[interact_list] [Pentagon] Now IHT starts to copy my ss exam answer

  • From: Akio Fujita <A.Fujita@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: interact_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 18:59:35 +0100

In this August, 'Pentagon' has been the quite hot issue 
in the pages of IHT. And here are some collections of articles. 
Even if you are not interested it's better to read the 
very first piece at least. 

IHT: The Pentagon, Not Congress or the President, Calls the Shots 
http://www.iht.com/articles/28442.html    Date: 01-08-06 
But Congress is the key to the problem. Over the past half-century 
the Pentagon has salted military installations or manufacturers into 
almost every congressional district. Voters profit from the military 
contracts and jobs. The military gets from Congress what it wants, 
and often more than it wants.
The Bush effort to reform the Pentagon may offer the last chance for 
reform, but Congress will decide whether the effort succeeds. The 
military is already the most powerful institution in American 
government, in practice largely unaccountable to the executive 
branch. Now the armed forces are setting the limits of American 
foreign policy.
The United States is not yet 18th-century Prussia, when the military 
owned the state, but the threat is more serious than most Americans 
Los Angeles Times Syndicate. 

And four relevant articles followed the above one...

IHT: Pentagon Reform?
http://www.iht.com/articles/29874.html    Date: 01-08-21   

IHT: Europe and America Have a New Dance to Learn
http://www.iht.com/articles/29867.html    Date: 01-08-21 
IHT: Rumsfeld Hits Roadblocks  
http://www.iht.com/articles/28728.html    Date: 01-08-08 

IHT: A Balanced Way Out of the Pentagon's Deadlock 
http://www.iht.com/articles/28442.html    Date: 01-08-06 

And this is the only one discussed something about 'arms control'
- the subject area totally missed from past 60 years of human history
also from Peace Studies and Peace movements. 

IHT: NATO's Military Debates Should Be About Arms Reductions 
http://www.iht.com/articles/28642.html    Date: 01-08-08 

But no matter how - whoever - calls for Arms Reduction (
conversion) Pentagon and major arms industries/producing nations
won't react. So, major reform of military enterprise would be
only available through the actual experience/happenning of 

large accident/defeat - major/significant loss.


Other related posts:

  • » [interact_list] [Pentagon] Now IHT starts to copy my ss exam answer