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The Pentagon Spent $10 Billion on Failed Missile Defense Systems Over the Past Decade

By Andrew Moseman

Whether you’re talking about giant lasers mounted on 747s or next-generation super-radar, missile defense is a hotbed for big, weird ideas for defense technologies that often sound too amazing to be true. That’s not even the half of it: According to a Los Angeles Times report, however, the Pentagon has spent about $10 billion of taxpayer money over the last decade on systems that sound futuristic and marvelous but went basically nowhere. Continue reading–>

Retired Japanese Fighter Pilot Sees an Old Danger on the Horizon

By Martin Fackler

NAGANO, Japan — Kaname Harada was once a feared samurai of the sky, shooting down 19 Allied aircraft as a pilot of Japan’s legendary Zero fighter plane during World War II. Now 98 years old and in failing health, the former ace is on what he calls his final mission: using his wartime experiences to warn Japan against ever going to war again. Continue reading–>

Global warring: how war and climate change are wired to the same engine

By Neil Faulkner

THE GLOBAL crisis is getting worse. Climate change, poverty, and war are tearing our world apart. These are not separate issues; they are not ‘single issues’. They are connected. They are part of a system of rival states and corporations. The driver of the system is competition for profit. Continue reading–>