A book that reveals how burn pits poison soldiers and can cause the rare brain cancer that killed Joe Biden's son has been banned on military bases.
Experts will discuss the military budget, job creation, and rebalancing our national security in an interactive dialog that will be broadcast across the country.
In fact, sequestration will not "gut" our military. Sequestration will take our military budget back to the level it was in 2007, when we were still fighting two wars.
Each year Conn Hallinan awards news stories and newsmakers that fall under the category of "Are you serious?"
"We can make cuts to the military budget without compromising our national security. The Unified Security Budget shows how to cut Pentagon spending to the levels required by sequestration, but still invest in programs that strengthen national security." - Miriam Pemberton, Institute for Policy Studies
Experts skeptical about aerospace industry study on military spending and jobs. "Defense contractors are notoriously bad jobs creators," said IPS Research Fellow Miriam Pemberton.
A detailed analysis of the actions and impact of sections relating to nuclear weapons in the National Defense Authorization Act for 2013.
It would increase defense spending 42% beyond Cold War levels.
The problem with hyping national security threats is that it nudges greater threats such as global warming off the public's radar screen.
"The President followed his bold action in defying Congress to get his consumer protection bureau going by announcing a new military strategy that is timid in the extreme," said Pemberton.