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US Politics & Gov't

Why Israel's Bombardment of Gaza Neighborhood Left US Officers 'Stunned'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Israel, Gaza, Shujaiya, Pentagon, US Military, politics, government, ethics, terrorism, war, news )

Carrie
- 19 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Though the Pentagon shies from publicly expressing judgments that might fall afoul of a decidedly pro-Israel Congress, senior U.S. military sources speaking on condition of anonymity offered scathing assessments of Israeli tactics, particularly in the...
Military's 'Sock Puppet' Software Creates Fake Online Identities to Spread Pro-American Propaganda
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: constitution, dishonesty, freedoms, lies, propaganda, spy, sock puppet, Pentagon, US Military, NWO, CFR )

Scott
- 1277 days ago - guardian.co.uk
The California based Ntrepid Corporation has won a $2.4 million contract to develop software to secretly influence social media by developing fake online personas managed by government agents spouting pro-American opinion.
"Why the U.S. Has to Go" (Interview With Afghan Woman Leader Malalai Joya)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Afghanistan, Malalai Joya, peace, war, USA, military, US Military, Bush, Obama, civilians, war crimes, War on Terror, troops, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, lies, propaganda, media, cover-up, imperialism, US imperialism, U.S. imperialism )

Simon
- 1760 days ago - socialistworker.org
Malalai Joya: "it is almost as if the Taliban was still in power. After the war, the U.S. brought to power these misogynist warlords called the Northern Alliance, who are just like the Taliban. These were the same people who ruled between 1992 and 1996".
5 U.S. Marines Killed in Afghanistan
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, Afghanistan, US military, war, troops, Marines, deaths )

Dee
- 1867 days ago - nytimes.com
KABUL, Afghanistan - Five American marines died Thursday, four of them in a single strike by a roadside bomb, making it one of the bloodiest single attacks against American servicemen in recent weeks.
"War Is a Racket"
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: United States Armed Forces, US MILITARY, marines, coast guard, Navy, Army, National Guard, Air Force, Big Business, Banking Crime, banking corruption, banking system, government, freedoms, Bill of Rights, war, usa, propaganda, abuse of power )

Gregory
- 1947 days ago - brasschecktv.com
After it dawned on him, U.S. Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler, wrote a book called "War is a Racket" which I can virtually guarantee you never heard about in school.
How 6,700 Tons of Radioactive Sand From Kuwait Ended Up in Idaho - >800 'Environmental Disaster' Bases Round Globe
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Pentagon, radioactive, sand, US military, depleted uranium, munitions, Kuwait, First Gulf War, health, safety, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Depart of Health, Donald Rumsfeld, hazardous materials, storage, waste disposal sites, American Ecology )

LucyKalei
- 2186 days ago - alternet.org
Sand contaminated with depleted uranium when US military vehicles/munitions caught fire at base during 1st Gulf War was being repatriated. Hazardous materials storage lucrative growing business, esp since Rumsfeld's "frontier stockades" or "lily pads"...
Danger Zone: Nazis Serving in Iraq - Congress Urged Full-Scale Investigation & 0-Tolerance Policy In Vain
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Iraq, US military, recruiting, white supremacist groups, Nazis, neo-nazis, military extremists, elevated threat, danger, Intelligence Report, FBI report, Donald Rumsfeld, Robert Gates, Congress, appeal, investigation, zero tolerance policy )

LucyKalei
- 2198 days ago - alternet.org
New FBI report confirms white supremacist groups infiltrating the military, serving in Iraq/Afghanistan. Neither Rumsfeld nor Gates enacted any sort of systemic investigation/crackdown despite Congressional demands. Military extremists - elevated threat..
Could It Be...Halliburton?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: military contracts, military contractors, corruption, US military, Pentagon, audits, intimidation )

RC
- 2246 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Who knows? There's so much sweetheart dealing, kickbacking & other corruption in these military (and other government) contracts. All I know is I am boiling mad over these auditors being for telling the truth. RIPPED OFF AGAIN by our friends in DC.
Holy Warriors in the US Armed Forces
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Separation of Church and State, US military, US armed forces, Jeremy Hall, religion, freedoms, rights, Michael Weinstein, MRFF, federal law )

Elisa
- 2310 days ago - therealnews.com
Recently the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), an advocacy group, along with Specialist Jeremy Hall filed suit in federal court in Kansas. This case being held in front of civil authorities
US Military Reports 2,688 Sex Assault Claims Last Year
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: sexual assaults, US military )


- 2377 days ago - rawstory.com
The US military recorded 2,688 cases of sexual assault involving its staff last year, 60 percent of which were allegations of rape, a Department of Defense report said Friday. (Since most go unreported, that's uh, where's my calculator...a LOT anyway.)
New Lawsuit Filed Against Defense Secretary Over Fundamentalist Christianity in Military
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US Military, Christian Evangelicism, atheists, religious freedom )


- 2385 days ago - opednews.com
An Army specialist who served two tours of duty in Iraq sued Defense Secretary Robert Gates and his supervising officer Wednesday for allegedly trying to force him to embrace fundamentalist Christianity and then retaliating against him when he refused.
Buried: Study Faulting Shoddy Iraq War Planning - Unclassified But Secret
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Iraq war, secret study, US military, US Army, hidden report, Iraq war planning )

RC
- 2409 days ago - nytimes.com
The Army is especially interested in keeping this government-commissioned study by the RAND Corporation under wraps. The report ciriticizes every major player and idea involved in the Iraq War planning and execeution. Important story- read it!
Women in the Military: Still Second Class, Still Victims
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US military, military women, women's issues, rape )

RC
- 2596 days ago - feministing.com
Read this outrageous story about an Air Force airwoman being corut-martialed for HER OWN RAPE!
   

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