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MILITARY VIEWS About Dropping the Atomic Bomb. How I Was Drawn Into the Cult of David Petraeus. The Truths Behind 'Dr. Strangelove' This month marks the fiftieth anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s black comedy about nuclear weapons, “Dr.
Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.” Released on January 29, 1964, the film caused a good deal of controversy. Its plot suggested that a mentally deranged American general could order a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union, without consulting the President. One reviewer described the film as “dangerous … an evil thing about an evil thing.” Another compared it to Soviet propaganda. Mapping United States Military Installations. The widening Petraeus scandal. The developing story of the Petraeus scandal can be framed as the mapping of a heretofore secret social network.
With every new day’s revelations, new links are added. (For those who are new to Muckety maps, any box with a + sign can be expanded by double-clicking.) Today we learn of the involvement of Gen. John Allen, NATO commander in Afghanistan. Chris Rodda: Hey General Petraeus, How's That 'Spiritual Fitness' Stuff Working For You? I hate hypocrites.
And the first word that came to mind when I heard about David Petraeus's extramarital affair was "hypocrite. " One of the big issues we've been dealing with for several years at the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) is the military's push to make our troops "spiritually fit. " There's the mandatory Army-wide "Spiritual Fitness" test, spiritual fitness concerts, spiritual fitness centers, and lots of other spiritual fitness events and programs to keep our military "spiritual.
" CIA chief Petraeus steps down, having failed to keep his drone in his pants. David H.
Petraeus, the head of America's Central Intelligence Agency, resigned just days after the election after issuing a statement saying he had engaged in an extramarital affair. "By acknowleding an extramarital affair, Mr. Petraeus, 60, was confronting a sensitive issue for a spy chief," reports the New York Times. Report: FBI began snooping Petraeus' email when Broadwell sent threats to another woman. The Washington Post reports that the investigation into CIA chief David Petraeus began "when a woman whom he was having an affair with sent threatening e-mails to another woman close to him," citing "three senior law enforcement officials with knowledge of the episode" as sources.
An interesting letter, which may or may not relate to Petraeus affair. Tax Dollars at War - Al Jazeera Frames. Filmmaker: Chris Fontaine Do you know how your tax dollars are spent?
Use whatever tag you need. A Note About Style. Lost to History: Missing War Records Complicate Benefit Claims by Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans. Top General Undone by Spa Treatments, Snickers, Broadway Show. Army Gen.
William “Kip” Ward, left, meets Uganda’s Director of Foreign Liaison, Lt. Col. Richard Karemire. Ward has lost two of his stars for financial impropriety. Photo: Flickr/U.S. Windfalls of war: Pentagon's competition for contracts abysmal compared to other agencies. In 2010, the Pentagon prepared to award Blackwater, now known as Xe Services, a $1 billion contract for Afghan police training under the Counter Narcoterrorism Technology Program Office.
The contract had nothing to do with counternarcotics or technology; the police were being trained in basic skills such as using weapons and riot control techniques. Medal-of-honor-inflated-story. WASHINGTON — With Dakota Meyer standing at attention in his dress uniform, sweat glistening on his forehead under the television lights, President Barack Obama extolled the Marine sergeant for the “extraordinary actions” that had earned him the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for valor. Obama told the audience in the White House East Room on Sept. 15 that Meyer had driven into the heart of a savage ambush in eastern Afghanistan against orders.
He'd killed insurgents at near-point-blank range, twice leapt from his gun turret to rescue two dozen Afghan soldiers and saved the lives of 13 U.S. service members as he fought to recover the bodies of four comrades, the president said. White House, Pentagon won't probe Medal of Honor. WASHINGTON — The White House and the Pentagon said Thursday that they wouldn't investigate embellishments in the Marine Corps' account of the actions that led to Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer receiving the Medal of Honor. FOUO) Joint Chiefs of Staff Commander’s Handbook for Counter Threat Finance. US Quietly Assumes Military Posture in Africa. Booz Allen, the World's Most Profitable Spy Organization. Staff-sgt-robert-bales-named-as. TACOMA, Wash. — U.S. military officials finally named the suspect in the massacre of 16 Afghan civilians as Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who was brought late Friday to the military detention facility in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to face murder charges.
Pentagon officials had previously offered only a few details of the suspect's life: a 38-year-old married father of two, a 10-year Army veteran who served three tours in Iraq, who deployed to Afghanistan in December with the Army's 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state. Xe. Xe and Blackwater are former names of Academi, a private military contractor co-founded by former Navy Seal Erik Prince. 'Gentlemen, We Shot a Judge' and Other Tales of Blackwater, DynCorp, and Triple Canopy's Rampage Through Iraq.
Blackwater Founder in Deal to Sell Company. Blackwater Founder Forms Secret Army for Arab State. Blackwater Guards Tied to Secret C.I.A. Raids. Panetta: Obama Can Unilaterally Use Military to Protect ‘National Interests’ Defense Secretary nominee, CIA Director Leon Panetta, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 9, 2011, before the Senate Armed Service Committee hearing on his nomination. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)) (CNSNews.com) - CIA Director Leon Panetta, who President Barack Obama has nominated to be secretary of Defense, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that he believes the president can unilaterally use military force, without congressional authorization to “protect our national interests.” Panetta’s claim of broad unilateral presidential power to initiate U.S. military action absent an attack or imminent threat to the United States came in response to a question from Sen.
How to Read Gates's Shift on the Wars.
9/11 & the War on Terror. DRONES. Soldiers & veterans. Walrus_CambodiaBombing_OCT06. Air Force Pulls Christian-Themed Ethics Training for Nuclear Missile Officers After Publication of Truthout Report. Wired for War - Peter Singer. List of cyber-weapons developed by Pentagon to streamline computer warfare. Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media. Another Runaway General: Army Deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators. The Pentagon Labyrinth: 10 Short Essays to Help You Through It. Eisenhower’s Military-Industrial Prophecy.