US soldiers were asked to disarm during a speech by Leon Panetta, the American defence secretary, in a sign of grown concern over spates of seemingly random violence in Afghanistan. Around 200 troops who had gathered in a tent at Camp Leatherneck were told "something had come to light" and asked abruptly to file outside and lay down their automatic rifles and 9mm pistols.Read more »
Now, the evidence given is indirect (hearsay, really,) and I don't subscribe to this man's Youtube channel. Still, this seems disturbing enough to keep an eye on. Hopefully the name of the arrested soldier will eventually come out.Read more »
This documentary and original investigative report exposes a 19 year secret US government program whose consequence resulted in the needless suffering and deaths of our brave gulf war veterans. Total dead since 1991 -- over 75,000. Does anyone care? Could your father, husband, son or daughter be among those our government considers expendable?Read more »
Fort Drum is going to start sending out two person "courtesy patrols" to local bars and restaurants several nights a week. The patrols will target fights, drinking and driving and other misbehavior.
Each “courtesy patrol” will consist of an officer, and a senior non-commissioned officer. Several patrols will operate each Thursday through Sunday from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m., effective immediately.Read more »
Cindy Sheehan breaks the final taboo: challenging the Soldier Cult. Sometimes we need to question, criticize; even condemn what our soldiers do.Read more »
As some predicted, the term terrorist is being twisted to mean anyone that doesn't like what the US does. This CNN guy says dissent is treasonous.Read more »
Guy aims at civilians in his truck, etc. Terrible stuff, just one more reason not to support the troops.Read more »
The Army said Wednesday it has filed criminal charges against a single-mom soldier who refused to deploy to Afghanistan last year, arguing she had no family able to care for her infant son.Read more »
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