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Tag: Department of Defense
  • Defense Cuts?! We’re DOOOOMED!!!

    As I was flipping through the various mainstream news channels this morning, I would occasionally land on Fox News (I know, shame on me).  I noticed that Fox is apparently fuh-reaking out because it is getting so close to when automatic defense cuts are to go into effect (January of next year). For those who don’t …

  • Pentagon to Cut Troop Levels, But Does It Mean a Smaller Military?

    The Washington Post has this bit of news regarding President Barack Obama’s announcement of a new leaner approach towards militarism: The Obama administration on Thursday unveiled a new military strategy that shifts the Pentagon’s focus towards Asia and says the country’s dire budget problems necessitate a more restrained use of military force and more modest …

  • War is a Big Government Program

    The U.S. Department of Defense is the largest single employer in the world. So the next time you hear Republicans advocating an increase in military spending, think of these:  War and nation-building are nothing more than America’s largest “big government” programs.

  • You Knew It Was Coming: Pentagon Declares War on the Internet

    Jason Ditz at Antiwar.com reports on a Petagon announcement “that declares the Internet a domain of war.”  This is in addition to their longtime “operational domains” of “land, sea, air, and space.”  Evidently, there is no place on earth outside the DoD’s jurisdiction.  Now they’re going virtual and invading the most peaceful hub of cooperation and …

  • Conservative and Libertarian Groups Call for Consideration of Defense Spending Cuts

    Today, a large number of influential conservative and libertarian organizations signed onto a letter stating that Republican lawmakers should also consider cutting defense spending. The letter states: Proponents of a larger Department of Defense budget have argued that security outlays should be weighed against mandatory spending levels, suggesting that explosive entitlement growth serves as an …

  • Lessons from The Ridge Affair

    Most Americans believe that while politicians may be corrupt creeps,  the “national defense” establishment possesses some sort of magical Midas Touch. Despite the fact that the entire DHS/DOD apparatus is  completely beholden to the whim of those supposedly rotten politicos,  Americans see military bureaucrats as selfless and heroic. Never to be criticized, we indeed ought …