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While this VA report may call the jump in young veteran suicides an ‘urgent crisis,’ it unfortunately seems to be a crisis with no end in sight until the country is finally forced to reckon with its dark legacy of regime-change wars and military occupations around the world.”

$21 trillion of Pentagon financial transactions between 1998 and 2015 could not be traced, documented, or explained.

The long-awaited, Congressionally mandated Department of Defense audit has been concluded. The results of this first of its kind audit (though mandated to be done annually by law) are an outrage.

Read more and find more posts on this topic in our America’s Defense Spending and DoD Cost Control categories.

The Pentagon’s Bottomless Money Pit, our newest repost (this one from the April 2019 issue of Rolling Stone), has an even more in-depth look at some of the reasons for the “lost” $21M.” In the future we will add more to the Department of Defense Cost Control category in which it appears, so come back and look for more on this important topic.

Presidential Candidates Must Support Dramatic Pentagon Spending Cuts

Presidential Candidates Must Support Dramatic Pentagon Spending Cuts, Funding of Human Needs Instead, Coalition Says. Agreed, but in our opinion, this article’s proposed $200B cut in the DoD budget is FAR too little!

Senior Republican Slams Pentagon Spending Habits w/ Intro by Don Chapin

Senior Republican Slams Pentagon Spending Habits James Kidd, May 22, 2019 | J, Reading Time: 3 minutes https://whowhatwhy.org/2019/05/22/senior-republican-slams-pentagons-spending-habits/ In a rare rebuke of the Pentagon by a Republican, Sen. Chuck Grassley (IA)...

Elizabeth Warren Unveils Plan to Radically Reform the Pentagon

Elizabeth Warren Unveils Plan to Radically Reform the Pentagon May 16, 2019 https://www.truthdig.com/articles/elizabeth-warren-unveils-plan-to-radically-reform-pentagon/ Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. (Charlie Neibergall / AP) Elizabeth Warren has likely heard the...

It’s Time to Reduce Corporate Influence at the Pentagon

The coziness between defense lobbyists, Congress, and the Pentagon — what former President Dwight D. Eisenhower called the military-industrial complex — tilts countless decisions, big and small, away from legitimate national security interests and toward the desires of giant corporations that thrive off taxpayer dollars.

The Pentagon’s Bottomless Money Pit (including a personal experience)

The Pentagon’s Bottomless Money Pit (including a personal experience) When the Defense Department flunked its first-ever fiscal review, one of our government’s greatest mysteries was exposed: Where does the DoD’s $700 billion annual budget go? By Matt Taibbi March 17,...

Graft in the Military

Graft in the Military While in Officer Training School I applied for a position as an Ethics Review Officer. Considering recent revelations, it’s probably a good thing I didn’t get that post. ~ Don Chapin • The Pentagon’s Massive Accounting Fraud Exposed  As reported...

Pentagon’s Massive Accounting Fraud Exposed

On November 15, Ernst & Young and other private firms that were hired to audit the Pentagon announced that they could not complete the job. Congress had ordered an independent audit of the Department of Defense, the government’s largest discretionary cost center—the Pentagon receives 54 cents out of every dollar in federal appropriations—after the Pentagon failed for decades to audit itself. The firms concluded, however, that the DoD’s financial records were riddled with so many bookkeeping deficiencies, irregularities, and errors that a reliable audit was simply impossible.

Failed Pentagon Audit Reveals $21 Trillion Scandal

Vox “journalist” Matthew Yglesias tried to push this idiotic justification: “The Pentagon’s accounting errors are genuinely enormous, but they’re also just accounting errors—they don’t represent actual money that can be spent on something else.”
Sorry, but no. These are not “accounting errors.” It’s impossible to have trillions of dollars of “accounting errors.” … I’ll let Laurence Kotlikoff at Forbes answer this:
“Let’s recall that this is not simply a matter of boring accounting. Trillions in unaccounted outlays, if that’s what’s involved here, is trillions of our tax dollars being spent without our knowledge. If that’s the case, we’re talking about the biggest government financial deception in the history of the country.”

Costs of War – Estimates through FY 2019

Costs of War United States Budgetary Costs of the Post-9/11 Wars Through FY2019: $5.9 Trillion Spent and Obligated Neta C. Crawford, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Boston University and Co-Director of the Costs of War Project at Brown...

