U.S. military

U.S. Defense Chief: Military Option In Play Despite Iran Nuclear Deal

07/19/2015 - 20:00

Washington — The Obama administration is maintaining and improving the option of a military strike as a means of preventing an Iranian nuclear weapon even as a nuclear deal goes ahead, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said.

The Days After

Exhibit on Hiroshima shows previously classified images of the destruction, inviting comparisons to the Holocaust.
08/15/2011 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Whether or not America did enough for Jews during the Second World War has long been debated. But even those who say the United States did far too little concede that had the United States not entered the war and won, Jews might have been killed in far higher numbers than the already atrociously high six million.

The skeleton-like, metal remains of the Tekaya school building in Hiroshima. International Center for Photography

Don't ask, don't tell, don't do anything at all in the Senate

Just in case you need more evidence of the paralysis gripping Capitol Hill, consider yesterday's successful effort by Senate Republicans to block debate on legislation repealing the military's “don't ask, don't tell” policy on gay soldiers.

And the threatened filibuster wasn't even on a vote on the bill itself; instead, GOP lawmakers effectively prevented it from even being discussed.

Obama administration: asleep on issue of religious coercion in the military?

One thing I don't get about the Obama administration: why isn't it using its authority to clean out the religious fanatics who have made big inroads in using the U.S. military as a coercive mission field for evangelical Christians?

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