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Banks Behaving Badly: Are You Funding Cluster Bombs?

Amy Little | Posted 11.26.2014 | Money
Amy Little

"The bomb fell over there. If you like I can show you the crater. It exploded and shattered the window. She [my wife] was standing next to the window....

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

H. A. Goodman | Posted 10.09.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | 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 | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank

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.

Friday Talking Points -- Cold War Nostalgia

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Before we get this ball rolling, we have two minor points which relate to the calendar which we feel merit mentioning. First, for the superstitious among us, it's not only Friday the 13th, but it's actually a double-dose, being 9/13/13. Wooo! Scary!

What Is the Red Line?

Sara El-Yafi | Posted 11.11.2013 | World
Sara El-Yafi

I have personally been trying to wrap my head around this sudden raging wake-up call regarding the tragedy of chemical weapons having killed innocent ...

Bomblets of Death in Syria

Mary Wareham | Posted 11.07.2013 | World
Mary Wareham

In the aftermath of the Syrian government's cluster bomb attacks, there have been further casualties, particularly from bomblets that didn't detonate during the attack but exploded later when handled.

They Who Love and Laugh Most Win

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Mitchell J. Rabin

It has been said by many that life is a game, an assertion with which many agree. But how to win? Some think that accruing great material wealth will...

South Korea Stumble Threatens Lockheed's 'Super Jet'

William Hartung | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
William Hartung

Despite recent reports to the contrary, it has been a rough patch for Lockheed Martin's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, now known as the "Lightning II."

Survey: Most Armed Violence Occurs Outside Of Wars

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 07.02.2013 | World

GENEVA -- The vast majority of people who die from armed violence each year are killed outside of wars and other conflicts, a global survey of firearm...