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List of anti-war organizations List of anti-war organizations From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search In order to facilitate organized, determined, and principled opposition to war, peace-centered activists have often founded anti-war organizations. These groups range from temporary coalitions which address one war or pending war, to more permanent structured organizations which work to end the concept of war and the factors which lead to large-scale destructive conflicts. The overwhelming majority do so in a nonviolent manner. Contents [hide] Society of Peace[edit] Origins International[edit] Africa[edit] Asia[edit] Europe[edit] North America[edit] United States[edit] Canada[edit] Oceania[edit] Religious[edit] Christian[edit] Buddhist[edit] Buddhist Peace Fellowship See also[edit] Retrieved from " Categories: Navigation menu Personal tools Namespaces Variants Views Actions Navigation Interaction Tools Print/export Languages Edit links This page was last modified on 25 May 2014 at 00:38.

Walter Reed move should be painless for wounded warriors <div id="others"><ul><li><a href="/media/201953/"><img src=" width="150" alt="Surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center" /></a><div class="title" style = "font-weight:bold;"></div><div class="caption">A medical team performs three-dimensional minimally invasive surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., March 23, 2007.</div></li></ul></div> WASHINGTON, (Army News Service, June 22, 2011) -- Many of about 430 wounded warriors, along with their family members and staff, came out today at Walter Reed Army Medical Center to hear about their upcoming move to one of two refurbished medical centers in the National Capital Region. During the weekends of August 12 and 19, patients now at Walter Reed will move to either the newly named Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., or the new Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia. McDonald and his squad leader, Staff Sgt.

Budget Includes 6% BAH Cut, 1% Pay Raise U.S. service members would receive a 1 percent pay raise and eventually lose an average of 6 percent in housing allowances under the Defense Department’s proposed budget for next year. The recommendations were made public on Tuesday with the release of the federal government’s spending plan for fiscal 2015. The changes are part of a larger effort by Pentagon officials to cut rising personnel costs by scaling back military compensation, consolidating health care plans and reducing commissary subsidies. While Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel previously announced the lower basic pay raise and basic allowance for housing (BAH), documents released on Tuesday provided more information about the proposals, which would limit pay raises to 1 percent for the next three years and have troops pay an average of 6 percent -- not 5 percent, as previously stated -- of their future housing costs. "I share the broad dismay about the shrinking might of the military reflected in this budget," Rep.

The Guantanamo Files -- Wikileaks In its latest release of classified US documents, WikiLeaks is shining the light of truth on a notorious icon of the Bush administration’s "War on Terror" — the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, which opened on January 11, 2002, and remains open under President Obama, despite his promise to close the much-criticized facility within a year of taking office. In thousands of pages of documents dating from 2002 to 2008 and never seen before by members of the public or the media, the cases of the majority of the prisoners held at Guantánamo — 765 out of 779 in total — are described in detail in memoranda from JTF-GTMO, the Joint Task Force at Guantánamo Bay, to US Southern Command in Miami, Florida. These memoranda, known as Detainee Assessment Briefs (DABs), contain JTF-GTMO’s recommendations about whether the prisoners in question should continue to be held, or should be released (transferred to their home governments, or to other governments). (Andy Worthington) 1. 2. 3. a. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

SMA: Expect sew-on skill badges in 10 weeks <div id="others"><ul><li><a href="/media/201948/"><img src=" width="150" alt="Expect sew-on skill badges in 10 weeks, SMA says" /></a><div class="title" style = "font-weight:bold;"></div><div class="caption">Recent changes to Army uniform policy means Soldiers will now be able to sew on skill badges instead of pinning them on.</div></li></ul></div> WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 22, 2011) -- As of June 14, 2011, Soldiers can wear the patrol cap with their Army Combat Uniform, or ACU, and they can take the uniform to alterations to have their name tapes, service tapes and ranks sewed on. A Soldier's skill badges could also be sewn on -- if those badges were available in clothing sales. Sgt. On June 11, 2011, Army senior leadership announced change to the service's Army Combat Uniform policy that that involved a change in the default headgear for Soldiers -- a switch from the black wool beret to the patrol cap.

For some young recruits, the US military is the family business - Veterans Growing up, when Alex Pownall watched his father, he saw a man who loved his job. John Pownall has served 20 years in the military, the past 12 as a recruiter for the Maryland National Guard. He was sent to defend Andrews Air Force Base after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and advised the Afghan National Army in 2011 and 2012. "He looked forward to drill, and he came home happy," Alex Pownall said. So when Alex turned 17 last year, he needed no convincing. Pownall is one of several sons and daughters who have enlisted in the Maryland Guard in recent years to serve alongside their parents. Increasingly, war is a family business. The Maryland recruits speak of being inspired by their parents' service, of being eager to have some of the same experiences, and of hoping to be able to serve alongside them. They join the military with an intimate understanding of the commitment they're making: They've grown up seeing mothers and fathers go off to war. Lt. Master Sgt. Pvt. "I'm constantly Col.

Kabul War Diary -- Wikileaks Sunday, July 25 5pm EST. WikiLeaks today released over 75,000 secret US military reports covering the war in Afghanistan. The Afghan War Diary is an extraordinary secret compendium of over 91,000 reports covering the war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010. The reports describe the majority of lethal military actions involving the United States military. They include the number of persons internally stated to be killed, wounded, or detained during each action, together with the precise geographical location of each event, and the military units involved and major weapon systems used. The Afghan War Diary is the most significant archive about the reality of war to have ever been released during the course of a war. Most entries have been written by soldiers and intelligence officers listening to reports radioed in from front line deployments. Each report consists of the time and precise geographic location of an event that the US Army considers significant. Afghan War Diary - Reading guide

Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany – What You Need to Know : Army Mom Strong Browse > Home / Learn / Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany – What You Need to Know Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) is the evacuation and treatment center for injured U.S. Service Members and members of 44 coalition forces serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa Command, Central Command, European Command and Pacific Command. When soldiers are injured while serving in Afghanistan or Iraq, they are first treated at a U.S. LRMC is the largest American hospital outside the U.S. and also provides medical treatments to over 245,000 military personnel and their families within Europe. C-17 Globemasters and C-130 Hercules aircraft are commonly used to medevac patients to the hospital in Germany from places like Afghanistan (7 hours) and Iraq (5 hours). The medical facilities in Germany are transitional facilities. Is Your Passport Up-to-date? Find out more about Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. This video shows a C-17 Critical Care transport from Iraq.

SpaceX, United Launch Alliance (ULA) spar in Congress over military rocket launch contracts The launch of an Atlas V rocket carrying the Navy's MUOS-2 satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., July 19, 2013. Patrick H. Corkery/United Launch Alliance In the latest skirmish in an escalating debate over skyrocketing military launch costs, SpaceX founder Elon Musk told lawmakers Wednesday that allowing his company to launch high-priority military payloads would save taxpayers billions of dollars by opening the national security launch market to competition and innovation. "The Air Force and other agencies are simply paying too high a price for launch," Musk told a Senate appropriations subcommittee. Not surprisingly, Michael Gass, president and CEO of United Launch Alliance, the company that up to now has been the sole provider of military Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) rockets for national security payloads, disagreed, saying his company constantly innovates and that its Atlas 5 and Delta 4 rockets were the most reliable in the world. Sen.