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Barack Obama

How much are the Democrats counting on the profits and jobs generated by arming the world in the coming election?

The increased use of military helicopters to crack down on demonstrators in Yemen begs the question: Are any of these helicopters part of a recent aid package from the Obama administration?

Taking Aim at the Pentagon Budget

Economic crisis, deficit mania and war weariness have created political momentum for big cuts to military spending.

Have you noticed that Lockheed Martin, the giant weapons corporation, is shadowing you? If you have a life, Lockheed Martin is likely a part of it.

The Nation was central to Eisenhower's understanding of the military-industrial complex.

After yesterday's Senate movement in support of the New START nuclear arms treaty between the US and Russia, the Senate is expected to vote on final ratification of the treaty today. The treaty also awaits Russian approval.

Obama's new National Security Strategy overextends US military commitments at a time when severe budget deficits require significant cuts in defense spending.

Edwards and Kucinich oppose nuclear power plants; Obama and Clinton are very much in favor: Will voters care?

Blogs

We just witnessed one of the most absurd, embarrassing hearings in recent Washington memory.

January 31, 2013

Eric on Jazz at Lincoln Center and Reed on reining in defense spending.

January 24, 2013

The former congressman, who wants an interim appointment to the Senate, says the Department of Defense “could get by with a lot less.”

January 9, 2013

A near-miss, in many senses of the word.

November 9, 2012

The great liberal scoped out a vision for less military spending and more investment in domestic renewal. Now, even (some) conservatives get the point.

October 19, 2012

Sixty-seven years later, a look at one of the great, unknown tales of Hollywood "censorship."

September 27, 2012

At least we’re exporting something.

August 27, 2012

White House tells defense contractors not to worry themselves about spending cuts.

July 2, 2012

Nothing's even decided yet, but the neocons are up in arms over arms spending.

August 9, 2011

It might, but it’s going to take a lot of work to counter the Iron Triangle and its lobbyists.

August 4, 2011