By Ron Paul On Friday the House overwhelmingly approved a massive increase in military spending, passing a $696 billion National Defense Authorization bill for 2018. President Trump’s request already included a huge fifty or so billion dollar spending increase, but the Republican-led House found even that to be far too small. They added another […]
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Great discussion with Oliver Stone on JFK, Russia, Trump and more.
By Ron Paul President Donald Trump’s proposed budget has generated hysteria among the American left. Prominent progressives have accused the president and his allies of wanting to kill children, senior citizens, and other vulnerable Americans. The reaction of the president’s allies — including some conservatives who should know better — is equally detached from reality […]
The U.S. military plans to take over America by 2030. According to “Megacities: Urban Future, the Emerging Complexity,” a Pentagon training video created by the Army for U.S. Special Operations Command, the U.S. military plans to use armed forces to solve future domestic political and social problems. Yet, as John W. Whitehead explains in this […]
by Ron Paul In a disturbing indication of how difficult it would be to bring military spending in line with actual threats overseas, House Armed Services Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry (R – TX) told President Obama last week that his war funding request of $11.6 billion for the rest of the year was far too […]
According to a recent study by the Pentagon-linked RAND Corporation, there are several scenarios where a US/China war may break out. Are China’s actions in the South China Sea pushing a war scenario? What about US intervention in the region?
Congress will vote on the 2017 military spending bill this week. Despite all the talk of sequestration and the need to “rebuild the military,” the military industrial complex can look forward to another huge injection of money. Does this huge budget keep us safe? Or does it keep the Beltway bandits rich?
By Ron Paul For many of us concerned with liberty, the letters “NDAA” have come to symbolize Washington’s ongoing effort to undermine the US Constitution in the pursuit of constant war overseas. It was the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2012 that introduced into law the idea that American citizens could be indefinitely detained […]
Prof. Andrew Bacevich joins the Liberty Report to discuss his new book on the 30 year US war in the greater Middle East. Why are we losing and is there a better way?
By Ron Paul Last week the House Armed Services Committee approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act requiring women to register with Selective Service. This means that if Congress ever brings back the draft, women will be forcibly sent to war. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXiE-kvO6wU The amendment is a response to the Pentagon’s decision to allow […]