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90 Congressional Candidates Oppose War Spending: 07/26/2010

David Swanson - World News

Rebuild America, Or Bomb Afghanistan? Bring Our War Dollars Home!: 07/23/2010

Lisa Savage - Centre for Research on Globalization

Meanwhile, a National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform is talking about cuts to Social Security, Medicare and the home mortgage deduction to address the nation's growing budget deficit.

Pakistan Change Of Strategy Is Business As Usual: 07/19/2010

James Owens - West Orlando News Online

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Sunday, what is being touted as a new plan for dealing with Pakistan. The plan involves an expansion of development assistance in an effort to keep Pakistan on-board in the fight against al-Qaida and the Taliban. This is not a new plan, it's the ...

Pentagon Spending On The Chopping Block : 07/15/2010

Chris Hellman - Yes! Magazine

The current economic crisis, coupled with concerns about spiraling deficits and our staggering national debt, is, at long last, bringing military spending to the forefront of the budget debate. Not since the end of the Cold War and the discussion of a "peace dividend" has the Pentagon budget—generally considered sacrosanct—received ...

Pratt, Ge Escalate Engine Battle In Congress: 07/14/2010

Deirdre Shesgreen - Connecticut Mirror

WASHINGTON-Two of Connecticut's corporate giants-Pratt & Whitney and General Electric Co.-have long been at loggerheads over a multi-million dollar spending item in the federal budget: $485 million to fund an alternate engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.Pratt makes the JSF's lead engine, while GE and Rolls Royce are jointly ...

Who's War Is It Anyway?: 07/11/2010

Bella Volchik - Shawangunk Journal

As recently as last month, President Barrack Obama in his speech to West Point cadets was defending his escalation of the war in Afghanistan. He called for an "international order that can meet challenges of our generation" that ranges from nuclear proliferation to climate change.

Preventing And Curing Conflict: 07/07/2010

Robin Lindley - Real Change

What if more of us saw war as a global health problem?

Afghanistan: The Graveyard Of Delusion: 07/06/2010

John Stang - The Independent Internationalist

Welcome to Afghanistan: the 2nd most corrupt place on earth. The perfect vacation spot. In this Middle East paradise the weather is warm and the opium could not be better. For some great tourist destinations, check out Kabul home to Hamid Kazi, the most unpopular man in land. If you ...

Senate Candidate Kendrick Meek Says Wars Need Public Focus: 07/06/2010

David Hunt - Florida Times-Union

With more than 1 million Floridians out of work, U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek said on the U.S. Senate campaign trail that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have taken a back seat to job creation."We have to look at Afghanistan as a dollar sign," the Democrat told The Times-Union's editorial ...

South Leads For Military Recruits: 07/03/2010

MARK BRUNSWICK - Minneapolis Star-Tribune

For the past three years, Mankato has been the epicenter of military recruitment in the state. Nearly everyone you talk to attributes the high rates to a struggling economy, and Mankato epitomizes an area where opportunities might be limited. There may be a little of the ol' Midwest work ethic ...