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Posts Tagged ‘military

Why Americans join the military

July 17, 2012

The former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff views military recruitment through a distorted lens that glosses over such socio-economic discrepancies and the failure of the American education. He remarked that this generation is “wired to serve, and we just have to figure out how to give them the paths to serve.” He affirms […]

Protesting the US Homeland Battlefield Bill

March 31, 2012

A group of political activists and journalists launched a legal challenge to stop an American law they say allows the US military to arrest civilians anywhere in the world and detain them without trial as accused supporters of terrorism. The seven figures, who include ex-New York Times reporter Chris Hedges, professor Noam Chomsky and Icelandic […]

Experts say US ignorance is major threat to US security

March 30, 2012

At a hearing to discuss irregular warfare, it wasn’t the threat of terrorists, drug cartels or violent global activists that prompted the biggest warning. Rather, the greatest threat is the hubris of U.S. leaders who believe the whole world loves America and its message of peace, strength and stability, a panel of warfare experts told […]

US Military again gets away with murder

March 28, 2012

The United States military has decided that no service members will face disciplinary charges for their involvement in a NATO airstrike in November that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, an accident that plunged relations between the two countries to new depths and has greatly complicated the allied mission in Afghanistan. “We found nothing criminally negligent on […]

Afghanistan army to receive 4 billion dollars annually from US and EU

March 24, 2012

The West will subsidize Afghan security forces by more than $4 billion a year after US-led troops leave in 2014, President Hamid Karzai has said. Karzai told a graduation ceremony at a military academy in Kabul: “It’s set that post-2014, for the next 10 years until 2024, the international community, with the U.S. in the […]

American Military Atrocities and War in General

March 16, 2012

I remember being a young Marine recruit. We unlearned civilization. How to clap a hand over a sentry’s mouth while inserting your Kbar in his kidney; agony, shock and instant blood loss prevent a struggle. We ran in formation shouting “Kill! Kill! Kill!” We learned flame throwers, how to burn the enemy alive. We learned […]

The American Arc of Instability

March 4, 2012

We have a system that bails out just one bank with $180 billion – enough to eliminate malnutrition in the world, and provide education for every child, and water and sanitation for all, and to reverse the spread of malaria. On September 11th, 2001, the United Nations reported that 36,615 children had died from poverty […]

Chemtrails caused by US Military chemical-laden flights

February 11, 2012

Under the banner of top-secret scientific agenda, the US military continues to weave chemical-laden contrails in the skies, causing health problems for unprotected people on the ground. For nearly three years, chemtrail observers have hoped an official would step forward to explain the origin and purpose of broad white plumes criss-crossing the skies above a […]

US Drones and Special Ops ending national sovereignty

February 9, 2012

Make no mistake: we’re entering a new world of military planning. Despite the talk of massive cuts, the Pentagon budget is actually slated to increase through 2017: in the name of Washington’s needs, it will offer a direct challenge to national sovereignty. There will be no more land wars on the Eurasian continent. Instead, greater […]

Afghanistan bears no resemblance to rosy statements by US military leadership

February 6, 2012

Excerpts of a report from Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis, who served in Operation Desert Storm, in Afghanistan in 2005-06 and in Iraq in 2008-09: I spent last year in Afghanistan, visiting and talking with U.S. troops and their Afghan partners. My duties with the Army’s Rapid Equipping Force took me into every significant area […]