Post Tagged with: "Department of Defense"

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ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 23, 2014) An F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the Fighting Black Lions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) after conducting strike missions against ISIL targets. George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Stephens/Released)

When Republicans Say Obama Isn’t Fighting ISIS, Show Them This (VIDEO/IMAGES)

American airmen are pounding the hell out of ISIS while Republicans complain that nothing is being done.

by Oliver Willis· · News
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Mike Huckabee Pouts About President Obama’s Gay Army Secretary Nominee And The Bigots Join Him

It’s as if President Obama knew his nomination of Eric Fanning as the Secretary of the Army would annoy Huckabee, and if he did, it worked brilliantly.

by Stephen D Foster Jr· · News
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$1 Million For Strippers And Gambling Was Charged On DOD Credit Cards In Spite Of GOP ‘Reforms’

A report by the DOD is taking a slap at abuses by employees, but that’s just a distraction from the real story.

by Deborah Montesano· · News
Promotional picture of the S-97 Raider, from Sikorsky

Sikorsky Reveals New Scout Helicopter, And A New Paradigm For Military Contracts

In handling the development of a new scout helicopter, the Department of Defense’s new contract methods may show a way out of the military-industrial complex.

by Nathaniel Downes· · News
There is an epidemic of suicides in the military. This is what our government is doing to help and how the rest of us can lend a hand.

Veteran Suicide Is An Epidemic — Here’s What You Can Do To Help

There is an epidemic of suicides in the military. This is what our government is doing to help and how the rest of us can lend a hand.

by Shannon Argueta· · News
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The Pentagon’s Real Zombie Apocalypse Plan: Everything You Need To Know About The Walking Dead

“Because zombies pose a threat to all non-zombie human life, [Strategic Command] will be prepared to preserve the sanctity of human life and conduct operations in support of any human population”

by Gloria Christie· · News
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Texas Throws Temper Tantrum, Refuses To Process Benefits For Same-Sex Military Couples

They say everything is bigger in Texas. Apparently this includes being petty and spiteful. Maybe next time they’ll stamp their feet and hold their breath?

by T. Steelman· · News
The Kochtopus; image @Photobucket

Right-Wing Puppet Masters: 10 Things You Need To Know About The Koch Brothers

The Koch brothers use their billions to fund fake grassroots groups like the Tea Party, buy politicians, and push laws that take away your rights.

Congress Orders More Tanks Army Does Not Want, Sequester Cuts To Social Services Still Ignored

Congress Orders More Tanks Army Does Not Want, Sequester Cuts To Social Services Still Ignored

Nothing says fiscal conservative like buying tanks that the Army does not need and cannot use. Those are true budget hawks, indeed.

by Nathaniel Downes· · News
Women soldiers suffer sexual assault in higher percentages than female civilians; @LAProgressive

How Chuck Hagel Intends To Address Rampant Sexual Assault In The Military

The military, despite its apparent insistence that it takes sexual assault extremely seriously, is not likely to change its ways of its own accord anytime soon.

by Rika Christensen· · News
Department Of Defense Could Easily Save Its Own Money If It Would Just Audit Itself Properly

Department Of Defense Could Easily Save Its Own Money If It Would Just Audit Itself Properly

Lt. Col. Ralph Peters of the U.S. Army compared it to ‘Donald Trump claiming he can’t afford a cab.’

by Rika Christensen· · News
BREAKING: Secretary Of Defense Leon Panetta To End Ban On Women In Combat

BREAKING: Secretary Of Defense Leon Panetta To End Ban On Women In Combat

The end of the ban will herald a new era for the members of every branch of the military.

by The Rambling Fool· · News
NICS Firearm Background Check System Seriously Flawed

NICS Firearm Background Check System Seriously Flawed

One of the main stumbling blocks is the development of data from mental health sources…25 states have submitted fewer than 100 mental health records; six have reported zero.

by McAllister· · News
Obama Worked Furiously To Restrict Romney’s Use Of Predator Drones

Obama Worked Furiously To Restrict Romney’s Use Of Predator Drones

Obama must have doubted Romney’s ability to weigh the risks and rewards of using unmanned drones.

by Liberal Lamp Post· · News
Congress Votes To Increase Dependence On Saudi Oil

Congress Votes To Increase Dependence On Saudi Oil

More proof that Congress is in the pockets of big oil.

by Nathaniel Downes· · News