Will Pentagon Audit Lead to Missing Money?

Once again, the pentagon can’t account for vast sums of taxpayer dollars – $6.5 trillion. Detailing the specifics of waste or even graft that has transpired inside the military- industrial-security complex is a task that could get an investigator killed. The biggest cash cow is wrapped in the flag and exists within a culture where mere scrutiny lays open charges of being unpatriotic.

Pentagon Fails to Account for $21 Trillion

Repost of “The Pentagon Can’t Account for $21 Trillion (That’s Not a Typo)” by Lee Camp , May 14, 2018 on TD originals https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-pentagon-cant-account-for-21-trillion/

Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction by the U.S.

As U.S. citizens, we often think of ourselves as belonging to a high-road nation, one dedicated to “doing the right thing,” whatever that might be. Additionally, while one might think that global superpower status should also denote a degree of “high road” morality—particularly because we are “citizens of the United States of America” and that we are looking out for and guarding against the Saddam Husseins of the world—this is simply not true.

Reality, however, is not quite as simplistic. In looking at weapon systems that can be easily classified as weapons of mass destruction and at our country’s position on the manufacture and use of these weapons, it becomes quite apparent that, no matter which political party is “in charge” in Washington, the manufacture, sale and even the use of these weapons is heavily protected by the powers that be in our government. Eisenhower’s famous lines about the military-industrial complex in his farewell address has proven to be very true. And General Smedley D. Butler’s 20-20 hindsight from 1935 (War is a Racket) observations about U.S. wars in which he had participated as being for economic reasons, not ideologies, have apparently not changed since his time.

Please read the posts in the Weapons of Mass Destruction category of our blog. There we have shared posts that describe various types of WMD. We also repost newer particles about current usage from which you can learn a LOT about what you’re getting yourself into. Additionally, this link relates one of my own personal experiences with a SUPER WMD.

Military Environmental Damage

Today, in Dec. 2018, I’m aware of four ex-USAF Air Police (APs) , ex-waste pit guards, who were stationed with me at Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico. Two of them have died from bladder cancer and the two remaining have been diagnosed with the same malady. The base has been designated as an environmental clean-up zone. Toxic waste was being indiscriminately discarded, but requiring AP guards before the base was decommissioned. However, the VA doesn’t recognize the commonality of the systems, despite that situation. An Agent Orange situation all over again, but one in which the victims don’t have the resources or life expectancy to take the situation to court.

Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico: Hazardous waste that I personally know of includes hundreds of used trichlorethelene and toluene wipes. Many of these would also have had particles of plutonium from cleaning plutonium spheres used in the nuclear weapons of the day.

In Kansas (McConnell Air Force Base) I cleaned a spalling sphere from a “training” Mk 6 Mod 6 weapon. This means there were a LOT of plutonium particles in the waste. I know the people in charge had no idea how poisonous it was because of the casual attitude they expressed when I had said it was spalling badly and the facility had no protective gear.

The bottom line is that ANY military base leaves a contaminated waste area behind.

~ Don Chapin, Capt. USAF, Ret’d, ex-nuclear weapons electronics technician/team chief

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Update 8/31/19: The situation with Navy sonar and cetaceans being killed, deafened (a death sentence for whales, dolphins and other marine mammals) and dying from compression sickness (the bends) when trying frantically to escape the horrific sounds continues. We’re posted several articles, some with video that contains audio of the hideous sonar sounds, to fill you in on what’s been going on. If you enlist in the US Navy, you may very well be ordered to particpate in this illegal and immoral activity. Are you sure you want to do this?

Read more in our Military Environmental Damage category.

Save the Planet – Defund the Pentagon

We Can Save the Planet by Defunding the Pentagon By Medea Benjamin, Published September 28, 2019 https://truthout.org/articles/we-can-save-the-planet-by-defunding-the-pentagon/ Other articles on our website also support eight of the ten facts stated in this article,...

