The Department of the Army also showed strains, with soldier suicides outnumbering combat-related deaths for the year. Through November this year, potentially 303 active-duty, Reserve and National Guard soldiers took their own lives. In Afghanistan 212 soldiers were killed as of Dec. 7. The trajectory for soldier suicides keeps getting [...]
Over the last three years, the number of veterans dying before their claims are processed has skyrocketed, reports Aaron Glantz of the Center for Investigative Reporting. After seven months of delay, the Department of Veterans Affairs finally approved World War II veteran James Alderson’s pension benefits last week.
In October, I blogged about an incident in Afghanistan in which three small children were killed in a US airstrike. In that one small incident, which drew little attention at the time and since, three children aged 12, 10 and 8 were blown to smithereens in a NATO bombing while they were [...]
Michael Ratner: Manning describes cruel and unusual punishment; offers to plead to lesser charges. TRANSCRIPT: PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay in Baltimore. And welcome to this week’s version of The Ratner Report with Michael Ratner, who joins us from New York. [...]
Incidents Raise Suspicions on Motive: Killing of Journalists by US Forces a Growing Problem Dave Lindorff November 22, 2012 During the Vietnam War, which US forces fought from 1960 through 1974, and which cost the lives of several million Southeast Asians and 58,000 Americans, eight American journalists died. Not one [...]
CREW and Brave New Foundation have released Strategic Maneuvers, a new report and short film revealing the extent of the Pentagon’s revolving door phenomenon, in which retired high-ranking generals and admirals cash in on their years of military experience by taking lucrative jobs with the defense industry.
MSN.com reports: Jobs, Homes, and Health: An Update From the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs One million new veterans will apply for services provided by the VA (the Department of Veteran Affairs) over the next five years. Congressman Jeff Miller, chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, has been [...]
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook Paula Broadwell is making headlines today because she’s possibly the other woman in the General David Petraeuscheating scandal. He has since stepped down from his post as director of the CIA and [...]
This photo taken Oct. 10, 2012 shows U.S. Brig. Gen. John Charlton, left, talking to U.S. Lt. Col. Kevin Lambert at the U.S base in An Band district, Ghazni province, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Robert Burns) (CNSNews.com) – The number of suicides among U.S. Army active duty and reserve personnel in [...]
Film trailer is at the bottom of the story. This is a 1-minute clip of Kevin Tillman’s testimony before Congress. Veteran’s Today It’s been 8 years since Pat Tillman’s assassination in Afghanistan. On April 22, 2004 Tillman and several other Army Rangers were given an odd order to split their [...]
Military recruiters with the Arizona Army National Guard engaged in a pattern of systemic misbehavior over the past decade that included instances of sexual abuse, forgery, embezzlement and assaults, including riding in a Humvee and shooting paintball guns at homeless people, according to a five-month investigation by The Arizona Republic [...]
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On Afghan War 11th Anniversary, Vets Confront Mental Health Crisis, Soldier Suicides and Violence On the 11th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, we take a look at the invisible wounds of war here at home. Since the war began on Oct. 7, 2001, less than a month after [...]
The Department of Veterans Affairs said it is on track to process 1 million disability claims this year. With the war in Iraq over and the one in Afghanistan winding down, the VA is sorting through a backlog of more than 860,000 disability claims from American veterans. More than a [...]
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has a $2 billion yearly budget for research into creating a super solider as well as developing a synthetic police force. Working with the human genome, DARPA hopes to manipulate certain gene expressions. In experimentation, DARPA and the military industrial pharmaceutical complex are [...]
By Madison Ruppert The Office of Naval Research – the same entity which runs the Naval Research Laboratory, developers of the unbelievable Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR) – apparently was not satisfied with their already astounding Electromagnetic Rail Gun. A 5,600 mph electrically fired bullet apparently wasn’t enough, thus forcing the Office [...]
WASHINGTON – “At VA, ensuring that our Veterans receive quality care is our highest priority,” said Secretary Eric K. Shinseki. “Investing in innovative research that will lead to treatments for PTSD and TBI is critical to providing the care our Veterans have earned and deserve.” The two groups, The Consortium to [...]
US Military Breeds Dictators | Think Tank Subscribe here http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=BreakingTheSet and Follow Abby @AbbyMartin Abby Martin takes a look at the United States’ notorious international military training facility ‘the School of the Americas’, with interviews from peace activist Father Roy Bourgeois, and takes a closer look at US foreign Policy in Latin [...]
The world may be terrified of a potential war with Iran, but for arms producers – tensions fear is good business. So it is for the Unites States. According to a recent Congressional Research Service report, within just one year the US has tripled its arms sales and half of [...]
BETRAYAL includes the story of the death and suspected murder of Marine Colonel James E. Sabow whose death has been tied to use of El Toro assets during the 1980s and 1990s to import South American cocaine into the U.S and to export guns to the Contra Rebel faction of Nicaragua. [...]
Ok, here is one from Veterans News Today. Seems like these guys have an inside track, but as usual, if you have an inside track, you have nothing, in regards to military and it’s security. Why? Read the memo below. Don’t know about the validity of this, but neither does [...]
Controversy over a lieutenant colonel’s wife posing for a racy pin-up calendar has sparked an investigation at Fort Greely, Alaska, and drawn attention at the Army’s highest levels for the remote and tiny post. The military is investigating to determine whether soldiers with the Alaska National Guard unit at Fort [...]
In an interview with CBS’ ‘This Morning’ Defense Secretary Leon Panetta suggested that there could be a ‘penalty’ against a former Navy SEAL who wrote a book about the assassination of Osama bin Laden.
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Veterans Today Reports: The US Navy AEGIS Destroyer, Nicknamed the USS Rachel Corrie, Warned of Attack by Gordon Duff, Senior Editor It was 1967 when Israeli planes bombed and strafed the USS Liberty for hours, machine-gunning life rafts, peppering the 20 foot “stars and stripes” with machine gun holes, [...]
A day after threatening to take legal action against a former U.S. Navy SEAL for an unauthorized book about the commando raid which killed Osama bin Laden, U.S. officials are still debating whether there are sufficient grounds for doing so. But a lawyer for Matt Bissonnette said on Friday that the [...]
Pentagon reviews book of former Navy SEAL about Osama Raid, Now Considers Legal Action Against Ex SEAL
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon and CIA are reviewing a forthcoming book by a retired Navy SEAL who was on the May 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden, and they are considering legal action against the author for failing to submit his account for security review, officials said. U.S. intelligence [...]
2011 – Documentary about the military industrial complex and how it lobbies for war to boost its profits. The film exposes the big corporations, that are in bed with the politicians, and push for war at every turn of geopolitical events. The ultimate aim is to inspire peace.
The civilian death toll from the U.S. drone strikes on terrorists numbers in the hundreds. The United Nations has urged the United States, which has actively used drones in its combat operations overseas in recent years, to participate in investigations into unmanned air raids that have caused deaths among [...]
The month of July set a record high for the number of suicides in the U.S. military. An Army report reveals a total of 38 troops committed suicide last month, including 26 active-duty soldiers and 12 Army National Guard or reserve members — more soldiers than were killed on the [...]
Dispatches exposes the full and unreported horror of the Iraqi conflict and its aftermath. The programme reveals the true scale of civilian casualties, and allegations that after the scandal of Abu Ghraib, American soldiers continued to abuse prisoners; and that US forces did not systematically intervene in the torture and [...]