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Pentagon Shifts Its Strategy To Small-Scale Warfare: 01/30/2010

August Cole and Yochi J. Dreazen - Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—The Pentagon will lay out a long-term vision for U.S. national security on Monday that jettisons the military's decades-old belief that it needs to be prepared to fight two large-scale wars simultaneously, according to defense officials familiar with the matter. The shift in strategy sets up potential conflicts with defense ...

Bill Moyers Journal: 01/15/2010

Bill Moyers - PBS

BILL MOYERS: Since the war began, more than 900 Americans have died in Afghanistan. Our casualties doubled in 2009, and according to the United Nations, civilian deaths there have spiraled upward, too, more than 2,400 in 2009, the most lethal year yet. For the 2010 fiscal year, Congress has appropriated ...

Jared Loughner And The Paranoid Style: 01/15/2010

- New Left Project

aul Street is an independent policy researcher, journalist, historian, and speaker. He is the author of several books, including 'Empire and Inequality: America and the World Since 9/11' and most recently 'The Empire's New Clothes: Barack Obama in the Real World of Power'. He spoke to NLPs Alex Doherty on ...

Q+A: Cost Of Iraq, Afghanistan Tops $1 Trillion: 01/15/2010

STAFF - Reuters

The cost to U.S. taxpayers of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001 has topped $1 trillion, and President Barack Obama is expected to request another $33 billion to fund more troops this year.Over two-thirds of the money has been spent on the conflict in Iraq since 2003. This year ...

Afghan War Cost Grips Both Parties: 11/30/2009

Farrah Stockman - Boston Globe

WASHINGTON - A day before he is scheduled to announce a new strategy in Afghanistan, President Obama is under increasing pressure to explain how his administration intends to pay the rising costs of military operations in Afghanistan, which average about $3.6 billion per month.

Pointless War Is Draining Funds, Risking Security: 11/20/2009

Tom Vrabel - Buffalo News

We often hear in American political rhetoric that the war in Iraq is unjust, but that Afghanistan is the "good war." It is important that we, as a nation, become aware that this is a false claim and that the war in Afghanistan has detrimental effects on Afghan civilian populations.

In Our Opinion: Rethinking Priorities: 11/18/2009

Editorial - Daily Hampshire Gazette

Obama Pone En Marcha Un Gran Plan Para Salvar La Economía: 11/02/2009

Antonio Caño - El País

El Gobierno de Barack Obama concretó ayer una vasta operación del salvamento de la economía, con acciones simultáneas en varios frentes y el gasto de sumas que pueden superar los dos billones de dólares, dentro de una estrategia que pretende, al mismo tiempo, resucitar la producción y el consumo para ...

Where The Cia Got It Wrong About The U.S: 10/26/2009

Michael T. Klare - CBS News

Memo to the CIA: You may not be prepared for time-travel, but welcome to 2025 anyway! Your rooms may be a little small, your ability to demand better accommodations may have gone out the window, and the amenities may not be to your taste, but get used to it. It's ...

Three Cheers For The War Dividend: 10/20/2009

Jo Comerford -

So you thought the Pentagon was already big enough? Well, what do you know, especially with the price of the American military slated to grow by at least 25% over the next decade?Forget about the butter. It's bad for you anyway. And sheer military power, as well as the money ...