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Slate

As Casey Stengel once screamed, "Doesn't anybody here know how to play this game?" It's one thing to waste $10 billion a year quixotically developing a missile-defense system; President Bush clearly announced from the get-go that h

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Global Research

From April, 23 to April 27, the elite echelon of the military are running Noble Resolve 07, a four-day marathon of "simulated" terror attacks across the US and Europe. This includes a simulated detonation of a "loose" ten-kiloton

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McClatchy Newspapers

(Is there any doubt that we will never leave) Military planners have abandoned the idea of training Iraqi troops that will enable American soldiers to start coming home soon, and now believe that US troops will have to defeat the insurgents

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GovExec

Pentagon lawyers abruptly blocked mid-level active-duty military officers from speaking Thursday during a closed-door House Armed Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee briefing about their personal experiences working with Iraqi security

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USA Today

The largest solar power plant in North America will soon be providing electricity to an Air Force base in the Nevada desert. Matt Cheney, chief executive officer of MMA, said financing details were still being worked out but his company is investing

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AP

Six years after declaring the U.S. killing of Korean War refugees at No Gun Ri was "not deliberate," the Army acknowledged it found but did not divulge a high-level document that said the US military had a policy of shooting approaching civ

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NY Times

Army prosecutions of desertion and other unauthorized absences have risen sharply in the last four years, resulting in thousands more negative discharges and prison time for both junior soldiers and combat-tested veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afgh

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Daily Mail

We may have seen it all before in science-fiction films. But the bionic warrior is in fact a vision of real-life warfare in the 21st century. US defence chiefs hope to have their troops kitted out in the outlandish combat gear as soon as 2020.

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Forbes

Russia will launch its first new strategic nuclear submarine since the downfall of the Soviet Union next weekend, Deput Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov told the Interfax news agency. "This is the first time in 17 years that we are building such a

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USA Today

The program, which ran at the Army's Edgewood, Md., arsenal from 1955 until about 1972, concluded that counterculture staples such as acid and pot were either too unpredictable or too mellow to be useful as weapons, psychiatrist James Ketchum sai

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All Africa

US President George Bush has approved the formation of a US army to permanently operate in Africa, a move viewed by many as part of a wide plan to increase American hegemony on Africa. The army called the US African Command,

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Scripps Howard

As if braces for a flood of war-disabled veterans, the nation's disability compensation systems for former troops has become a $26 billion behemoth bloated and backlogged in part by overgenerous benefits for minor maladies

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AP

The US Navy on Tuesday began its largest demonstration of force in Persian Gulf since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, led by a pair of aircraft carriers and backed by warplanes flying simulated attack maneuvers off the coast of Iran.

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Washington Post

The Marine Corps is recalling 1,800 reservists to active duty, citing a shortage of volunteers to fill some jobs in Iraq. Members of the branch's Individual Ready Reserve will receive letters to mobilize them involuntarily for a year, said Lt. Co

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MSNBC(Newsweek)

The Pentagon is reviewing the charter of a controversial counterspy agency set up by former Defesne secretary Donald Rumsfeld after 9/11. The Counter-Intelligence Field Activity(CIFA) was supposed to "coordinate" counterintel and antiterro

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Washington Post

The Defense Department's inspector general concluded 9 officers are responsible for mistakes and irregularities during the investigation into the "friendly fire" death of former NFL player Pat Tillman in Afghanistan in 2004, problems th

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