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Posts Tagged ‘US 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 […]

The March 11 Massacre of 17 Afghan citizens

March 27, 2012

The March 11 Massacre of the 17 Afghan citizens, including at least nine children and four women, raises many fundamental issues. And this massacre is just one of several hundred committed by US armed forces according to the Afghan president, Hamid Karzai. After the cold-blooded murder in Kandahar Province the US military and the Obama […]

The ongoing Iraqi war, enduring presence, mercenary occupation of Iraq

August 4, 2010

President Obama said Monday in a speech that the US military is on target to withdraw all its combat troops from Iraq by the end of August. Democracy Now spoke with independent journalist Jeremy Scahill, the author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army, who says this instead marks the beginning […]