Pope Francis and the Military Industrial Complex

Pope Francis and the Military Industrial Complex

The world keeps finding out what we all got when the Vatican chose its current Pope. His words today to our members of Congress took that chamber to a deeper place than it is accustomed to going — to the extent anybody was actually listening. But he didn’t give...
Military Sexual Violence: From Frontline to Fenceline

Military Sexual Violence: From Frontline to Fenceline

As more U.S. military women break the silence about sexual violence committed by their comrades in arms, it is clear that sporadic “scandals”—at the Tailhook Naval Aviators’ Convention (1991), Aberdeen Proving Grounds Ordnance Center (1996), the U.S. Air Force Academy...
Sequestration: Our Military is Due for Downsizing

Sequestration: Our Military is Due for Downsizing

This strange animal called sequestration is certainly wreaking havoc with our customary ideological boundaries. If you’re an advocate, Iike I am, for revamped federal priorities that shift resources from a bloated Pentagon budget toward neglected domestic...
No Military Solution in Mali, Emira Woods Says

No Military Solution in Mali, Emira Woods Says

“There cannot be a military solution to this crisis in Mali,” Emira Woods said on the PBS NewsHour. “The crisis has its roots in political and also economic processes, with people in the northern part of the country feeling completely marginalized...
Managing the Uranium-233 Stockpile of the United States

Managing the Uranium-233 Stockpile of the United States

The United States has created a problem called uranium-233, a material suitable for the core of a nuclear weapon and among the most dangerous materials on the planet. If as little as 19 pounds of uranium-233 fell into the wrong hands, it could make an explosion that...

The 800,000 Government Jobs Republicans Won’t Cut

Did you know there are more than 800,000 government officials with top-level clearance to combat terrorism? A friend of IPS went on MSNBC last week to sort out what that costs us during a time of massive deficits: The Ed Show‘s guest host Michael Eric Dyson...
The Honduran Military Shouldn’t Police

The Honduran Military Shouldn’t Police

Shortly before midnight on May 26, 15-year old Ebed Haziel Yánez Cáceres left his home on his father’s motorcycle. As he drove through the country’s capital city, three members of the Honduran Armed Forces signaled the minor to pull over....