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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
- 6 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.
Japan Paid ¥380 Million in Compensation for Accidents Caused By U.S. Military Personnel
Offbeat  (tags: usa, asia, troops, military, crime, Japan, compensation, burden, Okinawa, SOFA )

Naoko
- 47 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Under the agreement, which forms the legal framework for U.S. military personnel operating in Japan, the Japanese government is obliged to cover 25 percent of compensation for incidents that occur during U.S. military duties, even if Japan played no role
This Riveting Art From the Frontlines of World War I Has Gone Largely Unseen for Decades
Offbeat  (tags: pictures, war, off-beat, history, military, WW1 )

Connie
- 48 days ago - smithsonianmag.com
During WWI, the War Department sent American artists to Europe.
US Navy Promotes First Woman to 4-Star Admiral in 238 Year History
Offbeat  (tags: Military, Navy, USA )

Ray
- 89 days ago - rt.com
The US Navy has pinned a woman with a fourth star for the first time in over two centuries of the naval warfare service.
S. Korean 'Comfort Women' for US Military Sue State for Forced Prostitution
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Army, Military, North Korea, South Korea, USA )

Ray
- 90 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.
Was Iraq War Worth the Cost? 75% of Americans Say No - Poll
Offbeat  (tags: Clashes, Conflict, Iraq, Military, USA, Violence, War )

Ray
- 96 days ago - rt.com
As the insurgency in Iraq threatens the stability of the Shiite-led government there, only 18 percent of Americans think the Iraq War was worth the costs, according to a new poll.
'Blair Should Be Lecturing on Iraq From the Dock at the International Criminal Court'
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Iraq, Military, Terrorism, UK, USA )

Ray
- 100 days ago - rt.com
It has been heartening to witness the backlash against former British Prime Minister Tony Blair over his attempt to deny any responsibility for the chaos and carnage that has engulfed northern and eastern Iraq in recent days.
ISIS Militants Claim Mass Executions of Iraqi Soldiers, Post Gruesome Pictures (GRAPHIC)
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Crime, Human rights, Iraq, Law, Military, Security, Terrorism, Violence )

Ray
- 105 days ago - rt.com
Radical Sunni militants who have been capturing cities in northwest Iraq claimed on Twitter that they executed 1,700 Iraqi soldiers. The radicals posted graphic photos as evidence.
Iraq Conflict: US Deploys 275 'Military Personnel'
Offbeat  (tags: Iraq conflict, US troops, Military, USA )

Ray
- 105 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Up to 275 US "military personnel" are being sent to Iraq to provide security for the US embassy in Baghdad and other personnel, the White House says.
No UK Military Intervention in Iraq Conflict Says Hague
Offbeat  (tags: Iraq, Military, William Hague, UK, USA )

Ray
- 105 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The UK will not intervene militarily to help Iraq fight Islamist insurgents, William Hague has insisted.
KKK Plans to Employ US Troops in Training for Upcoming Race War (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Hate crimes, Internet, Meeting, Military, Rally, Religion, Terrorism, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 109 days ago - rt.com
The Ku Klux Klan plans to use US military troops returning from overseas deployments to begin military training for its members, according to a new report, though the success of the group's recruitment drive is unclear.
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
- 109 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.
US Veterans Waited 115 Days for Care
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Medicine, Military, Scandal, Security, USA, War )

Ray
- 123 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Employees at an Arizona veterans affairs medical centre minimised the reported wait times for veterans to receive care, a new report found. Military veterans at an Arizona hospital waited an average of 115 days for a first appointment,
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
- 134 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
- 137 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.
 

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