War Costs

 

Welcome to the War & War Costs Section of the ADC Website

 

This section contains both historical and current information.  Our Constitution is being undermined by the secret$Billions spent each month on our wars in Iraq (Now A  $4Billion Pentagon Funded Contractor-Covert War), Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and other CIA (Black Budget), covert actions and killing wars in many foreign countries.  We are engaged in CIA actions in Syria and initiated a U.S. Africa Military Command for wars there.

The United States is borrowing money from foreign countries to finance these current wars.  Instead of assessing a war tax or having the public invest in war bonds to pay for them it is now being suggested that domestic programs be cut in order to pay for these wars.  Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, and other domestic government spending programs , like food stamps, are now on the chopping block to fund these unlimited wars and covert actions. 

The U.S. Navy is engaged in 5-Year Warfare Testing Experiments in the Pacific, Atlantic, and the Gulf of Mexico (including most Island areas like Hawaii, the Mariana Islands). The programs began in 2008/2009, and are more are being approved each day (16 different U.S. Navy Environmental Impact Statements and other documents...one for each 5-Year Test Area)...See U.S. Navy Section of the ADC.  Several U.S. Senators and U.S. Congressmen Mike Thompson and Henry Waxman have noted that 11.7 Million marine mammals, their breeding habitat, National Marine Sanctuaries, and biologically sensitive areas are now being sacrificed in the name of war testing. 

The U.S. Navy has gone to In the name of "War Practice" the U.S. Navy is destroying our oceans with live fire exercises, bomb blasts, sonar, missile exercises, toxic chemicals, and experimental weapons testing:

http://www.agriculturedefensecoalition.org/?q=us-navy

Now is the time to end our foreign involvement in wars and start to spend money to rebuild America and protect our domestic programs.  We need jobs at home not ever-increasing war expenditures.  President Obama, and most of the Democrats, along with Republican members of congress, want to continue warfare spending for the next decade threatening an economic collapse of the United States.  Drone warfare, CIA covert action, Pentagon Funded Wars, and a whole host of military expenditures on contractors are keeping the U.S. bankrupt.  Now drones, robots, surveillance, and other warfare weapons are being funded for local use by the U.S. government. 

Soon there will be so few jobs left in the U.S. which aren't war driven that the entire U.S. economy will collapse except for the war industry.  And the surveillance and spying on American citizens continues unabated at this time.  Those who expose these programs are now targeted by our government, including the news media, for surveillance and in some instances criminal prosecution destroying the U.S. Constitution in the process.

The time is now for a real public debate on our current wars.  It is time to withdraw from the never-ending quagmires our past two presidents have initiated (Bush/Cheney), and perpetuated (Obama/Biden and the U.S. Congress), at public expense.  American war dead count in the thousands...thousands  more with injuries and PTSD, suicides and unemployment among veterans rising...the toll of our wars is being felt at home.  And help for Veterans coming home with their lives is being reduced as more domestic programs cuts are planned and more jobs are shipped to foreign countries.

It is time to re-examine our war policies today especially our intent to overthrow the governments of other countries in the Middle East, Africa, and South America.  Our empire building and our war mongering has gone awry and become criminal in many ways as the secret and covert wars escalate with ever-increasing military budgets and covert power being used by the U.S.  And there is no end in sight. 


16T U.S. Department of Defense Unclassified DARPA Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Estimates-Summary.pdf


Items of Interest

 

472A 1949 Nuremberg Code Directives for Human Experimentation-Regulations+Ethical Guidelines.pdf

472A 1994 The Revolution In Military Affairs+Conflict Short of War July 25, 1994 U.S. Army Document Strategic Studies Institute.pdf

472A 2002 Do Not Attack Saddam-Iraq August 15, 2002 by Brent Scowcroft Article.pdf

472A 2002 Top Republicans Break With President Bush on Iraq Strategy NYTimes August 16, 2002.pdf

472A 2003 Frontline Chronology of Events Leading to Iraq War-United Nations-Iraq Website.pdf

472A 2003 Frontline Chronology-The Evolution of the Bush Doctrine 1991-.pdf

472A 2006 Time Line to War in Iraq February 2, 2006 The Guardian News Iraq War Begins March 20, 2003.pdf

472A 2008 American Psychologist Research December 19, 2008 Burger-Torture Still OK for Majority.pdf

Natural Resources in Foreign Countries

 

472B 2008 Iraq Kurdistan About Oil-U.S. Oil Companies-Who Controls+Profits August 19, 2008 NYTimes.pdf

472B 2008 Iraq Oil Money-U.S. Oil Companies-Where is Iraq Oil Being Sold-Who Profits NYTimes August 8, 2008.pdf

472B 2009 Iraq Oil-China Operations-Discontent Grows with Iraq China Deal NYTimes September 6, 2009.pdf

472B 2010 U.S.G.S. Identifies Vast Mineral Riches-Afghanistan-No Surprise Pentagon+Bush Administration 2006 Report NYTimes June 13, 2010.pdf

472B 2010 USGS Afghanistan Report Assessment Significantly Increases Petroleum Resource Base March 14, 2006.pdf

War Questions & Discussion

 

472C 2002 Iraq War Naval Postgraduate School November 10, 2002 S.F. Chronicle War Qustions-Opposition.pdf

472C 2003 Frontline The War Behind Closed Doors-Chronology of Events Leading to the Iraq War in 2003 http___www.pbs.pdf

472C 2003 Frontline Chronology The Bush Doctrine 1991-2002.pdf

472C 2003 Iraq ABC News Former Weapons Inspector Says War Scott Ritter November 14, 2003.pdf

472C 2003 Iraq War Preview of Battles to Come by Arquilla May 4, 2003 S.F. Chronicle-Leading to Future Wars.pdf

472C 2007 Bill Moyers Journal April 25, 2007 PBS Buying the War Transcript-A Complacent Press Sold the War for the Bush Administration.pdf

472C 2007 Bill Moyers Journal The Press & Iraq-Buying the War New Program on PBS April 27, 2007.pdf

472C 2007 Civil Liberties in Wartime July 13, 2007 Moyers Journal.pdf

472C 2007 Congressman Kucinich April 2007 Impeach Cheney.pdf

472C 2007 The Need to Know October 26, 2007 Moyers Journal Abuse=Secrecy+Lack of Oversight.pdf

472C 2007 The Terror Presidency of George Bush Preface by Jack Goldsmith.pdf

472C 2008 Behind TV News Analysts Now Retired Military Officers-Pentagon Hidden Hand-Media Control NYTimes April 20, 2008 Entire Article.pdf

472C 2008 Behind TV News Analysts Now Retired Military Officers-Pentagon Hidden Hand-Media Control NYTimes April 20, 2008 Page 1.pdf

472C 2008 Bill Moyers Journal January 25, 2008 PBS False Drumbeat-False Information Start Iraq War-Bush Administration.pdf

472C 2008 Bill Moyers Journal February 1, 2008 PBS Iraq-Escalation.pdf

472C 2008 Bill Moyers Journal March 21, 2008 PBS Iraq-Interviews on the Never-Ending Wars.pdf

472C 2008 Bill Moyers Journal May 23, 2008 PBS Politics-Wars-Injustice at Home in America.pdf

472C 2008 Bill Moyers Journal May 30, 2008 PBS Iraq-Interview With Phil Donahue Part I.pdf

472C 2008 Bill Moyers Journal May 30, 2008 PBS Iraq Part I.pdf

472C 2008 Bill Moyers Journal May 30, 2008 PBS The Body of War Part I.pdf

472C 2008 Bill Moyers Journal November 14, 2008 PBS Afghanistan War.pdf

472C 2008 Bill Moyers Journal November 7, 2008 PBS Transcript Barack Obama Next President.pdf

472C 2008 Kucinich Article of Impeachment 2008 Bush U.S. House of Representatives.pdf

472C 2009 Bill Moyers December 4, 2009 PBS American Wars-Sacrifices-Costs $+Injuries+Death+PTSD+Suicides.pdf

472C 2009 Bill Moyers Journal May 29, 2009 PBS Torturing Democracy-The Issue of Torture is Explored.pdf

472C 2009 Bill Moyers November 20, 2009 PBS President Obama War Escalation in Afghanistan-Lessons From Vietnam.pdf

472C 2009 Iraq Birth Defects Rising November 13, 2009 Guardian.co.uk News-When Will They Show Up in U.S. Servicemen.pdf

472C 2010 Attorney General Holder + Justice Department March 11, 2010 NYTimes Bush Administration Briefs.pdf

472C 2010 Bill Moyers Journal January 15, 2010 PBS Wall Street+War Policies Transcript.pdf

472C 2010 Exclusive Interview with U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich SEPT 20, 2010 Truthout-U.S. Wars+Peace.pdf

472C 2010 Iraq War Critic Congressman John P. Murtha Died on February 8 2010 A Great Loss for U.S.pdf

472C 2010 The Shadow War Series+Maps August 16, 2010 NYTimes United States Widens Wars.pdf

472C 2010 U.S. Escalates Wars in Several Countries-Then Warns of Terrorist Attack on U.S. NYTimes February 3, 2010 Pakistan.pdf

472C 2010 U.S. Expanding Secret Action in Mideast-Asia-Saudi Arabia-Somalia-Africa Under General Petraeus NYTimes May 24, 2010.pdf

472C 2010 U.S. Expanding Secret Action in Mideast-Central Asia-Saudi Arabia-Somalia-Horn of Africa NYTimes May 24, 2010 U.S. Secrets.pdf

472C 2010 WAR-We Have Met the Enemy-He Is Powerpoint by Bumiller NYTimes April 27, 2010.pdf

472C 2011 A Conflict Without End NYTimes May 16, 2011 Republicans Efforts to Expand War on Terror Forever by United States.pdf

472C 2011 Horrific U.S. Medical Experiments Come to Light AOL News FEB 27, 2011 Connecticut+Other Places.pdf

472C 2011 Kucinich Speaks Out-U.S. Assassination Attempts Gaddafi, Contacts UN+ICC-Enforcement International Law June 11, 2011.pdf

472C 2011 U.S. Congressman Kucinich Challenging the President on War Powers Website June 15, 2011.pdf

Refugees of War - Shock & Awe Policies

 

472D 2009 War Refugees Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan Problems NYTimes August 28, 2009 Questions U.S. War Policies.pdf

Iraq - Starting in January 2012, this will be a Pentagon-Funded War = $4Billion Price Tag

 

472E 2002 President George Bush-National Security Strategy Full Text September 20, 2002 NY Times.pdf

472E 2004 Iraq-Report of an Inquiry into the Alternative Analysis-Issue Iraq-al Qaeda Relationship by Senator Carl Levin Report OCT 21, 2004.pdf

472E 2006 Iraq War Continues-Little Electricity Clean Water-The Tragedy Intensifies NYTimes December 1, 2006.pdf

472E 2007 General Wesley Clark Interview March 2, 2007 Democracy Now Transcript.pdf

472E 2007 Iraq Strategy Shift Defense Secretary Gates Bush Administration July 3, 2007 Wall Street Journal.pdf

472E 2008 Iraq Fear Baghdad Homes NYTimes August 24, 2008 Created Millions of Refugees in Other Countries.pdf

472E 2008 Iraq Parliament Problems-Iraq Reporter Throws Shoe at President Bush December 18, 2008 NYTimes.pdf

