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Meet the man behind the Muslim conspiracy uproar

July 20, 2012 - Frank Gaffney Jr. of Virginia wrote the controversial report that five members of Congress cited in calling for a probe into alleged Islamist infiltration of the U.S. government. Now known for his anti-Muslim extremism, including efforts against an Islamic center in Tennessee, Gaffney played a key role in shaping U.S. security policy after 9/11.

What happens to DoD money?

April 28, 2006 - Over at TAPPED, Matthew Yglesias notes a recent report by the Congressional Research Service (covered in the Washington Post) analyzing spending for the Iraq war. Apparently it's a slow read until the end:

Rummy's snooping operation

January 23, 2006 - Fresh off the NSA eavesdropping scandal, Newsweek reveals that the Pentagon has its own domestic snooping operation. It's called Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA), and writer Michael Isikoff offers a glimpse of who they're keeping tabs on:

Base Closings and the South

May 13, 2005 - A Special Report from Facing South and the Institute for Southern Studies The Pentagon announced today its much-anticipated list of recommended base closures -- 180 military installations in all, a move the Department of Defense says will save almost $50 billion over 20 years.