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As the challenges for justifying the use of UAVs in kinetic strikes mounts, it is time to look seriously to better applications of this technology. https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2015/11/12/targeted-killings-tk-drones-and-the-myth-of-precision/

Targeted Killings “TK”, Drones, and the Myth of Precision

She Kills People From 7850 Miles Away

The Pentagon Needs Help To Take Down Small Drones

Russia and NATO 'actively preparing for War'

Russia and NATO ‘actively preparing for War’

Rival war games by Russian armed forces and Nato represent greatest build up of military tension in Europe since Cold War, warns think tank

BRIAN STAUFFER ILLUSTRATION: SWORDS INTO PLOWSHARES

Jonathan Sacks - How to Defeat Religious Violence - WSJ

Do we have the money for extended, military campaigns?     https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2016/11/16/u-s-military-shooting-ants-with-elephant-guns/

U.S. Military – Shooting Ants With Elephant Guns

Military – Shooting Ants With Elephant Guns

More interested in profit than in America   https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2017/10/10/how-lockheed-martin-has-made-a-killing-off-our-perpetual-wars/

How Lockheed Martin Has Made a Killing Off Our Perpetual Wars

More interested in profit than in America https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2017/10/10/how-lockheed-martin-has-made-a-killing-off-our-perpetual-wars/

Chris Hedges Has a Term for Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris: 'Secular Fundamentalists' (VIDEO) | Alternet

What a Billionaire's Nuisance Suit Reveals About American Plutocracy

Unchecked, unilateral and covert military activities abroad.     https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2016/10/29/legally-speaking-america-isnt-fighting-any-wars/

Legally Speaking America Isn’t Fighting Any Wars

Unchecked, unilateral and covert military activities abroad. https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2016/10/29/legally-speaking-america-isnt-fighting-any-wars/

You may not remember me, but I’m the guy who directs NORAD to keep the airspace open for your reindeer at Christmas. My list this year isn’t short — and I know some of this stuff is expensive — but after all, I’m used to dealing with a $600-billion budget. So here goes!    https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/defense-secretary-ash-carters-letter-to-santa/

Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s Letter to Santa

You may not remember me, but I’m the guy who directs NORAD to keep the airspace open for your reindeer at Christmas. My list this year isn’t short — and I know some of this stuff is expensive — but after all, I’m used to dealing with a $600-billion budget. So here goes! https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/defense-secretary-ash-carters-letter-to-santa/

The public should have some indication – beyond bumper sticker slogans – of how candidates see and will deal with the broader national security issues they will face. The candidates need to speak publicly about this most important part of the role they are seeking.   https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/hard-national-security-issues-for-the-next-president/

Hard National Security Issues for the Next President

The public should have some indication – beyond bumper sticker slogans – of how candidates see and will deal with the broader national security issues they will face. The candidates need to speak publicly about this most important part of the role they are seeking. https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/hard-national-security-issues-for-the-next-president/

DOD Competes Less Than 1/2 Total Contract Dollars

DOD Competes Less Than 1/2 Total Contract Dollars

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A heart-rending visit for vets at Vietnam Memorial Wall

A heart-rending visit for vets at Vietnam Memorial Wall

In FY 2017 alone the IT budget for federal agencies was $89 billion; such large-scale spending means that mismanagement of this spending will have serious repercussions for taxpayers.   https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2018/01/30/it-contracts-worth-billions-lack-proper-oversight-gao-reports/

IT Contracts Worth Billions Lack Proper Oversight, GAO Reports

In FY 2017 alone the IT budget for federal agencies was $89 billion; such large-scale spending means that mismanagement of this spending will have serious repercussions for taxpayers. https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2018/01/30/it-contracts-worth-billions-lack-proper-oversight-gao-reports/

Army Service Contracts are Seven of the top 20 Pentagon targets of opportunity for FY 2017    https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2016/10/09/army-will-remain-one-of-us-governments-largest-buyers/

Army Will Remain One of US Government’s Largest Buyers

Army Service Contracts are Seven of the top 20 Pentagon targets of opportunity for FY 2017 https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2016/10/09/army-will-remain-one-of-us-governments-largest-buyers/

(GAO) found the Department has waived $16 billion it could have recovered for taxpayers on $250 billion worth of weapons sold under the Foreign Military Sales program from 2012 to 2017.   https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2018/03/08/pentagon-waives-16-b-that-could-have-recovered-from-foreign-governments-for-tax-payers/

Pentagon Waives $16 B That Could Have Recovered From Foreign Governments For Tax Payers

(GAO) found the Department has waived $16 billion it could have recovered for taxpayers on $250 billion worth of weapons sold under the Foreign Military Sales program from 2012 to 2017. https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2018/03/08/pentagon-waives-16-b-that-could-have-recovered-from-foreign-governments-for-tax-payers/

Pentagon Quietly Acknowledges Recent U. Military Wounded in Iraq and Syria

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