472E 2008 Iraq Problems-Who is Elite Counterterrorism Force December 18, 2008 NYTimes.pdf

472E 2008 Iraq Rebuilding Blunders Official History December 14 2008 NYTimes Bomb-Rebuild-Bomb-Pretend to Rebuild.pdf

472E 2008 Iraq War Not Over - U.S. Troop Will Stay for Years December 14, 2008 NYTimes.pdf

472E 2008 Iraq What Does Winning Mean August 21, 2008 NYTimes War on Terror or War on Our Democracy in U.S.pdf

472E 2008 Iraq+Afghanistan Robert Gates December 15, 2008 NYTimes Senator Obama to Continue Bush Wars With Gates in 2009.pdf

472E 2008 Iraq-Reporting on My Long Iraq War 2003-2006 by Filkins August 24, 2008 NYTimes.pdf

472E 2008 No Iraq Peace-War Continues What Does Winning Mean-Death+Destruction August 25, 2008 NYTimes.pdf

472E 2008 U.S. Joins Iraq Efforts to Bar Claims on Iraqi Coffers From First Gulf War in 1991 December 11, 2008 NYTimes More Corruption.pdf

472E 2009 Britain Troops Out of Iraq in June 2009 No Longer Can Afford Funding War Participation NYTimes December 11, 2008.pdf

472E 2009 CIA Financing Karzai Brother 8 Years on Payroll NYTimes October 28, 2009 Odd American War Strategy.pdf

472E 2009 Iraq American Spent $Millions-Iraq May Not Maintain Construction Projects-Reason for Staying NOV 21, 2009 NYTimes.pdf

472E 2009 Iraq Bombings Deadliest Since 2007 Raise Security Issues NYTimes October 25, 2009.pdf

472E 2009 Iraq Bombings-War Continues-More Loss of Life Deadly Blasts NYTimes September 13, 2009.pdf

472E 2009 Iraq Censorship Laws Move Forward-Book Censorship+More August 4, 2009 NYTimes U.S. Supports Dictatorship in Iraq.pdf

472E 2009 Iraq Environmental Disaster-Dust Bowl July 30, 2009 Los Angeles Times Water+Drought Issues Page 1.pdf

472E 2009 Iraq Storm of Violence as Factions Fight for Power-U.S. War Continues-Devastation Increasing April 25, 2009 NYTimes.pdf

472E 2009 Iraq War Repercussions-Old Problems Continue NYTimes September 13, 2009.pdf

472E 2009 Iraqi Crackdown on Sunni Population-U.S. Intervention Questions NYTimes April 16, 2009 War+Injustice Continue.pdf

472E 2009 U.S. Troops Oversee Kurd-Sunni Civil War-Oil is the Critical Issue NYTimes May 18, 2009.pdf

472E 2009 Vice-President Biden Profile by Traub NYTimes November 29, 2009 Iraq War After VP Cheney-Bush.pdf

472E 2010 A Benchmark of Little American Progress-Electrical Grid Fails Iraqis NYTimes August 1, 2010 Graphic.pdf

472E 2010 A Benchmark of Little American Progress-Electrical Grid Fails Iraqis NYTimes August 1, 2010.pdf

472E 2010 A Grim Portrait of Civilian Deaths in Iraq NYTimes October 22, 2010.pdf

472E 2010 American Soldier Accused of Leaking Information About Questionable U.S. Action in Iraq July 6, 2010 NYTimes.pdf

472E 2010 England Inquiry Into Iraq War-United States Never Initiated Real Inquiries Protecting Bush Administration NYTimes March 5, 2010.pdf

472E 2010 Hexavalent Chromium Issues-Army Secretary says KRB Contract Still Classified-Iraq AUG 31, 2010 The Orgonian.pdf

472E 2010 Hexavalent Chromium Lawsuit Against Iraq War Contractor KBR Goes Forward in Oregon May 19, 2010 Oregon News .pdf

472E 2010 Hexavalent Chromium-Iraq SEPT 1, 2010 Health Issues U.S. Troops Exposed The Orgonian Search All Items Tagged Page 1.pdf

472E 2010 Hexavalent Chromium-Iraq SEPT 1, 2010 Health Issues U.S. Troops Exposed The Oregonian Search All Items Tagged Page 2.pdf

472E 2010 Hexavalent Chromium-Iraq SEPT 1, 2010 Health Issues U.S. Troops Exposed The Orgonian Search All Items Tagged Page 3.pdf

472E 2010 Iraq Ancient Ruins Face New Looting U.S. Standing by Doing Nothing June 25, 2010 NYTimes.pdf

472E 2010 Iraq Detainees Fared Worse-Abuse by Iraq Army+Police October 22, 2010 NYTimes Ignored by U.S.pdf

472E 2010 Iraq One Photograph Shows Devastation U.S. Occupation February 19, 2010 NYTimes.pdf

472E 2010 Iraq Political Elite Empowered by American-Invasion Fears for Survival-American Troops to Stay in Iraq AUG 17, 2010 NYTimes.pdf

472E 2010 Iraq Problems Continue-U.S. Involvement Continues $$$$ Costly Occupation NYTimes February 11, 2010.pdf

472E 2010 Iraq Vital River Withering as Turkey, Syria+Iran Dams Reduce Water Flow in Tigris and Euphrates Rivers NYTimes June 12, 2010.pdf

472E 2010 Killers Stalk+Kill Politicians as Iraq Seeks New Government NYTimes June 30, 2010 Three Months 150 Killed.pdf

472E 2010 Killing of Journalist Taints Iraqi Kurdistan Image NYTimes May 18, 2010 War in Iraq Continues-Contractors+U.S. Troops.pdf

472E 2010 Mission Shifts in Iraq Risks Linger Obama ADM NYTimes AUG 21, 2010 Private Contractors-More Being Sent+50,000 Troops.pdf

472E 2010 Obama Administration Continues War With Civilians+50,000 Troops+Contractors in Iraq AUG 25, 2010 NYTimes Taxpayers Fund War.pdf

472E 2010 Oil Prospects+Wealth for Iraq War Americans-Prospect abound Among the Kurds NYTimes July 14, 2010 Note Sky Picture.pdf

472E 2010 Soldier Arrested on Charges of Leaking Potentially Embarrassing Cables on U.S. Policy in Iraq+Elsewhere NYTimes July 6, 2010.pdf

472E 2010 Sunnis in Iraq Allied With U.S. Leaving-Little Political Influence in Shiite Government OCT 16, 2010 NYTimes.pdf

472E 2010 The War Logs NYTimes October 22, 2010 Dispatches from the War in Iraq.pdf

472E 2010 U.S. and Iraqi Interests May Work Against U.S. Pullout Iraq in 2011 NYTimes AUG 10, 2010 Oil+U.S. Weapons+Military Base-Prisons.pdf

472E 2010 U.S. Fails to Complete or Cuts Back on Iraq Construction Projects Wastewater Treatment Plants NYTimes July 3, 2010.pdf

472E 2010 U.S. Military Except 5,000 Will Leave Iraq 6-7,000 Private Contractors Hired by U.S. to Remain in Iraq AUG 18, 2010 NYTimes.pdf

472E 2010 Video Shows U.S. Killing of Reuters Employees in July 2006 Attack in Baghdad NYTimes April 5, 2010.pdf

472E 2010 War in Iraq Defies U.S. Timetable for End of Combat-False Stories Coming out of Iraq NYTimes July 2, 2010.pdf

472E 2011 In the Shadow of Death Iraq and U.S. Tiptoe Around a Withdrawal Deadline July 14, 2011 NYTimes.pdf

THE COST OF WAR

 

472F 2009 Old Soldiers Never Cash Out-Work for Defense Contractors as Consultants NYTimes November 23, 2009.pdf

472F 2009 Senator Obama Facing Criticism Over War Costs-Commitment-Reliability-American Allies NYTimes NOV 24, 2009.pdf

472F 2009 U.S. Satellite Makers vs National Security vs $$$$ NYTimes April 2, 2009.pdf

472F 2010 British Cuts to Military Concern U.S. Officials NYTimes SEPT 23, 2010 U.S. Taxpayers to Fund All War Efforts Now.pdf

472F 2010 Iraq Reconstruction Fraud Cases Increasing-Investigating Afghanistan Practices NYTimes March 13, 2010.pdf

472F 2010 One Soldier or 20 Schools-War Hurts Public Education of Financial Resources NYTimes July 28, 2010 by Kristof Rebalance Priorities.pdf

472F 2010 Pentagon Told to Save $Billions for Use in War-Defense Secretary Gates NYTimes June 3, 2010.pdf

472F 2010 President Obama Budget Freezes Much Domestic Spending-War Spending Increases January 31, 2010 NYTimes.pdf

472F 2010 Secretary Clinton+Secretary Gates Seek $37.5 Billion More for Wars March 26, 2010.pdf

472F 2010 The Defense Budget Editorial on U.S. Defense Budget-Don't Give a Blank Check NYTimes February 4, 2010.pdf

472F 2010 U.S. Senate Approves $60Billion for Wars Without Any Revenue NYTimes May 27, 2010 More Credit Card Debt With Interest.pdf

472F 2010 U.S. Taxpayers Funding Afghanistan Warlords to Protect Convoys NYTimes June 21, 2010 Congressional Investigation.pdf

472F 2011 Cost of War Foreign Mostly Military Arms Aid June 29, 2011 Website.pdf

472F 2011 Cost of War Homeland Security Advisory System Budget Website June 29, 2011.pdf

472F 2011 Cost of War Pentagon Department of Defense Website June 29, 2011 Pentagon Budget.pdf

472F 2011 Cost of War Today August 11, 2011 Website http___costsofwar.pdf

472F 2011 Cost of War Website June 29, 2011 Report Summary http___costsofwar.pdf

472F 2011 Cost of War-Estimated Costs in $Billions Website June 29, 2011.pdf

472F 2011 Estimated Financial Cost of U.S. War on Terrorism in $Billions Website August 11, 2011 http___costsofwar.pdf

472F 2011 The Cost of U.S. Wars in Iraq-Afghanistan+Pakistan June 29, 2011 Website $4Trillion http___costsofwar.pdf

GUANTANAMO & WAR DETAINEES - Legal & Moral Problems

 

472G 2008 Detainees and the Supreme Court NYTimes December 10, 2011.pdf

472G 2009 A Few Guantanamo Detainees Released NYTimes June 15, 2009.pdf

472G 2009 Guantanamo Detainee Was Tortured-Pentagon-Bush Official Confirms January 14, 2009 NYTimes.pdf

472G 2009 U.S. Rift With Germany GB Detainees + Economy, etc. NYTimes June 5, 2009.pdf

472G 2010 ACLU DOJ-OIG FOIA Documents Released June 18, 2010 Detainees Listing.pdf

472G 2010 ACLU FOIA Documents-FBI OIG_052008_308_357.pdf

472G 2010 Guantanamo Prisoners Beginning to be Sent to Countries that Condone Torture NYTimes July 24, 2010.pdf

472G 2010 Obama ADM Wants Congress to Allow U.S. to Detain Terrorism Suspects Longer After Arrests NYTimes May 14, 2010.pdf

472G 2010 Press Tours of Guantanamo Offers A Look Answers No Questions NYTimes August 11, 2010 Press Restricted.pdf

