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Air Conditioning the Military Costs More Than NASA's Entire Budget

http://gizmodo.com

According to Steve Anderson, a retired brigadier general who served as Gen. Petraeus' chief logistician in Iraq, the Department of Defense spends $20 billion air conditioning tents and temporary structures for the military. That's more than NASA's entire $19 billion annual budget.

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US Government To Launch “Defensive” Cyber Attacks

http://www.blacklistednews.com

Within the chairman’s mark of the 2012 Defense Authorization bill is language that would allow DoD to carry out clandestine operations in cyberspace against targets located outside the United States and to defend against all attacks on DoD assets.

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Soldiers fire an estimated 25000 bullets for every "insurgent" killed

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk

US forces have fired so many bullets in Iraq and Afghanistan - an estimated 250,000 for every insurgent killed - that American ammunition-makers cannot keep up with demand. As a result the US is having to import supplies from Israel.

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National Guard in federal medical marijuana raid raises questions

http://michiganmessenger.com

LANSING — On Nov. 30, the Drug Enforcement Agency raided a facility in Meridian Township. Along with ground forces, the Michigan National Guard provided two Blackhawk helicopters to assist in the operation. The facility was a joint growing operation by several registered patient caregivers. The caregivers decided to rent the facility to grow medical marijuana for their patients, and remove the drug from their homes.

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The Navy's New Super Gun Explained

http://www.aolnews.com

(Dec. 14) -- The world's most powerful gun is one step closer to becoming the super-weapon of the future.

The Navy on Friday demonstrated a record-setting 33-megajoule shot from its developmental electromagnetic rail gun, a weapon that will be able to shoot farther than conventional guns. This weapon of the future could someday go on U.S. Navy ships, but for right now, it's a science and technology project.

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Military bans disks/removable harddrives in order to stop more leaks

http://www.wired.com

t’s too late to stop WikiLeaks from publishing thousands more classified documents, nabbed from the Pentagon’s secret network. But the U.S. military is telling its troops to stop using CDs, DVDs, thumb drives and every other form of removable media — or risk a court martial.

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Pentagon: 2.3 TRILLION unaccounted for

http://www.youtube.com

On September 10, 2001 Donald Rumsfeld mentioned that thanks to "military bureaucracy" that trillions (with a T) could not be accounted for, saying it was a matter of "life and dead." Then, 24 hrs. later world history was changed forever, and most have seemingly forgotten about this financial disaster.

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Afghanistan: $17.7 billion unaccounted for

http://www.breitbart.com

Nearly 18 billion dollars earmarked for reconstruction in Afghanistan remain unaccounted for, snagged in a "labyrinth" of contract bureaucracy, a sweeping US government audit has shown.

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Iraq: $8.7 billion unaccounted for

http://www.wnd.com

The U.S. Department of Defense got more than $9 billion from the sale of Iraqi oil and other revenue streams to be used for reconstruction inside the war-damaged nation and spent it but now cannot document where $8.7 billion of those funds went, according to an inspector general's report published online.

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4 Army suicides at Ft. Hood in the past week.

http://www.cnn.com

Four soldiers from the Fort Hood Army base in Texas -- all decorated veterans from the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan -- died in the past week, a Fort Hood spokesman said Wednesday.

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