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Is the F-35 a Trillion-Dollar Mistake? Trump criticized the cost of America’s warplane of the future, but what he’s not saying is that it might be hackable and leave soldiers vulnerable. (Again, tRump is throwing B.S. ~ Don) From Bloomberg Businessweek, Paul Barrett...
Finding Peace After Betrayal, from Military Sexual Trauma in Men: A Review of Reported Rates, by Tim Hoyt, Jennifer Klosterman Rielage and Lauren F. Williams, PhDs. “Military Sexual Trauma (MST) has historically been associated with female service members, but it is also experienced by male service members. There is significant variability in reported rates of men’s MST. Averaging across studies covering the past 30 years, it was found that MST is reported by approximately .09% of male service members each year, with a range of .02% to 6%. MST is reported by 1.1% of male service members over the course of their military careers, with a range of .03% to 12.4%.” (I remember that when Vietnam veterans began initiating such claims it caught the VA quite off guard. ~ Don Chapin)
'That’s an Illegal Order' - Veterans Challenge Trump's Officers in Portland Two veterans asked federal agents if they understood their oath to defend the constitution and why they weren’t honoring their oath of office Hallie Golden, Sat 25 Jul 2020 01.00 EDT Last...
REPOST: 20 Congress Members Who Understand What’s Needed — a 50% reduction/reallocation of DoD funding, along the same lines as this article discusses, would result in a tremendous “Leap Forward” in redirecting America’s internal and global emphasis toward the ideals promulgated by our country’s founding fathers
Making America Feared Again... The Trump Administration Considers Resuming (UNNECESSARY) Nuclear Weapons Testing By Lawrence Wittner, Global Research, July 20, 2020, Common Dreams 18 July 2020...
These quotes sum it up: “That’s not a unique situation. It’s exactly the kind of thing that happens to many in the military when they’ve done ‘something wrong’”…., “It’s a personal tragedy for a man who should have had another decade or more of contributing to the future of the nation he loved. It’s a national tragedy in that it clearly shows how Trump is willing to use his power to quash the lives of honorable people who have the temerity to believe that America is what America claims to be.”
This town of 170,000 replaced some cops with medics and mental health workers. It’s worked for over 30 years
WOW this ONE article taking on THREE “Sacred Cow” issues: Pentagon Spending… a “pet issue” of my own which I hope 2020’s election will start changing… Police Over-militarization and the 1033 Program!
A long, but VERY well-researched article… a prime example of an on-the spot definition/interpretation problem of “a legal order,” as stated in every enlistee’s contract. See “Enlistment Contract, DD Form 4” this website, but in a battlefield environment! Blind acceptance by the troops of an officer’s order and the fallout, including an illegal/unjustified intercession/pardon by Cadet Bone Spurs.
FINALLY, there may be some action on repositioning the military budget! The priorities of the U.S. government have been wildly out of touch with both morality and public opinion for decades, and have been moving in the wrong direction even as awareness of the crises...
Three take-aways from ‘The Cost of Loyalty’ by Tim Bakken, a law professor at West Point. An extremely well-researched and documented book which largely dealt with upper-rank military malfeasance with a good deal of the same within the ranks of military academy students, in combination with my own experiences.
Officers had daily study sessions together, but, of course, being the only enlisted student in the class, I wasn’t invited and did my best to study the material on my own. The very first glance I had of the final test, it all became clear because it was exactly the same “test” the professor had started the course with “to see where we were.” The officer/pilot group wasn’t studying the course material, but reassembling the test and studying THAT, “forgetting” to invite me to their sessions since I was still an enlisted troop, while they were commissioned.
“At a time when families across the country are struggling to pay the bills—including more than 16,000 military families on food stamps—we need to take a hard look at every dollar and reinvest in people. It’s time to cut weapons of war and prioritize the well-being of our troops, anti- poverty programs, public health initiatives, and diplomacy.”
The US military is one of the few institutions that the vast majority of the public praises, but its strategic failures on the battlefield and lack of accountability in its ranks expose an organization that is deeply flawed and out of step with 21st-century needs. This according to Tim Bakken, the first civilian promoted to professor of law in West Point’s history. He eventually blew the whistle on corruption at the military academy and, after the Army retaliated against him, became one of the few federal employees to win a retaliation case against the US military.
Colonel Moon H. Kim used his official Army email account to send a digital copy of John Piper’s Coronavirus and Christ that claims “some people will be infected with the coronavirus as a specific judgment from God”…
Here is one of the the underlying conflicts between Mobly and Capt. Crozier that I knew was there…Crozier looking at his ship’s combat readiness—as he should have—while Mobly was focused on international deterrence, with its extremely high cost to the American budget at the expense of domestic programs. Offshoots of Teddy Roosevelt’s ”gunboat diplomacy.” Maybe, just maybe, enough such occurrences might force the DoD to heavily modify its “global-presence” concept to free up much-needed dollars to more appropriate domestic programs! ~ Don Chapin
More Imperialistic S. American Bungling Trump Admin’s Bounty on Venezuelan President Triggers Explosive Confession of Violent Plot By Leonardo Flores, The Grayzone April 2, 2020 Washington’s indictment of Maduro and members of his inner circle has backfired and could...
Women Should Have to Register for the Draft, Congressional Commission Says By Hope Hodge Seck , Military.com, 24 Mar 2020 https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/03/24/women-should-have-register-draft-congressional-commission-says.html U.S. Marine Corps recruits with...
Copper Destroys Viruses and Bacteria. Why Isn’t It Everywhere? It could destroy norovirus, MRSA, virulent strains of E. coli, and coronaviruses—including the novel strain currently causing the COVID-19 pandemic. by Shayla Love, Mar 18 2020, 4:00am...
The U.S. Military’s #MeToo Reckoning That Wasn’t Maj. Danny Sjursen, Feb 28, 2020 Opinion | TD originals https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-u-s-militarys-metoo-reckoning-that-wasnt/ (Interjection – Sjursen’s normal practice of well-supported internal arguments...