472G 2010 U.S. Back Trial-Detainees in Afghanistan-2 Legal Systems-U.S. Detainees Held Indefinitely Without Charge NYTimes July 17, 2010.pdf

472G 2010 U.S. Federal Appeals Court Ruling Detainees Barred From Access to U.S. Courts May 21, 2010 NYTimes Disastrous Ruling.pdf

472G 2010 U.S. Tribunal and Error-Should Use Civilian Courts for Prosecutions February 12, 2010 NYTimes.pdf

472G 2011 Indefensible Detention-U.S. Supreme Court to Rule NYTimes Editorial March 10, 2011.pdf

472G 2011 President Obama Detention Plan Tests American Legal Tradition May 22, 2011 NYTimes.pdf

472GZ 2008 No Comment Torture Monbiot May 13, 2008 Guantanamo.pdf

South America - Haiti  & Other Countries

 

472H 1976 Kissinger 1976 Cable Sheds More Light on Operation Condor April 10, 2010 Investigation.pdf

472H 1976 Kissinger Blocked DeMarche on International Assassinations 1976 The National Security Archive http___www.gwu.pdf

472H 1976 New Questions About Kissinger Role in 1970s Latin Death Plot April 10, 2010 Los Angeles Times.pdf

472H 1976 Operation Condor Information Kissinger 1976 5_19760823 Unclassified Document.pdf

472H 1976 Operation Condor Kissinger 1976 1_19760830 August 30, 1976 Unclassified Document.pdf

472H 1976 Operation Condor Kissinger 1976 2_19760916_Actions_Taken Message Text Unclassified September 1976.pdf

472H 1976 Operation Condor Kissinger 1976 3_19760920_ September 1976 Document Unclassified.pdf

472H 1976 Operation Condor Kissinger 1976 4_19761008 October 8, 1976 Document Unclassified.pdf

472H 1976 The Case of the Missing Letter Kissinger Pinochet-Operation Condor Maxwell Working Paper 2004.pdf

472H 2009 NYTimes April 22, 2009 Wider Drug War Threatens Colombian Indians-U.S. Involved.pdf

472H 2009 Problems in South America for President Obama-New Military Bases in Columbia NYTimes November 28, 2009.pdf

War Veterans - Injured - Homeless - Jobless - Disabled - Suffering PTSD - Suicides - Dead

The war costs that most don't see that will last entire lifetimes.  How many more are we willing to sacrifice?

472I 1997 Iraq War Illness Modeling the Chemical Warfare Agent Release at Khamisiyah Pit CIA SEPT 4, 1997.pdf

472I 2008 Marine Death Home New York Times March 31, 2008.pdf

472I 2009 Iraq + Afghanistan Soldier Suicides Rising NYTimes June 7, 2009.pdf

472I 2009 More U.S. Killed+Wounded Afghanistan+Iraq NYTimes April 20, 2009.pdf

472I 2009 Veterans Administration Investigation of Awards+Bonuses NYTimes August 22, 2009.pdf

472I 2009 WAR Editorial Neglected Warriors -Suicides Up-Neglect Up-Wars Escalating December 3, 2009 NYTimes.pdf

472I 2010 American Wars Continuing Toll on the Troops-Both Mental+Physical Problems SEPT 20, 2010 NYTimes.pdf

472I 2010 Four More Suicides in a Week at Fort Hood-Record Levels Reached SEPT 29, 2010 NYTimes.pdf

472I 2010 Grim Afghanistan Milestone One Thousand Americans Dead in U.S. War for What Purpose NYTimes May 18, 2010 Page 1.pdf

472I 2010 Grim Afghanistan Milestone One Thousand Americans Dead in U.S. War for What Purpose NYTimes May 18, 2010 Page 2.pdf

472I 2010 Groups Find Trauma PTSD Rule for Veterans Lacking-Too Many Obstacles for Needed Care July 12, 2010 NYTimes.pdf

472I 2010 Linking Head Trauma With A.L.S. in Veterans-Many Questions NYTimes August 17, 2010.pdf

472I 2010 The Lunatics Manual by Herbert NYTimes August 2, 2010 Military Facing Epidemic of Suicides from Iraq+Afghanistan Wars.pdf

472I 2010 The State of War NYTimes Editorial August 12, 2010 U.S. Death+Injury Toll Rising Government Coffers Staggering Under Costs.pdf

472I 2010 Thousands of Iraq+Afghanistan War Veterans Denied Proper Treatment+PTSD Help NYTimes July 9, 2010.pdf

472I 2010 U.S. Army Trauma Care Units-Warehousing War Care of Injured Soldiers-Problems With Proper Care NYTimes April 24, 2010.pdf

472I 2010 U.S. Supreme Court Decision Strict Deadlines, Disabled Veterans-Dismissed Cases Hurt War Veterans NYTimes April 5 2010.pdf

472I 2010 U.S. Supreme Court Decision Strict Deadlines-Veterans-Dismissed Cases Hurting War Veterans NYTimes April 5 2010.pdf

472I 2010 War Dead Continue Come Home-Along with Injured from Iraq+Afghanistan NYTimes April 9, 2010.pdf

472I 2010 Who is Helping Our Wounded Veterans from Iraq+Afghanistan PBS NOW November 20, 2009.pdf

472I 2011 Powerful Drug Cocktails Have Deadly Results February 12, 2011 Iraq+Afghanistan Cost of Wars.pdf

472I 2011 Six U.S. Soldiers Die in Afghanistan April 1, 2011 NYTimes War Toll Mounts as President Obama War Continues.pdf

472I 2011 U.S. Cost of War $32Billion in Medical+Disability Spending 2001-2011 Website June 29, 2011.pdf

472I 2011 U.S. Costs of Iraq+Afghanistan War-+Veterans Costs $3.7 Trillion & Counting Reuters News June 29, 2011.pdf

472I 2011 U.S. Navy Research Links Toxins in War Zone to Ailments in U.S. Veterans May 12, 2011 USA Today.pdf

472I 2011 U.S. Night Raids in Afghanistan Translates into Civilian Death Toll+Resentment July 8, 2011 NYTimes.pdf

Another Long War - When Will the Pain, Suffering & Death End?

 

472J 2009 Israel Bombing GAZA Deadly-Coldly Lethal NYTimes January 18, 2009.pdf

472J 2009 Israel Bombs Gaza Relentlessly-Devastation Rampant NYTimes January 16, 2009.pdf

472J 2009 Israel Problems-Gaza Bombing Created More Problems NYTimes January 18, 2009.pdf

472J 2009 Israel vs Palestinians Obama Address Transcript + Video June 4, 2009.pdf

472J 2009 Israel vs Palestinians Obama Speech Good June 4, 2009 NYTimes.pdf

472J 2009 Israel War on GAZA+Palestinians=Acute Human Suffering NYTimes January 18, 2009 Page 1.pdf

472J 2009 President Elect Obama Asia Policy Difficult-Israel Problems NYTimes November 19, 2009.pdf

472J 2009 President Elect Obama-Uphill Slog-Asia+Israel NYTimes November 19, 2009.pdf

472J 2009 President Obama Asia Problems NYTimes November 19, 2009 Israel-Palestine.pdf

472J 2009 Weighing Crimes and Ethics-Israel War Against GAZA-Lebanon NYTimes January 17, 2009.pdf

472J 2010 Israel Raids Turkish Flotilla U.S. Torn Between two Allies-Palestinian Problems NYTimes June 1, 2010.pdf

472J 2010 Israel vs Obama Administration-Resettlements by Dowd NYTimes March 16, 2010.pdf

472J 2010 Israeli Robots Remake Battlefield Fox News January 12, 2010.pdf

Globalization - Weapons Sales - Genocide - Starvation - Unending Wars & Conflicts

     Foreign Exploitation of Africa for Natural Resources, Land & Water

472K 2008 Genocide in Darfur Continues U.S. Bush Does Nothing NYTimes December 11, 2008.pdf

472K 2008 Massacre in Africa Congo December 11, 2008 Editorial NYTimes.pdf

472K 2008 Rwandan Officer Found Guilty-Justice Prevails NYTimes December 19, 2008.pdf

472K 2008 U.S. Not Helping Congo Region Genocide NYTimes December 13, 2008 Bush Administration.pdf

472K 2009 Zimbabwe Problems U.S. Ignores-Herbert NYTimes January 17, 2009.pdf

472K 2010 Africa Congo War Brutality The Grotesque Vocabulary NYTimes February 11, 2010 by Kristof.pdf

472K 2010 Brutal War in Eastern Congo-5.4 Million Deaths-U.S. Looks the Other Way NYTimes February 7, 2010.pdf

472K 2011 U.S. Expands Its Drone War Into Somalia July 1, 2011 NYTimes.pdf

472K 2011 U.S. Obama Administration Financing Private Contractors in Somalia Conflict AUG 10, 2011 NYTimes.pdf

Weapons of War - Ground - Space - Drones - Electromagnetic - Land Mines - Smart Bombs

The New "Shock & Awe Weapons" of Mass Destruction (See U.S. Navy Section)

472L 1997 U.S. Department of Defense News Briefing April 28, 1997 Secretary of Defense Cohen-Good Information-Iraq-Future Weapons.pdf

472L 2005 U.S. Air Force Secretary Wynne Jets Leasing Scandal USA Today August 17, 2005.pdf

472L 2006 Aviation Week NG Skyguard E-Bomb Lacks Mobilitly-U.S. Army Seeking High-Energy Laser August 10, 2006 Chemically Powered.pdf

472L 2006 Laser Northrop Grumman Skyguard U.S. Army Seeking in Chemically Powered High-Energy Laser Aviation Week AUG 10, 2006.pdf

472L 2006 Marines Play With Chemical Irritants Oleoresin Capsicum OC Aviation Week SEPT 18, 2007.pdf

472L 2008 Cluster Bombs, Made in America June 1, 2008 NYTimes U.S. Won't Ban Their Usage.pdf

472L 2008 NASA Vulture Unmanned Aircraft to Stay Aloft for 5 Years March 6, 2008 Next-to-Energy News.pdf

472L 2008 Weapons Systems 60 Minutes June 1, 2008 The Pentagon's Ray Gun Weapon.pdf

472L 2009 Aviation Week March 11, 2009 E-Bombs Could Go Mainstream Page 1.pdf

472L 2009 Aviation Week March 11, 2009 E-Bombs Could Go Mainstream Page 2.pdf

472L 2009 Bioweapons Ban Supported by Bush + Obama = No Verification+No Enforcement DEC 10, 2009 AP News.pdf

472L 2009 Guam U.S. Territory America is Tripling its Military Presence $10Billion Project-Moving From Okinawa DEC 11, 2009 .pdf

472L 2009 U.S. Arms Sales to Foreign Governments UP Two-Thirds NYTimes SEPT 7, 2009 U.S. Arms World.pdf

472L 2010 Activists On Trial in Nevada Protesting Obama Administration Drone Program SEPT 13, 2010 Democracy Now-Transcript+Video.pdf

472L 2010 Aviation Week Search May 5, 2010 E-BOMB Results 18.pdf

472L 2010 Aviation Week World Aerospace Database Listings May 5, 2010 Search Results 16.pdf

