technewsdaily.com Douglas Main The Guardium MK I, one of the autonomous vehicles made by the Israeli company G-NIUS. CREDIT: G-NIUS Introduced in 2008, about eight to 10 autonomous cars have been patrolling Israeli borders, said Hugo Guterman, a researcher at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Guterman helped develop […]
USNews.Com Do you want to keep drones out of your backyard? An Oregon company says that it has developed and will soon start selling technology that disables unmanned aircraft.
By Dave Hummels Do you ever get the feeling that progressives have run out of ideas? This thought crossed my mind when I read Thom Hartmann’s “The Draft: A War-Killer” on Truthout. Hartmann advocates reinstatement of conscription in a “new and improved form.” He proclaims that the military […]
This article unintentionally gets to the point. This is why I am pro-Second Amendment. I don’t give a damn about hunting or burglars. I hate the NRA as much as most liberals do. Most conservative gun rights advocates are also cop-loving, flag-waving jingoists. Fuck ’em. The purpose of […]
By Justin Raimondo Bradley Manning has slipped off the media’s radar, and not because he isn’t newsworthy: his “trial”—which has now reached its 1000th day – has been conducted largely in secret, with motions classified and testimony not available to the general public. This underscores the significance of […]
(Previously posted at Mere Anti-Statism) Two days ago, the Stateside military lifted its ban on females assuming combat roles. According to The Guardian, Pentagon Defence Secretary (and civilian-assassination-endorsing piece-of-shit) Leon Panetta, together with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey, scribbled away the 1994 prohibition […]
Christian Science Monitor Now that the Pentagon is lifting its ban on women in combat, does this mean that women could potentially be drafted, too? And as a practical matter: When women turn 18, will they now need to register, as men do, so that they can be […]
buzzfeed.com Where there’s a will, there’s a way to kill. 1. Although the 2nd Chechen War officially ended in 2009, the violence continues between Russia and Chechen guerrilla fighters. I wouldn’t want to be the first one to test fire this thing.
businessinsider.com Rukmini Callimach, Associated Press AP Photo/File In this Sept. 16, 2012 file photo, fighters from Islamist group Ansar Dine leave after performing a public amputation, severing the hand of a young man found guilty of stealing rice, in Timbuktu, Mali. MOPTI, Mali (AP) — Deep inside caves, […]
wired.com The Staff of Danger Room There used to be an established order to the world. A structure to things. You couldn’t print a gun like a term paper. It was impossible to wreck a nuclear production plant with a few lines of code. Flying robots didn’t descend […]
by Shepherd Bliss
Our Veterans Writing Group met the morning after Pearl Harbor Day for our regular winter gathering, as we have convened seasonally for twenty years. Two dozen of us came from throughout Northern California to a spacious redwood home in the Sebastopol countryside.
rt.com (RT.com / AFP Photo / David Furst) Fifteen times more troops were discharged from the US Army this year due to obesity than five years prior. With scores of recruits unfit to serve due to the extra pounds, the country’s top brass have deemed it a national […]
homelandsecuritynewswire.com The United States and some of its European have issues contracts to defense contractors to train Syrian rebels on how to identify, handle, and secure chemical weapons stockpiles in Syria; some of the training is done in Jordan, but some of the contractors are already inside Syria, […]
RT.com As President Obama insists on a speedy end to the war in Afghanistan, his administration has other plans. A facility owned by the private security force once known as Blackwater has been awarded a $22 million contract to house US
President Obama Briefly Worried That His Unaccountable, Murderous Power Might Fall Into Republican Hands
From Reason by Matt Welch The first 61 words of this chilling and banal New York Times article are a perfect distillation of how grotesque power appears in the eye of Americans who wield it: Facing the possibility that President Obama might not win a second term, his […]
As Jack Donovan said: National armies are mobilized to protect global business interests from disruption. They aren’t protecting you from invasion….. American troops are keeping the supply lines running, so that you can keep buying shit. So this holiday season, make sure that our boys in the military […]
by R.J. Jacob
Hurricane Sandy serves as yet another example of how federal, state and local government entities including the military are utterly dependent upon US infrastructure and a vibrant local economy to coordinate supply routes to major cities in times of catastrophic disaster.
Even with practiced and prepared FEMA centers, the Red Cross, the National Guard, and other emergency
Amber Lyon is a former CNN journalist who exposed widespread censorship at the news agency. Topics include the collaboration between the media, the U.S. government and foreign dictatorships, the situation in Bahrain, Israel, Iran, NDAA, Wikileaks, whistleblowers, the Anaheim protests, media propaganda, journalism, the police state, false flag […]
I’ve come to believe a simple truth. “The Germans of the 20th century did more to advance modern warfare than any other nation (intechnology, administration and tactics) but they just couldn’t win.” (I don’t know that I agree with this, but it may have some validity as a basis of argument. The problem is, the German contributions have focused on the typically Prussian banality and unquestioning obedience to the leadership, rather than intuitiveness and initiation-J.M.) Ask a military historian who the greatest German commander was and you’ll probably hear names like Rommel, or Hindenburg, or Manstein. The trenches of the First World War’s Western Front captured the horror of mechanized slaughter in ways that hadn’t been seen since 1861 (Well, actually, that the world had arguably NEVER seen. The carnage of the War for Southern Independence was certainly devastating to the populace of the USA, it really wasn’t much on the scale of horror when compared to the rest of the world, especially the World Wars–J.M.). Yet, there existed men whose talents and abilities wouldn’t be fully appreciated in their own time.
