In countries such as the United States, whose economies are commonly, though inaccurately, described as "capitalist" or "free-market," war and preparation for war systematically corrupt both parties to the state-private transactio
To keep recruitment up, over the last few years the Army has been offering new incentives and loosening enlistment rules for incoming GI's
Members of the Hells Angels, including an Army lieutenant colonel from Illinois, have served the U.S. military in Iraq. Another Iraq war veteran, a Marine who belongs to the Maniac Latin Disciples street gang, is charged with shooting three teens in
Analysts and experts agree that Beijing is trying to challenge American supremacy in the space but also say that Washington has limited choices to react to the development which has sent shock waves through China's neighbours including Japan.
Last week, most of the media's and public's attention was focused on President Bush's announcement that he would be sending another 20,000-plus troops to Iraq – a move opposed by 70 percent of the American people.
Spain's National Court issued an international arrest warrant for three US soldiers on charges of causing the death of Spanish cameraman Jose Couso during the Iraq conflict in April 2003.
"I never had a war against the United States, and I am surprised I'm here," Ruhani told his captors during his first chance to hear the military's reasons for holding him, three years after he arrived at Guantanamo. "I tried to
The US military has sold forbidden equipment at least a half-dozen times to middleman for countries - including Iran and China - who exploited security flaws in the Defense Department's surplus auctions. The sales include fighter jet parts
It is no cakewalk for any soldier sent to Iraq. But for reservists, abruptly jerked out of everyday life and shipped to war for months at a time, it is an undeniable shock. Their jobs, their families and their lives are put on hold. And when they ret
[only took 'em 10 days] Private contractors, civilian government employees and embedded journalists serving with US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan could be subject to military courts-martial under a new federal provision.
With increasing demands of the Iraq war, the Pentagon announced plans to recall Army National Guard units that have already fought in Iraq to serve second tours in the war, reversing policy to return home for 5 years before being redeployed.
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Hadley told him that "they were going to war and were struggling with a rationale" to justify it. Jackson, recalling the meeting, reports that Hadley said they were "still working out" a cause, too, but asked that he, Jackson, **Q
A 101st Airborne Division soldier who had been charged with murder in the deaths of three Iraqi detainees pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon and was sentenced to nine months in military jail.
The nation's top military officials, expecting President Bush to order an increase in the size of the force in Iraq, would require them to reverse Pentagon policy and send the Army's National Guard and Reserve units on lengthy second tours in
An Army private charged with the slaughter of an Iraqi family was diagnosed as a homicidal threat by a military mental health team three months before the attack.
The Future Combat Systems network (FCS), a "family of systems" that will enable soldiers to "perceive, comprehend, shape, and dominate the future battlefield at unprecedented levels."
The US Army is to apologise to the families of officers killed or wounded in action who were sent letters urging them to return to active duty.
In the Military Courts –Martial of Sgt. Kevin Benderman, having filed a Conscientious Objector application after ten years of honorable service in the Army including a combat tour in Iraq:
The Pentagon is writing a rule to keep the minds of U.S. troops on their missions by shielding them from debt, but the prospect of the Defense Department as a regulator frightens the financial industry. [Trading fascism for fascism.]
Within 3 years, soldiers could begin testing futuristic devices that make them each "an army of one" by granting them unprecedented capabilities, such as the ability to see through walls and super-protection and super-strength conferred by
New York Times reports Bush plans to fire General Casey, commander of American forces in Iraq, whose plan to transfer security responsibility to Iraqis failed. American Generals agree: Bush doesn’t want withdraw, he wants victory
First Lieutenant Ehren Watada still refuses Iraq deployment orders, calling the war illegal. A six-year prison term could result. Preliminary hearings are set for Thursday.
President Bush has approved a plan for an Africa Command. Details, such as where the command would be headquartered and how many personnel would be assigned, still need to be worked out, the official said.
Strapped for soldiers, the U.S. Army wants new authority to send National Guard and Reserve soldiers back to Iraq for repeat deployments, even those who have already served the maximum time allowed by the Pentagon.
After two tours of duty in Afghanistan, Steven Henderson says his latest callup 'not to exceed 545 days' in Iraq is asking too much. The Chicago native is back home now after being honorably discharged 20 months ago. He's married and work
Defense turned to Interior, which manages federal lands and resources, in an effort to speed up its contracting. Interior is one of several government agencies allowed to manage contracts for other agencies in exchange for a fee.
"...an array of prompt global strike weapons are needed to address urgent targets, such as terrorist hideouts or rogue nuclear capabilities that emerge suddenly and may prove fleeting."
President Bush's call to build up the size of the Army and Marines confronts the military with a sizable challenge. The Army has lowered its standards to meet current recruiting goals and would have to lower them even more to meet a larger goal.