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Chemicals and Secret LSD: Pentagon Details Cold War Mind-Control Tests

May 13, 2010 by Source
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by Katie Drummond / wired / May 11,2010

More than 30 years after it was written, the Pentagon has released a memorandum detailing its involvement in the CIA’s infamous Cold War mind-control experiments.

But a warning to conspiracy theorists on the lookout for new fodder: This isn’t quite Men Who Stare at Goats II.

The 17-page document (.pdf), “Experimentation Programs conducted by the Department of Defense That Had CIA Sponsorship or Participation and That Involved the Administration to Human Subjects of Drugs Intended for Mind-Control or Behavior-Modification Purposes,” was prepared in 1977 by the General Counsel of the Department of Defense and released on May 6 after a Freedom of Information Act request.

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Is the Pentagon subverting Obama’s plan to have US troops leave Iraq?

May 27, 2009 by Source
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Former Congressman Tom Andrews, National Director of the Win Without War Coalition, released the following statement today:

Yesterday’s comments by Army Chief of Staff General George Casey that the Pentagon needs to begin planning to leave U.S. combat troops in Iraq for another decade …

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Pentagon ends media ban on coffins

February 26, 2009 by Source
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Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced today that he is lifting a 1991 ban on news coverage of the return of the remains of fallen service members to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, although he will leave the decision about press coverage up to the family of the dead.

The controversial ban on photography and other media coverage of the solemn return of flag-draped coffins — upheld by both Republican and Democratic administrations — has generated lawsuits as well as conflicting emotions on the part of military familiies.

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Weapons Come Second – Can Obama Take on the Pentagon?

November 25, 2008 by Staff

For all the rolling up of sleeves and “everything is going to change” exuberance, however, taking on the Pentagon, with its mega-budget and its mega-power, may be the hardest task he faces.

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Lt. Col. quits as prosecutor in Gitmo case due to unethical suppression of evidence

September 25, 2008 by Staff

Suppressed Evidence Could Clear Young Afghan Detainee Held for 6 Years; Now Four Prosecutors Have Quit Gitmo Trials Over Allegations of Misconduct By Mike Melia / The Associated Press /  Posted : Wednesday Sep 24, 2008 21:53:57 EDT GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba – A U.S. military prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay has quit because his […]

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Military’s Social Science Grants Raise Alarm

August 2, 2008 by Staff

Critics of Gates’ Proposals Say Pentagon Funding Could Make Universities an “instrument rather than critic of war-making” by Maria Glod / Washington Post Staff Writer / Sunday, August 3, 2008 Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is calling on “eggheads” to help the military unravel questions about the recruitment of terrorists, the resurgence of the Taliban […]

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Blackwater Is Here to Stay

July 24, 2008 by Staff

Despite reports that the company is leaving the mercenary business, Blackwater’s future is secure by Jeremy Scahill / The Guardian / July 23, 2008 It seems that executives from Blackwater Worldwide, the Bush administration’s favourite hired guns in Iraq and Afghanistan, are threatening to pack up their M4 assault rifles, CS gas and Little Bird […]

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