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If You Want to #Honor US #Soldiers, Start by Questioning Our #Military


source: https://www.thenation.com/article/society/if-you-want-to-honor-us-soldiers-start-by-questioning-our-military/
Although I was told that I’d be “fighting #terrorism” in #Afghanistan, most of the people our unit was killing turned out to be teenagers or angry farmers with legitimate grievances, people tired of #America’s never-ending occupation of their land, tired of our country’s contemptuous devaluation of Afghan lives. And frankly, when I searched my own soul, I couldn’t blame them for fighting back. Had I been in their shoes, I would have done the same.
#politics #army #pentagon #DoD #terror #war #humanrights #history #news #moral #ethics
 

If You Want to #Honor US #Soldiers, Start by Questioning Our #Military


source: https://www.thenation.com/article/society/if-you-want-to-honor-us-soldiers-start-by-questioning-our-military/
Although I was told that I’d be “fighting #terrorism” in #Afghanistan, most of the people our unit was killing turned out to be teenagers or angry farmers with legitimate grievances, people tired of #America’s never-ending occupation of their land, tired of our country’s contemptuous devaluation of Afghan lives. And frankly, when I searched my own soul, I couldn’t blame them for fighting back. Had I been in their shoes, I would have done the same.
#politics #army #pentagon #DoD #terror #war #humanrights #history #news #moral #ethics
 
Thumb up to both of your comments … there were the #Rat Lines, #Stay Behind, #Gladio, #Shadow Army, etc., etc.

Germany was re-built with MANY nazis still (or again!) in place in #justice, #military, #education, #politics, #police, #industry, #secret services. Young people after the war were trained and “educated” by … old nazis. And now we’re surprised that we have new nazis
 

When Carriers are Carriers


"A Supercarrier Sidelined By COVID-19 Could Be The Canary In The Coal Mine For The Navy"
Two days ago, three U.S. Navy sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) tested positive for COVID-19. Yesterday an additional five sailors tested positive. This is the first time that the Navy has detected the virus aboard a warship at sea. While aircraft carriers have capable and well-equipped medical departments, complete with operating rooms and intensive care units, ships at sea are an extremely difficult environment in which to quarantine individuals who are infected. Accordingly, Roosevelt has suspended its deployment and is now in port in Guam. The entire ship will be placed in quarantine while its crew, literally all of the personnel aboard, will be tested for COVID-19.

...

Reasonable people can differ on whether the aircraft carrier, with its massive cost basis and uncertain survivability against modern anti-ship ballistic missiles and other emerging threats, is still the best option for protecting American interests abroad. With that said, for the near future at least, the aircraft carrier still plays a central role in America's national security strategy, and a COVID outbreak on a currently deployed aircraft carrier threatens to remove that forward-deployed part of America's national security construct on short notice and leave a large and unfillable gap for a period of at least several months. ...
The _Roosevelt_outbreak has since grown to at least 25 confirmed cases.

Concerns are also raised over other ship classes. Including those boats called "boomers" and "hunter-killers".

#covid19 #coronavirus #USNavy #military #USSTheodoreRoosevelt
 

Edward Elgar





Played by the massed bands of the Household Division.

#music #military #EdwardElgar #Remembrance #Sunday #2008
 

Tattoos and the armed forces – in pictures | The Guardian

Tribute Ink is a new exhibition featuring photographs by Charlie Clift at the National Army Museum, that explores how the military community uses tattoos. The stories behind the portraits bear witness to fallen comrades, bravery and sacrifice, and commemorates conflicts, personal stories and the bond between combatants. It runs from 31 January to 17 April before touring the country.
A different kind of military tattoo

#photography #exhibition #military #tattoo

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2020/jan/29/tattoos-and-the-armed-forces-in-pictures

 
Support #AmyMcGrath to beat #MoscowMitch in #Election2020!

McConnell challenger McGrath pens op-ed about authorization for the use of military force

"Amy McGrath, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) Democratic challenger in Kentucky’s Senate race this year, authored a USA Today op-ed Tuesday urging Congress to revise the authorization for use of military force (AUMF) amid increased saber-rattling with Iran."

"McGrath, a former Marine fighter pilot, wrote in her piece that the U.S. is running on ‘legislative fumes’ 19 years after the AUMF was passed by Congress to give former President George W. Bush the authority to go to war with the perpetrators of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks."

#Kentucky #military #Iran #AUMF
 
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Thx to @diane a for posting it but if it is not public I can’t share it.
#business #duty #excuse #humanrights #crime #politics #satire #military
 
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We want you as a new recruit ... 🇺🇸🤠


#usa #military #politics #environment #world #fail
 
Article: Area 51: US military sorry over bomber raid tweet

US military jokes about bombing group of American citizens. They aren't sorry, just a standard practice of instilling fear.

http://flip.it/or-lbW
#military #area51 #usa #deaththreat #crime #warmachine #citizens
 
Article: Area 51: US military sorry over bomber raid tweet

US military jokes about bombing group of American citizens. They aren't sorry, just a standard practice of instilling fear.

http://flip.it/or-lbW
#military #area51 #usa #deaththreat #crime #warmachine #citizens
 

America’s Monopoly Crisis Hits the Military


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20312832
Posted by jdkee (karma: 61)
Post stats: Points: 131 - Comments: 59 - 2019-06-29T14:39:12Z

\#HackerNews #americas #crisis #hits #military #monopoly #the
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America’s Monopoly Crisis Hits the Military
 

** The Pentagon has a laser that can identify people from a distance—by their heartbeat | MIT Technology Review **

Everyone’s heart is different. Like the iris or fingerprint, our unique cardiac signature can be used as a way to tell us apart. Crucially, it can be done from a distance.

It’s that last point that has intrigued US Special Forces. Other long-range biometric techniques include gait analysis, which identifies someone by the way he or she walks. This method was supposedly used to identify an infamous ISIS terrorist before a drone strike. But gaits, like faces, are not necessarily distinctive. An individual’s cardiac signature is unique, though, and unlike faces or gait, it remains constant and cannot be altered or disguised.
#technology #laser #biometrics #military #security
 

US military is a bigger polluter than as many as 140 countries


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20303029
Posted by zerogvt (karma: 1035)
Post stats: Points: 270 - Comments: 101 - 2019-06-28T10:39:55Z

\#HackerNews #140 #bigger #countries #many #military #polluter #than
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The proposed sale would double the number of AH-64E Apache attack helicopters the Gulf country currently has.
US approves $3bn Apache helicopter sale to Qatar
#MiddleEast #Qatar #UnitedStates #Military
 
The proposed sale would double the number of AH-64E Apache attack helicopters the Gulf country currently has.
US approves $3bn Apache helicopter sale to Qatar
#MiddleEast #Qatar #UnitedStates #Military
 
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