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Despite Splits, US Still Arms Israel | United Press International

July 8, 2009
According to Frida Berrigan of the New America Foundation's Arms and Security Initiative, sales in the first half of 2009 reached $27 billion and could hit ...

Weapons: Our #1 Export?

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  • Frida Berrigan,
  • New America Foundation
June 30, 2009 |

The phrase "Obama has a lot on his plate" is the understatement of the year. The president has a to-do list a mile long, and every day a new crisis (like the coup in Honduras) gets added to the list. Can we really fault him if he sneaks the occasional smoke?

In Cyber War, Pentagon May Victimize Privacy | Press TV

June 13, 2009
"If the Pentagon and the military services see cyberspace as a battlefield domain, then the lines protecting privacy and our civil liberties get blurred very, very quickly," peace activist Frida Berrigan - the daughter of renowned Vietnam War protester ...

Privacy May Be a Victim in Cyberdefense Plan | New York Times

June 12, 2009

Frida Berrigan, a longtime peace activist who is a senior program associate at the New America Foundation’s arms and security initiative, expressed concerns about whether the Obama administration would be able to balance its promise to respect privacy in cyberspace even as it appeared to be militarizing cybersecurity.

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Cyberscares About Cyberwars Equal Cybermoney | Middle East Online

June 10, 2009
Pentagon sees cyberspace as another battlefield terrain no different from the mountains of Afghanistan or the cities of Iraq (except that maybe on virtual battlefields we can actually win), notes Frida Berrigan. As though we don't have enough to be ...

Military Industrial Complex 2.0

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  • Frida Berrigan,
  • New America Foundation
June 10, 2009 |

Once upon a time, soldiers did more than pick up a gun. They picked up trash. They cut hair and delivered mail. They fixed airplanes and inflated truck tires.

Not anymore. All of those tasks are now the responsibility of private military corporations. In the service of the Pentagon, their employees also man computers, write software code, create integrating systems, train technicians, manufacture and service high-tech weapons, market munitions, and interpret satellite images.

Cyberscares About Cyberwars Equal Cybermoney

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  • Frida Berrigan,
  • New America Foundation
June 9, 2009 |

As though we don't have enough to be afraid of already, what with armed lunatics mowing down military recruiters and doctors, the H1N1 flu virus, the collapse of bee populations, rising sea levels, failed and flailing states, North Korea being North Korea, al-Qaeda wannabes in New York State with terrorist aspirations, and who knows what else -- now cyberjihadis are evidently poised to steal our online identities, hack into our banks, take over our Flickr and Facebook accounts, and create havoc on the World Wide Web.

UN Big Powers World's Top Military Spenders | Inter Press Service

June 8, 2009
"The only winners from increases in global military spending are (US) weapons manufacturers like Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman," says Frida Berrigan, senior programme associate with the New America Foundation's Arms and Security Initiative...

The News on Nukes

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  • Frida Berrigan,
  • New America Foundation

At the United Nations, representatives from the world's 190 or so nations are meeting (in typical fashion) to prepare to meet. The preparatory meeting of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) is taking place the first two weeks of May to get ready for the Review Conference of the Treaty, which will happen next year. Closer to home this week, Congress heard from its Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States.

Pork in the Sky | Hartford Advocate

April 21, 2009
But it's a lousy way to guide foreign policy, says Frida Berrigan, a military expert with the New America Foundation. "Not to say the Connecticut jobs aren't important, but we can't base our foreign policy on 2000 jobs in Connecticut and 6000 jobs in ...
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