Army

Fill the Swamp: Trump to Put Military Industrial Complex Lobbyist in Charge of the Army

Last Wednesday, it was reported that Donald Trump was moving to nominate Raytheon lobbyist Mark Esper for secretary of the Army. Raytheon is one of the “big five” defense contractors, and the president’s decision comes at a time when concerns are being raised over the idea of defense industry executives being placed in senior positions at the Pentagon. Esper, who holds…

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IG Report: Army Facility Improperly Handled Chemical Agents

Personnel at an Army chemical and biological storage and testing facility failed to follow protocols pertaining to the handling and tracking of sarin, a lethal nerve agent, according to a June Inspector General report. In the report, aptly titled “The Army Needs to Improve Controls Over Chemical Surety Materials,” inspectors reviewed accountability controls at the…

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Defense Secretary Mattis: “We Are Not Winning the War in Afghanistan”

Secretary of Defense James Mattis said the United States was not winning the war in Afghanistan in Congressional testimony on Tuesday, vowing to offer a new strategy to lawmakers this summer that will call for the deployment thousands of additional troops to the country. “We are not winning in Afghanistan right now. And we will…

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Turkish Coup Crushed: Erdogan Promises to “Cleanse” Military

What started with tanks and soldiers capturing key positions in Turkey, and declaring that they had wrestled control of the country from President Recep Erdogan, appears to have come to a bloody conclusion. All mainstream news accounts are reporting that the coup against the Erdogan government has been quashed. Admittedly it can be difficult to…

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Taliban Exploiting Rampant Pedophilia Among Afghan Cops

When the US Army kicked out Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland for fighting an Afghan police commander who was raping a young boy, the world learned a terrible truth about Afghanistan. Their security forces are riddled with pedophiles, especially among higher ranking officials. The practice, known a bacha bazi, is so common that the Taliban…

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Green Beret Who Beat Afghan Child Molester Will Get to Keep His Job

When Sergeant 1st Class Charles Martland learned that a young boy had been raped by a powerful Afghan police commander (who had been trained by the U.S. military), he knew that he had to do something. The higher-ups encouraged him to let it go, saying that it was just part of the culture in Afghanistan,…

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