Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Tag: Pentagon

Pentagon ran a secret anti-vax campaign to undermine China at the...

The U.S. military ran a secret anti-vaccination campaign at the height of the pandemic in the Philippines and other nations to sow doubt about COVID vaccines made by China, according to a new investigation by Reuters.

The absence—and presence—of Daniel Ellsberg

Dan had made history in 1971 by revealing the top-secret Pentagon Papers, exposing the constant litany of official lies that accompanied the U.S. escalation of the Vietnam War.

Pentagon’s AI dilemma and the call to ban ‘killer robots’

This collective of advocacy organizations has issued a clarion call for ethical clarity, urging Pentagon officials to unequivocally state their stance against the development and deployment of autonomous weapons systems.

Pentagon’s financial abyss: Sanders exposes decades of dodged audits and rampant...

Amidst soaring defense spending, a new GAO report uncovers the Pentagon's chronic evasion of basic fraud prevention measures, with Senator Bernie Sanders leading the charge for accountability.

US military says national security depends on ‘forever chemicals’

As regulators propose restrictions on their use or manufacturing, Pentagon officials have told Congress that eliminating the chemicals would undermine military readiness.

What would real ‘national defense’ look like?

The three maxims for a newly progressive Pentagon.

‘The greatest fighting force in human history’

A most exceptional military makes its wars and their ugliness disappear.

Secret doc exposes flaws in Pentagon claim that no civilians were...

"Over the past 20 years, the U.S. military has struggled with escalation of force and many civilians were killed when they were falsely viewed as a threat. This incident appears to be one of many such cases," said one expert.

The ultimate all-American slush fund

Could a new budget loophole allow Pentagon spending to soar even higher?

GOP pushes for even larger Pentagon budget amid ‘unconscionable’ profiteering

"Free advice for the speaker of the House: if you want to cut spending so bad, start and end with the Pentagon budget," said one watchdog group.

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Outrage and calls for justice after Sonya Massey’s fatal shooting by police in Illinois

Campaigners and political leaders across the United States respond with outrage and calls for justice after the release of body camera footage showing the deadly police shooting of Sonya Massey, an unarmed 36-year-old Black woman from Springfield, Illinois.

Can humanity repair its relationship with nature? Weaving Earth Education Center offers a promising...

This all-ages education center reminds us that “we are a part of this earth, not apart from it.”

Biden withdraws from 2024 race, endorses Kamala Harris for historic nomination

In a historic move, President Joe Biden announces his withdrawal from the 2024 presidential race, endorsing Vice President Kamala Harris and reshaping the Democratic primary landscape.