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Rep. John Tierney (D-MA) discusses his subcommittee's investigation into charges that the Department of Defense is essentially bribing Taliban warlords so US supply lines can safely travel through Afghanistan.
Escalation in Afghanistan means a surge in contractors, which means that thousands more Afghans will be hired to work at US bases, guard US installations and participate in US training programs.
Jeremy Scahill argues that as the Afghanistan escalation ramps up, President Obama is "surpassing Bush-era level of reliance on...for for-profit war corporations."
The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan has hired a firm with ties to a powerful ex-Republican congressman to help prepare oversight reports on other corporations.
The Nation's Jeremy Scahill appears on MSNBC to discuss his colleague Aram Roston's new investigation into how the US funds the
Reps. Jan Schakowsky and Carol Shea-Porter argue that since Adam Hermanson died while working on a Defense Department contract, the DoD is obliged to investigate.
The American intelligence community has missed the boat on how quickly the US has fallen from "sole superpower" status.
After three years of trying to convict Lt. Ehren Watada for refusing to deploy to Iraq, the Army has allowed him to resign.
Will today's US-armed ally be tomorrow's enemy?
The United States is coming ever closer to a state that matches the Orwellian slogan from 1984: war is peace.
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