As details of his administration's global war against terrorists, insurgents, and hostile warlords have become more widely known—a war that involves a mélange of drone attacks, covert operations, and presidentially selected assassinations—President Obama has been compared to President George W. Bush in his appetite for military action. "As shown through his stepped-up drone campaign," Aaron David Miller, an advisor to six secretaries of state, wrote at Foreign Policy, "Barack Obama has become George W.Read more »
Pulitzer Winning Reporter Chris Hedges: US Being Transformed Into A Gulag By Military Industrial Complex.
An award winning reporter who is suing the Obama administration over the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which legislates for the ‘indefinite detention’ of American citizens without trial, is appalled at the lack of media coverage of the issue.
"With the U.S. effectively arming both sides of the conflict, the Somalia fighting could go on … well, forever... the Pentagon is mulling an 'off-shore' strategy for future conflicts, where U.S.Read more »
The degradations of passing through full-body scanners that provide naked pictures of you to Transportation Security Administration agents may not mean that the terrorists have won -- but they do mark victories for a few politically connected high-tech companies and their revolving-door lobbyists.Read more »
The US government worries that terrorists could take down the country’s electrical grid just by hitting a small node in the system. But a new study reveals the grid is too unreliable for that kind of attack.Read more »
As some predicted, the term terrorist is being twisted to mean anyone that doesn't like what the US does. This CNN guy says dissent is treasonous.Read more »
It’s one of the most top secret, closely guarded sites in Britain. But today the hush-hush headquarters of the SAS is open for all the world to see at the click of a computer mouse. Military chiefs and MPs are furious after internet giant Google included pictures of the base on its Street View service. It means anyone can now snoop on the entrance to the elite forces’ HQ – which has never before appeared on maps for security reasons. The base, at Credenhill, Herefordshire, is even marked as “British SAS” on the website and offers users a detailed 180 degree view of the perimeter fence.Read more »
Terrorists who want to overthrow the United States government must now register with South Carolina's Secretary of StateRead more »
A fast-growing FBI data-mining system billed as a tool for hunting terrorists is being used in hacker and domestic criminal investigations, and now contains tens of thousands of records from private corporate databases, including car-rental companies, large hotel chains and at least one national department store, declassified documents obtained by Wired.com show.Read more »
Antiterrorism training materials used by the Department of Defense teach that public protests should be regarded as "low-level terrorism," according to a letter of complaint sent to the department by the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California.Read more »
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