US Military Spending Still Makes China, Russia Look Small

US Military Spending Still Makes China, Russia Look Small

US Military Spending Still Makes China, Russia Look Small: Repost of original article by Rob Garver, May 1, 2017—Between 2007 and 2016, China increased the amount it spends on defense each year by 118 percent to $215 billion. Russia increased its military spending by 87 percent to $69.2 billion…They still spend less than half of what the Pentagon gets from U.S. taxpayers every year

US Military Spending Still Makes China, Russia Look Small

US Military Officers Guilty of ‘Dishonesty And Deception’ At All Levels

US Military Officers Guilty of ‘Dishonesty And Deception’ At All Levels: Repost of article by Flora Drury For Mailonline
Published: 08:55 EST, 20 February 2015
Personal experience as both enlisted and officer, USAF, ’56- ’77; Yes, such “ethical corruption” is endemic and, as I see it, stems from our country’s “leaders” not being honest with what gets the U.S. into war – ANY war – as numerous independent studies have shown. On the other hand, the same thing is found in industry, where the production floor and the “head sheds” speak in different languages, although the industry situation isn’t as much based on outright lies (as between political “leaders” and military brass, then on down the chain) as it seems to be on “personal survival” and “spin.” ~ Don Chapin

US Military Spending Still Makes China, Russia Look Small

Atrocities & War Crimes

…in the back of my mind was the observed general attitude, behavior and stories of those combat pilots entering the college campus from tours in Vietnam… I wasn’t sure I wanted to be exhibiting such egos and laughing about chasing black-clad farmers out of their fields with an F-4 aircraft cannon simply out of boredom because there were no more North Vietnamese aircraft to engage. ~Don Chapin

US Military Spending Still Makes China, Russia Look Small

War Zone Killing – Vets Feel Alone in their Guilt

Repost of article by PAULINE JELINEK | February 22, 2013 12:32 PM EST | http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20130222/us-military-moral- injury/

WASHINGTON — A veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, former Marine Capt. Timothy Kudo thinks of himself as a killer – and he carries the guilt every day.

“I can’t forgive myself,” he says. “And the people who can forgive me are dead.” With American troops at war for more than a decade, there’s been an unprecedented number of studies into war zone psychology and an evolving understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder. Clinicians suspect some troops are suffering from what they call “moral injuries” – wounds from having done something, or failed to stop something, that violates their moral code.

US Military Spending Still Makes China, Russia Look Small

Verified Civilian Slayings

Repost: Verified Civilian Slayings by Nick Turse, Deborah Nelson and Janet Lundblad
LA Times, August 6, 2006 – Decades-old Pentagon records show that Army criminal investigators substantiated seven massacres of Vietnamese and Cambodian civilians by U.S. soldiers — in addition to the notorious 1968 My Lai massacre… And this is only what was officially reported and investigated

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