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Armed Insecurity

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.23.2016 | Home
Robert Koehler

As a society, we're armed and dangerous -- and always at war, both collectively and individually. We're endlessly declaring bad guys (officially and unofficially) and endlessly protecting ourselves from them, in the process guaranteeing that the violence continues. And the parallels between "them" and "us" are unnerving.

How the Mom of a Fallen War Hero Will be Spending Memorial Day

Becky Whetstone, Ph.D., "Doctor Becky" | Posted 05.22.2016 | Home
Becky Whetstone, Ph.D.,

People who don't know me well often ask what sort of celebrating I'll be doing over the Memorial Day holiday. I used to be like most of America, planning a barbecue or a weekend laughing at the lake with little or no thought about what the holiday really meant -¬ it was totally valued time off.

Friendly Fire: Why We Can Be Harshest With the Ones We Love Most

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.08.2015 | Home
Miriam Ava

Often, we're most critical with the ones with love most. We're extra sensitive to certain characteristics, express annoyance toward particular habits,...

WATCH: So The U.S. Military Apparently Dropped A 500-Pound Bomb On Its Own Soldiers

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.18.2014 | Home

Gazing out over a valley in the Paktika Province in Afghanistan in 2013, a soldier in a U.S. Army infantry outpost filmed as his unit waited for an ai...

Unfriendly Friendly Fire

Jeff Danziger | Posted 04.30.2012 | Home
Jeff Danziger


Trying to Keep a Straight Face in the Midst of Madness: The Debt Ceiling Kabal & Balance

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 10.10.2011 | Home
Mitchell J. Rabin

Dear President Obama and the rest of the shrewd cast of characters: if you want to balance the budget, stop the wars, close military bases, stop corporate subsidies, vastly reduce the military budget from .50 of every dollar to a fraction of that and declare a moratorium on foreclosures.

Accidental Fire

John Darnton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Darnton

Why are the authorities so cowardly when it comes to admitting that sometimes mortars land in the wrong places and sometimes helicopter gunships shoot the wrong hillside?

ReThink Interview: Amir Bar-Lev, Director of The Tillman Story (VIDEO)

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jonathan Kim

I talked with director Amir Bar-Lev about why Americans weren't more outraged when it was revealed that the made-for-Hollywood stories of Tillman and Jessica Lynch were lies.

Shakespeare: Don't Like the News, Then Kill the Messenger

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Weller

While the U.S. is seeking to find allies who might arrest Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, there are other stories out there that they should be worrying about. One is Pat Tillman.

Ron Barr Goes Back for More...

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joe Favorito

In many places across the country, Ron Barr's interviews on the syndicated SportsByline USA radio network have been the soundtrack and the touchstone for hundreds of thousands of sports fans.

The GAO Transcripts, Part 15: Coordination is Easier Said Than Done

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Isenberg

This is the fifteenth installment of the Government Accountability Office interview transcripts that were prepared pursuant to the July 2005 GAO repor...

The GAO Transcripts, Part 8: WANTED: Village Idiots Guide for PSC/Military Relationships

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Isenberg

This is the eighth installment of the Government Accountability Office interview transcripts that were prepared pursuant to the July 2005 GAO report "...

McChrystal -- Pat Tillman

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeff Danziger


WATCH: Krakauer And Jon Stewart On Pat Tillman

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"It's the worst best story you'll ever read," said Daily Show host Jon Stewart last night about Jon Krakauer's new book, Where Men Win Glory. Krakaue...

Can "Smart" Guns Help Save Lives Of New York Cops?

New York Post | John Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In the wake of the tragic death of Officer Omar Edwards at the hands of another cop, the NYPD said the department is looking at new technology to help...

NYPD Friendly-Fire Training Video

NY Daily News | Alison Gendar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This is the decade-old video the NYPD uses to teach cops how to avoid "friendly fire" incidents like the one that left a young officer dead last week....

Army Shreds Documents Following Friendly Fire Coverup (VIDEO)

Salon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Last month, Salon ran an article that featured video of an American tank appearing to fire on American troops, despite the army's denials regarding th...

Iraq Friendly Fire: US Tank Appears To Attack American Soldiers (VIDEO)

Salon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Oct. 14, 2008 | PHILADELPHIA -- Once a cop, always a cop. Asked if she wanted to see a graphic battle video showing her son Albert bleeding to death, ...