After 9/11, the U.S. Army, taking the lead among the military services in fighting counterinsurgency conflicts against guerrillas in Iraq and Afghanistan, did well in the inter-service wars in the Pentagon over budgets.
The Marine Corps is desperately trying to certify that women are combat ready but it is not working. It seems that a majority of females cannot meet the standard for pullups–three. “Fifty-five percent of female recruits tested at the end of boot camp
Austal, America’s newest warship-builder, is still scrambling to recover from the late-June revelation that the USS Independence, the Littoral Combat Ship it just built for the U.S. Navy, is “aggressively” disintegrating.
EcoWatch is reporting that 71 U.S. Navy sailors, many only in their 20s, who responded to the Fukushima earthquake and destruction at TEPCO’s Daiichi nuclear power plant have come down with radiation poisoning and cancers after water from the wrecked
Fearful that the new strategy will cut its share of the defense budget, the Army is launching an ambitious campaign to transform itself and assert its relevance in the Pacific. And that, in turn, is drawing the Army into a fight. With the Marines.
One of the most influential Saudi Arabian princes, Turki al-Faisal--the former Saudi intelligence chief who clearly reflects the Saudi royal government's view--recently criticized President Barack Obama for weakness in the Middle East.
US service members have developed cancer and other illnesses after serving in the rescue efforts following the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The Navy told them there was no harm from radiation so long as they avoided the plume
Students at a North Texas elementary school got a lesson in political correctness when they discovered that a Dallas VA hospital doesn’t allow the phrase “Merry Christmas” on Christmas cards sent to veterans. Um, they’reChristmas cards.
"We turned off all the lights," George Albernaz testified at a 2005 Department of Veterans Affairs hearing, "and … pretend that we were broken down and … we would roll these barrels into the ocean, 300 barrels at a trip."
John Bertrand Beliveau Jr., 44, a special agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, pleaded guilty to participating in a massive international fraud and bribery scheme. Specifically he admitted regularly searching NCIS databases for
An Air Force general in charge of nuclear weapons repeatedly drank too much and behaved like a boor last summer during an official trip to Moscow, where he insulted his Russian hosts and hung out with two suspicious women he met at a hotel bar,
Last Friday we reported of a freak near-incident in the South China Sea, when a US warship nearly collided with a Chinese navy vessel, operating in close proximity to China's only aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, although details were scarce.
The U.S. Army is sending roughly 19,000 active-duty captains and majors to a screening board for early separation this spring, the Army Times reported. Up to 20 percent of those screened — approximately 3,800 officers — could be scheduled to leave th
Alma Sommer (Agorist Marketplace) comes on the show to talk about Satoshi Square at Tempe Farmer's Market this weekend - Ernest goes over the dangers of collectivized activist networking and the dependance on Facebook/Google etc.
The Sun spoke with 7 former service members who say they were sexually assaulted while in uniform. Those attacks date from the 1970s to as recently as 2009. All described long-lasting impacts, including depression, anxiety, flashbacks,
The U.S. government lobotomized roughly 2,000 mentally ill veterans — and likely hundreds more — during and after World War II, according to a cache of forgotten memos, letters and government reports unearthed by The Wall Street Journal.