US Military

MoveOn's New TV Ad Connects The Dots Between Syria And Iraq
A new TV ad that urges Congress to oppose U.S. military strikes against Syria underscores the difficulty President Barack Obama is having in getting war-weary liberals to support him. Read more...
By Peter Sleeth, Special to ProPublica, and Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times A strange thing happened when Christopher DeLara filed for disability benefits after his tour in Iraq: The U.S. Army said it had no records showing he had ever been Read more...
I'm trying to absorb the news in the NYT today that "NATO" helicopters (probably Army Apaches) shot up a group of children who were picking up firewood near a forward operating base that was under fire by insurgents using a mortar. This FOB was in Read more...
On Sunday's "Beat the Press," David Gregory asked Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) what he thought about the future of US forces in Afghanistan. Graham doesn't see an end to US forces' occupation of that country, rather he calls for an "enduring Read more...
I've not been in favor of the idea of the US government selling M1 Abrams tanks and F16 aircraft to the the Iraqi army. It's not just that their past experience has been limited to Soviet-era equipment (cheap, not state-of-the-art, but it works), Read more...

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I haven't felt the need to weigh into the recent "he said, she said" war of words between President Hamid Karzai and General David Petraeus. But I am amused with Matt Yglesias's comment on the topic. I don’t really get this. Read more...
The US military has a plan should they deem it necessary to attack Iran, an official said Sunday. US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen tol Read more...
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Work has been a little heavier than usual, perhaps as government agencies try to complete their projects before the Christmas holiday incapacitates Read more...
Today, a friend sent me a PDF copy of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Admiral Mullen unclassified new "CJCS strategic guidance" for 2008-09. I Read more...