As Nation Debates Gun Control, US Military Wants $716 Billion For Next Year

  • Yum As Americans debate domestic gun control following the mass shooting at a Florida high school last week, funding for military arms has evaded public scrutiny. The United States Department of Defense recently released its summary of the 2018 National Defense Strategy (NDS) with little fanfare. The first thing to note is how little media coverage the […]

Obama’s Austerity Agenda And Sequestration

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TweetYum March 22, 2013 MEDIA ROOTS — “Both parties have conspired to bring us disaster,” says Professor William K. Black, a leading white collar criminologist, who also teaches economics and law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. “This has strangled the recovery and may even put the economy back into recession.”  Professor Black gives a […]

Tab for alternate Afghan supply route hits $2.1 billion

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TweetYumShareThis Tab for alternate Afghan supply route hits $ 2.1 billion 30 Jun 2012 Pakistan’s refusal to let NATO access its ports and roads into Afghanistan has cost the Pentagon more than $ 2.1 billion in extra transportation costs to move supplies and equipment in and out of the country. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told […]

Military computer upgrades 30 years behind schedule, cost $7 billion

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TweetYumShareThis Military computer upgrades 30 years behind schedule, cost $ 7 billion 22 Jun 2012 Nine computer network upgrade projects across the Defense Department were collectively 30 years behind schedule and more than $ 7 billion over budget, government auditors have told Congress. The problems first identified in 2010 persist, the auditors told lawmakers in […]

US Senate blocks bid to restore $4.5 billion for food aid

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TweetYumShareThis US Senate blocks bid to restore $ 4.5 billion for food aid 20 Jun 2012 The US Senate has overwhelmingly rejected a bid to preserve some $ 4.5 billion in food stamps funding, as part of the massive farm bill. The request to keep that spending in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or […]