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Don't Ask the Pentagon Where Its Money Goes
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: War & Peace, Economy, U.S., Pentagon )

Judy
- 22 hours ago - commondreams.org
"Don't ask us how we spend money," the Pentagon basically says. "Because we can't really tell you."
Probe of Silencers Leads to Web of Pentagon Secrets
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Pentagon, clandestine operations, federal court, investigation, silencers, destroyed evidence, Directorate for Plans, Policy, Oversight & Integration )

Judy
- 10 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The mysterious workings of a Pentagon office that oversees clandestine operations are unraveling in federal court. A criminal investigation has exposed a secret weapons program entwined with allegations of a sweetheart contract, fake badges and...
Pentagon Accused of Whitewashing History of Vietnam War Era
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Pentagon, Viet Nam War, history, dishonesty, ethics, government, politics, propaganda, freedoms, corruption, cover-up, news, military )

Carrie
- 12 days ago - commondreams.org
More than 500 scholars, veterans, and activists have signed a petition demanding the chance to correct the Pentagon's sanitized version of Vietnam-era history, the New York Times reported Friday.
Why Israel's Bombardment of Gaza Neighborhood Left US Officers 'Stunned'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Israel, Gaza, Shujaiya, Pentagon, US Military, politics, government, ethics, terrorism, war, news )

Carrie
- 56 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Though the Pentagon shies from publicly expressing judgments that might fall afoul of a decidedly pro-Israel Congress, senior U.S. military sources speaking on condition of anonymity offered scathing assessments of Israeli tactics, particularly in the...
Pentagon Says Chinese Jet Carried Out 'Aggressive' and 'Dangerous' Intercept of Navy Intelligence Jet
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: world, China, Pentagon, military, aggression, US, government, news )

Carrie
- 62 days ago - freebeacon.com
The Pentagon on Friday called a Chinese jet's encounter with a U.S. anti-submarine warfare aircraft an "aggressive" and "dangerous" act and said it has protested the action with Beijing.
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
- 137 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
- 154 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
- 572 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
- 577 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
- 640 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
- 1178 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
- 1234 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
- 1303 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
- 1315 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
- 1325 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.
 

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