There’s some pretty interesting articles at this site. Know your enemy. This research monograph I have permission to share from the professionals at OODA Loop which is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and […]
counterpunch.org by PATRICK COCKBURN Are the days of American predominance in the Middle East coming to an end or is US influence simply taking a new shape? How far is Washington, after refusing to try to keep Hosni Mubarak in power in Egypt, facing the same situation as […]
counterpunch.org by PATRICK BOND Durban, South Africa. Would Barack Obama’s re-election advance African democracy and prosperity? Evidence suggests not, though the alternative in the November 6 election would probably be worse. Obama’s most important important policy speech on Africa, in Ghana in 2009, contained the famous line, “Africa […]
From Yahoo News & the Associate Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Small teams of special operations forces arrived at American embassies throughout North Africa in the months before militants launched the fiery attack that killed the U.S. ambassador in Libya. The soldiers' mission: Set up a network that could […]
Should be viewed after taking a look at Vince’s recent article. Video referenced:
Revealed: Army scientists secretly sprayed St Louis with ‘radioactive’ particles for YEARS to test chemical warfare technology
By Emily Anne Epstein Daily Mail The United States Military conducted top secret experiments on the citizens of St. Louis, Missouri, for years, exposing them to radioactive compounds, a researcher has claimed. While it was known that the government sprayed ‘harmless’ zinc cadmium silfide particles over the general […]
By Davin Ng New Asia Republic What is the single most devastating threat to the existence of the modern nation-state? It is globalization and the new form of warfare that was spawned with it. Coined by the some as Fourth Generation Warfare or 4GW, it seeks to hamper […]
From: American Free Press September 18, 2012 By Pete Papaherakles Top officials representing 120 governments—the majority of the world—showed up in Tehran on August 26 to attend the week-long “Non-Aligned Movement” (NAM) summit, where they unanimously voted to support Iran’s nuclear energy program and condemn the American-led attempt […]
By Steve Mullis NPR Coalition authorities say the insurgents that attacked British military base Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, which killed two U.S. Marines, were wearing U.S. Army uniforms. In a statement released by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), they said the attack by the 15 insurgents, who […]
ibna.ir Authored by Mesbah Mahjoub, a book has been released on the thought patterns of Hezbollah led by Seyed Hassan Nasrollah. IBNA: The book entails issues which have led to the success of the Muslim political party in Lebanon and in the physical and psychological wars it has […]
By Lee Ferran ABC News One of the Americans killed alongside Ambassador Christopher Stevens in an attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya Tuesday told ABC News before his death that he was working with the State Department on an intelligence mission to round up dangerous weapons […]
“Paging John Connor..” DARPA’s Cheetah Bot Breaks Human, Robot Speed Records By Stephanie Mlot PC MAG The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Boston Dynamics have unleashed a legged robot that’s even faster than Olympic champion Usain Bolt. The Cheetah recently broke its own land speed record […]
Something to keep in mind. From The Guardian… __________ by Chris Mc Greal Secret South African documents reveal that Israel offered to sell nuclear warheads to the apartheid regime, providing the first official documentary evidence of the state’s possession of nuclear weapons.
By John Michael Greer The Archdruid Report Last week’s discussion of American military vulnerabilities touched on one of the major issues that ought to be giving Pentagon officials sleepless nights—but only one of them The military downsides of America’s obsession with high-tech gizmos, in a world where complexity […]
by David J. Hill singularityhub.com Consider, for a moment, the rising use of drone technology by the military. In light of how years of advances in robotics and artificial intelligence will transform drones, imagine how warfare will look in merely one decade. That’s the subject of a recently released […]
Business Insider Everyone’s freaking out. There was a recent revelation in a relatively well-covered murder trial involving four US Army soldiers facing murder charges for the shooting death of another soldier and his 17 year-old girlfriend. The revelatory pieces of information are contained herein, released by the AP: […]
Courts are supposed to check the abuse of executive power, not cravenly serve it. But in the US and Israel, that is now the case by Glenn Greenwald The US military announced on Monday that no criminal charges would be brought against the US marines in Afghanistan who […]
wired.com Spencer Ackerman International Security Assistance Force Commander U.S. Marine Corps General John Allen visits Forward Operating Base Farah, August 11, 2012. Photo: ISAF/Flickr General John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, said he still doesn’t know why at least 10 NATO troops have died in the […]
It Would Be An Honor To Serve My Country, Return With PTSD, Sit On A Mental Health Care Waitlist, Then Kill Myself
From The Onion. OOO-RAH! _____________ By U.S. Army Pfc. Edwin Quinones Ever since I was a kid I dreamed of joining the Army. So as soon as I could, I went down to my local recruiter and enlisted, knowing full well that I’d probably be sent to Afghanistan. […]
From CNN The U.S. Army has launched the debut flight of its massive Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV), a souped-up blimp designed to fly continuously for 21 days and provide full surveillance of an area. The LEMV was launched Tuesday from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. The […]
Daniel Ellsberg, heroic liberator of the Pentagon Papers and author of the memoir Secrets, discusses the U.S. government’s use of nuclear weapons against Japanese civilians in World War II, the fake “Missile Gap” with the Soviets of the late 50s-early 60s, and the dire consequences for all of humanity from any […]
From Press TV File photo shows an insect-sized spy drone. Reports indicate the US military has poured huge sums of money into surveillance drone miniaturization and is developing micro aircraft which now come in a swarm of bug-sized flying spies.