United Kingdom’s Military Cuts put NATO at Risk
Feb25

United Kingdom’s Military Cuts put NATO at Risk

The last two Secretaries of Defense have warned that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is at risk of becoming ineffective and that more budget cuts will further put the alliance in jeopardy of failing. When NATO was formed in 1949 its success relied upon the United States’ military might to counter that of the USSR and without the Americans the alliance would fail yet now decades after the wall has fallen, the alliance has...

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The U.S. Nuclear Shield isn’t enough for Japan and South Korea
Feb18

The U.S. Nuclear Shield isn’t enough for Japan and South Korea

Roughly 70,000 troops are split between South Korea and Japan remnants of wars past and along with those troops came part of the American nuclear arsenal. Non-nuclear weapons capable allies of the United States are often brought into the “nuclear shield” which ensures that if that nation is attacked with nuclear weapons the United States will respond in kind in defense of her ally. It’s a strong statement that almost guarantee’s no...

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Will the Secretary of Defense nominee reverse Bush era position on gun lawsuits?
Jan30

Will the Secretary of Defense nominee reverse Bush era position on gun lawsuits?

An article written by Slate’s Sam Kleiner has pointed out a little known alliance between the Department of Defense and the National Rifle Association that came to be during the Bush Administration and helped ensure the passage of a law that made it impossible for people to sue gun manufacturers. The article pointed out that the new Secretary of Defense, if confirmed, could end the relationship and help further the Obama...

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France slogging it out alone in Mali
Jan17

France slogging it out alone in Mali

The French have stepped on a landmine and when they looked around for help no one was there. The French intervention in Mali has now turned into what can only be described as a war and it’s one that the United States has a lot of experience fighting yet the United States is unable and for the most part unwilling to help out. Other European allies such as Germany and the United Kingdom have shied away from the French fight to rid...

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The 2013 Invasion of Africa
Jan07

The 2013 Invasion of Africa

The United States is making a play for a continent that hasn’t been at the forefront of military deployments since World War II but with the U.S rapidly losing ground to more than one adversary everyday it may be too little and far too late for the presence of troops in Africa to do much of anything. The U.S military machine will be deploying Army infantry and support troops to nearly three dozen African nations this year in an...

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No Matter What Defense will be Cut and Taxes still Need to be Raised
Dec05

No Matter What Defense will be Cut and Taxes still Need to be Raised

The trillion dollar military industrial complex (I really hate that term) will have its balls sliced off if the United States goes over the so called “fiscal cliff” and while that wouldn’t be nearly as bad as many Republicans who make money from said complex are trying to make it seem it still doesn’t change the fact that defense is being cut anyway. Why is the military slated for such a huge downsizing if we...

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Can’t Israel Wage War Without Outside Interference?
Nov20

Can’t Israel Wage War Without Outside Interference?

Click here for Updates Well I’d like to take this moment to say I told you so. Israel and Hamas agreed to end more than a week of missile fire over the Gaza border, in a truce brokered by Egypt, a sign of the new political realities of the Middle East. The declaration was made in Cairo by the Egyptian foreign minister, in front of Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state. Under the terms of the truce, both sides will hold off...

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Russia’s Radical Changes towards a Modern Military
Aug14

Russia’s Radical Changes towards a Modern Military

It has been a very long time since the Russians have had enough capital to even feed their army let alone field an entire new line of mechanized vehicles but it appears…

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Shadow War: Emerging Details on Obama’s Secret Drone Program Triggers Concern over Misconduct
Jul23

Shadow War: Emerging Details on Obama’s Secret Drone Program Triggers Concern over Misconduct

The Obama administration’s controversial use of drones as the focal point of its war against Al Qaeda has recently come under media scrutiny due to the inconsistencies of the facts and figures that underlie the secret strikes that are taking place in countries that include Yemen, Pakistan and Somalia. Interest groups have pointed out the legal and ethical issues associated with the use of drones especially in regard to potential...

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Tank Ballet?
Jul11

Tank Ballet?

(video) I suppose that in the world of military weapons sales this is the used car salesman’s pitch to get you to come to his car lot…

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