Post Tagged with: "corruption"

Congress Can’t Ignore Afghanistan in Budget Talks

Congress Can’t Ignore Afghanistan in Budget Talks

November 29, 2012 at 2:34 am

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 11/29/12 By Michael Shank A new report shows irresponsible spending by the Defense Department in Afghanistan. This month, hidden amid election excitement, a report was delivered to Congress by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. Likely few in Washington read it. The U.S. war […]

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These Fiscal Cliff Hawks Ought To Be Foreign Policy Doves

These Fiscal Cliff Hawks Ought To Be Foreign Policy Doves

November 26, 2012 at 2:38 am

THE GUARDIAN 11/26/12 By Michael Shank The occupation of Afghanistan costs US taxpayers $10bn a month, and millions in corruption. Yet Congress is oblivious. This month, hidden amid election excitement, a report was delivered to Congress by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (Sigar). Likely, few in Washington read […]

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Grace on Wall Street

Grace on Wall Street

April 24, 2012 at 10:36 pm

SOJOURNERS 04/24/12 By Michael Shank When Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman stepped up this year to defend Goldman Sachs – a company that was reeling from former employee Greg Smith’s New York Times op-ed decrying the change in culture at the company (and is now reeling from a sex-trafficking website […]

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Want to Cut Big Government Abuses? Start with Defence Contracting

Want to Cut Big Government Abuses? Start with Defence Contracting

August 6, 2011 at 11:00 pm

THE GUARDIAN 08/06/11 By Michael Shank We have the evidence: the hardpressed US taxpayer is being fleeced by profiteering contractors and corrupt military personnel This past week, as US Congress quacked its way through the debt-ceiling quagmire, a seemingly non-germane offshore issue surfaced vis-a-vis Iraq. The connection between the two […]

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