Erik Prince, the diminutive Blackwater founder, knows why four of his ex-employees were just convicted of murdering Iraqi civilians with machine guns: the goddamn anti-war hippies.Read more…
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Director asks staff returning from Africa to undergo voluntary isolation, while military cordons off troops in precautionary measure
Continue reading Ebola health workers asked to undergo voluntary quarantine
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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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.
Continue reading Pentagon: Yes to LGB, No to T
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.
Continue reading How We Lied To Afghanistan’s Girls
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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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…
Continue reading Maybe We’re Just Not Bombing ISIS Indiscriminately Enough
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…
Continue reading NYT: U.S. Troops Got Untreated Illnesses From Iraqi Chemical Weapons
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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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…
Continue reading Your ISIS Goat-Fucking Drone Video: Not ISIS, Not a Goat, Not a Drone
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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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…
Continue reading We Will End the War With ISIS When We Redefine “War” and “ISIS”
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.
Continue reading Turkish President Kisses Off Kurds
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…
Continue reading War Reenactors Swear Suspected Cop-Killing Prepper Is “Not One of Us”
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, 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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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.
Continue reading The Soldiers Who Fight Plagues
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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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…
Continue reading You Can’t Not Have a Ground War in Iraq
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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