Tag Archives: terrorism

Pentagon Report Calls Climate Change a “National Security Threat Multiplier” | Veterans for Common Sense

The Pentagon released a landmark report this week, “asserting decisively that climate change poses an immediate threat to national security, with increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global poverty and food shortages. It also predicted rising demand for military disaster responses as … Continue reading

Posted in Veterans for Common Sense News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Backlash builds as for-profit schools rake in GI Bill funds

Critics warn that some for-profit schools mislead veterans, who use their taxpayer-funded GI Bill money on hugely expensive educations with bleak job prospects. By David Zucchino and Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times July 16, 2012, 5:00 a.m. WASHINGTON — After Moses … Continue reading

Posted in Veterans for Common Sense News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Army Will Reshape Training, With Lessons From Special Forces

From the NYTIMES.com By THOM SHANKER Published: May 2, 2012 WASHINGTON — The Army is reshaping the way many soldiers are trained and deployed, with some conventional units to be placed officially under Special Operations commanders and others assigned to regions … Continue reading

Posted in Veterans for Common Sense News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Torturing Bin Laden

Al-Qaida documents show Obama was right about targeting Islam… From Slate.com By William Saletan|Posted Monday, March 19, 2012, at 8:25 AM ET Two years ago, President Obama changed the way the U.S. government talked about its conflict with Osama Bin … Continue reading

Posted in Veterans for Common Sense News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Key Points of President’s State of the Union Address

January 24, 2012 (CNN) – Here are key initiatives from President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night: • Implementation of a minimum tax for multinational companies, which would fund additional tax breaks for companies that create jobs … Continue reading

Posted in Veterans for Common Sense News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

VCS Releases Updated War Statistics

VCS Releases “Iraq and Afghanistan War Impact Report,” VA Confirms Nearly 712,000 Iraq and Afghanistan War Veteran Patients October 1, 2011 (VCS Exclusive) – In an effort to document the severe and escalating human and financial consequences of the Iraq … Continue reading

Posted in VCS Fact Sheets and Reports, Veterans for Common Sense News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

VCS Statement to US Senate About Costs of Wars

VCS Reveals Estimated One Million Veteran Patients Treated by VA by End of 2013, with Cost of $1 Trillion Over 40 Years July 27, 2011 (VCS) – In a written statement to Senators on the Committee for Veterans Affairs, VCS … Continue reading

Posted in Gulf War, VCS Congressional Testimony, Veterans for Common Sense News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

McCain Says Torture Did Not Lead to bin Laden

‘This is a moral debate. It is about who we are,’ says Ariz. Republican, former POW Written by MSNBC May 12, 2011 (MSNBC) – Waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques were not a factor in tracking down Osama bin Laden, … Continue reading

Posted in Veterans for Common Sense News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

VCS Testifies at House Veterans’ Affairs Hearing on VA FY11/FY12 Budget Request

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request for FY 2011 and FY 2012 House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs | Room 334 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC | 02/04/2010   Witness Testimony of Paul Sullivan, Veterans for Common Sense, Executive Director … Continue reading

Posted in Gulf War, VA Claims, VCS Congressional Testimony, Veterans for Common Sense News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Apr 17: VCS Urges Members to Write Spain’s Ambassador and Request War Crime Probe of Bush Torture

The Spanish government may be moving forward with an investigation of war crimes – specifically torture – by the Bush administration.  Earlier this week, VCS wrote Spain’s ambassador to the United States and asked that the investigation continue. Spanish Judge … Continue reading

Posted in Gulf War, Veterans for Common Sense News | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment