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US Gives Israel Green Light to Kill Civilians in Rafah

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Full Speed Ahead on the Global Titanic

Mark 5 Nuclear Bomb by Kelly Michals is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 / Flickr By Norman Solomon / TomDispatch Yes, the Doomsday Clock keeps ticking — it’s now at 90 seconds to midnight, according to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists — but the ultimate time bomb never gets the attention that it deserves. Even as the possibility of nuclear annihilation looms, this […]

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Congress Poised to Cede More Foreign Weapons Oversight. Why?

Protest photo via Flickr By Lora Lumpe and William Hartung / Responsible Statecraft At a time of record U.S. weapons sales and many wars, the House Foreign Affairs Committee has decided that Congress should provide less, rather than more oversight of the booming business. Next week, the committee is marking up the Foreign Military Sales Technical, Industrial and […]

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The Military-Industrial Complex Is the Winner (Not You)

Pentagon by Thomas Hawk is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 / Flickr By William D. Hartung / TomDispatch 2023 was a year marked by devastating conflicts from Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine to Hamas’s horrific terror attacks on Israel, from that country’s indiscriminate mass slaughter in Gaza to a devastating civil war in Sudan. And there’s a distinct risk of even worse to come this year. Still, there was […]

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Biden’s $582 Million Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia. Can It Be Blocked?

Photograph Source: The White House – Public Domain By Charles Pierson / CounterPunch On December 24, 2023, the Biden Administration announced a $582 million arms sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Three Congressional resolutions aim at blocking the sale. S.Res. 109,[1] which Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT) introduced on March 15, 2023, invokes a little-used section […]

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Senate Passes Massive $886 Billion National Defense Authorization Act

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The Pentagon Just Can’t Pass an Audit

Shutterstock By Lindsay Koshgarian / OtherWords The Pentagon just failed its audit — again. For the sixth time in a row, the agency that accounts for half the money Congress approves each year can’t figure out what it did with all that money. For a brief recap, the Pentagon has never passed an audit. Until 2018, it had never even completed one. […]