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Military excess

Breaking news: "Trump says Pentagon Budget Too Big." Follow-up report: "Pentagon Agrees." This unexpected budgetary breakthrough comes because Donald The Dealmaker has failed in his Number One campaign pr... Read more...

US global sprawl: 177 nations wide

"Far-flung" doesn't describe America's war reach. Our military personnel, technology, and taxpayers' money are in so many places that the political and military brass no longer admit how many troops are where, ... Read more...

Trump blasts into a new frontier … for war

Our fearless "leader," who cravenly got his rich daddy to help him dodge actual war during the Vietnam era, is now up on his high horse--in comic Napoleonic pose-- demanding that the Pentagon, Congress, and we taxpayers set up another military bureaucracy for sending future youngsters to war: Space Force.

Trump’s plan to flee Afghanistan

It's over. Dealmaker Donald says he's ended America's long nightmare in Afghanistan, finally halting 18-plus years of grinding war--the longest in US history. After more than 2,400 Americans killed (and another... Read more...
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Are drones watching you?

Find out here. Are your local or state police using drones? Which ones? How many? At what cost? For what purpose? Do they have rules for preventing abuses? MuckRock.com is a useful new open government webtool t... Read more...
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The Stratfor File

What: Strategic Forecasting, Inc. is a for-profit, mini-CIA. It uses a web of paid informers around the world to gain confidential information and conduct spy-ops against groups of citizen activists at the req... Read more...
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Where Bush’s arrogance has taken us

Living under the imperial presidency DURING HIS GUBERNATORIAL DAYS IN TEXAS, George W let slip a one-sentence thought that unintentionally gave us a peek into his political soul. In hindsight, it sho... Read more...
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Yet the war goes on…

■ 3,300 American troops and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis are dead ■ Rumsfeld said the Iraq attack would cost $50 billion. The tab so far exceeds $500 billion ■ Almost two million Iraqis have fled the c... Read more...