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US veterans with PTSD ask for courteous July 4 fireworks

A report of a gunshots this morning in Washington DC’s Navy Yard, the location of a deadly shooting in 2013, put the US capital on high alert… 395 more words

US Cheers "Reforms," Resumes Bahrain Military Aid

Jason Ditz reports for Antiwar:

‘Praising the island dictatorship for its “reforms,” the State Department today announced that the US is ending all restrictions on military aid to Bahrain, though they declined to say exactly how much new military aid would be involved in this. 276 more words


Making War on Everything is the American Way

W.J. Astore

Here are a few excerpts from my latest article at TomDispatch.com.  I urge you to read the entire article here.  Thank you! 840 more words

US Politics

Humanitarian Warriors

Chase Madar writes for the London Review of Books:

‘Harold Koh is the former dean of Yale Law School and an expert in human rights law. 304 more words


Sergeant Major Michael Jarnevic

After 42 years of service, Sergeant Major Michael Jarnevic is retiring from active service.  His military service dates all the way back to the Vietnam war as one of the last Marines to be sent there in the 1970s.  32 more words

US Military

The Hidden Costs of War

W.J. Astore

If you’re in the U.S. military or you’re a veteran, you probably know casualty figures, especially deaths, from America’s wars.  To cite one example, America lost more than 58,000 men in the Vietnam War.   455 more words


"Kill every male you see": Chris Kyle and the role of US snipers in Iraq

Our ROEs when the kicked off were pretty simple: If you see anyone from about sixteen to sixty-five and they’re male, shoot ’em. Kill every male you see. 

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