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UK Military Face Damning Report Into Bloody Iraq Battle, Torture & Mutilation
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Army, Clashes, Conflict, Human rights, Intelligence, Iraq, Scandal, Shooting, UK, Violence, War )

Ray
- 4 days ago - rt.com
UK defense officials face heated condemnation this week as the findings of a public inquiry into one of Britain's most brutal battles in recent years surfaces. UK troops have been accused of the unlawful murder and torture of Iraqi citizens in 2004.
Bush Has No Regrets About Iraq Invasion, Except Rise of ISIS
Offbeat  (tags: Army, Iraq, Military, USA, War )

Ray
- 39 days ago - rt.com
Former US President George W. Bush still believes the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was the right thing to do and has no regrets, except that a "violent group of people have risen up again," he said in an interview with CBS News referring to ISIS.
Lost & Found: Did ISIS 'Find' $420mn in 'Lost' US Military Supplies in Afghanistan?
Offbeat  (tags: Afghanistan, Arms, Army, Politics, Robert Bridge, Scandal, Security, USA, War )

Ray
- 40 days ago - rt.com
How does the military lose half a billion dollars worth of equipment in one year? That's the question Pentagon auditors are asking after it was revealed that US military equipment worth $420 million went missing in action in Afghanistan last year.
Restoring Humanity: US-Tortured Victims of Abu Ghraib Gain Faces in Photo Project
Offbeat  (tags: Army, Crime, Exhibition, Human rights, Iraq, Marina Portnaya, Military, Photography, USA )

Ray
- 87 days ago - rt.com
A New York-based photographer has put faces to the Iraqi detainees tortured by the US military in Abu Ghraib prison, helping to restore their dignity after humiliation and brutal mistreatment.
S. Korean 'Comfort Women' for US Military Sue State for Forced Prostitution
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Army, Military, North Korea, South Korea, USA )

Ray
- 171 days ago - rt.com
A group of South Korean former "comfort women", who worked in state-controlled brothels for the US military after the 1950-53 Korean War, has reportedly filed a suit demanding compensation from the authorities for forced prostitution.
Nuclear Bomb Nearly Detonated After Falling on North Carolina - Declassified Report
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Air Force, Arms, Army, Blast, History, Military, Nuclear, Planes, Security, USA )

Ray
- 190 days ago - rt.com
In a scenario that could've been extremely devastating, the United States narrowly averted a nuclear disaster in 1961 when an atomic bomb nearly detonated after falling out of a B-52 bomber that broke up in the sky.
Shale Gas and Politics: Are Western Energy Giants' Interests Behind Ukraine Violence?
Offbeat  (tags: Army, Conflict, Fracking, Gayane Chichakyan, Military, Natural resources, Opposition, Politics, Protest, Security, Shale, Ukraine )

Ray
- 215 days ago - rt.com
Economic interests, such as untapped shale gas resources, already sliced and diced by Western energy giants, are behind the Kiev government's 'anti-terrorist' operation against the pro-federalist regions, foreign policy expert Nebojsa Malic tells RT.
Military Turns Down 80 Percent of Applicants as Armed Forces Shrink
Offbeat  (tags: Air Force, Army, Education, Global economy, Military, Navy, USA )

Ray
- 218 days ago - rt.com
Gone are the post-9/11 recruiting days where the US military would take just about anyone who walked through its doors, issuing waivers for misconduct and health issues. Now 80 percent of applicants are turned away.
US Starts Countrywide Nuclear Drill After Similar War Games in Russia
Offbeat  (tags: Air Force, Army, Military, Missile defense, NATO, Nuclear, USA )

Ray
- 221 days ago - rt.com
The US Strategic Command, the agency responsible for country's nuclear arsenal, will hold large-scale war games this week that will include 10 B-52 Stratofortresses and up to six B-2 Spirit bombers, along with other military and government agencies.
American Military Banned From Purchasing Flags Made in China
Offbeat  (tags: Army, China, Law, Military, Politics, Terrorism, USA )

Ray
- 300 days ago - rt.com
Any American flag purchased by the US Defense Department from now on will be legally required to have been made in the United States.
Cat and Soldier Rescue Each Other in Afghanistan
Offbeat  (tags: sgt. jesse knott, kashka, beloved pet, exception-to-the-rule, army, pets, goodnews )

Barb
- 583 days ago - care2.com
In war-torn Afghanistan, an injured bengal-stripped cat found a friend just in time. Sgt. Jesse Knott saw the kitty limping around the edges of a concrete barrier meant to protect the base from mortar attacks. A trail of fresh blood followed the.....
'Share It Maybe': Cookie Monster's 'Call Me Maybe' Parody (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Cookie Monster, parody, 'Share It Maybe.'Carly Rae Jepsen's hit, Army, funny, goodnews, video )

Barb
- 888 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
There are many reasons to love Cookie's version of Carly Rae Jepsen's hit. For one, "It hard to look at your snack, baby. But you got cookie. So share it maybe." Genius! Then, the video itself ... the good people of Children's Television Workshop found...
Army Help Sought for Snow Leopard Conservation
Offbeat  (tags: army, endangered species, help, conservation snow leopardds )

Simone
- 1375 days ago - sify.com
The environment ministry has called upon the Indian Army and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) to help in the conservation of the snow leopard, an endangered species whose population is rapidly dwindling.
Helping Animals in a War Zone
Offbeat  (tags: veternarian, army, war zone, helping animals, animal welfare, caring )

Simone
- 1724 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
Being a vet might not seem like a dangerous job, but for Captain Miles Malone helping animals means working in a war zone. He has helped over 8,000 animals in Afghanistan, and is the only vet working alongside British forces out there
Army Charges Mom Who Refused Deployment
Offbeat  (tags: Army, woman, child, afghanistan, deployment, charges )

Tonya
- 1800 days ago - msnbc.msn.com
The Army filed charges Tuesday against a single-mom soldier who refused to deploy to Afghanistan last year
 

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