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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
- 38 days ago - smithsonianmag.com
During WWI, the War Department sent American artists to Europe.
As I See It: Hiroshima A-Bomb Survivors Live Full Lives Despite Suffering
Offbeat  (tags: violence, war, death, sufferings, Hiroshima, life, a-bomb survivors, exposure )

Naoko
- 42 days ago - mainichi.jp
The effects were felt long after the day of that bomb. Survivors continued to suffer from radiation exposure their whole lives. We must also remember that countless family and community bonds were destroyed.
Last Crew Member of Enola Gay Dies in U.S.
Offbeat  (tags: war, usa, death, Enola Gay, hiroshima )

Naoko
- 52 days ago - mainichi.jp
The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in the southern state of Georgia.
Was Iraq War Worth the Cost? 75% of Americans Say No - Poll
Offbeat  (tags: Clashes, Conflict, Iraq, Military, USA, Violence, War )

Ray
- 86 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.
Last Nazi on Trial? US Authorities Arrest Suspected 89-Year-Old Death Camp Guard
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Germany, Law, USA, War )

Ray
- 92 days ago - rt.com
An 89-year-old Czechoslovakian immigrant was arrested by federal officials in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Wednesday to face charges related to allegations that he worked for the Nazis at concentration camps during World War II.
'Blair Has Finally Gone Mad': London Mayor Ridicules Ex-PM Over Iraq
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, EU, Iraq, Middle East, Opposition, Politics, Religion, Terrorism, UK, Violence, War )

Ray
- 94 days ago - rt.com
Tony Blair's essay on how the Middle East should blame its own religious dynamics for its troubles - instead of Western attempts at intervention - has seen London Mayor Boris Johnson launch a scathing attack on the "unhinged" former PM.
One Woman's Mark on the Nation's Constitution
Offbeat  (tags: society, war, asia, humanrights, women's rights, Japan, Constitution, Beate Sirota Gordon )

Naoko
- 96 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Beate Sirota Gordon, who played a big role in drafting the women's rights section of the Japanese Constitution.
Sexual Violence in War: Summit to Begin in London
Offbeat  (tags: Summit, War, Sexual Violence, London, UK )

Ray
- 102 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A four-day summit on sexual violence in war is to begin in London, hosted by UK Foreign Secretary William Hague and UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie.
US Veterans Waited 115 Days for Care
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Medicine, Military, Scandal, Security, USA, War )

Ray
- 113 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,
CIA Chief in Afghanistan 'Accidentally' Exposed By White House Press Staff
Offbeat  (tags: Afghanistan, CIA, Intelligence, Obama, Scandal, Security, USA, War )

Ray
- 115 days ago - rt.com
The Obama Administration's press service unwittingly put the real name of the CIA's top spy in Afghanistan on the 'pool report' distributed among journalists accompanying the American president on a surprise trip to Kabul's Bagram Airfield base.
Here's A Reminder Of What Memorial Day Is All About
Offbeat  (tags: Memorial Day, tributes, animals, society, war, holiday )

Nancy
- 118 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Hint: It's Not Just BBQs And Beer
Dogs at War: Smoky, a Healing Presence for Wounded WWII Soldiers
Offbeat  (tags: dogs, animals, dogs, war, pets, protection )

Lone
- 120 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
For centuries military dogs have played important roles on the battlefield.
Top Democrat Reconsidering Post-9/11 Law Permitting Open-Ended Military Action
Offbeat  (tags: Drones, Information Technology, Law, Military, Politics, Security, Terrorism, USA, War )

Ray
- 128 days ago - rt.com
US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he supports efforts to reevaluate the Authorization of Use of Military Force, the law passed in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks that facilities open-ended military conflict.
'Blood and Treasure': US Defense Chief Pushes Global Military Engagement
Offbeat  (tags: Budget, Military, Security, USA, War )

Ray
- 135 days ago - rt.com
Facing a trillion dollars in cuts over the next decade and a declining appetite for engagement abroad, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel attempted to rally the faithful as the US struggles to maintain its massive worldwide military presence.
U.S. Military-Trained Dolphins Forced to Fight Human Wars
Offbeat  (tags: animals, war, U.S. military, dolphins, marine animals, wildlife )

Laura
- 143 days ago - ecowatch.com
The U.S. Navy has used sea lions, dolphins and other marine mammals since the 1960s to search for underwater mines, rescue U.S. soldiers, attack enemy soldiers and plant explosives on enemy targets, among other missions. The Navy also ...
 

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