BBC documentary reveals American colonel who trained Iraqi torturers

A new documentary from the BBC (in cooperation with The Guardian newspaper) has revealed direct ties between the torture practices and death squads of the Shia militia in Iraq and an American trainer, who also is alleged to have trained Salvadoran death squads. Retired Col. James Steele was dispatched to Iraq by former Defense Secretary…

U.S. military leads climate-change initiatives, and deniers know it

The U.S. military not only accepts the notion of climate change, its leaders see climate change as a national-security priority. But Congressional climate-change-deniers continue to pretend that the military’s full-speed-ahead program isn’t happening. Looking at official policy statements reveals that the military is well on the way to spending vast sums of taxpayers’ dollars to…