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Posted: Dec 16, 2021 - 1:09pm

 Steely_D wrote:


The Russians are so digging this. Their misinformation campaign is killing Americans, fomenting distrust of scientists, and hurting our military. 
Mission accomplished, comrades.


Which Russians are you referring to? And where and when did all the Americans die? How did you get this information because I would like to know more.
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Posted: Dec 16, 2021 - 12:28pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:

The Russians are so digging this. Their misinformation campaign is killing Americans, fomenting distrust of scientists, and hurting our military. 
Mission accomplished, comrades.
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Posted: Dec 16, 2021 - 10:33am

More than 100 Marines kicked out of the service for refusing Covid vaccine
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Posted: Dec 15, 2021 - 1:43pm

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China and Putin has them shakin' in their pup tents. 
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Posted: Dec 15, 2021 - 1:02pm

Too big to fail
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Posted: Dec 14, 2021 - 4:38pm

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A single top secret American strike cell launched tens of thousands of bombs and missiles against the Islamic State in Syria, but in the process of hammering a vicious enemy, the shadowy force sidestepped safeguards and repeatedly killed civilians, according to multiple current and former military and intelligence officials.

The unit was called Talon Anvil, and it worked in three shifts around the clock between 2014 and 2019, pinpointing targets for the United States’ formidable air power to hit: convoys, car bombs, command centers and squads of enemy fighters.

But people who worked with the strike cell say in the rush to destroy enemies, it circumvented rules imposed to protect noncombatants, and alarmed its partners in the military and the C.I.A. by killing people who had no role in the conflict: farmers trying to harvest, children in the street, families fleeing fighting, and villagers sheltering in buildings. (...)



That's right in American Hero Eddie Gallagher's wheelhouse.  

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Posted: Dec 14, 2021 - 12:26pm

A single top secret American strike cell launched tens of thousands of bombs and missiles against the Islamic State in Syria, but in the process of hammering a vicious enemy, the shadowy force sidestepped safeguards and repeatedly killed civilians, according to multiple current and former military and intelligence officials.

The unit was called Talon Anvil, and it worked in three shifts around the clock between 2014 and 2019, pinpointing targets for the United States’ formidable air power to hit: convoys, car bombs, command centers and squads of enemy fighters.

But people who worked with the strike cell say in the rush to destroy enemies, it circumvented rules imposed to protect noncombatants, and alarmed its partners in the military and the C.I.A. by killing people who had no role in the conflict: farmers trying to harvest, children in the street, families fleeing fighting, and villagers sheltering in buildings. (...)

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Posted: Nov 14, 2021 - 4:09pm

Thousands of military families struggle with food insecurity
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Posted: Oct 4, 2021 - 1:22pm

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Posted: Sep 30, 2021 - 5:17am

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Posted: Sep 22, 2021 - 4:37pm

List of countries by military expenditures
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Posted: Sep 16, 2021 - 5:02pm

The Downside of High Trust in the Military

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Posted: Aug 30, 2021 - 11:48am

History Is Clear. America’s Military Is Way Too Big.
For much of its history, the United States was a big country with a small peacetime military. World War II changed that permanently: American leaders decided that a country with new global obligations needed a very large peacetime military, including a nuclear arsenal and a worldwide network of bases. They hoped overwhelming military capacity would avert another world war, deter adversaries and encourage foreign countries to follow our wishes.

Yet this military dominance has hardly yielded the promised benefits. The collapse of the American-supported government in Afghanistan, after 20 years of effort and billions of dollars, is just the latest setback in a long narrative of failure.

The war in Afghanistan is much more than a failed intervention. It is stark evidence of how counterproductive global military dominance is to American interests. This military hegemony has brought more defeats than victories and undermined democratic values at home and abroad.

History is clear: We would be better off with more modest, restrained military and strategic goals. U.S. public opinion seems to have moved in this direction, too. Our country needs to re-examine the value of military dominance.

