The US Military’s Battlefield of Tomorrow

The US Military’s Battlefield of Tomorrow

Nick Turse TomDispatch For three days, wearing a kaleidoscope of camouflage patterns, they huddled together on a military base in Florida. They came from U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and U.S. Army Special Operations Command, from France and Norway, from...
The US Military’s Battlefield of Tomorrow

Yemen & The Congress of Reaction

By Conn Hallinan Dispatches from the Edge While the ostensible rationale for Saudi Arabia’s recent intrusion into Yemen is that the conflict is part of a bitter proxy war with Iran, the coalition that Riyadh has assembled to intervene in Yemen’s civil war has more in...
The US Military’s Battlefield of Tomorrow

Nuclear Weapons: The Risks of Hair-Trigger Alert

By Eric Schlosser and Lisbeth Gronlund Union of Concerned Scientists Eric Schlosser, author of the best-selling book Fast Food Nation, last year published a new book that details dozens of accidents that have occurred with U.S. nuclear weapons—some of which nearly led...
The US Military’s Battlefield of Tomorrow

Hate Doesn’t Pay

Amy Goodman TruthDig The date was Aug.7, 1930. The place: Marion, Indiana. Three young African-American men were lynched. The horror of the crime was captured by a local photographer. The image of two hanging, bloodied bodies is among the most iconic in the grim...