NNOMY Climate Action for Peace

NNOMY Climate Action for Peace on Peace Day 2019: Video from our friends at the The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth (NNOMY) posted for International Day of Peace 2019

Video: Orca and Navy Sonar

These videos show how navy sonar affects marine mammals like killer whales and dolphins…even at distances of 12-15 miles away from the ship. You can hear the hideous sounds and see the animals swimming, some erratically, to shore in an attempt to escape the painful sound. If you are thinking of enlisting in the US Navy, you may be ordered to participate in this illegal & immoral activity

Navy Sonar Is Literally Scaring Whales to Death

This 2019 article explains how Navy sonar harms marine mammals such as whales and dolphins—we now know that they get “the bends” when frantically trying to escape the sound.

US Court 2016 Ruling: Navy Sonar Harms Whales And Dolphins

The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals in California has ruled that the low-frequency active sonar (LFA) systems used by the US Navy for training missions violates the Marine Mammal protection Act, and negatively impacts whales, dolphins, and walruses who rely on sound to navigate the seas.

Impacts of Navy Sonar on Whales and Dolphins Now Beyond a Smoking Gun

The impacts of Navy sonar on whales and dolphins are now well-documented. This 2017 research paper by E. C. M. Parsons digs into the details and includes links to numerous studies. A vital read!

Mining company leaves taxpayers with a $100 million cleanup bill—one of many

Mining Leaves Taxpayers Cleanup Bill The DoD is counting on tRump's proclivity to abandon environmental protections... a topic that the mining industries are well versed in. Mining leaves taxpayers a cleanup bill that's beyond incredible, and the military's...

Pentagon Pushes for Weaker Standards on Chemicals Contaminating Drinking Water

Pentagon Pushes for Weaker Standards on Chemicals Contaminating Drinking Water: REPOST of NYT article by Eric Lipton and Julie Turkewitz, March 14, 2019

Addressing Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)

This lengthy briefing document is evidence that the Department of Defense is now VERY much aware of the environmental degradation they are causing with PFOS and PFOA chemicals (and others), even in Germany. So what are they going to do about it… leave it to tRump’s administration science deniers??

An Empire of Bases Poisons Water, Threatening Its Own Collapse

An Example   There may be many more victims if we don't act. Click the picture above to help. PFAS chemicals cause frequent miscarriages and other severe pregnancy complications. They contaminate human breast milk and sicken breast-feeding babies. PFAS contribute...

DoD & U.S. Courts Do Not Support Enlistees’ Claims

Reposts from militarytimes.com – USSC Rejects Veterans’ Appeal, Navy Denies Veterans’ Camp LeJeune Claims

Action Needed to Address US Military PFAS Contamination

Action Needed to Address the US Military’s (PFAS) Contamination(s) This ONE article about Pease Air Force Base is only a symptom of a MUCH LARGER problem, as I mention below. ~Don Chapin Derrick Z. Jackson, fellow | September 25, 2018, 9:30 am EST...

American Imperialism

Hands Off Venezuela: Historic Stance at the United Nations against US Imperialism: One ‘advantage’ to Trump’s extremely weak international standing seems to be a global resistance to American Imperialism & Aggression.

Putting American global dominance in perspective, American imperialism, as depicted in these non-MSM articles, has brought out the best in globally-inspiring ideals, the worst in behavior (but typical of imperialism, with a dominant military), with a typical ‘decay from within’ scenario, driven by the tRump administration.

Unlike the sensation seeking so-called “reporters” that got tRump elected, the articles in this section were written independent of Main Stream Media (MSM) controls but also independent of each other. However, they all point to the same hidden-from-public-view problem of the Grand-Canyon-wide gap between America’s highly commendable, spiritually-oriented ideals and actual practices around the globe in the name of “defense.” These authors all point, individually and independently, to the old adage that “power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely,” and the U.S. has been THE absolute global power since WWII.

American Aggression

“Does it really matter any longer what leader is in charge of the United States? Has there even been a president dedicated to living in peace with the world since that country was founded? Not one. It is long past time to ask why this or that American regime wants war here, there and everywhere. The problem lies much deeper in the American psychology; for we can say that nations have a psychology, a manner of general behaviour and thinking, arising from their history and culture. I will leave that for political philosophers, sociologists and psychologists to examine but the existential fact is the world is faced with a threat to its survival and that threat is the United States of America.” ~ Christopher Black, an international criminal lawyer based in Toronto. This quote appeared in his article, “American Aggression: A Threat To The World.”

