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CNN.com/2008/world/

"If the U.S. sends its troops into the tribal areas, it will be a bigger quagmire than Iraq," said Khan, a former cricket star seeking the nation's presidency. "It will be the biggest disaster U.S. could commit."

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IrishTimes.com/newspaper

The document reveals a number of profoundly significant - and worrying - strategic positions that have been adopted as official doctrine by the US military. In its preamble, it predicts a post cold war future of "perpetual warfare".

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Time

The US Army just awarded a $4 million contract to begin developing "thought helmets" that harness brain waves for secure communication among troops. Ultimately, it will "lead to direct mental control of military systems by thought alon

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Washington Post

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates yesterday called on the Air Force to establish clear and unified control over the nation's nuclear arsenal, after a new report by a Pentagon task force concluded that the service had neglected its stewardship

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Yahoo News

WASHINGTON, Sept 8 - The Bush administration is planning to sell the United Arab Emirates an advanced U.S. missile defense system valued at up to $7 billion that could be used to defend against Iran. (of course,... Halliburton's HQ is there now)

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www.reuters.com

Plans for the naval operations come at a time of heightened diplomatic tension and Cold War-style rhetoric between Moscow and the United States over the recent war in Georgia and plans for a U.S. missile defense system in the Czech Republic and Polan

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The Star

The first American war resister deported from Canada – where he had fled after refusing to be deployed to Iraq – was sentenced to 15 months in jail at a court martial. Private Robin Long, 25, of Boise, Idaho, was also given a dishonorable discharge

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Vdare

It blames rape on a military "culture of misogyny." It reports that the 14% of the armed forces who are now women must submit to "military language" that reveals "unabashed hatred of women," and that rape and sexual assa

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AP

The commander of a Navy air reconnaissance squadron that provides the president and the defense secretary the airborne ability to command the nation's nuclear weapons has been relieved of duty only 3 months after taking the job.

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LewRockwell

How did she end her life? She punched herself in the face hard enough to blacken her eyes, break her nose, and knock her front teeth loose. She douched with an acid solution after mutilating her genital area. She poured a combustible liquid on hersel

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PropagandaMatrix.com

Another report from the Russia daily Kommersant states that thousands of mercenaries from numerous different countries are fighting on the Georgian side and are being "commanded by the U.S. military instructors."

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