Michelle Obama stopped by the Pentagon today to announce a new obesity awareness campaign for the military, according to Reuters. The plan will require stocking all 1,100 American military mess halls with more fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat food, and will affect 1.45 million troops.
They've outdone themselves! I mean, damn. The obviousness of it. The comparison of the News Corp hacking scandal to the hacking incidents at the Pentagon and Citibank boggles the mind, since the Pentagon and Citibank were the victims of hacking, while News of the World was the perpetrator. Not t ... More >>
via NY PostIf you thought Watson (the Jeopardy computer) was going to rule our puny human asses alone, now Watson has his minions. The Pentagon has just developed a robotic hummingbird designed for spying called the Nano Hummingbird. The New York Post has the specifics on the spybots: "the Na ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 24, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 25 U.S. v. N.Y. Times v. Zion v. Earth By Nat Hentoff As has been noted in the Washington Post, among other places, I printed the only pre-publication reference to the New York Times' story on the secret Pe ... More >>
Remember that mysterious vapor trail that appeared over L.A. on Monday? The one that set off speculation about UFOs or an enemy missile attack that nobody (not even the Pentagon) could immediately explain? Well, now New York has one too! (Of course we do.) The New York Post says a local photo ... More >>
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has given the Pentagon permission to continue discharging soldiers under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" the law's constitutionality is appealed, which could take months or even years to determine. In September, U.S. District Judge Virginia Philips had ruled that t ... More >>
The 2009 tree, with ornaments.• Wyoming is having trouble finishing their ornaments for the White House Christmas tree this year. They have only 1,600 of the 5,000 they're responsible for. Apparently these ornaments have to be handmade, weatherproof, a foot tall, and in a Western theme. And ... More >>
The Pentagon really, really, really hates Wikileaks, a website devoted to publishing internal documents. Also, it thinks they might be funded by the CIA, and is generally a threat to America's safety. They released an entire report on it in 2008. Maybe it's got something to do with the leak o ... More >>
Well, maybe not--but the secret government papers that caused a freedom of the press firestorm in 1971 are the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary (The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers) and now a play called Top Secret: The Battle For The Pentagon P ... More >>
The infamous Prison Camp ain't dead yet
A funny thing happened on the way to monarchy: a rare Supreme Court take-back
The ordeal of the New Yorkers sent to clean up the mess at Abu Ghraib
From CIA secret prisons, 14 "high-level" terror suspects are at Gitmo. Where are all the others?
In 2007, the 'reality show' of the American rule of law, for the world to see.
The Supreme Court ordered him to treat detainees as "civilized peoples" do. He refuses.
Now you can find out if you're being surveilled by the FBI or the NYPD.
Here's a new take on the furor over New York City's reduced homeland security funds: Make the Pentagon fork it over! That's the argument being made by backers of the Unified Security Budget, a product of progressive think-tanks who want more thinking and fewer tanks in the U.S. defense strategy. Pr ... More >>
A report, based entirely on Defense Department documents, exposes the truth about Guantánamo
The basics of alternative 9-11 theories
The birth and life of the '9-11 Truth movement'
When troops are cut, we'll still be bombing the hell out of the place
Facing the offal truth about Bush's propaganda machinery
If counter-recruiters succeed and enlistees flee, a draft could be next.
New Yorkers take to the streets in protest of the war in Iraq
A list of strategic picks for Supreme Court
Only the Coast Guard looks good after Hurricane Katrina
The hijacking of the probe into the 9-11 hijackers
The medical art of breaking down prisoners in our war against international terrorism
Loser versus loser: Handicapping the coming Supreme Court vacancies
The press digs itself into holes; the government covers up its own errorsthe system at work
Neocons hunt for the right surrogate at the right time to take on Iran
U.S. Military is pressed to probe run-ins between reporters and troops in Iraq
Will a former FBI translator finally get to tell us what she knows about 9-11?
Hey, big spender, the Heritage Foundation is no longer happy with you
At home, Bush, Warner, Lugar join the department of Rumsfeld defense
'Undefended': A senator finally takes the government to task over the 9-11 findings
When Kerry worked with Cheney on Vietnam P.O.W.'S
Bush's lawyers conclude the torture of prisoners is justified in war on terrorism
Once again, the CIA chief falls on his sword. Will this bloodletting help Bush?
9-11 inquiry merely hints at the feds' inaction on the fatal day
The leashes belonged on our own soldiersno matter how you spin it
Among Questions Still Up In The Air Is Why Our Jet Fighters Weren't
Secretary Strangelove Has Been Interested in Terrorism Since 1983