The reliance on military force has repeatedly entangled the United States in distant, costly, long conflicts with self-defeating consequences — in Vietnam, Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan and other places. American leaders have consistently assumed that military superiority will compensate for diplomatic and political limitations. Time and again, despite battlefield successes, our military has come up short in achieving stated goals. (...)

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Posted: Jul 2, 2021 - 11:36pm

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President Biden said Friday that he wanted the military to remove the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault cases from the control of commanders, a sea change for the military justice system.

An independent commission formally recommended to Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III this week that sexual assault, sexual harassment and related cases be shifted to special victims prosecutors outside of the chain of command in the military, something military leaders have long resisted, arguing that it would hinder order and discipline.

In 2019, the Defense Department found that there were 7,825 reports of sexual assault involving service members as victims, a 3 percent increase from 2018. The conviction rate for cases was unchanged from 2018 to 2019; 7 percent of cases that the command took action on resulted in conviction, the lowest rate since the department began reporting in 2010.



Yeah, because allowing sexual harassment and letting rapists go free is so good for order and discipline
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Posted: Jul 2, 2021 - 2:05pm

President Biden said Friday that he wanted the military to remove the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault cases from the control of commanders, a sea change for the military justice system.

An independent commission formally recommended to Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III this week that sexual assault, sexual harassment and related cases be shifted to special victims prosecutors outside of the chain of command in the military, something military leaders have long resisted, arguing that it would hinder order and discipline.

In 2019, the Defense Department found that there were 7,825 reports of sexual assault involving service members as victims, a 3 percent increase from 2018. The conviction rate for cases was unchanged from 2018 to 2019; 7 percent of cases that the command took action on resulted in conviction, the lowest rate since the department began reporting in 2010.


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Posted: Jun 15, 2021 - 5:04am

US military guns keep vanishing, some used in street crimes
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Posted: Jun 14, 2021 - 6:17pm

Sorry, Liberals. But You Really Shouldn’t Love NATO.
The danger of permanent subordination to America has started to register in European capitals, long solicitous of American commitment. President Emmanuel Macron of France has accused NATO of experiencing “brain death” and proposed creating an independent European army, an idea rhetorically welcomed by Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany. The watchword in Brussels these days is “strategic autonomy,” meaning autonomy from the United States. Europeans scarcely seek to disinvite American forces from their continent. Still, they are finding that cheap security from Washington carries mounting costs: dependence on an erratic superpower, pressure to restrict business with China and Russia, and division in Europe itself.

The real question is what Americans want. They could continue to fetishize military alliances as a “sacred obligation,” as President Biden characterized NATO on Wednesday. Or they could treat them as means to ends — and coercive means that often corrupt worthy ends.

For progressives who seek to end endless wars and prevent new ones, the matter of Europe can no longer be skirted. The United States can trust Europeans to defend Europe. Otherwise, it would seem that America truly intends to dominate the world in perpetuity, or until the day a war so great puts dreams of dominance to rest.

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Posted: Jun 13, 2021 - 11:02am


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Posted: Jun 6, 2021 - 4:13pm

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US troops accidentally raid sunflower oil factory

CCTV has emerged showing US troops armed with assault rifles mistakenly storming a privately-owned sunflower oil factory in Bulgaria.

They were taking part in a Nato military exercise, with the aim of clearing the airbase next door, but ended up at the wrong coordinates and encountered civilian workers.

The incident happened on 11 May.

No shots were fired and the US Embassy in Bulgaria says it is "fully investigating the cause of this mistake".




Wtf are US troops doing in Bulgaria? I am SO sick of The American Empire.
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Posted: Jun 6, 2021 - 2:46pm

 Ohmsen wrote:

US troops accidentally raid sunflower oil factory

CCTV has emerged showing US troops armed with assault rifles mistakenly storming a privately-owned sunflower oil factory in Bulgaria.

They were taking part in a Nato military exercise, with the aim of clearing the airbase next door, but ended up at the wrong coordinates and encountered civilian workers.

The incident happened on 11 May.

No shots were fired and the US Embassy in Bulgaria says it is "fully investigating the cause of this mistake".




Clearly Google's fault
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