How broke does the U.S. have to be to cut military spending? (12 comments)
The need to bring our war dollars home is urgent. The Pentagon's budget continues to gobble up 56.5% of federal spending while austerity grows. Sequestration did not fix the problem, and military spending is a lousy jobs program. Congress can fix this by voting no on the FY14 National Defense Authorization Act which has $637.5 billion for more drones, nukes, missile "defense" and wars.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
In 10 years security conditions have worsened for Afghan women (2 comments)
Guest article by Dr. Mariam Raqib examines the question whether Afghan women have made progress under NATO occupation. Based on travel in Afghanistan from Sep.-Dec., 2011, as well as research over a six year period, Raqib argues that over ten years security conditions have not improved and have, in some cases, even worsened for Afghan women.
NOTHING UP MY SLEEVE: ROLLING STONE AND THE WAR SUPPLEMENTAL (3 comments)
Previously unpublished analysis of the recent Rolling Stone article on Gen. Stanley McChrystal and the timing of its publication just as the war supplemental funding bill came up for a vote in Congress. Examines the use of false dichotomy e.g. Obama v. McChrystal to mislead the American public.