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Posted: Aug 30, 2021 - 11:48am

History Is Clear. America’s Military Is Way Too Big.
For much of its history, the United States was a big country with a small peacetime military. World War II changed that permanently: American leaders decided that a country with new global obligations needed a very large peacetime military, including a nuclear arsenal and a worldwide network of bases. They hoped overwhelming military capacity would avert another world war, deter adversaries and encourage foreign countries to follow our wishes.

Yet this military dominance has hardly yielded the promised benefits. The collapse of the American-supported government in Afghanistan, after 20 years of effort and billions of dollars, is just the latest setback in a long narrative of failure.

The war in Afghanistan is much more than a failed intervention. It is stark evidence of how counterproductive global military dominance is to American interests. This military hegemony has brought more defeats than victories and undermined democratic values at home and abroad.

History is clear: We would be better off with more modest, restrained military and strategic goals. U.S. public opinion seems to have moved in this direction, too. Our country needs to re-examine the value of military dominance.

The reliance on military force has repeatedly entangled the United States in distant, costly, long conflicts with self-defeating consequences — in Vietnam, Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan and other places. American leaders have consistently assumed that military superiority will compensate for diplomatic and political limitations. Time and again, despite battlefield successes, our military has come up short in achieving stated goals. (...)

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Posted: Jul 2, 2021 - 11:36pm

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President Biden said Friday that he wanted the military to remove the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault cases from the control of commanders, a sea change for the military justice system.

An independent commission formally recommended to Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III this week that sexual assault, sexual harassment and related cases be shifted to special victims prosecutors outside of the chain of command in the military, something military leaders have long resisted, arguing that it would hinder order and discipline.

In 2019, the Defense Department found that there were 7,825 reports of sexual assault involving service members as victims, a 3 percent increase from 2018. The conviction rate for cases was unchanged from 2018 to 2019; 7 percent of cases that the command took action on resulted in conviction, the lowest rate since the department began reporting in 2010.



Yeah, because allowing sexual harassment and letting rapists go free is so good for order and discipline
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Posted: Jul 2, 2021 - 2:05pm

President Biden said Friday that he wanted the military to remove the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault cases from the control of commanders, a sea change for the military justice system.

An independent commission formally recommended to Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III this week that sexual assault, sexual harassment and related cases be shifted to special victims prosecutors outside of the chain of command in the military, something military leaders have long resisted, arguing that it would hinder order and discipline.

In 2019, the Defense Department found that there were 7,825 reports of sexual assault involving service members as victims, a 3 percent increase from 2018. The conviction rate for cases was unchanged from 2018 to 2019; 7 percent of cases that the command took action on resulted in conviction, the lowest rate since the department began reporting in 2010.


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Posted: Jun 15, 2021 - 5:04am

US military guns keep vanishing, some used in street crimes
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Posted: Jun 14, 2021 - 6:17pm

Sorry, Liberals. But You Really Shouldn’t Love NATO.
The danger of permanent subordination to America has started to register in European capitals, long solicitous of American commitment. President Emmanuel Macron of France has accused NATO of experiencing “brain death” and proposed creating an independent European army, an idea rhetorically welcomed by Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany. The watchword in Brussels these days is “strategic autonomy,” meaning autonomy from the United States. Europeans scarcely seek to disinvite American forces from their continent. Still, they are finding that cheap security from Washington carries mounting costs: dependence on an erratic superpower, pressure to restrict business with China and Russia, and division in Europe itself.

The real question is what Americans want. They could continue to fetishize military alliances as a “sacred obligation,” as President Biden characterized NATO on Wednesday. Or they could treat them as means to ends — and coercive means that often corrupt worthy ends.

For progressives who seek to end endless wars and prevent new ones, the matter of Europe can no longer be skirted. The United States can trust Europeans to defend Europe. Otherwise, it would seem that America truly intends to dominate the world in perpetuity, or until the day a war so great puts dreams of dominance to rest.

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Posted: Jun 6, 2021 - 4:13pm

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US troops accidentally raid sunflower oil factory

CCTV has emerged showing US troops armed with assault rifles mistakenly storming a privately-owned sunflower oil factory in Bulgaria.

They were taking part in a Nato military exercise, with the aim of clearing the airbase next door, but ended up at the wrong coordinates and encountered civilian workers.

The incident happened on 11 May.

No shots were fired and the US Embassy in Bulgaria says it is "fully investigating the cause of this mistake".




Wtf are US troops doing in Bulgaria? I am SO sick of The American Empire.
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Posted: Jun 6, 2021 - 2:46pm

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US troops accidentally raid sunflower oil factory

CCTV has emerged showing US troops armed with assault rifles mistakenly storming a privately-owned sunflower oil factory in Bulgaria.

They were taking part in a Nato military exercise, with the aim of clearing the airbase next door, but ended up at the wrong coordinates and encountered civilian workers.

The incident happened on 11 May.

No shots were fired and the US Embassy in Bulgaria says it is "fully investigating the cause of this mistake".




Clearly Google's fault
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Posted: Jun 1, 2021 - 11:58am

There’s a Sexual Assault Crisis in the Military. Congress Can Stop It
Thousands of service members in the United States military report being sexually assaulted every year, but only a small fraction of those cases end in a conviction.

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Posted: May 30, 2021 - 11:12am

Because freedom...
Biden’s Budget Proposal Funds Most of the World’s Dictators

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Posted: May 27, 2021 - 5:56pm

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Posted: May 27, 2021 - 3:11pm

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 please pass the baconnaise...



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Posted: May 27, 2021 - 6:16am

 Red_Dragon wrote:  please pass the baconnaise...
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Posted: May 27, 2021 - 5:44am

Deep-rooted racism, discrimination permeate US military
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Posted: May 17, 2021 - 1:56am

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Well, that's some solution in search of a problem thinking. 

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Posted: May 16, 2021 - 11:49am

Keeping up with the Joneses...
What is Australia's space division, and why is it in the military?

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Posted: May 11, 2021 - 4:55pm

3 Fort Campbell soldiers accused of purchasing and transporting illegal guns to Chicago
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Posted: Feb 25, 2021 - 5:16am

Pentagon report reveals disturbing details about White supremacists in the ranks
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Posted: Dec 22, 2020 - 1:12pm

Meanwhile in Trumpland...
More Than 70 West Point Cadets Accused Of Cheating In Academic Scandal
The code is just a dozen words long: "A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do."

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Posted: Dec 16, 2020 - 1:25pm

Billions Spent on U.S. Cyberdefenses Failed to Detect Giant Russian Hack
The broad Russian espionage attack on the U.S. government and private companies, underway since spring and detected only a few weeks ago, is among the greatest intelligence failures of modern times.
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