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Rand Paul Scores Big Political Victory With The Announcement Of Annual Pentagon Audit

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has fought for transparency and accountability within government since he was elected. Paul is the leading proponent of auditing the Federal Reserve, an issue championed by his father, but a lesser known proposal of Paul’s is to audit the Pentagon. Paul will be getting his wish from the Trump administration, as the Pentagon recently announced they would be conducting an annual audit. “The Defense Department is starting the first agency-wide financial audit in its history,” the Pentagon’s news service announced. The Pentagon is using news of this new annual audit to boast about their supposed dedication… Keep Reading

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Endless War: The Pentagon Quadruples Estimate Of Troops Currently In Syria

The United States has made recent progress in the Middle East against ISIS that has been heralded by the Trump administration and his supporters. The Islamic caliphate, once on the rise and seemingly unstoppable, now has barely any fighters left fighting for it in Iraq and Syria. Despite this progress, the U.S. has made it clear they will not be leaving the region anytime soon. The Pentagon has even said that they got it wrong on their troop total estimate last month, as there are now four times the troops remaining in Syria than they initially predicted. “It’s approximately 2,000… Keep Reading

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The Pentagon Is Covering Up This Shocking Report On Child Sex Abuse In Afghanistan

The war on Afghanistan has been going for 16 years now, and shows no signs of slowing down. Already the longest war in U.S. history, it has been fought without much progress. Adding to the woes, it was recently revealed that American troops have been allowing the rape of children by the Afghanis – a practice known as “bacha bazi” in the country. This was initially reported by a Pentagon inspector general, who claimed that several troops were told to ignore the rape of children by Afghanis. The Pentagon claimed that this was not a “formal guidance” from Pentagon brass,… Keep Reading

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Neocons Cry As Trump Administration Imposes Fiscal Discipline Onto The Pentagon

The Trump administration’s proposed budget includes a light cap on spending for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO). This represents only a very small anticipated decrease in certain Pentagon spending, but that hasn’t stopped neoconservatives from crying foul. OCO spending is capped at $65 billion in the Trump spending request being touted by budget director Mick Mulvaney. This is no small number, but it is down from the $83 billion that Congress approved for OCO spending in 2017. Mulvaney, a former member of the House Freedom Caucus, is intent on slowly reducing federal spending back to responsible levels, and that is wholly… Keep Reading

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U.S. Nuclear Force To Phase Out Floppy Disks By 2017 Despite $80 Billion On Federal Upgrades

If you asked most children what a floppy disk is, they wouldn’t have the slightest clue. While most computers today do not even use one – a sign of progress – a recent report states that the U.S. Pentagon is still using 8-inch floppy disks from the 1970s to operate its nuclear weapons. This should be a disturbing revelation on many counts. Seemingly undeterred by the lucrative spending allocated towards the military budget, (about $598.5 billion just in 2015) the Office of Management and Budget noted $80 billion of it was to be allocated towards maintaining aging computer systems. Yet, the Government of Accountability Office showed that the Pentagon was one of… Keep Reading

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