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Lone Star Leaders

Tina Brown’s signature event traveled to Texas to take on issues as vast as the Lone Star State: Ebola, honor killings, reproductive rights, the strains of military life, and peace through reconciliation in the Middle East.

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Pentagon: Yes to LGB, No to T

The end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell let gays, lesbians, and bisexuals serve openly in the military. But transgender individuals remain excluded. A conference Monday examined that policy.

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How We Lied To Afghanistan’s Girls

One reason given for the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan was to educate girls. But as the Western military shrinks there, so does the funding for those schools.

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Old White Men Show Huge Support for Sending Other People to Fight ISIS

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows more Americans than ever want a ground war to fight ISIS. More Caucasian, Republican, male, senior Americans than ever!Read more…

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Maybe We’re Just Not Bombing ISIS Indiscriminately Enough

It’s been more than two months since America started dropping laser-guided freedom all over the Islamic State. But for some reason, the flowers of liberty aren’t blooming in all those new holes we’ve dug in Iraq and Syria. Perhaps it’s because we should bomb more shit, say two experts in talking about bombing shit.Read more…

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NYT: U.S. Troops Got Untreated Illnesses From Iraqi Chemical Weapons

In bunkers now held by ISIS militants, and sometimes in streets emptied by bomb threats, scores of American service members secretly helped find and dispose of Saddam Hussein’s aging chemical weapons. Now stateside, many troops are sick with mystery ailments the military has at times tried to conceal.Read more…

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NATO Prepares to Face Down Putin

Military exercises over the last month are meant to prove NATO’s resolve. But Putin’s “little green men” and his “ambiguous assault” strategy still have it in a quandary.

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Your ISIS Goat-Fucking Drone Video: Not ISIS, Not a Goat, Not a Drone

It’s tempting to believe, isn’t it? Our mortal enemies in the Islamic State are so primordial, so primitive, so twisted that they have sex with barnyard animals. As evidenced by this drone video! Except it’s bogus. Here’s why.Read more…

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Even Jimmy Carter Thinks Obama Is Weak in the Middle East Now

Perhaps in hopes of revising his image as an ineffectual peacenik, or to bolster his grandson’s chances in a tight gubernatorial race, or simply because he’s an opinionated 90-year-old South Georgia peckerwood, ex-president Jimmy Carter today criticized Barack Obama for dropping the ball on ISIS.Read more…

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We Will End the War With ISIS When We Redefine “War” and “ISIS”

The Guardian has a must-read long essay by Jonathan Powell, one of the negotiators of the 1997 Northern Ireland peace deal, on “how to talk to terrorists.” It will make you reconsider everything you know about “us” and “them.” And it likely foretells how the latest us-them conflict will turn out.Read more…

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Turkish President Kisses Off Kurds

The town of Kobani is about to fall to ISIS, despite stepped up American airstrikes, and the Turkish military just sits there—in main battle tanks—watching.

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War Reenactors Swear Suspected Cop-Killing Prepper Is “Not One of Us”

Eric Frein, the armed survivalist suspected of shooting two Pennsylvania state troopers who has evaded capture in the woods for nearly a month, participated in war reenactments as a variety of bad guys, but other members of the reenactor community want to make it clear that they’re peaceable.Read more…

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Army Gives Lifetime Achievement Award to Noted 9/11 and Iraq Fuck-Up

Condoleezza “Mushroom Cloud” Rice—whose historic tenure as national security adviser and secretary of state was distinguished by 9/11, two wars, self-preserving dishonesty, and idiocy—was given the U.S. Military Academy’s Thayer Award ” for service in the national interest” last night.Read more…

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Dr. Jill Biden to Join WITW Texas

Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will join Tina Brown’s Women in the World Texas to shine a spotlight on the sacrifices made by military families. A military mom herself, Dr. Jill Biden has made her focus on the strength and courage of military families a top priority. As part of the Joining Forces initiative with First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Biden travels to military bases in the U.S

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The Soldiers Who Fight Plagues

A glimpse into the dangerous job of U.S. troops going to fight the Ebola outbreak in Africa from a former soldier with experience in military disaster relief operations.

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Rubio: We Need Romney’s Foreign Policy

The Florida senator is warning about the threat of big powers like Russia and the need for a bigger U.S. military. If that sounds a lot like Romney to you, you’re paying attention.

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You Can’t Not Have a Ground War in Iraq

Did you hear Barack Obama say last week that the U.S. would “not get dragged into another ground war in Iraq”? You may think that precludes U.S. foot troops from potentially leading Kurds and Iraqis in direct combat with Islamic State fighters. Don’t think that.Read more…

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The Army Is a Great Place to Be White

The enlisted ranks of the U.S. armed forces are pretty diverse. The officer ranks of the U.S. Army are not. For instance, there is one black colonel—one—running an armor, infantry, or artillery brigade in the world’s premier fighting force this year.* Is this a problem? Hell yes, it is.Read more…

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Realizing Lifelong Dream, Dick Cheney Is Greeted as Liberator in U.S.

Much has been made of the return of America’s neoconservative Iraq hawks to the media circuits since that country’s slow descent into chaos became a fast descent into chaos. But now that war’s coming back, Dick Cheney is having a real moment. Not just a moment: He’s straight-up MacArthuring.Read more…

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Here’s What a Reporter Saw Inside a SWAT Expo Before He Got Booted Out

You may remember Shane Bauer as one of several American writers imprisoned by Iranian hardliners for more than two years. So when the Mother Jones reporter seems a little creeped out by the militarism on display at a SWAT convention in California, you might want to pay attention.Read more…

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