President Obama Takes Ownership of Torture of Bradley Manning (VIDEO)

By: Friday March 11, 2011 10:34 am

In today’s press conference with President Obama, ABC Reporter Jake Tapper asked Obama about Hillary Clinton spokesman PJ Crowley’s condemnation of the Department of Defense’s mistreatment of Bradley Manning. Crowley said at a forum last night, “What is happening to Manning is ridiculous, counterproductive and stupid, and I don’t know why the DoD is doing it.”

Obama brushed off the question, saying that he had spoken to the Pentagon and was assured that Manning’s treatment is “meeting our basic standards.”

GAO: Defense Department Fails to Provide Comprehensive Cost Data

By: Tuesday February 22, 2011 12:22 pm

A new report by the Government Accountability Office found that the Department of Defense doesn’t even project or inform Congress about the potential full costs of different decisions, like theater posture plans for Europe. From GAO (PDF): DOD posture planning guidance does not require EUCOM to include comprehensive cost data in its theater posture plan [...]

Military Contractors Would Make A Killing With Reid’s “Immigration Reform” Plan

By: Thursday April 29, 2010 6:46 pm

What struck me about Harry Reid’s outline for immigration reform besides the weird, almost medieval, militant framing, like “Further Fortification of America’s Border,” is how some large group of military contractors are set to make a killing at the taxpayer’s expense if this bill ever passed: As a result of this proposal, the Border Patrol [...]