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Rep. Patrick Kennedy Calls Out Media for Not Covering Afghanistan Debate

From the floor of the House, Rep. Patrick Kennedy shamed the media for ignoring the debate over the war in Afghanistan, calling the Washington Press Corps. “despicable” for only have two representatives present. Kennedy was speaking in regards to Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s resolution that forced a debate on the war in Afghanistan today. Kennedy calls the press out, saying they care more about the ethics scandal surrounding Rep. Eric Massa than a war that has cost nearly a thousand American lives, countless lives of Afghans and has cost billions of dollars. (Source)

20 Organizations Express Continued Disappointment in NDAA Budget Gimmick

  Dear Senator /Representative, The recently released conference report for the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) would authorize an additional $3.2 billion unrequested by the Pentagon, effectively exceeding the spending limits set in place previously by Congress [...]

Your holiday weekend long reads are here

Now that the election is over it is time to take a fresh look at the national security and foreign policy challenges that lie ahead. That’s why we are sending you our third in a series of long reads that give you more in-depth analysis about the issues that we will dominate the upcoming year. These [...]