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Beware the "New Cold War"

by Charles Knight

Huffington Post, January 2015 | Article

While "a New Cold War" has not yet been adopted as an official framework for US foreign and military policy, there are among foreign and military policy-makers many who will be tempted by its appeal. We should be circumspect about following them down this path... Read More »

A New Year's Wish: More Tree Hugging CEOs

by Jeff Horowitz

Huffington Post, January 2015 | Article

With the close of yet another UN climate meeting (this last one in Lima), we have more than a little hope that this year's gathering in Paris will result in a truly global consensus on climate change actions. But though there has been some progress on the geo-political front, the stark reality is that any agreement will take time to implement, and time is a luxury we cannot afford. More and more, many of us find ourselves searching for solutions that don't require a worldwide accord before we can begin to save the planet. It turns out that one such solution comes from a rather surprising place: the corporate boardroom... Read More »

Dysfunctional Drones Underscore Mission Mess at Homeland Security

by Tom Barry

Truthout, January 2015 | Article

President Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson are committed to more drone surveillance of US borders. Over the past year, the president has called for emergency supplemental funding for DHS to fund a "sustained border security surge," including new funding for border drones... Read More »

Presidential War Lies, Standing Ovations and the Great Waste of Everything

by Matthew Hoh

Huffington Post, January 2015 | Article

At President Obama's behest, as indicated in his State of the Union Address, Congress will soon take up authorizing further American war in the Middle East. Based upon previous years of debate in Congress and on the campaign trail, little attention will be paid by our elected leaders to the real costs and failed results of our war policies and continued war will be authorized... Read More »

The State of the Pentagon Budget Is Uncertain

by William D. Hartung

Huffington Post, January 2015 | Article

President Obama spoke about a lot of things in his hour-and-10-minute State of the Union address last night, but there's one thing he didn't mention: the caps on Pentagon spending required by the Budget Control Act of 2011. The president's claim that "the state of the union is sound" may or may not be accurate, but the state of the Pentagon budget is uncertain... Read More »