Read the posts below, from the American Imperialism and Aggression category on the Military Truth blog, to get you started. There is much more in this category to explore!

USA Pretend Unmasked

With the perception and honesty of another Howard Zinn, in this piece, Willson addresses US actions on an international scale as a result of personal experiences.

Endemic Impunity

“Five years into the conflict, violations against Yemeni civilians continue unabated, with total disregard for the plight of the people and a lack of international action to hold parties to the conflict accountable.”

Former Bush Administration Insider Reflects on the Failure of the Iraq War

This is not a short piece, but the similarities of behind-the-scenes manipulation of facts, complete ineptitude and publicized rationale, by U.S. administration war-mongers of the then-Iraqi war and today’s dealings with Iran are downright scary. ~ Don Chapin

Generals Won’t Save Us from the Next War

“I’m very much afraid that Danny Sjursen is correct in this article when he states, ‘The American military, especially at the senior ranks, is apt to let you down whenever courage or moral fortitude is needed most.’ I had been hoping that tRump’s fascist takeover of the U.S. government would eventually be stopped by our military as a last resort, even if not constitutionally recognized. BUT, what Danny is pointing out is the basic cowardice of our generals, which I agree is of particularly grave concern at ANY time. I retired from a different branch of the military—I refuse to call it ‘service,’ because it isn’t—and one pay grade lower than Danny. But my observations are similar… our general officers and those aspiring to that position are primarily political animals, not used to thinking outside-the-box. The ‘American War Machine’ is more interested in ‘the old order’ of perpetuating itself and comfortable retirements, rather than ideology.” ~ Don Chapin

How the Navy Sold the Vietnam War

So history repeats itself with the passage of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002. Similar to the Gulf of Tonkin resolution of 1964, deception at the highest levels of the U.S. government was used to justify a war that shouldn’t have occurred and the US public had to be energized to support the war. U.S. entry into WWII was started in a similar manner when FDR followed an Army Lt Colonel’s advice about provoking Japan … while FDR wanted to help Europe fight Nazi Germany … who had allied with Japan… a means had to be found to energize a complacent US public for war.

Whitewashing War Crimes Has Become The American Way

It seems that whitewashing, excusing and apologizing for criminal military behavior is as American as apple pie

Combat Obscura: Excerpts from ‘A Veteran’s War Movie Sheds Damning Light on How the Marines Fight in Afghanistan’ interview

Combat Obscura:Excerpts from ‘A Veteran’s War Movie Sheds Damning Light on How the Marines Fight in Afghanistan’ interview by Camille Baker, April 7, 2019, https://theintercept.com/2019/04/07/combat-obscura-afghanistan-war-documentary/  Follow the link to read the...

Jimmy Carter: US is the most warlike nation in history of the world

The only US president to complete his term without war, military attack or occupation has called the United States “the most warlike nation in the history of the world.” Carter then referred to the US as “the most warlike nation in the history of the world,” a result, he said, of the US forcing other countries to “adopt our American principles.”

Smedley Butler and the 1930s Plot to Overthrow the President

Smedley Butler and the 1930s Plot to Overthrow the President: REPOST of article detailing a 1930s plot to overthrow the US President and install a fascist government.

America Aggression: A Threat To The World

REPOST: America Aggression: A Threat To The World, by Christopher Black, Global Research, April 17, 2017, New Eastern Outlook. Excellent article that goes into deep detail.

The US Probably Has More Foreign Military Bases Than Any Other People

REPOST: The United States Probably Has More Foreign Military Bases Than Any Other People, And it’s doing us more harm than good by David Vine for The Nation

9/11: The Beginning of the End of the US Empire Project

REPOST: Any pretense that the US intended to seek justice or increase world stability via its so-called War on Terror has been dramatically overshadowed by increased global resentment toward the US, which has in fact generated more terror attacks around the world. It is precisely this legacy that continues today: ongoing US military violence abroad, increased domestic surveillance and repression at home, and a world more violent and less safe for all.

Atrocities and War Crimes

Imperialism leads to aggression, particularly with the “us and them” mentality taught in basic training, whether enlisted or officer.

Read more here. Visit this topic on our blog for more articles on this subject.