472L 2010 Britain Afghanistan War Costs-Nuclear Submarines $30 Billion New Nuclear Missile Launching Submarines NYTimes OCT 2, 2010.pdf

472L 2010 Colorado U.S. Air Force Space-Based Surveillance Satellite Lift-Off is Scrubbed Rocket Problems NYTimes July 6, 2010.pdf

472L 2010 Earth Secrets-Satellites-Military-C.I.A. National Intelligence Hidden in Skies NYTimes May 27, 2010 No Public Data Released.pdf

472L 2010 Japan Premier Quits Approval Plummets Broken Pledge to Remove U.S. Military Base from Okinawa NYTimes June 1, 2010.pdf

472L 2010 Obama Administration The Drone and Spying War December 16, 2010 Wired News.pdf

472L 2010 Risky Business U.S. Defense Secretary Gates Calls for Easing Limits on Sensitive Military Technologies NYTimes April 20, 2010.pdf

472L 2010 U.S. Air Force Drones Leave Military Awash in Data NYTimes January 11, 2010 by Drew.pdf

472L 2010 U.S. Army Making Soldiers Fit to Fight Without the Setups NYTimes August 30, 2010 The Toll of 10 Years of War.pdf

472L 2010 U.S. Being Pressed to Join International Land Mine Ban Over Military+Pentagon Objections NYTimes May 7, 2010.pdf

472L 2010 U.S. Defense Secretary Gates-Pentagon Budget $$$ War Costs-Lasers Not Working but Funded NYTimes May 16, 2010.pdf

472L 2010 U.S. Pentagon Purchases Exorbitantly Priced Choppers for Afghanistan Military Controversy MSNBC News June 19, 2010 Page 1.pdf

472L 2010 U.S. Pentagon Purchases Exorbitantly Priced Choppers for Afghanistan Military Sparks MSNBC News June 19, 2010 Page 2.pdf

472L 2010 U.S. Speeding Up Missile Defenses in Persian Gulf-Iran January 31, 2010 NYTimes.pdf

472L 2010 USGS Afghanistan Airborne Geophysical and Remote Sensing Survey 2006 - Website June 14, 2010.pdf

472L 2010 USGS Afghanistan Airborne Geophysics Survey Documents Website June 14, 2010.pdf

472L 2011 War Costs AS THE DRONE FLIES Ralph Nader September 26, 2011.pdf

472L 2011 War Costs-Attack of the Drones January 16, 2011 Guardian.co.uk News.pdf

472L 2011 War Costs Drone September 21, 2011 Video Guardian.co.uk News.pdf

472L 2011 War Costs The Next Generation of Drones January 13, 2011 Guardian.co.uk News.pdf

472L 2011 War Evolves With Drones-Some Tiny as Bugs for Spying+Other Purposes U.S. Air Force NYTimes June 19, 2011 Entire Article.pdf

472L 2011 War Evolves With Drones-Some Tiny as Bugs for Spying+Other Purposes U.S. Air Force NYTimes June 19, 2011 Page 1.pdf

472L 2011 WAR Machines-Recruiting Robots for Combat November 27, 2010 NYTimes-A New Generation of War Robots Entire Article.pdf

472L 2011 WAR Weapons-A New Generation of Robotic Weapons NOV 27 2010 NYTimes.pdf

472LZ 2009 Monbiot Stop Building Tanks June 23, 2009 Wars Are Costly+Reduce Ability to Fund Needed Non-Military Programs.pdf

Miscellaneous Information

 

472M 2001-2011 Iraq-Afghanistan-Pakistan Executive Summary Watson Institute-Brown University.pdf

North & South Korea

 

472N 2009 North Korea - Obama Needs to Find Truth NYTimes January 17, 2009.pdf

Pakistan

 

472P 2008 NYTimes August 19, 2008 Pakistan Destabilized by U.S.pdf

472P 2009 Obama Administration War on Pakistan Causing Turmoil NYTimes November 29, 2009.pdf

472P 2009 Pakistan Anger at U.S. Increasing With Bombing Policies August 2009 NYTimes.pdf

472P 2009 Pakistan U.S. Meets Resistance as Expanding Embassy+Private Security Contractors NYTimes October 6, 2009.pdf

472P 2009 Pakistan-Between Obama Speech Lines Covert Expansion in Pakistan-More War $ DEC 2, 2009 NYTimes.pdf

472P 2009 Pakistan-U.S. Relations Strained With U.S. Drone Attacks+Multiple Pressures NYTimes October 27, 2009.pdf

472P 2009 President Obama's Pakistan War Costly-Who is Enemy NYTimes April 2, 2009.pdf

472P 2010 CIA Steps Up Drone Attacks in Pakistan Before Senator Obama Reviews Afghanistan+Pakistan Strategies NYTimes SEPT 27, 2010.pdf

472P 2010 Distrust Slows U.S. Training of Pakistanis-New Warfare Fighters+Technology Issues NYTimes July 12, 2010 U.S. Endgame.pdf

472P 2010 No Secrets in the Sky-CIA U.S. Pakistan Drone Operations NO Secret NYTimes April 26, 2010 Did Congress Approve.pdf

472P 2010 Pakistan Drowning in Floods-Neglect-Drone Bombings by U.S. + CIA-U.S. Demands AUG 25, 2010 NYTimes.pdf

472P 2010 Pakistan Terrible 3-Month U.S. Drone Missile Attack on Pakistan NYTimes April 4, 2010.pdf

472P 2010 Targeted Killing is New U.S. Focus in Afghanistan+Pakistan NYTimes July 31, 2010 Obama Administration Deeper into War.pdf

472P 2010 U.S. Illegal Drone+Helicopter Bombing CIA Covert War Pakistan Escalates NYTimes SEPT 30, 2010 Closes NATO+U.S. Supply Lines.pdf

472P 2010 U.S. Pakistan CIA Pakistanis Tell of Motive in Taliban Leader Arrest August 22, 2010 NYTimes.pdf

472P 2010 U.S. Soldiers Die in U.S. War in Pakistan NYTimes February 4, 2010.pdf

472P 2010 U.S. Strategy in Pakistan Upended by Floods August 18, 2010 NYTimes U.S. Bombing by Drone Continues.pdf

472P 2010 U.S. Top Villain in Pakistan Conspiracy Talk NYTimes May 25, 2010.pdf

472P 2010 United Nations Official Set to Ask U.S. to End C.I.A. Drone Strikes-Pakistan NYTimes May 27, 2010.pdf

472PZ 2010 Pakistan Defense About Us Website August 21, 2010 Note Location of Site http___www.defence.pdf

472PZ 2010 Pakistan Defense Photo Gallery Website August 21, 2010.pdf

472PZ 2010 Pakistan Defense Website August 21, 2010 http___www.defence.pdf

472PZ 2010 Pakistan Defense Website August 21, 2010 Photograph Gallery.pdf

472PZ 2010 Pakistan Defense Website August 21, 2010 Skybolt Photograph.pdf

Iran

 

472Q 2007 Bill Moyers Journal October 5, 2007 PBS War With Iran Edges Closer to Reality.pdf

472Q 2008 Oil Persian Gulf U.S. Naval Strikeforce to Blockade Iran August 11, 2008 War Near.pdf

472Q 2009 War Endless War-The Media Preparing Public For Endless War New Statesman-Iran Nuclear Threat a Lie OCT 1, 2009.pdf

472Q 2010 U.S. Close to More Wars Pakistan Going Forward-Inching Toward Iran NYTimes April 17, 2010.pdf

472Q 2010 U.S. Enriches Companies Defying U.S. Policy on Iran NYTimes March 6, 2010.pdf

472Q 2011 Iranian Satellite-Launch Rocket Lifts Off in Trial March 17, 2011 GSNews.pdf

Libya - Turkey - Egypt

 

472R 2011 Congressman Kucinich_ President Had Time to Consult with International Community on Libya March 29, 2011.pdf

472R 2011 Libya and Beyond-How Did We Get There and What Happens Next by Congressman Kucinich August 23, 2011.pdf

472R 2011 President Obama Defends Continuing U.S. Role in Libya Operation June 15, 2011 in 38 Page Report.pdf

472R 2011 Secretary of Defense Gates Wars of Risks of a No-Flight Zone-Another U.S. Bombing War NYTimes March 2, 2011.pdf

472R 2011 Two Top Lawyers Lost to President Obama in Libya War Policy Debate June 17, 2011 NYTimes.pdf

472R 2011 U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich Speech on U.S. War on Libya March 31, 2011 One Hour C-SPAN.pdf

472R 2011 U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich+Other House Members File Lawsuit Washington Post June 15, 2011 Libya War.pdf

Space-Based Weapons

 

Detainees - Torture - Renditions

 

472RT 2011 Turkey Top Generals Quit in Group-Stunning Turkish Citizens July 20, 2011 NYTimes.pdf

472T 2005 Frontline The Torture Question October 2005 Transcript.pdf

472T 2005 New Released Reports Show Early Concern on Prison Abuse-Torture Memos NYTimes JAN 6, 2005.pdf

472T 2007 C.I.A. Held Qaeda Leader in Secret Jail for Months April 28, 2007 CIA Secret Jails.pdf

472T 2007 Seymour Hersh New Yorker June 25, 2007 Abu Ghraib General Taguba Torture Investigation.pdf

472T 2008 Afghanistan U.S. to Build Huge Prison May 17, 2008 NYTimes .pdf

472T 2008 Afghanistan U.S. to Build Huge Prison NYTimes May 17, 2008.pdf

472T 2008 Bill Moyers Journal 2008 PBS Books-Documentaries Iraq Torture.pdf

472T 2008 Bill Moyers Journal February 8, 2008 PBS Renditions.pdf

472T 2008 Bill Moyers Journal February 15, 2008 PBS Books Documentaries Iraq Torture.pdf

472T 2008 Bill Moyers Journal July 25, 2008 PBS U.S. Torture Policies Bush Adm.pdf

472T 2008 Bill Moyers Journal July 25, 2008 PBS U.S. Torture Policies Bush Administration.pdf

472T 2008 Bill Moyers Journal May 9, 2008 PBS Torture and Health Care.pdf

472T 2008 Iraq Prisons-Torture+Abuse-No Justice System NYTimes December 16, 2008.pdf

472T 2008 U.S. Soldiers Executed Iraqis Prisoners Charges NYTimes August 27, 2008.pdf

472T 2009 More on Torture-Undermining our Constitution-Fear Bassed NYTimes April 19, 2009.pdf

472T 2009 Afghanistan Bagram Prison-Detainees Policy Review NYTimes August 13, 2009.pdf

472T 2009 Cheney Fights to Keep Torture+Spy Policies May 20, 2009 Dowd NYTimes.pdf

472T 2009 Forgive and Forget Crimes by Bush Administration NYTimes January 16, 2009 Obama Administration Takes No Action.pdf

472T 2009 More on Torture-Undermining our Constitution-Fear Based April 19, 2009 NYTimes.pdf

472T 2009 Red Cross Torture Report Doctors Assisted CIA Torture NYTimes April 9, 2009.pdf

472T 2009 Torture Accountability Needed Today for Bush Administration Depravity NYTimes April 19, 2009.pdf

472T 2009 Torture Not Working Under Bush-Investigations Needed NYTimes Opinion September 6, 2009.pdf

472T 2009 Torture Photographs+Kangaroo Courts Obama Not Right Editorial May 17, 2009 NYTimes.pdf

