Trump's new man at the Pentagon, Acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan

Keep Walking, Nothing Important to See Here

It doesn’t bode well for accountability or fiscal probity that in unceremoniously shit-canning his Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, the petulant President Donald Trump elevated in his stead as acting secretary Mattis’s number two, Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan. If you said, “Shanahan who?” welcome to the club. This was about as invisible a bureaucrat …

Cooking the books at the Pentagon

Hear Dave Lindorff discuss his ‘Pentagon Accounting Fraud’ Nation magazine cover story

The Nation blog: ‘Dave Lindorff on Cooking Books at the Pentagon’  ‘The Damage Report’ with John Iadarola: ‘Pentagon Audit Complete Disaster ‘Counterspin’ with Janine Jackson: ‘Dave Lindorff on Pentagon Fraud’ Michigan State Radio’s ‘Stateside’ program:  ‘Conversation with Dave Lindorff and Prof. Mark Skidmore’ ‘Project Censored’ with Mickey Huff: ‘Lindorff Explores the Pentagon’s Financial Mysteries’   …

Battle of the ages

Priciest US Weapon, the F-35, Just Attacked One of World’s Most Primitive Fighters, the Taliban

Why did the US military have a vertical-take-off F-35B launched from an aircraft carrier in the Indian Ocean make an attack on a Taliban position in Afghanistan? Let’s say one thing from the get-go:  It was not because it was the right weapons system for the job. Nobody’s mentioning several things about this Pentagon-touted first-ever …