Month: June 2010

New Sanctions Will Do More Damage Than Good

Last week both the Senate and the House approved of the sanctions “package,” or the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 (H.R.2194), against Iran, and it goes to the president’s desk for signing tomorrow. The bill reinforces the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) renewed in 2006, […]

Just keep your hands off that war money

Last week, Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), chair of the State & Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that she would cut $4 billion requested for State Department and USAID funding for Afghanistan due to concerns about corruption: “The alleged shipment of billions in donor funds out of Afghanistan and […]

An announcement

For the past two years, I’ve been blogging on nuclear weapons news, from our success in defeating the Bush administration’s push for new nuclear weapons to the New START treaty to cut US and Russian nuclear arsenals, which is awaiting ratification by the US Senate. It’s been a […]

Fund peace candidates, not war

“If Americans pulled back and started paying attention to this war, it would become even less popular.” In the now infamous Rolling Stone article about General McChrystal’s frat boy antics and disrespect for civilian leadership, his senior aide gets to the heart of the opportunity this scandal gives […]

So no one has any idea how much nukes cost us?

Incredibly, it’s true. The Government Accountability Office just discovered (pdf) that the agency charged with managing the US nuclear stockpile is pretty much making up the numbers as they go along. For instance, when the National Nuclear Security Administration asked Congress for millions of dollars to maintain weapons […]

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