Justifying Corporate Welfare for the Military: What the Logic Sounds Like

Now that Obama has handed victory to a slew of pro-war Republicans, having betrayed and abandoned the grassroots anti-war left that helped bring him to power, this is what Americans get as a reward for their wishes for fiscal responsibility and small government: the presumptive new chairman of the House Armed Services committee, Representative Buck McKeon… Read More Justifying Corporate Welfare for the Military: What the Logic Sounds Like

Saving Lives, or Ending Them? Martin Schweitzer on Special Operations and the Human Terrain System

Previously we read here of the testimony by a Col. Martin Schweitzer, Commander, 4 / 82 Airborne Brigade Combat Team, United States Army, before the House Armed Services Committee, Terrorism & Unconventional Threats Sub-Committee and the Research & Education Sub-Committee of the Science & Technology Committee , on 24 April 2008. He repeats statements there that have… Read More Saving Lives, or Ending Them? Martin Schweitzer on Special Operations and the Human Terrain System

Center for Naval Analysis to Run HTS Independent Investigation: McFate Says, “We All Have Red Blood”

Tony Bartuca, writing for Inside the Army (pay for read), reports that the Center for Naval Analysis, (CNA Analysis & Solutions) has been contracted by the Pentagon’s Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence to conduct the Independent Assessment requested by the US House Armed Services Committee (HASC).  The remainder of the article features sweetness and… Read More Center for Naval Analysis to Run HTS Independent Investigation: McFate Says, “We All Have Red Blood”

Human Terrain System Criticized by U.S. Congress

The U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee (HASC) has issued a criticism of the Human Terrain System, limiting its funding until the U.S. Army can submit a formal review that addresses “certain concerns.” (Thanks as well to “Napkin Chagnon” for the update.) In a document titled, “H.R. 5136 – Nation Defense Authorization Act for… Read More Human Terrain System Criticized by U.S. Congress