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Article Image Ray McGovern: My Take

Every two years, if the commander-in-chief/elect says he wants to throw more troops into an unwinnable war for no clear reason other than his political advantage, panderer-in-chief Robert Gates will shout “Outstanding!”

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Rawstory

In October of this year, Salon revealed that the two men had in fact been killed by friendly tank fire. Now, Salon has found that the documents related to the men's deaths were shredded just hours after the story was published.

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RomeNews-Tribune.com

“The extensive body of scientific research now available consistently indicates that ’Gulf War illness’ is real, that it is the result of neurotoxic exposures during Gulf War deployment, and that few veterans have recovered or substantially improved

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AfterDowningStreet.org

NorthCom is being shy about giving out additional information about Vigilant Shield '09. When I called for a fact sheet on it, I was told there was none.

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AP

The Air Force general who runs the Pentagon's missile defense projects said American interests would be "severely hurt" if President-elect Obama decided to halt plans developed by the Bush administration to install missile interceptors

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Telegraph.co.uk via Rense.com

Pyongyang was enraged by a major military exercise carried out by South Korean and US troops from November 2 to 8, in which more than 8,000 marines and 27 ships and 30 helicopters landed at the south-eastern port of Pohang.

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AP

The Supreme Court lifted restrictions on the Navy's use of sonar in training exercises off the California coast, a defeat for environmental groups who say the sonar can harm whales. The court allowed the Navy to conduct realistic training exercis

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http://www.stuartarchercohen.com

We all complain about politics, but have you ever wondered what makes a person pick up a gun and start violently resisting the government? That was one of the questions I wanted to answer when I started writing The Army of the Republic.

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Wired

One theory was that the amnesia was a result of the brilliant flash experienced when the electron beam struck the retina. And, indeed, it turned out that it is possible to produce amnesia in rodents using a flash of light:

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IPS News

PORTLAND, Oregon, Oct 20 (IPS) - Veterans from the U.S. occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, along with Iraqis, Afghanis,... converged in this west coast city over the weekend to share stories of atrocities being committed daily in Iraq

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AP

Officials learned of the latest when Spc. Robert Hull Marko, 21, led investigators to the body of 19-year-old Judilianna "Judi" Lawrence. He told investigators he had violent sex with her before slitting her throat and leaving her to die in

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Reuters

Defense analysts said they expected no big change in spending on military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, billed as part of the war on terror. "There wouldn't be an appetite to cut back on the pursuit of an important objective to the US

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Army Times

They may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control or to deal with potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive, or CBRNE, att

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