472T 2010 Accountability for Torture ACLU Documents Released Under FOIA 2003-2010.pdf

472T 2010 Afghanistan U.S. Detainees Brings Anger+Frustration NYTimes March 19, 2010.pdf

472T 2010 Backward at Bagram Prison in Afghanistan-Federal Court Ruling on Bagram Prisoners Captured Anywhere+Held in Bagram.pdf

472T 2010 Bush Administration Torture Produced Little-Damaged U.S. Global Standings+Increased Legal Problems AUG 26, 2010 NYTimes.pdf

472T 2010 Bush Administration+Obama Administration - No Price to Pay for Torture NYTimes June 15, 2010.pdf

472T 2010 Bush Justice Official Bybee Who Approved Brutal Torture CIA Methods Not Authorized House Committee July 15, 2010 NYTimes.pdf

472T 2010 NYTimes Senator Leahy Demands Missing Bush Administration Torture E-Mails of John Yoo February 26, 2010.pdf

472T 2010 Parwan+Bagram American Detention Centers Expanding-Two Judicial Systems-Detainees Held Indefinitely NYTimes July 17, 2010.pdf

472T 2010 Secret Baghdad Jail Held Sunnis From the North-Torture Involved NYTimes April 21, 2010.pdf

472T 2010 Torture by U.S. Was Widespread Global Research July 30, 2010 American Descent Into Hell-Many Oppose Worldwide.pdf

472T 2010 Torture Loopholes Problems With Obama Administration NYTimes January 21, 2010.pdf

472T 2011 Bin Laden Raid Revives Debate on Value of Torture May 3, 2011 NYTimes Torture Should be Banned as U.S. Policy.pdf

472T 2011 CIA Weighs-in Torture Did not Help Find Bin Laden May 18, 2011 ACLU News.pdf

472T 2011 Countries that Hold Detainees Arrested as Part of U.S. war On Terror Website August 11, 2011 http___costsofwar.pdf

472T 2011 Iraq Inside the Detainee Abuse Task Force May 13, 2011 Nation Magazine.pdf

472T 2011 The Cost of War-Detainees Held in Foreign Countries Website June 29, 2011 http___costsofwar.pdf

472T 2011 The Torture Apologists NYTimes May 4, 2011.pdf

472T 2011 Tugging at Threads to Untold Stories of Torture in Iraq NYTimes May 2, 2011.pdf

472TL 2002 Torture U.S. Justice Department Memos-Interrogation Techniques August 1, 2002 CIA FOIA Document.pdf

472TL 2005 Torture ACLU FBI Torture Records 2005 A .pdf

472TL 2005 Torture ACLU FBI Torture Records 2005 B.pdf

472TL 2008 U.S. Supreme Court Torture Case Revived NYTimes December 16, 2008.pdf

472TL 2009 Red Cross Torture Report Doctors Assisted CIA Torture NYTimes April 9, 2009.pdf

472TL 2009 Torture on Trial - Bush Administration John Yoo NYTimes June 14, 2009 Illegal Actions-No Justice.pdf

472TL 2010 U.S. Court of Appeals Dismisses Case 6-5 Asserting Torture-CIA NYTimes SEPT 8, 2010 Advances Sweeping View of Secrecy Powers.pdf

472TL 2010 U.S. Supreme Court-Bush Administration+Obama Administration - No Price to Pay for Torture NYTimes June 15, 2010.pdf

472TZ 2009 Afghanistan Torture by English Troops October 2009 http___www.monbiot.pdf

472TZ 2009 Cheney Fights to Keep Torture and Spy Policies May 20, 2009 Dowd NYTimes.pdf

Covert Actions - Spying + War Killing Actions (Taken Over Military Functions) in Foreign Countries (See Video Below).

 

472U 2010 CIA Sharing Data With Climate Scientists NYTimes January 25, 2010.pdf

Private Contractors - Blackwater & Others 

(Enormous Cost of Outsourcing War by Contract)

 

472V 2007 PMA Scandal Speaker Pelosi Foot Dragging-Defense Contractor Investigation June 3, 2007 NYTimes.pdf

472V 2008 Blackwater - Iraq Deaths - Face Charges NYTimes December 6, 2008.pdf

472V 2008 NYTimes December 18, 2008 All Private Contractors+Blackwater Out of Iraq.pdf

472V 2008 Private Contractors Cost U.S. $Billions They Outnumber U.S. Troops NYTimes August 12, 2008.pdf

472V 2009 Afghanistan Black Jail at U.S. Bagram Air Base-Detentions + Torture Continue NYTimes November 29, 2009.pdf

472V 2009 Blackwater Xe Part of Afghanistan Contractor Surge December 21, 2009 military.com news.pdf

472V 2009 Iraq + Afghanistan Blackwater Contractor Problems Investigations NYTimes September 14, 2009.pdf

472V 2009 Private Contractor Mercenaries NYTimes September 11-12, 2009 No End in Sight-Many Problems.pdf

472V 2009 U.S. State Department Knew About Private Contractor Problems NYTimes September 12, 2009-Bush.pdf

472V 2010 American Use of Contractors Added to War Chaos in Iraq October 23, 2010 NYTimes.pdf

472V 2010 Blackwater Black Ops The Nation September 15, 2010 by Scahill Corporations+Other Entity Links to Blackwater.pdf

472V 2010 Blackwater Black Ops The Nation September 15, 2010 by Scahill Note Canadian+Monsanto Links to Blackwater.pdf

472V 2010 Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq+Afghanistan July 12, 2010 CWC_SR2010-07-12.pdf

472V 2010 Private Contractors Effort to Track+Kill Militants in Pakistan+Afghanistan NYTimes March 15, 2010 Page 1.pdf

472V 2010 Private Contractors Effort to Track+Kill Militants in Pakistan+Afghanistan NYTimes March 15, 2010 Page 2.pdf

472V 2010 The Iraq Archive-The Strands of a War NYTimes October 22, 2010 Private Contractors-Deaths-Detainee Abuse.pdf

472V 2010 The U.S. Warlogs Released Show U.S. Contractors A Problem in Iraq OCT 23, 2010 NYTimes Page 1 .pdf

472V 2010 U.S. CIA Takes Over Military Operations Risky-Blackwater Connections-Deaths NYTimes January 1, 2010.pdf

472V 2010 U.S. Congressional Research Service July 2, 2010 Iraq+Afghanistan Contractors Report R40764.pdf

472V 2010 U.S. Use of Private Contractors Added to War Chaos in Iraq NYTimes War Logs October 23, 2010.pdf

Afghanistan

 

472W 2008 Afghanistan Defense Secretary Gates Pushing Plan to Double Afghan Army NY Times August 8, 2008.pdf

472W 2008 Afghanistan Failures Ignited Iraq NYTimes August 21, 2008.pdf

472W 2008 Afghanistan Revival+Development June 2008 Industrial Minerals Final Article.pdf

472W 2008 Afghanistan U.S. War $ Deaths CIA NYTimes August 14, 2008 .pdf

472W 2008 U.S. Bombing Raids Afghanistan NYTimes August 24, 2008.pdf

472W 2008 U.S. Kills Wounds Afghanistan Who are on Our Side-More Mistakes NYTimes December 11, 2008.pdf

472W 2008 United States vs NATO Over Afghanistan Trade NYTimes December 23, 2008.pdf

472W 2009 Afghanistan NYTimes September 14, 2009 Brzezinski Notes Problems for U.S.pdf

472W 2009 A Fearful Price for Presidential Wars by so few by Herbert NYTimes December 7, 2009.pdf

472W 2009 Afghanistan by Maureen Dowd NYTimes December 12, 2009 Secretary Gates Game Not So Great.pdf

472W 2009 Afghanistan Election Problems NYTimes September 7, 2009 Karzai Fraud.pdf

472W 2009 Afghanistan NATO Allies Wary New Troop Pledges-Escalation-Unpopular U.S. Wars NYTimes DEC 3, 2009.pdf

472W 2009 Afghanistan on Main Street-War+Debt by Cohen NYTimes December 7, 2009 Note on Drones-Military Research.pdf

472W 2009 Afghanistan Problems - U.S. + U.N. Problems NYTimes October 28, 2009.pdf

472W 2009 Afghanistan War - NATO Ministers Want Wider War-More Troops October 24, 2009 NYTimes.pdf

472W 2009 Afghanistan Works to Protect 33 Species During War June 9, 2009 NYTimes Dot Earth.pdf

472W 2009 Afghanistan+Pakistan Rattled by U.S. Plan for Drawdown NYTimes December 3, 2009.pdf

472W 2009 Afghanistan-British Views NYTimes October 27, 2009 by Cohen.pdf

472W 2009 Congressman David R. Obey December 13, 2009 Sees Echoes of Vietnam in Afghanistan War NYTimes.pdf

472W 2009 Doubts About Certitude Afghanistan Gates by Maureen Dowd NYTimes December 16, 2009.pdf

472W 2009 NATO Strike Magnifies Divide Afghanistan President Escalated War More Bomb Victims NYTimes September 5, 2009.pdf

472W 2009 NYTimes May 21, 2009 Afghanistan - Questionable Whether Obama Wants Peace.pdf

472W 2009 U.S. Air Strike Mistakes in Afghanistan June 3, 2009 NYTimes Leading to Civilian Deaths Report.pdf

472W 2009 U.S. Army History Finds Early Bush Adm Missteps in Afghanistan NYTimes December 31, 2009.pdf

472W 2009 VP Biden Speaks Out on Cheney Statements October 24, 2009 NYTimes.pdf

472W 2010 Afghanistan Death+Wounded Toll Rises NYTimes May 20, 2010 Television News Almost Silent on Theses Issues.pdf

472W 2010 Afghanistan Fighting Surges American Troops Injured or Dead Increasing Sharply NYTimes June 12, 2010 The Obama Legacy.pdf

472W 2010 Afghanistan Lacking Foreign Investments+Leadership in Push to Pay Taliban Defectors SEPT 6, 2010 NYTimes.pdf

472W 2010 Afghanistan Pledges Support for Private Kabul Bank NYTimes SEPT 6, 2010 Will U.S. Bailout Kabul Bank.pdf

472W 2010 Afghanistan Problems-Like Iraq-War Escalates as $$$Billions Spent on Obama War NYTimes April 4, 2010.pdf

472W 2010 Afghanistan U.S. Forces Leave Valley of Death-What Does Winning Mean-Injuries+Death April 14, 2010 NYTimes.pdf

472W 2010 Afghanistan-The New Look of War in Afghanistan-Bagram Air Base NYTimes January 11, 2010.pdf

472W 2010 After Afghanistan Shift to Petraeus Top U.S. Civilians Face Tricky Future June 30, 2010 NYTimes.pdf

472W 2010 Ambushed-A glimpse of a Long Summer War in Afghanistan NYTimes May 19, 2010 Why Are We There.pdf

472W 2010 American Forces Press Service March 26, 2010 Eight Countries Receive Special U.S. Funding-Help With Afghanistan-Pentagon.pdf

472W 2010 As Time Passes Goals in Afghanistan Shrink NYTimes September 11, 2010 Corruption+U.S. Mounting War Costs-More Questions.pdf

