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Military is a crucial area for social and environmental progress

Alex Brott

February 24, 2011

I don't think I'm going strongly against the Whitman grain when I say that I view the actions of the United States military and the enormity of our defense spending with skepticism. While I appreciate the importance of a well-maintained army for a country like the United States, I take issue with the...

War has become business

Heather Nichols-Haining

April 8, 2010

The U.S. military is privatizing at an alarming rate. Thousands of troops are now employed by companies such as Blackwater and while many hoped that Obama would decrease this corporate-socialism at least in part, there has been a 23 percent increase in the number of private contractors working in Iraq an...

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