February 24, 2020

Is Obama Creating a Martial-law-ready Military?

See also: Bad Conduct — or Cover for Bad Morale? What kind of leader wants a military more loyal to himself than to the rule of law? And why? These are two questions to ponder when considering the strange happenings in the armed forces since Barack Obama took office. Let’s start with a hypothetical. Let’s […]

Syria: Kofi Annan Says it’s ‘Too Late’ for a Military Intervention

Via 4 News UK: Former UN envoy Kofi Annan criticises the people “far away from Syria” calling for increased military support in the country – as Britain and France pushes to supply rebels with more weapons. Mr Annan was the UN’s Arab League envoy before resigning in August, blaming “finger pointing” at the United Nations […]

Panetta Wants Military Paycuts

Via CNN: Just days before he leaves office, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is recommending military pay be limited, effectively decreasing troop salary next year. Panetta will recommend to Congress that military salaries be limited to a one percent increase in 2014. The Pentagon has calculated that the 2014 Employment Cost Index (ECI) from the Labor […]

Egypt’s military renews pledge to give up power

An Egyptian medic helps a wounded man during clashes outside the Defense Ministry in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Clashes erupted on Wednesday between assailants and mostly Islamist protesters gathered outside the Defense Ministry in the Egyptian capital, leaving several people dead and many wounded, security officials said. (AP Photo/Mostafa El Shemy) CAIRO (AP) […]

Obama Misses the Mark on Military Interventionism

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Reid Smith on 4.24.12 @ 1:31PM On Monday, President Obama sketched plans for his administration’s genocide prevention policies in a speech at the U.S. Holocaust Museum. The so-called Atrocities Prevention Board will serve as an opinion aggregator of senior officials from across the government, and will provide […]

Koran Rage: Afghan Officials Say U.S. Military Lied

Via AP: . . .However, Maulvi Khaliq Dad, a top Afghan religious leader who was on a different panel appointed by President Hamid Karzai to investigate the incident, claimed the burning was intentional. Dad said U.S. officials informed Afghan authorities about their suspicions that notes inside the books were being used as a way for […]

Rival Libyan militias clash near military base

Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, chairman of the National Transitional Council, right, meets with Arab League Secretary General Nabil Elaraby at a press conference in Tripoli, Libya, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Abdel Magid al-Fergany) TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Rival militias clashed on the outskirts of Tripoli for a fourth day Sunday, the most sustained violence since the […]