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Trump Nominates ‘Embodiment of the Military-Industrial Complex’ Patrick Shanahan to Lead Pentagon
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Trump Nominates ‘Embodiment of the Military-Industrial Complex’ Patrick Shanahan to Lead Pentagon
May 11, 2019

In a move critics warned could further deepen the ties between the sprawling and immensely profitable private weapons industry and the U.S. government, the White House announced Thursday that President Donald Trump will nominate former Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan to head the Pentagon.

Trump Should Put Money Where Mouth Is – If Serious About Arms Controls
April 12, 2019

Trump’s belated rhetoric hailing the benefits of arms controls is contradicted by relentless US moves to undermine existing treaties, as well as by Trump’s ramping up of American military spending – which is already multiples of what China or Russia expends.

Trump Should Put Money Where Mouth Is – If Serious About Arms Controls
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$7 Billion in Equipment Looted From Former US Base in Afghanistan
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$7 Billion in Equipment Looted From Former US Base in Afghanistan
April 4, 2019

The US handed over the Camp Kearney base in Paktika Province to the Afghan government in 2014, with an estimated $8 billion in equipment still inside. Today, the estimation is that about $1 billion worth of equipment is left. 

Pentagon Obsession: China, China, China
April 1, 2019

There’s no question the Chinese leadership, not exactly adept at state of the art Hybrid War techniques, is studying the Russian military strategies in excruciating detail.

Pentagon Obsession: China, China, China
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China the Target of Pentagon’s Massive Military Budget
China the Target of Pentagon’s Massive Military Budget
March 22, 2019

Acting Secretary of Defense justifies the increase in military spending with three words: China, China, China.

Syria Sitrep – Trump Says U.S. Will Leave But Pentagon Keeps Adding Forces
February 7, 2019

The U.S. retreat from northeast Syria is still not happening. In yesterdays interview with CBS President Trump again said the troops would leave, but the the Pentagon is doing the opposite of retreating.

Syria Sitrep – Trump Says U.S. Will Leave But Pentagon Keeps Adding Forces
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The US Military is Winning. No, Really, It Is!
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The US Military is Winning. No, Really, It Is!
January 18, 2019

After almost two decades of warfare, the armed forces have lowered the bar for victory to the level of their enemy, the Taliban. What was once the mark of failure for a conventional army is now the benchmark for success. It’s a remarkable feat and deserving, at the very least, of furious flag-waving, ticker tape, and all the age-old trappings of victory.

Those Porky Pentagon Earmarks Never Really Went Away
January 14, 2019

In past years, Congress has become notorious for adding dubious items we call “pork” to spending bills. That way, senators and House members can advertise themselves to their constituents as bringing home the bacon, while picking up a few campaign contributions from thankful contractors along the way.

Those Porky Pentagon Earmarks Never Really Went Away
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