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What Have We Bought With $1 Trillion?: 05/28/2010

Rep. Jan Schakowsky - Huffington Post

As of 10:06 on Sunday, May 30th, we will have spent $1 trillion in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Brave New Foundation Releases 'How Would You Spend $1 Trillion?': 05/26/2010

- Democratic Underground

Brave New Foundation Releases 'How Would You Spend $1 Trillion?' to Highlight $1 Trillion Spent on Iraq and Afghanistan Wars


$1 Trillion For Wars Makes No Sense By Any Measure: 05/25/2010

Mary Zerkel - Huffington Post

What is $1 trillion really worth?


U.S. House Readies For Battle Over Fighter Engine: 05/24/2010

Andrea Shalal-Esa - Reuters

General Electric Co (GE.N) and Britain's Rolls Royce (RR.L) on Monday stepped up a drive to safeguard their alternate F-35 fighter engine as lawmakers introduced an amendment that would cut $485 million of funding for the embattled program in fiscal year 2011.The U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, defying ...


The True Cost Of Oil: 05/22/2010

Anita Dancs - Dollars & Sense

When Americans pull up to the pump, the price they pay for a gallon of gas does not begin to reflect the true costs of extracting, transporting, and burning that gallon of fuel.


Tomgram, Christopher Hellman, Is The Pentagon Finally Overmatched?: 05/20/2010

Chris Hellman - TomDispatch.com

When it comes to the Pentagon and the U.S. military, wherever you look, there's money being handed out. Wildly and in staggering amounts. Early this month, for instance, the U.S. Army announced that it had awarded KBR, the private contractor which was once part of Halliburton, a contract worth up ...


National Priorities Project Says Cost Of War Set To Hit Trillion Dollar Mark: 05/19/2010

Alan Gray - News Blaze

The National Priorities Project "Cost of War" counter, that counts the total money appropriated for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, will reach the $1 trillion mark by the end of this month.


Veterans Demand Peace: 05/19/2010

- Western Front

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Bullets And Bombs Are Bringing Destruction To Foreign Lands And To America: 05/18/2010

Michael Payne - OpEdNews

Can bullets and bombs cause severe destruction in foreign lands and in America at the same time? Is that not impossible? It's not only possible, but it's happening right before our eyes. While bullets and bombs are raining destruction upon the nations of Afghanistan and Pakistan they are also, in ...


Tough Budget Choices Non-Security Discretionary Programs Are Being Squeezed By Our Nation's Rising Military Spending: 05/17/2010

Chris Hellman - Institute for Policy Studies

With the health-care legislation completed and the climate-change debate derailed by the BP oil disaster, Congress should get to work on the federal budget. Yet Capitol Hill has been slow to tackle this perennial challenge. Even though entitlement programs--Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security--and other mandatory spending absorb two-thirds of the ...