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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘defense’

Climate Change as a Security Threat

  Top Military Officer: Climate Change Biggest Threat to Security Admiral Samuel Locklear told the Boston Globe that global warming could 'cripple the security environment.' By Alex Kane his article was published in partnership with  GlobalPossibilities.org. The nuclear-war themed back and forth between North and South Korea is not the biggest threat to the Asia-Pacific region. Instead, it’s climate change, according to a top military officer. Admiral ... Full Story

Tough Talk For America

Tough Talk For America

        A Recipe for American Decline That No One Will Be Debating   Posted by Mattea Kramer   Five big things will decide what this country looks like next year and in the 20 years to follow, but here’s a guarantee for you: you’re not going to hear about them in the upcoming presidential debates. 1. Immediate deficit reduction will wipe out any hope of economic recovery: 2.  Taxes are at their lowest point in more than half a century, ... Full Story

Billions for defense but not one red cent for peace

Billions for defense but not one red cent for peace

Fiscal cliff and the peace parachute By Tom H. Hastings As we all know, the inability of Congress to act decisively and with consensus about much of anything--if the Democrats issued a statement noting that the sun rises in the east there would be an instant outraged Republican rebuttal blaming Obama and explaining the Republicans' refusal to acknowledge the power of the sun, since that is an attack on JC (Job Creators, and probably the other JC too)--that inability has now been harnessed ... Full Story

Republicans Want Veterans to Just Trust Them

Republicans Want Veterans to Just Trust Them Because…

    Graphic: Groobiecat Sources: Below No Need to Mention Vets. According to VetVoice--and myriad other news organizations--the GOP budget proposed by Republican Rep. Paul Ryan doesn't even mention veterans. Read More at groobiecat                              

Ryan budget abandons vetrans

MSNBC Veteran spending missing from Paul Ryan's Budget (Video) Karen Finney, "There is one place where veterans , remarkably, are absent. congressman paul ryan 's new budget. in the nearly 100-page document, the word veteran does not appear even once. but without saying that word or writing that word, this budget, if enacted, would cut $11 billion from veteran spending when compared to president obama 's budget. someone who has taken this issue on is john salts, who is the chairman of ... Full Story

Why Religion Should Not Dictate Our Politics

The Best of OpEd News, Feb 18, 2012   Moyers: Why Religion Should Not Dictate Our Politics Bill Moyers The battle over contraception no longer seems apocalyptic. No heavenly hosts pitted against the forces of Satan. It's a political brawl, not a crusade of believers or infidels. The president skillfully negotiated the line between respect for the religious sphere and protection of the spiritual dignity and freedom of individuals.   The Great Contraceptive Slip ... Full Story

Is Romney stupid or just a liar?

Is Romney stupid or just a liar?

The following article from Politifact is a very good indicator why we do not want Romney as Commander-in-Chief. He either has not a clue about the military or he is willing to lie about it. Either scenero is disqualifying.   Mitt Romney says U.S. Navy is smallest since 1917, Air Force is smallest since 1947   During the Jan. 16, 2012, Republican presidential debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C., former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney took aim at President Barack Obama’s support ... Full Story

OpEdNews Bold and Daring: The Way Progressive News

OpEdNews  Bold and Daring: The Way Progressive News Should Be

  Todays collection of articles in the OpEd News point at a difficult year ahead. Not the least of our problems is ten months of political campaigning. Keep looking here to see a candid look at the warts and all of the political newsmakers. It appears that war with Iran is inevitable no matter who is in the White House, though Rick Santorium says he will bomb them. Haven’t any of these politicians noticed how poorly we have done in Iraq and Afghanistan? The seem to still ... Full Story

Coffman Urges Panetta to Put Troops First in Pakistan

  (WASHINGTON) - Today U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-CO, a Marine Corps combat veteran of the first Gulf War and the Iraq War, called on Defense Secretary Leon Panetta not to compromise the safety of U.S. forces serving in Afghanistan by attempting to appease Pakistan as the Pentagon investigates the circumstances surrounding a NATO airstrike that left 24 Pakistani soldiers dead on Saturday, November 26. “If our troops stationed along the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan come under ... Full Story

Why defense spending should be cut

Why defense spending should be cut

        Why defense spending should be cut By Fareed Zakaria Published: August 3 The scary aspect of the debt deal meant to force all of Washington to its senses is the threatened cut to defense spending. If the congressional “super-committee” cannot agree on cutbacks of $1.5 trillion, the guillotine will fall and half of those cuts will have to come from expenditures on national security. As with so much Washington accounting, there is lots of ... Full Story

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