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  • #Military Sexual Assault Reform Stalls in #Congress Yet Again:

    Military Sexual Assault Reform Stalls Again

    truth-out.org 27 Jun '15, 1pm

    Pentagon estimates suggest that tens of thousands of "unwanted sexual contacts" happen every year in the military. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) Truthout combats corporate power by bringing you trustworthy, independent news. Join our mission by making a donation now! Yet anothe...

  • The Truth About Diego Garcia: 50 Years of Fictions About a US Military Base

    truth-out.org 15 Jun '15, 3pm

    of Diego Garcia frequently reads like fiction, it has proven all too real for the people involved. It's the story of a U.S. military base built on a series of real-life fictions told by U.S. and British officials over more than half a century. The central fiction is that the U.S. buil...

  • #Torture is foundational to US policing, #prisons and #military action, says @KayJWhitlock

    Torture, Lies and Denial

    truth-out.org 17 May '15, 6pm

    In 1962, sociologist Everett C. Hughes identified broader forms of culpability in his essay “Good People and Dirty Work, in which he explored psychic mechanisms by which individuals and society keep “unpleasant or intolerable knowledge from consciousness.” (This is a subject Michael B...

  • Why Are We Paying the #NFL to Help the #Pentagon Recruit Troops? asks @EdgeofSports #football #military

    Why Are We Paying the NFL to Help the Pentagon Recruit Troops?

    truth-out.org 17 May '15, 7pm

    A C-17 Globemaster rom JBLM performs a fly by over CenturyLink Field during Military Appreciation Day before the Seahawks game with Baltimore, November 13, 2011, at CenturyLink Field. (Photo: Jim Bryant/NW Guardian/JBLM PAO ) All-star first baseman Carlos Delgado was not a fan of the ...

  • #Peace Is Not Profitable Enough for the United States: #warmongers #military via @BuzzFlash

    Peace Is Not Profitable Enough for the United States

    truth-out.org 15 Mar '15, 6pm

    MARK KARLIN, EDITOR OF BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT (Photo: Beth ) Christmastime is the worst. That's when TV advertising, sappy television shows, holiday music and politicians all parrot the theme of a time of peace and goodwill toward all. Of course, the real national purpose of the end-of...

  • Colombian Report on US Military's Child Rapes Not Newsworthy to US News Outlets

    truth-out.org 29 Mar '15, 9pm

    In his report, the historian [Renan Vega] cited one 2004 case in the central Colombian town of Melgar where 53 underage girls were sexually abused by nearby stationed military contractors “who moreover filmed [the abuse] and sold the films as pornographic material.” According to Colom...

  • Military Personnel Trained by the CIA Used Napalm Against Indigenous People in Brazil

    truth-out.org 09 Nov '14, 3pm

    Unlike other crimes committed by the State during that time period, no reparations or indemnification for the acts have been offered to indigenous people; they were not even considered victims of the military regime. "From the north to the south and from the east to the west, accusati...

  • Seven Ways the Military Wastes Our Money

    truth-out.org 23 Nov '14, 9pm

    Here are seven absurd ways the military wastes our money--and none of them have anything to do with national defense. 1. A whole battalion of generals? The titles “general” or “admiral” sound like they belong to pretty exclusive posts, fit only for the best of the best. This flashy ti...