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Texas officials question DHS after agency quietly shuts down aerial surveillance program

Mary Lou Lang-Byrd, Lifezette Lawless Border: Obama Admin Abruptly Grounds Drones. Three top Texas government officials, including one Democrat, are questioning the Department of Homeland Security’s border security measures after a report showed the agency ended an aerial surveillance program on the Mexican border. Operation Phalanx, which was fully funded through 2017, was quietly shut down

90% of All Deaths In War Are CIVILIANS

Washington’s Blog The June 2014 issue of the American Journal of Public Health  notes (free PDF here; hat tip David Swanson): Around 90% of all deaths in war are civilians: “The proportion of civilian deaths and the methods for classifying deaths as civilian are debated, but civilian war deaths constitute 85% to 90% of casualties caused by war, with

EMPTY SANCTIONS? Targeted Russian pol profits from DOD contract

A top Russian official sanctioned by President Obama in the wake of the Ukraine crisis is playing a key role in the Pentagon’s space program, and thereby continuing to benefit from a lucrative no-bid contract that the Department of Defense awarded earlier this year, Fox News has confirmed.  Dmitry Rogozin, deputy prime minister of the