A DrLorax Film: Athena, Columbia and Aegis BMD: A Story of Mythology and Modernization

A Mashup: Senator Daniel Inouye & Koyaanisqatsi (by Philip Glass)

A Mashup: Fresh Eyes: Recorded By History

‘Climate Change’ Is Not A Military Term

I am weary of “Operation Free.” Whenever military procurement, national security, and energy independence merge as issues, be cautious of who are marked as “enemies.” The message that is framed by this video acknowledges that the impetus for war in Iraq was largely based on oil, but it does not recognize nor acknowledge that warfare … Continue reading

The New START Treaty

On June 17, 2010, the Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (The New START), between the United States and Russia.  Featured witnesses included: Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, and Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of … Continue reading

When did war stop being inherently governmental?

In Congress, nine years after the initial engagement of military operations in Afghanistan, moral and strategic questions are being raised about military contracting in combat zones. Centrally, when it comes to war, what are inherently governmental functions? What war-related governmental functions are being outsourced and how does the expanded use of contractors and subcontractors affect … Continue reading

We Are All Russians!

A week ago today, forty people were killed by suicide bombings in the Moscow subway. Since then, no flowers or candles or messages of condolences have been placed in memorial at the front gates of the Washington, DC, Embassy of the Russian Federation. Unlike in the aftermath of the assault in Beslan or after the … Continue reading

Missile Defense: Like in “Spies Like Us”

Toward the end of the Congressional work day, Members of the House of Representatives will often call for one-hour Special Orders sessions during which they talk about various legislative issues. On May 6, 2009, Congressman Todd Akin of Missouri, led the following session on Missile Defense. An interesting piece of political theater for one who … Continue reading