Thursday, August 5, 2021

Tag: U.S. Military

Pivoting to America

Let’s reinvent the U.S. military for real national defense...

Unknown soldiers: America’s secret, privatized army

While many American policy makers believe that their country is ‘exceptional’ and thus shouldn’t have to follow long established laws, other governments see the precedents they set and act accordingly.

Making sense of a viral military

A military spouse’s perspective on the Pentagon’s flawed response to the pandemic.

Enough with the brinksmanship! Let’s give peace a f**king chance

The world’s been going to s**t for too long...

When do the rules apply?

The Biden administration is bending rules to drop bombs but not raise wages. That’s a mistake.

Former Marine ordered to remain in custody pending trial for Capitol...

According to the criminal complaint against the former Marine, Caldwell was seen in a video admitting to using pepper spray on the police officers.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine reports on space nuclear...

National Academies report urges nuclear-powered rockets for trips to Mars and lays out "synergies" in space nuclear activities between NASA and the U.S. military.

Senators urge Army leadership to testify before Congress about Fort Hood...

The U.S. Army failed Sergeant Elder Fernandes, Specialist Vanessa Guillen, and their families and they, like the families of all of the soldiers who have suffered at Fort Hood, deserve justice.”

Robot generals

Will they make better decisions than humans -- or worse?

“The bleeding wound”

Osama bin Laden won (twice)...

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Obama wants his private presidential center on public land—and mainstream media is looking the...

Advocates say an alternate site in Washington Park is less disruptive and more beneficial to the community and the environment.

A global anti-Olympics movement rises to challenge the games’ darker side

“The Olympics Games put tremendous pressure on the host city’s local budget, crash the democratic government process and destroy the environment."

The far right’s new-old war on women

From the Trumpists who attacked the U.S. Capitol to far-right populists in Europe, insecurities about women are a major ideological motivation that often goes underappreciated. Mainstream conservatives, in particular, should be wary of the role that gender issues play in opening the door to extremists.

The Right’s grotesque, negative learning curve is steadily demolishing its national brand

For a white nationalist base obsessed with “losing its country” (and dominance) to outsiders and non-whites, won’t chronic, severe political whoppers achieve exactly its worst fear?

How Civil Rights Leader Bob Moses used math literacy to push for racial equality

The Algebra Project is a nonprofit dedicated to helping students from historically marginalized communities develop math literacy.