Pentagon Racks Up $35 Trillion In Accounting Changes In One Year

By Anthony Capaccio, -

The Pentagon made $35 trillion in accounting adjustments last year alone -- a total that’s larger than the entire U.S. economy and underscores the Defense Department’s continuing difficulty in [...]

The Pentagon Wants More Control Over The News. What Could Go Wrong?

By Matt Taibbi, -

One of the Pentagon’s most secretive agencies, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is developing “custom software that can unearth fakes hidden among more than 500,000 stories, [...]

The Great Cost And Myth Of U.S. Defense Spending

By Melvin Goodman, -

U.S. defense spending is out of control, severely undermining our ability to tackle climate change, infrastructure needs, health care, and other national challenges.  The mainstream media, [...]

Report: Department Of Defense Is A Massive Climate Polluter

By Staff, -

Scientists and security analysts have warned for more than a decade that global warming is a potential national security concern. They project that the consequences of global warming – rising [...]

Did Defense Secretary Nominee James Mattis Commit War Crimes In Iraq?

By Aaron Glantz, -

Retired Gen. James Mattis earned the nickname “Mad Dog” for leading U.S. Marines into battle in Fallujah, Iraq, in April 2004. In that assault, members of the Marine Corps, under Mattis’ command, [...]

Pentagon Fails Its First-Ever Audit

By Idrees Ali, Mike Stone, Reuters -

Results of the inspection - conducted by some 1,200 auditors and examining financial accounting on a wide range of spending including on weapons systems, military personnel and property - were [...]

Militarizing The Economy In The Name Of Defense

By William D. Hartung, -

Given his erratic behavior, from daily Twitter eruptions to upping his tally of lies by the hour, it’s hard to think of Donald Trump as a man with a plan. But in at least one area -- reshaping [...]

The U.S. Defense Department Is Losing The Battle Against Climate Change

By Daniel Ross, -

A rock seawall protecting the Air Force's Cape Lisburne Long Range Radar Station on the North East Alaska coast is under increasing duress from extreme weather patterns affecting Arctic sea [...]

A National Defense Strategy Of Sowing Global Chaos

By Nicolas J.S. Davies, -

Presenting the 2018 National Defense Strategy of the United States on Friday at the Johns Hopkins University, Secretary of Defense James Mattis painted a picture of a dangerous world in which [...]

Defense Department: War On Terror Costs $250 Million A Day For 16 Years

By Jay Cassano, -

By Jay Cassano for International Bussiness Times - American taxpayers have spent $1.46 trillion on wars abroad since September 11, 2001. The Department of Defense periodically releases a “cost of [...]

New DoD Policy Bans Spying Used Against Peace Activists

By Kris Hermes, -

By Kris Hermes for BORDC DDF - Seattle, WA — Antiwar activists filed a brief today inPanagacos v. Towery, a widely watched military spying lawsuit from the Pacific Northwest currently on appeal [...]

Auditor: U.S. Military Fudged Accounts By Trillions

By Scot J. Paltrow, -

By Scot J. Paltrow for Reuters. The United States Army’s finances are so jumbled it had to make trillions of dollars of improper accounting adjustments to create an illusion that its books are [...]