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Posts Tagged ‘military’

The Military Industrial Complex: The Enemy from Within

The Military Industrial Complex: The Enemy from Within

      By John W. Whitehead July 11, 2011     “Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes … known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.… No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”—James Madison   “When a nation becomes obsessed with the guns ... Full Story

Boehner and Republicans to support Gaddafi

Blomberg Boehner Says Lawmakers May Seek to Deny Funds for U.S. Operations in Libya By Margaret Talev and James Rowley House Speaker John Boehner said President Barack Obama’s explanation of why he can continue the U.S. mission in Libya without lawmakers’ approval “doesn’t pass a straight-face test” and that lawmakers will consider options to constrain the president, including withholding funds. Read More

Libya, Afghan War, Ukraine

Libya, Afghan War, Ukraine

    Friends in High Places Judy Bachrach With their invasion of Libya, the US, France, and Britain have entered into a risky, multi-dimensional conflict that could stretch well beyond a few weeks. Where, wonders Judy Bachrach, is the military assistance that the Arab League, who so vehemently petitioned the allies to launch their attack and who will be so clearly affected by the fallout from the Libya crisis? Read More       Fantasies of Afghan War Progress at ... Full Story

Virtual Vietnam Wall

Virtual Vietnam Wall

I receive a great many emails from my military classmates and many are worth sharing. This was sent to me by "Uncle Bill." the oldest man in our Pilot Training Class. He must have been all of 29 at the time. We are all older and we all lost friends in Southeast Asia, but we still keep in touch nearly 60 years later.   I will just include the instructions that came with the email and the link to the site. Please let me know how you feel about running these remembrances of my military ... Full Story

The ongoing split between GOP and military leaders

The ongoing split between GOP and military leaders

By Steve Benen The Washington Monthly, Political Animal, 11/21/2010 It wasn’t too long ago that there were certain expectations about political and military policy. If, in the midst of two wars, the Pentagon asked Congress for some help, lawmakers were likely to oblige. This was especially true of Republicans, who took pride in characterizing themselves as the “pro-military” party. This week, we received yet another reminder that these partisan assumptions are in need of ... Full Story

“Thank You for Your Service”—A Veterans

“Thank You for Your Service”—A Veterans Day Memory

By Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson November 08, 2010 We Americans tend to look forward to the various holidays on the calendar. Sometimes we pause to ponder the meaning of these commemorative days; often we do not. Perhaps in your own experience you can recall a Thanksgiving, an Easter, or an Independence Day when something happened that brought home to you the true meaning of the holiday. So it was with me on November 11, 1987. That is when Veterans Day became special to me. The snow, the first ... Full Story

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