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The Good (Psychopathic) Soldier

Bret A. Moore, a former Army psychologist, comes to the defense of soldiers featured in the WikiLeaks video. He convincingly argues that the behavior displayed by the soldiers is not an aberration, but rather the fruit of careful and deliberate training by the military to dehumanize them (and the enemy). In the footage, which shows a [...]

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Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal in 'grave peril'

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Not good. Nathanial Frank, one of the country’s leading experts on DADT, reports that the repeal of the anti-gay military policy is in “grave peril.” But wait! Top military brass, Colin Powell, the troops, and the Pentagon all support the repeal. A majority of Americans think DADT should be reversed, too. Perhaps most importantly of all, Dick Cheney supports [...]

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Drone porn hits Youtube

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(Updated) The Defense Department recently began placing the Predator and Reaper mission clips on YouTube. Ranging from relatively detached wide shots of bombings taken by onboard cameras to startlingly graphic close-ups, the so-called “drone porn” has been a smash hit, as it were, tallying over 10 million views. – via Drone Porn: The Newest Youtube [...]

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Obama's Afghanistan strategy: familiar and still wrong

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President Obama has issued orders for the implementation of his Afghanistan strategy to military officials and cabinet members. The plans include sending 55,000 additional US troops to Afghanistan (when counting the 21,000 he dispatched last winter shortly after his inauguration) as part of Obama’s grand scheme to “finish the job.” After this new escalation, more than [...]

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Rumsfeld's Plan to "Fight the Internet"

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BBC A newly declassified document gives a fascinating glimpse into the US military’s plans for “information operations” – from psychological operations, to attacks on hostile computer networks. Bloggers beware. As the world turns networked, the Pentagon is calculating the military opportunities that computer networks, wireless technologies and the modern media offer. From influencing public opinion [...]

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