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Pentagon Has Emitted Over a Billion Metric Tons of Greenhouse Gases in Its War on Terror

    Pentagon Has Emitted Over a Billion Metric Tons of Greenhouse Gases in Its War on Terror

Shadowproof — The United States military has emitted over a billion metric tons of greenhouse gases since the beginning of the global war on terrorism in 2001, according to a report from Brown University’s “Costs of War” project. It is equivalent to the annual emissions of 257 million passenger cars, “more than double the current…

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What Could Be More “Fun” than Covering the Pentagon and All Its “Toys”? Asks the New York Times

    What Could Be More “Fun” than Covering the Pentagon and All Its “Toys”? Asks the New York Times

Every day, on page A2, the New York Times runs an excruciating feature called “Inside the Times,” wherein one of its reporters tells us (as the feature ought to be entitled) “What It’s Like to Be Me at the New York Times.” Such narcissistic burbling is so empty, and so much less enlightening than the news…

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Nearly 100,000 Pentagon Whistleblower Complaints Have Been Silenced

    Nearly 100,000 Pentagon Whistleblower Complaints Have Been Silenced

I don’t know if I’d have the nerve to be a whistleblower. I’d like to think I would. We all like to think we would, just like we all like to think we could catch the game-winning touchdown, triumph on “America’s Got Talent,” and fold a fitted sheet quickly and without cursing. But to blow…

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Hollywood’s ‘Captain Marvel’ Blockbuster Is Blatant US Military Propaganda

    Hollywood’s ‘Captain Marvel’ Blockbuster Is Blatant US Military Propaganda

Grayzone — The superhero blockbuster Captain Marvel is a perfect case study for how the United States military uses Hollywood to spread propaganda. The US military is at the center of the plot of Captain Marvel. The film’s protagonist, Carol Danvers, is a former US Air Force pilot who becomes a superhero after absorbing the…

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US Taxpayers On the Hook for Nearly $1 Billion in Saudi Arabia’s Recent Missile Defense Purchase

  US Taxpayers On the Hook for Nearly $1 Billion in Saudi Arabia’s Recent Missile Defense Purchase

WASHINGTON — On Monday, in an all-but-unreported news item, the Pentagon announced that it would be paying $946 million to Lockheed Martin toward the installation of a missile defense system that was purchased — not by the United States government — but by Saudi Arabia. In other words, the Pentagon is paying nearly $1 billion…

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US Army Documents Reveal Massive Support for ‘Long Road Home’ Miniseries, Possible Fraud at Military’s Entertainment Liaison Office

  US Army Documents Reveal Massive Support for ‘Long Road Home’ Miniseries, Possible Fraud at Military’s Entertainment Liaison Office

The National Geographic drama series, “The Long Road Home,” tells a version of the story of the battle for Sadr City in 2004, a key moment in Iraq War, and newly-released emails and other documents from the United States Army detail the extensive military support for the TV series and how the Pentagon repeatedly bent…

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Pentagon Looking to Step up Its Disinformation Warfare

  Pentagon Looking to Step up Its Disinformation Warfare

US Department of Defense officials are looking to weaponize disinformation, by looking for new “influencing tools” against “enemy propaganda,” military.com reported. The Pentagon wishes to expand its capabilities in irregular warfare, which according to Defense officials is a critical tool for defeating near-peer adversaries preemptively. As a department, we have often exhibited a historical preference in…

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Pentagon Climate Change Report Ignores Its Own Role in Fueling the Crisis

  Pentagon Climate Change Report Ignores Its Own Role in Fueling the Crisis

WASHINGTON — This week, the Department of Defense released a report to Senate Armed Services Committee Chair Jim Inhofe (R-OK) detailing the threat climate change poses to U.S. national security. Not only does the report fail to mention U.S. bases that have been destroyed or evacuated recently due to natural disasters, it completely omits the…

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How War Propaganda in the Film Industry Really Works

  How War Propaganda in the Film Industry Really Works

As the co-authors of National Security Cinema, we have become known — rather inaccurately — for encouraging two major ideas: 1. That the government is really important in making movies more militaristic. 2. That Hollywood doesn’t produce dissenting films. While the first of these is somewhat true it is a simplification, the second is a falsehood. The…

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Search for Missing $21 Trillion Comes Up Empty as Pentagon Fails First Audit in 71-Year History

  Search for Missing $21 Trillion Comes Up Empty as Pentagon Fails First Audit in 71-Year History

WASHINGTON — Despite being legally required to conduct audits since the early 90s and holding a staggering  2.2 trillion in assets, the Pentagon held its first-ever audit this week — which it, unsurprisingly, spectacularly failed. According to a senior official, the results were so bad that the discrepancies could take “years [to] resolve.” The Department…

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