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UPI

Army Cheif of Staff Peter J. Schoomaker and Rep. John Murtha, D-PA., a critic of the Bush adminstration's conduct of the war, say that units actually in combat have adequate personnel and equipment. But they say the Army is forced to shortchange

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Stan Goff, veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces

Goff writes on the events surrounding the fratricidal death of Army Ranger and former NFL player Pat Tillman, and the possible military coverup that ensued. Goff argues that Tillman’s commanding officer, in a recent ESPN magazine interview, made a

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Spacewar

A new bomber scheduled for operation as early as 2018 will enhance America's long-range strike capabilities, according to Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley in a recent Armed Services Committee speech. In a step to develop

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USA Today

The Air Force successfully launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile. The Minuteman III dummy warheads traveled about 4,200 miles before hitting a water target in the Marshall Islands. The launch was delayed by a day because of a power o

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by Karen Kwiatkowski for LewRockwell.com

As a retired military officer and adjunct faculty teaching U.S. foreign policy for James Madison University, I became interested in why and how we really decide in this country to make war, to invade foreign lands, to build up our military in peaceti

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Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961

Throughout America's adventure in free government, our basic purposes have been to keep the peace; to foster progress in human achievement, and to enhance liberty, dignity and integrity among people and among nations. To strive for less would be

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AP

U.S. military officials fear that religious hurdles in exhuming the body of a teenager could complicate the prosecution of American soldiers accused of raping and murdering the girl and create a political nightmare for the U.S. mission here.

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Rolling Stone

Uncle Sam wants you. He needs you. He'll bribe you to sign up. He'll strong-arm you to re-enlist. And if that's not enough, he's got a plan to draft you. In the three decades since the Vietnam War, the "all-volunteer Army

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Space.com

The US military has wanted a plane that could loiter just outside enemy territory for more than a dozen hours and, on command, hurtle toward a target faster than the speed of sound. And then level it. But aircraft that excel at subsonic flight are in

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Christian Science Monitor

Rep. John Murtha made a provocative statement, "The tremendous pressure and the redeployment over and over again is a big part of this. And this strain has caused them to crack in situations like this."

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Washington Post

The Army is discontinuing a controversial multibillion-dollar deal with oil services giant Halliburton Co. to provide logistical support to U.S. troops worldwide, a decision that could cut deeply into the firm's dominance of government contractin

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Harper's magazine

The Bush Administration has been successful in managing the news “to the extent that most Americans are not aware of just how dire it is and how little progress has been made” and revealed that some embedded reporters “have been blacklisted because t

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AP

A diversion of dollars to help fight the war in Iraq has helped create a $530 million shortfall for Army posts at home and abroad, leaving some unable to pay utility bills or even cut the grass.

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New Scientist

US experts agree that the risk of an accidental explosion is real. "You can't rule it out," says Philip Coyle, from the Center for Defense Information think tank in Washington DC. "If we are going to have nuclear weapons, we have t

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Reuters

[And you thought only Congress could...] The Pentagon exempted the Navy for six months from a law protecting whales and other marine mammals, a move that may allow planned naval exercises using military sonar to proceed despite a lawsuit.

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Reuters

The U.S. Army, aiming to make its recruiting goals amid the Iraq war, raised its maximum enlistment age by another two years on Wednesday, while the Army Reserve predicted it will miss its recruiting target for a second straight year.

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AP

Pentagon investigators threatened the death penalty and used other coercive techniques to obtain statements from some of the seven Marines and a Navy corpsman jailed for the shooting death of an Iraqi civilian, two defense lawyers say.

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Associated Press

Under pressure from Congress, the Pentagon has dropped plans to keep some interrogation techniques secret by putting them in a classified section of a military manual, defense officials said. There will not be a classified section of the Army Field M

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Reuters

The United States reasserted its right to develop weapons for use in outer space to protect its military and commercial satellites and ruled out any global negotiations on a new treaty to limit them. Such weapons systems would be purely defensive.

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