORITY
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: federal budget, ben cohen, oreo cookies, pentagon, military )

Dandelion
- 1399 days ago - truemajority.org
Watch this little animation video about the Federal Budget and oreo cookies. The USA could cut over $960 billion from the Department of Defense and be just as safe as we are now. Perhaps even safer.
Fix the Budget, Fix America-Please Take Action !!!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, war, pentagon, weapons, republicans, military )

Tierney
- 1634 days ago - act.truemajorityaction.org
The budget proposal before Congress spends $3.8 trillion of our money. But it doesn't reflect our priorities, or even common sense. The Pentagon and conservatives want to spend $13 billion more on weapons but freeze spending on everything else - inclu
Obama Says U.S. Must Renew Fight Against Al Qaeda
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: 9/11, President Obama, Michelle, honoring, fallen, sacrificedWorld Trade Center, Pentagon, American Airlines Flight 77 passengers k, renew, fight, al Queda )

Rosemary
- 1778 days ago - reuters.com
..."Let us renew our resolve against those who perpetrated this barbaric act and plot against us still," Obama said on Friday at a somber ceremony attended by about 500 people under rain-filled skies at the Pentagon. Continues:
NO LONGER HIDDEN : Pentagon To Allow Photos Of Returning War Dead
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: George Bush, Republicans, lying American into 2 illegal wars, illegal wars, Iraq, Afghanistan, Casket Photos, Media, Pentagon, Photos, Soldier Photos, War Dead, War Dead Photos, Politics News )

Blue
- 1974 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
See what Bu$h/RepubliCON$ have done! News organizations will be allowed to photograph the homecomings of America's war dead under a new Pentagon policy, defense and congressional officials said Thursday.
How 6,700 Tons of Radioactive Sand From Kuwait Ended Up in Idaho - >800 'Environmental Disaster' Bases Round Globe
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Pentagon, radioactive, sand, US military, depleted uranium, munitions, Kuwait, First Gulf War, health, safety, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Depart of Health, Donald Rumsfeld, hazardous materials, storage, waste disposal sites, American Ecology )

LucyKalei
- 2133 days ago - alternet.org
Sand contaminated with depleted uranium when US military vehicles/munitions caught fire at base during 1st Gulf War was being repatriated. Hazardous materials storage lucrative growing business, esp since Rumsfeld's "frontier stockades" or "lily pads"...
 

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