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Will Congress Affirm its Constitutional Power to Stop the War in Yemen?

March 19, 2018

This week Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman heads to Washington to lobby support for the war in Yemen. However, the Constitution and the War Powers Act are very clear that only Congress has the power to authorize war, says Col. Larry Wilkerson.

Corporate Media Hires CIA, Pentagon Officials as Talking Heads – Who Push for More War

February 8, 2018

CNN, MSNBC, and more corporate news networks hire former top U.S. government officials as analysts, who call for a more belligerent foreign policy, Ben Norton reports.

Documents Raise Fears of Pentagon Domestic Spying

November 2, 2017

Newly revealed documents tie the Pentagon to widespread warrantless surveillance of US citizens and non-citizen residents, a major threat to constitutional rights, says Sarah St. Vincent of Human Rights Watch

Pentagon: US Empire ‘Collapsing,’ So Give Us More Money

July 30, 2017

A new Pentagon study says the U.S. may be losing its dominant position in world affairs and that the DoD needs a “wakeup call”–but Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says the report is really about using fear to drum up more money for the military

Trump’s ‘Fantasy’ Military Budget Hides the Real Cost

July 28, 2017

To spend even more than the staggering amounts already given to the military, U.S. lawmakers have used the foreign war budget as a “slush fund” to circumvent Pentagon budget caps imposed by law, says William Hartung

US Military

October 26, 2016
War profiteers and high ranking military officials have never been held accountable for the mismanagement of funds spent on an illegal occupation, says Mike Prysner (Update: The Pentagon is no longer recollecting reenlistment bonuses)

US National Security Policy for Climate Change Seeks Security for Corporate-Controlled Assets

September 23, 2016

TRNN Replay: Nick Buxton, co-editor of ‘The Secure and the Dispossessed: How the Military and Corporations Are Shaping a Climate Changed World,’ says the military’s prime concern is the continuation of its global imperial footprint

In Syria, CIA & Pentagon-Funded Militias Clash

March 29, 2016

A long history of bureaucratic disputes has contributed to a failed strategy in Syria, says former chief of Staff to Colin Powell Larry Wilkerson

“Institutional Amnesia”: Pentagon Agency Skewered for Waste and Fraud

January 22, 2016

The Inspector General for a government task force in Afghanistan says the agency squandered millions of taxpayer dollars on unnecessary costs

50 Years After Gulf of Tonkin Incident, Why it Matters Today

July 30, 2014
Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and historian Gareth Porter discuss how the Gulf of Tonkin incident was used to further entangle the US in Vietnam and how shoddy intelligence reports continue to lead America into war