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  • VA Also Not Telling the Truth About Veteran Disability Claims #military #veteran

    VA Also Not Telling the Truth About Veteran Disability Claims

    truth-out.org 07 Jun '14, 9pm

    Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta meets with Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki at the U.S. Veterans Affairs Building in Washington D.C. to discuss ways to help facilitate veteran disability claims. Dec. 6 2012. (Photo: Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo / Flickr ) Instead of actually re...

  • Covert US Military Training Goes to Africa

    truth-out.org 01 Jun '14, 5pm

    New US plans for training security forces in four African countries recall similar programs around the world, which often ended in the hand-picked trainees slaughtering civilians or staging military coups. With everyone’s attention focused on the European elections or President Barack...

  • Senators Block Bill to Remove #Sex #Assault Cases From #Military Chain of Command

    Senators Block Bill to Remove Sex Assault Cases From Military Chain of Command

    truth-out.org 09 Mar '14, 5pm

    Claire McCaskill. (Photo: Project On Government Oversight / Flickr) Washington - The Senate on Thursday rejected legislation that would have stripped military commanders of the power to prosecute sexual assaults and other major crimes. The bill, proposed by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-...

  • #Military Commissions Stuck on #Torture #Guantanamo

    Military Commissions Stuck on Torture

    truth-out.org 29 Nov '13, 8pm

    The government's position, articulated by prosecutor Clay Trivett, is that this case is not about torture. "We're trying these five men for the summary execution of 2,976 people," Trivett said. He added that the defense's problem is not with the protective order but, rather, with the ...

  • With Military Failing to Prosecute Rapists, Calls Grow for Civilian Prosecutor

    truth-out.org 09 Aug '13, 6pm

    Seven Things You Wanted to Know About Prosecuting Wall Street Richard Eskow: There's a shortage of justice where bankers are concerned. Let's get serious about demanding change. Leahy: Freeze on Mexico Drug War Funds Will Save Lives and Money It is among the most wasteful programs in ...

  • Minnesota Law Substitutes #Military Test for #Graduation Requirement

    Minnesota Law Substitutes Military Test for Graduation Requirement

    truth-out.org 02 Feb '14, 3pm

    (Photo: Sgt. Alex Snyder / JBLM PAO ) In Minnesota, radical changes to graduation testing requirements make it easier for high school students' personal information to besent to military recruiters without parental consent. There are no privacy protections built into Minnesota's new l...

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  • The #Militarization of the National Security State #military #Pentagon #DoD #CIA #defensespending

    The Militarization of the National Security State

    truth-out.org 07 Mar '13, 12am

    Mel Goodman. (Photo: City Lights Books) "National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism" explores the fundamental question of whether the US military and CIA are now serving foreign policy or actually driving the policy itself. "In this impassioned expose of the astronomical cos...

  • Sex Crimes Continue to Plague the US #Military #NotInvisible

    Sex Crimes Continue to Plague the US Military

    truth-out.org 15 Jan '13, 9pm

    (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) A culture of fear, intimidation and entitlement allows sexual predators at all levels and branches of the armed services free access to military women (and men), who often have little recourse. Do sexual predators have free reign in the US Armed Fo...

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