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The Paradoxes of Human Rights Discourse

European Horizons | Posted 06.29.2015 | World
European Horizons

Now, it's no news that big and powerful countries have been selling arms to Human Rights violators, and France's Egypt-Dassault deal is only a recent and particularly telling example. However, this does not make it more excusable in any way.

Hyper-Masculinity, Twin Peaks, & Gendered Violence

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.22.2015 | Crime
Warren J. Blumenfeld

While is it common knowledge that dogs, in particular male dogs, urine scent mark their territories, human males often mark their territories in other forms more noxious and poisonous than urine.

National Defense: Time To Revisit Goldwater-Nichols

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

A new military reform bill would provide an excellent opportunity for our elected legislators to ponder their own responsibility for the growing mound of waste we cannot afford.

Paris Attacks and the Kalashnikovs From the Balkans -- The Ignored Enemy From Within

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 03.19.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

Designing a long-term strategy and implementing effective policies to successfully deal with radical Islam on Western soil can no longer be delayed. In the immediate future, strong rule of law nations must deal with enemies within our midst which are facilitating:

Understanding the Misunderstanding; The Use of Weapons in Filming Carries With it Inherent Danger

Joe Wallenstein | Posted 03.15.2015 | Entertainment
Joe Wallenstein

One would think that in jaded, old Hollywood, home to a thousand movie productions, people would be able to differentiate between real life and make-believe, in filming. But guess what? "People" would be wrong.

Would-be Alaska moose hunters charged after drunken fight in camp

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.03.2015 | Crime
Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska State Troopers are describing what sounds like a weekend moose hunt from hell along the Chistochina River about 200 miles northeast of Anchorag...

Banks Behaving Badly: Are You Funding Cluster Bombs?

Amy Little | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
Amy Little

This week campaigners against cluster munitions are pressing for answers on why any financial institution or bank would choose to be associated with the production of this banned weapon. PAX, a member of the international Cluster Munition Coalition, has released a report revealing the financial institutions backing companies involved in production of cluster munitions.

Want to Destroy ISIS? Deny Weapons to Saudi Arabia Until Their Women Can Vote and Drive

H. A. Goodman | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

I detest religious extremism, but what I detest equally is funding this plague and pretending the billions in weapons we give to Islamic fundamentalists isn't the primary reason that ISIS and other terrorist groups exist.

What Is the Best Way for a Soldier to Survive a Grenade Being Thrown at Them?

Quora | Posted 12.08.2014 | Weird News
Quora

The generally accepted fragmentation radius for a frag grenade is 30-35 feet, and the fuse length will be between 3-5 seconds. So usually running isn't going to be an option for you.

3 New Findings On ISIS Weapons That You Should Know About

The Huffington Post | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 10.07.2014 | World

Islamic State militants are wielding arms manufactured in 21 different countries -- including the United States -- according to a new report released ...

Congress Considers Review Of Police Military Gear

AP | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. government programs to help local police agencies obtain military-grade equipment evolved in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist a...

A Century of Mass Slaughter

William Astore | Posted 09.30.2014 | World
William Astore

This August marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. That "Great War" was many things, but it was most certainly a war of machines, of dreadnought battleships and "Big Bertha" artillery, of newfangled airplanes and tortoise-like tanks.

WATCH: The Future Of Warfare

Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 3:00 - 4:00pm MDT (5:00 - 6:00pm EST). Our still formidable nuclear arsenal and our supremacy in conventional armaments are of limite...

The Heresies of Humans

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics
Patricia DeGennaro

Peace may not be as dramatic or sexy as war has become, but is sure does give people safety, contentment and the ability to live a truly democratic and free life.

Don't Compound The Damage Already Done In Iraq By Doubling Down In Syria

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

The Syrian conflict will ultimately end with negotiated power-sharing between the Syrian government, still headed by President Assad, and those elements of the opposition with some popular base inside Syria. This can happen relatively sooner, if America begins basing its Syria policy in on-the-ground reality.

Everyone Loves a Parade

Micah D. Halpern | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Micah D. Halpern

In the Middle East, military parades are a means through which leaders show off their new weapons, display their old one weapons and sometimes display doctored old weapons to make them look like the new.

Do Bullied Youth Really Carry Weapons to School?

Deborah Temkin | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Deborah Temkin

We know bullying is a common factor in many school shooting incidents, but what does the data really say? As a trained researcher, I wanted to dig deeper beyond the news reports and went searching for the study.

American Anti-Tank Weapons Appear in Syrian Rebel Hands (Updated)

Charles Lister | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Charles Lister

In three videos published on YouTube on 1 and 5 April, members of moderate Syrian rebel group Harakat Hazm were shown operating American-manufactured BGM-71 TOW anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs).

Guns, Boys, and Steel: Should We Put Pretend Weapons in Our Children's Hands?

Andrew Andestic | Posted 05.28.2014 | Parents
Andrew Andestic

By the time my second born was 4-years-old he had built an arsenal in the toy room that Rambo would be proud of. Everything, he proved, could be a gun: candy canes, markers, his little sister's diapers, a piece of toast with the bites in all the right places. If he had known about the NRA, he probably would have joined.

Arrests Made In Connection To Illegal Online Drug Market

AP | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology

BERLIN (AP) — Five men have been arrested in Germany and the Netherlands in a sting operation against a website allegedly used to sell illegal drugs...

Iran: Nuclear Energy for War or Peace? A Renewable Suggestion

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
Mitchell J. Rabin

One of the many serious issues the planet faces is whether or not Iran's nuclear program is to develop weapons or to be able to turn on a switch for l...

Cutting Aid Hurts U.S. More than Egypt

Allan Topol | Posted 12.23.2013 | World
Allan Topol

By losing our influence with Cairo, the United States is on a path to becoming marginalized in this critical part of the world. Leaders in other American allies, including Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia are frustrated by Washington's unwillingness to assist itself in the Middle East.

Army Weapons Programs Hit Hard By Cuts: 'Some, We'll Have To Cancel'

Reuters | Posted 12.21.2013 | Politics

By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - U.S. defense budget cuts will affect the Army's plan to develop a ...

Pentagon's Militarization of Our Main Streets and Municipal Police

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Between the Armored Personnel Carriers locking down main streets in major American cities or Special Weapons and Tactics and Special Forces units canvassing our country, if we're not careful, this militarization of our domestic policing will make-over America, and fast.

Beating Swords Into Solar Panels

Mattea Kramer | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics
Mattea Kramer

Right now is a rare moment when two pieces of bad news Americans are accustomed to hearing could be converted into one piece of very good news.