Tag: military spending

Megan McCloskey: The US Spent a Half Billion on Mining in Afghanistan With ‘Limited Progress’

January 2016

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has labelled yet another project in danger of failing. This time its US plans to develop the country’s oil, gas and minerals industries.

Megan McCloskey: Behavior of Military Lawyer in Boondoggle HQ Inquiry Under Scrutiny

May 2015

Several U.S. Senators and military lawyers say they are concerned by Col. Norm Allen’s attempts to thwart an investigation into why the U.S. Military built an unneeded luxury headquarters in Afghanistan.

Mattea Kramer and Miriam Pemberton: Beating Swords Into Solar Panels

September 2013

It's time to re-purpose America's war machine.

Cora Currier: Killing Military Transparency

September 2013

The Obama administration helped kill a push for transparency on military aid.

Jeremiah Goulka: Lockheed Martin’s Herculean Efforts to Profit From Defense Spending

March 2013

The Epic Story of the C-130.

Cora Currier: Cutting Through the Controversy about Indefinite Detention and the NDAA

December 2012

Everything you need to know about Congress and the NDAA.

Mattea Kramer: Four Spending Myths That Could Wreck Our World

July 2012

How the deficit obsession has been distracting us from our country's most pressing issues.

Robert Reich: America’s Biggest Jobs Program—The U.S. Military

August 2010

If we didn’t have the military jobs program, the U.S. unemployment rate would be over 11.5 percent today. But wouldn’t it be better to have a jobs program that created things we really need?