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
Half (?) of our Tax Money Goes down the Rabbit Hole of Military Spending
Inspiring original article By Philip A Farruggio, Global Research, December 05, 2017 at https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-silence-of-the-empires-lambs/5621702
Repost: The United States Probably Has More Foreign Military Bases Than Any Other People, Nation, or Empire in History…And it’s doing us more harm than good. By David Vine, September 14, 2015
Air Force leaders hammer helpless subordinates with Evangelical “Gospel Explosion” – Repost of the original article by Mikey Weinstein, Thu Jul 23, 2015. As far as the combustible mix of unlawful fundamentalist Christian proselytizing and secular military duty is concerned, the USAF is…a minefield…
Proselytizing in the Military – Repost: Hunting People for Jesus – Growing Fundamentalism in the U.S. Military, by Jon Perr May 04, 2009
The fact is that the military needs chaplains and the greatest supply of chaplains is from southern evangelical colleges, the source of roughly 80% of military chaplains. ~ Don Chapin
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
“Christian” Soldiers – Repost of “Backward, Christian Soldiers” by Stephen Glain. Published on The Nation. For the past half-decade, the Air Force Academy alum has labored to reverse the currents of Pentecostalism that course through the US military in general and the Air Force in particular…
…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
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.
Repost: Hearing Begins For Five GIs In Rape-Slaying Case – An Iraqi army medic told a U.S. military hearing Sunday he was sick for weeks after finding the naked and burned body of a 14-year-old girl allegedly raped and murdered by American soldiers south of Baghdad. It is among the worst in a series of cases of alleged abuse of Iraqis by American soldiers.
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
American War and Military Operations Casualties: Think of all these combat casualties just on OUR side of the conflicts… how many collateral damage? How many unrecorded lives on the other” side? As far as I’m concerned, this situation is also an atrocity.