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New coalitions push to cut the Pentagon | Waging Nonviolence

With polls showing that a majority of the public is war-weary and that there is growing support for cutting military spending, the peace movement finds itself in a rare moment of opportunity. Concentrating efforts on building broad coalitions, there is a renewed energy among peace and economic justice groups to radically influence the Pentagon’s budget, which has more than doubled ...

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An Interrogation Center at Yale? Proposed Pentagon Special Ops Training Facility Sparks Protests | Democracy Now!, YDN

Students and alumni at Yale University are organizing against a proposed campus center to train Special Operations Forces in interview techniques. The center would be funded by a $1.8 million grant from the Pentagon and could open as early as April. Dubbed an “interrogation center” by critics, the facility would be housed at the Yale School of Medicine and led ...

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Anti-Islam teachings ‘widespread’ in US law enforcement, campaigners warn | guardian.co.uk

Anti-Islam teachings ‘widespread’ in US law enforcement, campaigners warn Activists point to past incidents in the FBI and NYPD after military course urged soldiers to prepare for ‘total war’ with Islam A course at a military academy that taught US officers to prepare for “total war” with Islam does not represent an isolated incident, campaigners have warned. The Pentagon moved ...

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Pentagon report says Defense Department whistleblowers have been left vulnerable to reprisals | The Washington Post

By R. Jeffrey Smith and Aaron Mehta | Center for Public Integrity, Published: May 5 The Defense Department has inadequately protected from reprisals whistleblowers who have reported wrongdoing, according to an internal Pentagon report, and critics are calling for action to be taken against those who have been negligent. The report, dated May 2011, accuses the officials, who work in ...

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Pentagon Leaders Reject Military Intervention in Syria | Reader Supported News

Any U.S. military effort to protect civilians in Syria zone would take weeks to implement, the top Pentagon civilian and military officials said Wednesday, underscoring the limited U.S. options for ending President Bashar Assad’s violent campaign against Syrian rebels. Another option – a full-fledged military campaign against Assad – would take even longer and would have to begin unilaterally as ...

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The Pentagon’s Sequester Gamble | The National Interest Blog

The 2013 Pentagon budget reflects the Obama Administration’s unwillingness to embrace strategic change that would allow far larger cuts. And by failing to propose such cuts, the Pentagon is refusing to avoid sequestration, the across-the-board cut of roughly ten percent from its accounts required under the Budget Control Act (BCA). In proposing a military budget about six billion dollars lower ...

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The China ‘Threat’ Rises Again: Pentagon Maneuvers to Trump the Budget Sequester | Counterpunch

When the Cold War ended in 1991, the Military – Industrial – Congressional Complex (MICC) was left high and dry, floundering like a beached whale, because there was no superpower threat to sustain its bloated existence. But the MICC is a self-organizing adaptable cultural organism, and when one looks back on the 1990s, it becomes clear that the early 1990s ...

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