Here’s one posted on 6/21/19 to get you started, and you should see more links in the post slider above:

Whitewashing War Crimes Has Become the American Way — It seems that whitewashing, excusing and apologizing for criminal military behavior is as American as apple pie

 

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In the section below are links to more information on pages on this website and topics in our blog. Many of these also have links to excellent resources and more information from other websites and sources. Read BEFORE enlisting so you can make an informed decision:

Could You be a Conscientious Objector (CO)?

Yes, draft registration requirements are still on the books! Men 18 through 25 years of age (despite the fact that medical science has confirmed the brain has yet to reach full growth at this age) are REQUIRED by law (within 30 days of their 18th birthday) to register with the selective service system. In a hawk-driven government, it is easy to re-start that process (PDF File, 36 K), so… (Read More in this post)

And if you think you have what it takes to be a whistleblower, you might want to read the posts in our Conscientious Objectors and Whistleblowers categories:

Navy Suicides, A Synopsis

The US Navy confirmed on Tuesday that three sailors assigned to the USS George H. W. Bush aircraft carrier off the coast of Virginia died by suicide in “separate incidents” last week. An Aviation Ordnanceman First Class was found dead at an off-base location on September 14 and died by suicide. A Chief Electronics Technician Nuclear and an Airman were found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wounds in “separate incidents” at off-base locations on September 19.

USA Pretend Unmasked

With the perception and honesty of another Howard Zinn, in this piece, Willson addresses US actions on an international scale as a result of personal experiences.

The NFL, The Military, Pat Tillman, Jessica Lynch and Colin Kaepernick

Pat Tillman, Jessica Lynch stories: Call it “spin” or flat out LIES by the DoD? This trio of reposted articles show that while the connection between NFL and military is troubling, even more so is the spin on Pat Tillman’s and Jessica Lynch’s stories and how they are used to discourage another’s freedom of speech.

Pat Tillman’s Story

Pat Tillman’s is indeed an all-American story, it’s just not the kind that Trump and his supporters want it to be. Few episodes of the post-9/11 era have called down more disgrace upon the military than its handling of Tillman’s death and its treatment of his family in their search for answers.

After Pat’s Birthday

“…family and other critics allege that the Department of Defense delayed the disclosure for weeks after Tillman’s memorial service out of a desire to protect the image of the U.S. military.” And I thoroughly agree with that contention! Many war atrocities are covered up to ‘protect the image.’ This characteristic of warfare became obvious during Vietnam’s Operation Phoenix, a CIA-run effort. My contention is that this was no “accident” but Pat was basically murdered over arguments within the ranks. ~ Don Chapin

Nearly 100,000 Pentagon Whistleblower Complaints Have Been Silenced

Nearly 100,000 Pentagon Whistleblower Complaints Have Been Silenced between 2013 and 2018, per the DoD Inspector General. REPOST of Truthdig article by Lee Camp

Smedley Butler and the 1930s Plot to Overthrow the President

Smedley Butler and the 1930s Plot to Overthrow the President: REPOST of article detailing a 1930s plot to overthrow the US President and install a fascist government.

Supreme Court – Military Retirees Can Be Court-Martialed for Crimes Committed After Service

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Defense Department’s authority to prosecute retired service members for crimes they commit, even after retirement.

US Intelligence Shuts Down Damning Report on Whistleblower Retaliation

A top watchdog investigated 190 cases of alleged retaliation against whistleblowers—and found that intelligence bureaucrats only once ruled in favor of the whistleblower.

A Spiritual View of Military “Service”

A Spiritual View of Military ‘Service’ “... allow us to examine a concept that you all understand on Earth. The concept I speak of demands a regimented approach to following and obeying orders, even though one's heart does not agree(*). We believe that you call this...

Reason for America

HOWEVER, THERE IS A DEEPER, SPIRITUAL REASON FOR AMERICA… for America to extend from ocean to ocean with benign neighbors to the north and south. Making America physically hard to attack and relatively isolated from the rest of the world. And that reason is spiritual development… not just of America, but global spiritual development…

Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire: What REALLY happened to Pat Tillman? Pat Tillman Murdered? Posted on Jul 26, 2007 Defense Department documents handed over to the Associated Press under a Freedom of Information Act request raised the possibility that the “friendly-fire” death of...

