Sgt. Black Richardson and Staff Sgt. Gregg Foland, assigned to Bravo Company, TF Gladius, 82nd Airborne Div., talk to a local gas station owner about insurgent activity in the Kapisa province of Afghanistan on Nov. 4, 2009. (Photo by ISAFMedia on Flickr)
06 Nov 2015

Afghanistan Waste-A-Thon Continues With $43 Million Gas Station

The latest addition to the already $1.7 trillion “War on Terror” is a $43 million gas station in Afghanistan that should have cost around $500,000.

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter introduces Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, during a press briefing to announce the award of the long range strike bomber contract in the Pentagon, Oct. 27, 2015. During her comments, James stated that we need to invest the right people, technology, capability, and training to defend the nation and its interest--always with affordability and tight budgets in mind. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)
28 Oct 2015

Pentagon Commits To Doling Out $80 Billion For Another Bomber

While in the middle of a trillion-dollar F-35 project, the Pentagon has committed to spend another $80 billion on a bomber it doesn’t need.

File: A photojournalist balances his camera on his arm as he takes a photograph in Iran on May 17, 2007. (Flickr / Hamed Saber)
10 Aug 2015

Pentagon War Manual Gives Military License To Target & Attack Journalists

The Pentagon has adopted a “law of war manual” [PDF], which enables commanders to treat journalists as “unprivileged belligerents.” It suggests that correspondents who report some information about combat operations may be taking “direct part in hostilities,” a disturbing argument for justifying the killing of reporters in war zones.

"CF-1 flight test" (US Navy / Andy Wolfe)
10 Aug 2015

F-35: Trillion Dollar War Plane May Still Not Be Ready For Combat

While Congress debates cutting Social Security, the most expensive weapons program in history — with an estimated lifetime cost of $1.5 trillion — is making questionable progress. The US Marine Corps recently announced that, after 14 years of development, the F-35 is ready to be deployed and issued a declaration