472W 2010 Baghlan Province Afghanistan Deprived of Local Jobs+Services-Unsustainable U.S. War Problems NYTimes July 29, 2010.pdf

472W 2010 Behind Afghanistan Bombing - An Agent With Many Loyalties NYTimes January 25, 2010.pdf

472W 2010 Bill Moyers Journal The War in Afghanistan Continues April 9, 2010 PBS Transcript.pdf

472W 2010 Defense Secretary Gates Defends Policy on Afghanistan+Policy Debate SEPT 23, 2010 Full Speed Ahead for Decades .pdf

472W 2010 Demand an Afghanistan Exit Strategy by K. Vanden Heuvel April 26, 2010 The Nation.pdf

472W 2010 Depositors Panic Over Bank Crisis in Afghanistan NYTimes SEPT 2, 2010 Contrived Deal to Get U.S. Taxpayers to Bailout.pdf

472W 2010 Drone War Expanding in Afghanistan NYTimes February 20, 2010.pdf

472W 2010 Fueling the Afghanistan War U.S. Alliances-Other Questions April 21, 2010 by Roston The Nation Page 1.pdf

472W 2010 Fueling the Afghanistan War U.S. Alliances-Other Questions April 21, 2010 by Roston The Nation Page 2.pdf

472W 2010 Headline News-Afghanistan War Death Toll Mounts NYTimes February 15, 2010.pdf

472W 2010 Key Afghanistan Karzai Aide Salehi-Corruption Inquiry Has Financial Ties to CIA NYTimes AUG 25, 2010 U.S. Subsidizing Corruption.pdf

472W 2010 One Battalion Wrenching Deployment to Afghanistan NYTimes June 26, 2010 What Sacrifices-What Does Winning Mean.pdf

472W 2010 Overture to Taliban Jolts Afghanistan Minorities NYTimes June 26, 2010 Karzai to Restore Pashtun Rule-Ethnic Divisions.pdf

472W 2010 Rolling Stone Magazine June 22, 2010 by Hastings The Runaway General McChrystal-Afghanistan.pdf

472W 2010 Security in Afghanistan is Deteriorating Aid Groups Say NYTimes September 11, 2010 Increasing U.S. Troops a Disaster Policy.pdf

472W 2010 Top Level Military on Career Paths Have No Interest in Volunteering-Afghanistan NYTimes JAN 6, 2010.pdf

472W 2010 U.S. Afghanistan War Logs August 5, 2010 NYTimes.pdf

472W 2010 U.S. Envoy Eikenberry Cables Concerns About Afghanistan War Plans NYTimes January 26, 2010.pdf

472W 2010 U.S. Military Scapegoats Drone Operators in Afghanistan Civilian Deaths NYTimes May 20, 2010 NATO Forces.pdf

472W 2010 U.S. Military Scrutinizes Documents NYTimes July 28, 2010 Afghanistan-Bush Administration.pdf

472W 2010 U.S. Military Wants Slower Pace to Withdraw From Afghanistan Role August 11, 2010 NYTimes Despite Public Pressure to End War.pdf

472W 2010 U.S. Problems in Afghanistan-Opium-Marja-What Does Winning Mean NYTimes March 20, 2010.pdf

472W 2010 When Afghanis Seek Medical Aid-Tough Choices for U.S. War+Other Medical Problems May 28, 2010 NYTimes.pdf

472W 2011 Afghanistan Bank Losses Could be $900 Million from Fraud+Mismanagement NYTimes January 30, 2011.pdf

U.S. Government Policies

 

472X 2002 Liberty vs Security September 10, 2002 PBS.pdf

472X 2005 U.S. President Bush OK Spying on Americans New York Times December 16, 2005 Page 1.pdf

472X 2005 U.S. President Bush OK Spying on Americans New York Times December 16, 2005 Page 2.pdf

472X 2005 U.S. President Bush OK Spying on Americans New York Times December 16, 2005 Page 3.pdf

472X 2005 U.S. President Bush OK Spying on Americans New York Times December 16, 2005 Page 4.pdf

472X 2005 U.S. President Bush OK Spying on Americans New York Times December 16, 2005 Page 5.pdf

472X 2006 War on Terror - Long War, Wrong War S.F. Chronicle Arquilla July 16, 2006.pdf

472X 2007 Former CIA Director George Tenet Assails D. Cheney on Iraq NYTimes April 27, 2007-No Serious Debate.pdf

472X 2007 Former CIA Director George Tenet Assails D.Cheney on Iraq NYTimes April 27, 2007-No Serious Debate Page 1.pdf

472X 2008 Torture Detainees U.S. House & Senate Report November 20, 2008.pdf

472X 2009 Afghanistan-Questionable Whether President Obama Wants Peace NYTimes May 21, 2009.pdf

472X 2009 After Guantanamo-Is President Obama Tossing Out the Constitution With New Anti-Terror Plan NOW SEPT 4, 2009.pdf

472X 2009 After Guantanamo-Is President Obama Tossing Out the Constitution With New Anti-Terror Plan Transcript NOW SEPT 4, 2009.pdf

472X 2009 Obama Administration Should Investigate Torture+Legal Briefs-Cheney NYTimes September 2009 Editorial.pdf

472X 2009 President Bush to President Obama Iraq+Afghanistan+Pakistan High War Costs NYTimes NOV 19, 2009.pdf

472X 2009 President Bush+Cheney Legacy Left to Obama-Torture+Guantanamo NYTimes January 18, 2009.pdf

472X 2009 President Obama Considers Preventive Detention-Threatens U.S. Constitution NYTimes May 21, 2009.pdf

472X 2009 President Obama Cover-up for Bush Administration Policies+Accountability Underway October 26, 2009 Editorial.pdf

472X 2009 President Obama Detainee Problems Continuing Injustice for Many August 5, 2009 NYTimes.pdf

472X 2009 Torture Bush Administration Approves - Pentagon Role NYTimes April 22, 2009.pdf

472X 2009 Torture Cheney Master of Pain May 17, 2009 Dowd NYTimes-Pelosi Problems.pdf

472X 2009 Torture CIA vs Justice Department Tensions NYTimes August 27, 2009 CIA Wants No Investigations.pdf

472X 2009 Torture Issue CIA vs Justice Dept at Odds NYTimes August 27, 2009 CIA Problems Page 1.pdf

472X 2009 Torture No Dissent or Inquiry April 22, 2009 NYTimes CIA Wanted to Torture.pdf

472X 2009 Torture United States Government Agencies NYTimes April 16, 2009.pdf

472X 2009 Torture-War + Bush Spying on U.S. Citizens-President Obama Must Require Accountability-Rich May 17, 2009 NYTimes .pdf

472X 2009 Tortured Logic by U.S. Justice Department Lawyers NYTimes June 7, 2009 Agreed on Brutality Tactics.pdf

472X 2009 U.S. Detainee Report U.S. House & Senate April 2009 NYTimes.pdf

472X 2009 War on Terrorism Huge Mistake by Arquilla S.F. Chronicle.pdf

472X 2010 Bagram Prison in Afghanistan-Federal Court Ruling on Bagram Prisoners Captured Anywhere+Held in Bagram.pdf

472X 2010 Defense Secretary Gates Fears Wider Gap Between Military Leaders and Those they are Sworn to Protect SEPT 29, 2010 NYTimes.pdf

472X 2010 Mentor Mullen Says McChrystal Crushed by Change in His Circumstances Allowed to Retire With 4 Stars NYTimes July 2, 2010.pdf

472X 2010 NYTimes March 28, 2010 Obama Legal Team Divided on Counterterrorism Powers-Detainees.pdf

472X 2010 President Obama Foreign Policies Iraq-Israel-Iran-Afghanistan-Pakistan Wall Street Journal AUG 31 2010.pdf

472X 2010 President Obama Legal Team Divided on Counterterrorism Powers-Detainees March 28, 2010 NYTimes.pdf

472X 2010 U.S. Court of Appeals Dismisses Torture by CIA NYTimes SEPT 8, 2010 Sweeping Obama View of Secrecy Powers.pdf

472X 2010 U.S. Federal Appeals Court Ruling Detainees Barred From Access to U.S. Courts May 21, 2010 NYTimes Disastrous Ruling.pdf

472X 2010 U.S. Secret Assault on Terrorism Widens on Two Continents NYTimes August 14, 2010 U.S. Shadow War Widens in a Dozen Countries.pdf

472X 2010 U.S. Still Using Private Spy Ring Despite Legality Doubts by Military+Others NYTimes May 15, 2010 Page 1.pdf

472X 2010 U.S. Still Using Private Spy Ring Despite Legality Doubts by Military+Others NYTimes May 15, 2010 Page 2.pdf

472X 2010 U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Appeal Over Liability for Detention NYTimes OCT 18, 2010 Important Case.pdf

472X 2010 Warlords, Inc Report-U.S. House Majority Report on Afghanistan The Warlords Paid by U.S. Taxpayers June 2010.pdf

472X 2010 Yes, It Was Torture, and Illegal NYTimes Editorial January 4, 2010 Obama Administration-Do Not Trust.pdf

472X 2011 Blunt U.S. Warning Reveals Deep Strains in NATO June 10, 2011 NYTimes-Secretary Gates.pdf

472X 2011 Looking Back Defense Secretary Robert Gates Says He Has Grown Wary of Wars of Choice June 18, 2011 NYTimes,pdf.pdf

472X 2011 U.S. Supreme Court Denies Request to Hear Lawsuit-Victims of CIA Extraordinary Rendition May 16, 2011 ACLU News.pdf

The First Gulf War

 

No Comment

 

472Z 1991 William Kristol General Information Frontline Website.pdf

472Z 1992 First Draft of Deputy Defense Secretary Wolfowitz Defense Planning Guidance Frontline Website.pdf

472Z 2000 PNAC Rebuilding Americas Defenses Strategy-Forces-Resources for a New Century September 20, 2000.pdf

472Z 2003 PNAC Opinion by Pitt February 25, 2003 Establishment of American Global Empire.pdf

472Z 2003 Richard Perle General Information Frontline Website.pdf

472Z 2010 Project for the New American Century Website August 11, 2011 http___www.newamericancentury.pdf


472T 2011 Iraq Inside the Detainee Abuse Task Force May 13, 2011 Nation Magazine.pdf

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/iraq/view/


http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/310780-1

C-SPAN2 Book Discussion on National Insecurity - January 22, 2013
"...Melvin Goodman talked about his book, National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism, in which he argues that our current level of spending on defense is excessive and is making us less secure. Mr. Goodman also answered questions from the audience at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco..."


http://www.booktv.org/Program/12837/The+Oil+Kings+How+the+US+Iran+and+Saudi+Arabia+Changed+the+Balance+of+Power+in+the+Middle+East.aspx

"The Oil Kings: How the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia Changed the Balance of Power in the Middle East" Book by Andrew Scott Cooper

C-SPAN2 (October 29, 2011) About the Program - Andrew Scott Cooper has worked for the United Nations, Human Rights Watch, and other nonprofit organizations.   He discusses the deal for oil made between the Ford Administration and the Saudi government in 1976  - an effort to undercut the power of OPEC - and the impact it had on the Shah's regime in Iran. Also addresses events leading up to today.  Very interesting!  Mr. Cooper spoke at the Gerald R. Ford Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Watch Detainee abuse on PBS. See more from Need To Know.

