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Study: US has 867 military bases around the world

Estimates of the yearly cost to the U.S. of its foreign military bases range from $100 – 250 billion,” according to World Beyond War. Can we even begin…

Backstory: The U.S. Military Budget (2022)

Remember, just about every single military or political problem you see in the world right now stems from the money allocated in these ‘defense’ budgets. 05 April 2022…

US formally ends combat mission in Iraq. Troops, equipment to remain in place

‘Remember, this is a change in the mission, right? Not necessarily a changing physical posture,” Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said Thursday. Since 2020, the main U.S. focus has…

US House Passes $768 Billion Defense Policy Bill

Lawmakers ‘rejected’ the president’s request to keep military spending essentially flat, and instead overwhelmingly called for increasing it substantially. 07 December 2021 | Catie Edmondson | New York…

Want to Go Green? Stop Flying Your F-35 on Family Vacations

Did you know that we can personally save the world if we stop eating meat and cutting down trees? Did you know that the fighter jet you fly…

The Cost of The US Afghanistan War

‘Most Afghans alive today were not born when the U.S. war began.’ Oddly, we are not told the actual figure of ‘most’ but it is horrifying to contemplate…

Report: Dangerous levels of ‘forever chemicals’ found at six Great Lakes area military sites

Six military bases in the Great Lakes region, including Michigan’s Selfridge Air National Guard Base, which sits on the coast of Lake St. Clair, have “dangerously” high levels…

Pentagon to ‘evaluate’ safety of ‘nuclear football’

Photo: A White House military aide and member of the US Navy carries a briefcase known as the “football,” containing emergency nuclear weapon codes, as then-President Barack Obama…

Bagram Airfield: Last one, turn off the lights

Photo: Afghan security forces member keep watch after the American military left Bagram air base, in Parwan province north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 5, 2021. The U.S….

Rumsfeld: ‘Freedom’s untidy.’ So is history

Photo: David Hume Kennerly / Getty America’s worst secretary of defense never expressed a quiver of regret. 01 July 2021 | George Packer | The Atlantic About the…

Is a militarized economy setting Egypt up for another Arab Spring?

The generals aren’t doing any better than the crony capitalists in managing the economy for the greater good of the people 29 June 2021 | David Rosenberg |…

Scientists discover new ‘chemical creation’ at the site of 1945 US nuclear bomb detonation

Photo: The heat and pressure generated by a nuclear explosion can produce unusual chemical curiosities. United States Department of Energy/wikimedia 02 June 2021 | Robert A Jackson | The…

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