“There’s not one commander I talked to in theater or preparing to go to theatre [who] has any idea what he’s going to do with his waste other than take it to the burn pit.” – Kurt Kinnevan, division chief of the directorate of environmental integration at the Army Engineer School What’s a few fumes? […]
Bill Mauldin: A Life up Front by Todd DePastino, W.W. Norton, 2008 Bill Mauldin’s work may have had as big an impact on Baby Boomers, especially boys, as it did on the enlisted men and women of World War II. For the post-war generation, it was likely to have come through exposure to his book, […]
By Sunfell Pentagon Sued Over Mandatory Christianity reads the Truth Out headline. A military watchdog organization filed a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday against the Pentagon, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and a US Army major, on behalf of an Army soldier stationed in Iraq. The suit charges the Pentagon with widespread constitutional violations by […]
The American Civil Liberties Union has issued a press release in which it says it has obtained new details of a possible cover-up of prisoner abuse in Iraq. Documents “suggest that senior military officials failed to act promptly on reports of abuse of prisoners held by U.S. Forces in Iraq,” the release states, adding that […]
80,000. That’s how many Glock 19′s and other pistols the GAO figures have gone missing among the 190,000 weapons that are “lost” in the Iraq War zone. Newsweek offers a thoughtful examination of the history of how this hemorrhaging of weaponry is helping to destabilize the Middle East.
From the “let’s talk about anything but the War on Terrorâ„¢ debacle” dept.: American and Canadian officials are downplaying a “graduation video” of Al Qaeda fighters and suicide bombers completing their training at a camp in Afghanistan. You remember Afghanistan. That’s the country where Osama lives. Anyway, these suicide bombers, who are being trained to […]
By Robert Silvey Major General Antonio Taguba, who directed the first investigation of abuse at Abu Ghraib prison, has now retired from the US Army and spoken at length with Seymour Hersh of the New Yorker. His story of torture in Iraq and coverup in Washington is newly shocking. Since the release in March 2004 […]