Before You Enlist

Before you enlist, remember that the President of the United States would be your Commander In Chief and you would be, by the contract you sign, required to “obey all lawful orders” of those above you. Now, if you’re a typical high school graduate without an advanced law degree how do you know what is lawful and what is not? Just think of having to carry out the orders of someone of Trump’s obviously low caliber. If that in itself doesn’t make you think again, then read on.

Oh, the military hierarchy would know and not allow “unlawful” orders to be passed on? Better think again after going through much of what we present to you on this site. America has TREMENDOUSLY positive ideals which are presented to our citizenry and the rest of the world but, throughout our history (a history not taught in our schools), human, non-idealistic practices have made us into a global imperialistic power.

Back to the “military would intervene” concept. Yes, there is that possibility, that enough high-ranking officers within the Department of “Defense” (as it is now officially called, instead of the original and more accurate Department of War) have retained their innate sense of right and wrong after a career of military politics, but how many? Read “Graft in the Military” for a quick personal story.

Further, would they be safe from prosecution if they spoke up? The US Supreme Court, Department of Defense and Congress say No,  military retirees can be court-martialed for crimes committed AFTER their retirement. Even “contemptuous words” uttered by a commissioned officer “against the president, the vice president, Congress” and others is punishable by court-martial. Are you sure you can keep your opinions to yourself for the rest of your life with a clear conscience?

What Does This Mean For You?

Politics in the commissioned officer military is just as important for advancement as it is in the ‘outside/civilian’ world. Ergo, follow the orders, whatever they may be, or play the politics. In the enlisted ranks, technical-level tests (particularly in the Navy and USAF), achievements, and education—as well as some politics—are keys to advancement.

Also, know that the nature of warfare is constantly changing. From the guerilla warfare our farmer-soldiers—used against the British and German forces in our own Revolution and successfully used against us in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan—to the drones and Special Forces assassination squads we use today, the nature, technology and practice of killing others is constantly changing (i.e. becoming increasingly efficient). What hasn’t changed, long before and since then, is what Major General Smedley Butler wrote about back in the 1930s in his book, “War Is A Racket.” (Link to post with downloadable version of Butler’s book)

Understand, as you choose to browse among the categories offered, we cannot include all the references we’ve used through the years simply because there are FAR too many and there simply isn’t enough room. However, here is one brief yet important article you really should read from our sister site, light-path-resources.org, whether you are deciding whether or not to enlist or you already have: A Spiritual Directive, Avoid Giving Away Your Spiritual Power.

First Hand Accounts

To get some first-hand accounts of a soldier’s life in Iraq and Afghanistan, look up milblogging.com. No direct link because it has been taken over by the DoD, just as many references to similar blogs about nuclear accidents/incidents such as I experienced. Here is the most recent snapshot of the site available at the Internet Archive. For a time the author had a Twitter account, which has also been taken over by the military itself, but there is much from it also available through the Internet Archive.

How has serving impacted you?” tweeted the U.S. Army a few days before Memorial Day 2019. It was no doubt meant to elicit a flood of patriotic reminiscences and pride, but what they got was a flood of pain and grief.

Read The Last Days of Tomas Young, whose ordeal inspired the book and movie “Body of War,” including his letter, “A Message to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney From a Dying Veteran.” It is an old story. It is the story of war. Two days after the 9/11 attacks, Young enlisted in the Army, hoping he would be sent to fight in Afghanistan. He was seduced by jingoism and calls for a crusade against evil that he eventually came to realize were a mask for lies and deceit. He became a voice for other young people who bore the physical and emotional scars of war. He became our conscience. He spoke a truth about war, a truth many do not want to hear. And he condemned our war criminals and demanded justice…And he died in agony with no help from the VA.

A Day in the Life of a Soldier: This sequence of images give us a glimpse into a day in the life of a soldier. The captions reveal how hard it is to deal with people’s petty concerns and the disregard of politicians when they return home from active duty.

Military Truth About Recruitment

by Joel Andreas, the author of the cartoon booklet “Addicted to War” http://addictedtowar.com

Military Truth - Military Recruiting - a truth cartoon by Frank Dorrel, http://addictedtowar.com

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