PBS NEED TO KNOW August 12, 2011
Look no further: The military’s detainee abuse investigation task force
By Lucy Kennedy
May 13, 2011

What is considered acceptable treatment of detainees in American custody has been a troublesome issue almost since the U.S. response to 9/11 began. The abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison isn’t the only example that has come to light.

This week, the debate continues over whether the killing of Osama bin Laden was made possible, at least in part, by the practice the Bush administration called “enhanced interrogation techniques” and what critics call torture. Perhaps the larger question is whether those kinds of tactics are ever justified.

In a joint investigation with the Nation Institute Investigative Fund and reporter Joshua Phillips, Need to Know reveals, for the first time, the inner workings of a little-known U.S. military task force charged with examining cases of detainee abuse in Iraq. One of the special agents in charge describes the task force as under-resourced and hampered by a bureaucracy unable or unwilling to facilitate its investigations.

Phillips, who cracked open the secret world of American soldiers who admitted to torturing detainees in his book “None of Us Were Like This Before,” now focuses on whether allegations of torture have been properly investigated by the U.S. military.

Related:

“Inside the Detainee Abuse Task Force” by Joshua Phillips  [The Nation]


General Wesley Clark on Democracy Now
March 2, 2007 Interview + Video

http://www.democracynow.org/2007/3/2/gen_wesley_clark_weighs_presidential_bid (transcript of interview and different ways to listen or watch the show.)

http://www.archive.org/stream/dn2007-0302_vid/dn2007-0302_512kb.mp4 (video)


"A Future for Drones-Automated Killing" September 19, 2011 Washington Post News Video.
Entire Article at:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/national-security/a-future-for-drones-automated-killing/2011/09/15/gIQAVy9mgK_story.html?hpid=z1

"...This successful exercise in autonomous robotics could presage the future of the American way of war: a day when drones hunt, identify and kill the enemy based on calculations made by software, not decisions made by humans. Imagine aerial “Terminators,” minus beefcake and time travel..."


http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2011/sep/21/drones-unmanned-aircraft-civilian-video?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3487

Guardian.co.uk News September 21, 2011 Drones: flight testing unmanned aircraft for civilian use - video

"...Drones have been used by the military for years. But now British scientists and engineers are designing and building unmanned aircraft for civilian use. Owen Bowcott joins Professor Jim Scanlan from the University of Southampton, whose academics are developing data-gathering drones for commercial customers..."


Senate Investigates Counterfeit Parts in Military Equipment

Washington, DC    Presentation by C-SPAN
Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Senate Armed Services Committee investigation found over a million suspect parts in the Pentagon's supply chain, mostly from China. Committee leaders say the counterfeit parts are a danger to U.S. troops and cost taxpayers.

Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) and ranking Republican John McCain (R-AZ) gave several examples where the Defense Department had to replace faulty electronics at taxpayer expense. One was counterfeit transistors in a helicopter night vision system. In another instance a cockpit video display on an Air Force C-27J transport plane had bogus memory chips that could cause it to display the wrong information.

Testifying at a hearing today on the matter was the head of the Missile Defense Agency, as well as officials from defense contracting companies Raytheon, L-3 Communications, and Boeing. Additional testimonies included a government investigator and representatives of companies that distribute the potentially faulty components.

http://www.c-span.org/Events/Senate-Investigates-Counterfeit-Parts-in-Military-Equipment/10737425339/


http://www.c-span.org/Events/Senate-Investigates-Counterfeit-Parts-in-Military-Equipment/10737425339/

C-SPAN Hearing - Tuesday, November 8, 2011  Washington, DC

A Senate Armed Services Committee investigation found over a million suspect parts in the Pentagon's supply chain, mostly from China. Committee leaders say the counterfeit parts are a danger to U.S. troops and cost taxpayers.

Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) and ranking Republican John McCain (R-AZ) gave several examples during a Monday news conference where the Defense Department had to replace faulty electronics at taxpayer expense. One was counterfeit transistors in a helicopter night vision system. In another instance a cockpit video display on an Air Force C-27J transport plane had bogus memory chips that could cause it to display the wrong information.

Testifying at a hearing today on the matter will be the head of the Missile Defense Agency, as well as officials from defense contracting companies Raytheon, L-3 Communications, and Boeing. Additional testimonies will include a government investigator and representatives of companies that distribute the potentially faulty components.


C-SPAN Video:    Australian Parliament Speech by President Obama:  November 16, 2011 White House Foreign Trip Australian Parliament

(President Obama's New World Order Speech With U.S. Military as the Enforcer at Public Expense)

President Obama addressed the Australian Parliament. He told members that the United States would play a "larger and more long-term" role in the Asia-Pacific region. His remarks followed Prime Minister Julia Gillard's announcement of a new military partnership between the two countries, which would include deploying about 2,500 U.S. troops to operate from a base in northern Australia.


C-SPAN October 22, 2011 Texas Book Festival: Dana Priest, "Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State" -  From the Texas Book Festival in Austin, Dana Priest talks about her latest book. "Top Secret America."

Dana Priest a national security reporter for the Washington Post.  Ms. Priest is the author of The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America’s Military.   "Dana Priest talked about her book Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State. In her book she argues that the top-secret world that the government created in response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks has become so enormous and secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, or exactly how many agencies duplicate work being done elsewhere, with the result that the system put in place to keep the United States safe may be putting us it greater danger. She was interviewed by Brenda Bell and responded to questions from members of the audience."

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/TopSecr

http://www.booktv.org/Program/12994/2011+Texas+Book+Festival+Dana+Priest+Top+Secret+America+The+Rise+of+the+New+American+ Security+State.aspx

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The Following MASH Clip Talks About White Phosphorus also used by the United States.  The horror of war is not just perpetuated by foreign countries but by the United States as part of our own Weapons of Mass Destruction Arsenal. 

Whether we drop bombs via Drone or manned Aircraft is not the issue...it is still Waging War and not Peace.  When people are killed or injured in war or in the thousands of genocide and other wars being waged around the world it sets in motion anger and hatred for the perpetrators who engaged in these practices which can last for generations. 



War on Poverty

 


Huffington Post - December 20, 2011 Video
Residents in Cawley County, Kansas video taped a wrapped object that looked much like a UFO.  The Mystery Craft was towed down U.S. 77 on Monday, December 20, 2011.  Transport company told the Sheriff that it was an aircraft.


Commonwealth Event-October 21, 2011 PODCAST - Broadcast on C-SPAN November 23, 2011
Beyond Petroleum:  Navy Seals Leading the Charge (The U.S. Air Force is also Experimenting with Biofuels.)
Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy & Installations
Jeremy Carl, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The U.S. military has ambitious plans to reduce its dangerous dependence on oil and other fossil fuels. Can the buying power of the Pentagon drive innovation in new energy technologies and create markets?
This conversation explores how the U.S. Navy and other military branches can align their intellectual and financial capital to accelerate and broaden the transition to cleaner sources of electricity and transportation fuels for American forces and the American economy.

(Note:  Biofuels are being considered as one of the major alternate fuels which will have a negative impact on agriculture crop production for food.  As more land used for food production is turned into biofuel crops food prices will rise and soil depletion will accelerate along with the use of genetically modified weeds and other crops.  This direction of our military is unsustainable in the long term and will have detrimental worldwide consequences in the next few years.)

http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/archive/podcast/beyond-petroleum-lessons-gulf-mexico-102111

http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/archive/podcast/beyond-petroleum-navy-seals-leading-charge-102111


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Bill Moyers, October 27, 1991. Speaking about the first Gulf War.


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1996. U.S. embargo on Iraq and Panama War


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2003 Dennis Kucinich DNC winter meeting


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2003 KQED. Dennis Kucinich


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March 2, 2004. BookTV, Noam Chomsky


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60 minutes about 1991 Gulf War syndrom


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BookTV: E-bomb Doug Beason


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Canada Missile Shield. NORAD


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Nightline: Carter and Reagan: Iranian hostages


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Nightline: Carter and Reagan: Iranian hostages


On the day before the 10-year anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison, panelists talked about its future and the political debate surrounding the closing of the detention facility.

"Guantánamo Forever?" January 10, 2012 C-SPAN
Future of Guantanamo Bay
Speakers:

  1. Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) Senior Member, House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee
  2. Andy Worthington Author, The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison Co-Director, "Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo"
  3. Col. (ret) Morris Davis Executive Director, Crimes of War Education Project
  4. Former Chief Prosecutor, U.S. Military Commissions at Guantánamo
  5. Thomas Wilner Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP Represented Guantánamo detainees in the Rasul v. Bush and Boumediene v. Bush cases
  6. Moderator: Peter Bergen Director, National Security Studies Program New America Foundation
  7. 1 hour, 31 minutes

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/BayPri



SENATOR HAGEL - U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing Speaking to Secretary Rice (The George W. Bush Administration):

"... but I would even begin with this evaluation:  that we owe the military and their families a policy, a policy worthy of their sacrifices, and I don't believe, Dr. Rice, we have that policy today.

I think what the President said last night, and I listened carefully and read through it again this morning, is all about a broadened American involvement, escalation in Iraq and the Middle East.  I do not agree with that escalation.  And I would further note that when you say, as you have here this morning, that we need to address, and help the Iraqis, and pay attention to the fact that Iraqis are being killed.  Madame Secretary, Iraqis are killing Iraqis.  We are in a civil war.  This is sectarian violence out of control -- Iraqi on Iraqi. Worse, it is inter-sectarian violence -- Shiites killing Shiites.

To ask our young men and women to sacrifice their lives, to be put in the middle of a civil war is wrong.

It's, first of all, in my opinion, morally wrong. It's tactically, strategically, militarily wrong. We will not win a war of attrition in the Middle East.

And I further note that you talk about skepticism and pessimism of the American people and some in Congress. That is not some kind of a subjective analysis, that is because, Madame Secretary, we've been there almost four years, and there's a reason for that skepticism and pessimism, and that is based on the facts on the ground, the reality of the dynamics.

And so I have been one, as you know, who have believed that the appropriate focus is not to escalate, but to try to find a broader incorporation of a framework. And it will have to be, certainly, regional, as many of us have been saying for a long time. That should not be new to anyone. But it has to be more than regional, it is going to have to be internationally sponsored, and that's going to include Iran and Syria.

When you were engaging Chairman Biden on this issue, on the specific question:  Will our troops go into Iran or Syria in pursuit, based on what the president said last night, you cannot sit here today, not because you're dishonest or you don't understand...but no one in our government can sit here today and tell Americans that we won't engage the Iranians and the Syrians cross-border.

Some of us remember 1970, Madame Secretary, and that was Cambodia...And when our government lied to the American people and said we didn't cross the border going into Cambodia. In fact we did. I happen to know something about that, as do some on this committee.

So, Madame Secretary, when you set in motion the kind of policy that the president is talking about here, it's very, very dangerous. Matter of fact, I have to say, Madame Secretary, that I think this speech given last night by this president represents the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since Vietnam.  If it's carried out. I will resist it..."


