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2014-03-28 23:28:34

MajGen (ret.) Arnold L. Punaro, Chairman of the Board of NDIA comments on the passing of Dr. James Schlesinger. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 MajGen (ret.) Arnold L. Punaro, Chairman of the Board of NDIA comments on the passing of Dr. James Schlesinger. “Dr. Jim Schlesinger was a lifelong champion of a strong national defense and a robust defense industrial base. I was privileged to know and work with Dr. Schlesinger during my years on the Senate staff, in industry, and during...

2008-08-03 03:00:24

By Foster, John Bellamy The rise in overt militarism and imperialism at the outset of the twenty-first century can plausibly be attributed largely to attempts by the dominant interests of the world economy to gain control over diminishing world oil supplies.1 Beginning in 1998 a series of strategic energy initiatives were launched in national security circles in the United States in response to: (1) the crossing of the 50 percent threshold in U.S. importation of foreign oil; (2) the...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'