"On History: Tariq Ali and Oliver Stone In Conversation"
With Tariq Ali  January 19, 2012
- About the Program - C-SPAN 2 Books
Filmmaker Oliver Stone and author and filmmaker Tariq Ali present their thoughts on the politics of history and what they consider to be hidden aspects of American history.   Their discussion ranges across several topics, from American involvement against the Russian Revolution to a profile of the labor union, the Industrial Workers of the World.  Oliver Stone and Tariq Ali speak at the New York Public Library in New York City.  About the Authors - Tariq Ali is the author of several books, including The Obama Syndrome: Surrender at Home, War Abroad and The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power.  He is the editor of New Left Review.  For more information, visit tariqali.org.

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/AliO (Video)


Texas cops hit obstacles (and their own truck)testing UAVs; drones coming anyway

IT World News - March 5, 2012
"...High maintenance costs, frequent errors and crashes slow tests in various Texas police agencies (and other States).

Drones: Unreliable but soon to be ubiquitous

Expensive, crash prone or not, unmanned aerial vehicles will become far more common in the U.S. following legislation signed by President Obama ordering the FAA to approve more UAVs for law enforcement and fire/emergency uses beginning in 90 days.

The FAA has restricted use of drones domestically due to concerns that UAVs flown by untrained operators would become a hazard to other aircraft and danger to people on the ground.

The Obama order gives the FAA until Sept. 30, 2015 to make legal drones that are lighter than 4.4 pounds and fly lower than 400 feet.

They won't just be for police, though. The legislation doesn't limit the uses for which its drones can be used, which will almost certainly make life much easier for paparazzi, stalkative exes and hordes of the intrusive, nosy and curious..."


C-SPAN Video:    U.S. House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee Hearing:  Gasoline Prices & Market Speculation - April 4, 2012
The House Democratic Steering Committee heard testimony on the impact of Wall Street speculators on gas prices. Among the topics they addressed were production capacity in the U.S., the affect of speculation in oil markets, and the impact of geopolitical unrest.


http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/USTaxS

C-SPAN  Video - Tax System - April 11, 2012

Americans for Democratic Action Education Fund
The panel will focus on inequities in the tax code and how to make the system fairer. Topics will include the lower rate on investment income vs. earned income; the mischaracterization of high-end salaries as investment income; offshore tax avoidance schemes; corporate tax loopholes; and the income cap on Social Security contributions.

The Congressional Progressive Caucus is serving as honorary host of this event.

WHO:
Panelists
Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research;
Elspeth Gilmore, co-director of Resource Generation;
Mike Lapham, director of the Responsible Wealth project at United for A Fair Economy;
Chuck Marr, Director of Federal Tax Policy at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities;
Robert McIntyre, founder of Citizens for Tax Justice;

Rebecca Thiess, Federal Budget Policy Analyst at the Economic Policy Institute
Moderator: John Nichols, Nation magazine


"...Washington, DC - Sunday, April 22, 2012 - C-SPAN - This week on Q&A, author Douglas Wissing discusses his latest narrative, “Funding the Enemy: How U.S. Taxpayers Bankroll the Taliban.” Mr. Wissing states in his book that for a variety of reasons, much of the taxpayer money the United States spends in Afghanistan is being diverted and used for funding the Taliban. Wissing describes his experiences obtained from being an embedded journalist with five different units of the National Guard, including the agricultural business development team and the provincial reconstruction team.

He describes the existing government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai as “wholly corrupt.” He offers examples of U.S. government spending projects which wind their way through a mostly corrupt bidding process by Afghan contractors. He asserts that money skimmed from bribes and drug trafficking is indirectly going to support the Taliban’s efforts against America in Afghanistan. He states that aid dollars from the United States are being distributed yet there is little effort to follow through and verify the intended results of that distribution. He concludes that it is time for the United States to end its military involvement in Afghanistan.

Douglas Wissing is an independent journalist and author. He studied history and political science at Indiana University and is the author of five other books including “Pioneer in Tibet: The Life and Perils of Dr. Albert Shelton.” (2004) He has contributed to the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, National Geographic Traveler, and NPR networks, among others..."


C-SPAN-2 Video - Book:  United States of Fear - February 10, 2012
Tom Engelhardt, creator and editor of TomDispatch.com, argues that the U.S. government successfully used the threat of terrorism to scare the public into supporting increased spending on war, the military, and homeland security, leading the country down the same path the Soviet Union took just prior to its collapse. During this event, Mr. Engelhardt is in conversation with journalist and author Jeremy Scahill. Hosted by New York University.

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/StatesofF


Homeland Security Advisor Speaks about Ethics of White House Strategy - Washington, DC - Monday, April 30, 2012 - C-SPAN Video - John Brennan, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, confirmed the use of drones in terrorist strikes Monday at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC.  He called the strikes “legal, ethical and wise,” using the highest standards to best try to limit loss of civil life.  Brennan was the former director of the CIA's National Counterterrorism Center.


C-SPAN2 Video - BOOK:  The Race's For What's Left March 20, 2012:  "...Michael Klare looks at what countries around the world are doing to secure dwindling resources like coal, uranium, cooper, water, and arable land.  He spoke at the Carnegie Council in New York City..."

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Racefo


C-SPAN Video - U.S. Senate Hearing - May 23, 2012 = "...Law of the Sea Treaty (This should be opposed) - Senate Committee Foreign Relations= Secretaries Clinton and Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey testified on the United Nations Law of the Sea Treaty, an international convention that sets rules for under- and over-sea travel and commerce. The U.S. is the only major country that has not ratified the treaty. The witnesses argued in favor in favor of the U.S. signing the agreement for reasons that included national security, job creation, oil exploration, and countering China's influence in Asia. Senators who argued against the treaty cited loss of sovereignty, imposition of an international tax, and the allowance of foreign nations to regulate U.S. energy emissions as the basis for their disapproval. Secretary Clinton in her opening statement said that opposition to the treaty is based on "ideology and mythology."


Washington, DC - C-SPAN Video "...Thursday, June 7, 2012-Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff answers questions from members of the press at the Pentagon. Questions from the media included inquiries about the situations in Afghanistan and Syria, the DOD budget, and the nuclear talks with Iran. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is nearing the end of an eight-day trip through Asia as part of the Obama Administration's stated goal of moving more of it's defense resources to the Asia-Pacific region..."


C-SPAN Video - Defense Spending & Public Opinion - July 16, 2012 "...Panelists talked about Defense Department spending and the looming sequestration cuts. They unveiled the results of a recently-conducted survey in which Americans were given defense budgeting information and were asked to create their own Pentagon budget. On average, the survey respondents cut 18 percent in spending to the defense budget. Sequestration would cut an additional $500 billion over a decade on top of the $487 billion of cuts agreed to under the Budget Control Act..." 

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/SpendingandP


Q&A - C-SPAN Interview with David Wood - Washington, DC
Sunday, July 22, 2012
"...This week on Q&A, our guest is David Wood, senior military correspondent for the Huffington Post. He discusses winning the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. He authored a ten part series for the Huffington Post named ”Beyond the Battlefield: The War Goes on for the Severely Wounded.”  Wood describes spending over nine months speaking and interacting with severely wounded veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition, he recounts his interviews with the families of the soldiers, as well as more than two dozen military surgeons, combat medics, therapists, nurses and others at treatment facilities across the country.  He states that with medical advancements, almost every soldier who is wounded on the battlefield is being saved for some period of time. His goal was to write about what life was like for these people who were severely wounded, and share their personal struggles with everyday life.  The prize winning series has been released as a Huffington Post e-book as well as being available online.  Wood also talks about his early years covering wars, including his receiving the Gerald R. Ford Journalism award for distinguished reporting on national defense.  David Wood is the Senior Military Correspondent for the Huffington Post.  Prior to that, he worked at Politics Daily.  He has written for the Baltimore Sun, Time Magazine, the Newhouse News Agency, and the Los Angeles Times.  He has a Bachelor’s degree from Temple University, is married with five children, and lives in Washington, D.C..."


CNN News - Security Clearance August 15, 2012 Article & Video on U.S. Air Force Wind Rider Supersonic Aircraft http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/14/imagine-flying-from-new-york-to-london-in-under-an-hour/

U.S. Air Force Supersonic Aircraft Fails Flight Test Again - Faulty Fin Dooms Hypersonic Jet
Vehicle Flies Out Of Control Before Main Engine Could Be Ignited - August 15, 2012
http://www.10news.com/news/31359227/detail.html

What is the cost to taxpayers for this Supersonic Aircraft and for all of these tests?


August 17, 2012 NBC News Article & Video
"Researcher Creates Most Powerful MASER Ever With Spare Parts"
The term MASER is actually an acronym, like LASER: Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation (for laser, substitute "light" for "microwave").
http://www.npl.co.uk/news/maser-power-comes-out-of-the-cold
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v488/n7411/full/nature11339.html
"...MASER stands for Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Devices based on this process and known by the same acronym were developed by scientists more than 50 years ago, before the first LASERs were invented.

Instead of creating intense beams of light, as in the case of LASERs, MASERs deliver a concentrated beam of microwaves...The research was funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and, at NPL, through the UK's National Measurement Office.  The full paper, 'Room-temperature solid-state maser', was published in Nature on 16 August 2012..."


C-SPAN Book TV February 3, 2013 - Book:  "Going to Tehran: Why the United States Must Come to Terms with the Islamic Republic of Iran" by Flynt Leverett & Hillary Mann Leverett who "
...argue that the U.S. needs to change its policy towards the government of Iran, which they say is a rational actor that will play a leading role in the Middle East for many years to come...Flynt Leverett is a professor of international affairs at Penn State. From 1992 to 2003, he worked on Middle East policy at the National Security Council, The State Department, and the CIA. Prof. Leverett is the author of "Inheriting Syria: Bashar's Trial By Fire...Hillary Mann Leverett is a senior professorial lecturer at the American University in Washington, DC and a visiting scholar at Peking University in Beijing, China. She served as director for Iran, Afghanistan and Persian Gulf Affairs at the National Security Council under President George W. Bush, and has negotiated with Iranian officials on behalf of the U.S. government..."

http://www.booktv.org/Watch/14193/Going+to+Tehran+Why+the+United+States+Must+Come+to+Terms+with+the+Islamic+Republic+of+Iran.aspx


http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/mar/06/james-steele-america-iraq-video

Guardian.co.uk Investigation March 6, 2013 - Iraq Torture Centers Video & Article
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/mar/06/james-steele-america-iraq-video
"...A 15-month investigation by the Guardian and BBC Arabic reveals how retired US colonel James Steele, a veteran of American proxy wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua, played a key role in training and overseeing US-funded special police commandos who ran a network of torture centres in Iraq. Another special forces veteran, Colonel James Coffman, worked with Steele and reported directly to General David Petraeus, who had been sent into Iraq to organise the Iraqi security services..."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/06/pentagon-iraqi-torture-centres-link
"Exclusive: General David Petraeus and 'dirty wars' veteran behind commando units implicated in detainee abuse"
March 6, 2013 Guardian.co.uk Article by Smith, Madlena, O'Kane


http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/mar/06/james-steele-iraq-video

Guardian.co.uk Investigation into Colonel James Coffman - Iraq Torture March 6, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/mar/06/james-steele-iraq-video
"...This is the only known footage of former special forces veteran James Steele in Iraq. He is seen standing next to Colonel James Coffman, who has described himself as being General David Petraeus's 'eyes and ears on the ground' in Iraq. Petraeus financed the Special Police Commandos out of a multimillion-dollar fund..."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/mar/06/james-steele-iraq-video