Posts tagged military
Posts tagged military
YOU ARE NOT CATTLE.
A war-ready electromagnetic railgun took a step closer to reality this week when the U.S. Navy awarded a defense contractor $10 million to develop a piece of the power system needed to hurl projectiles at speeds up to 5,000 miles per hour.
The contract is the latest indication that the military is serious about developing the futuristic technology that would, for example, allow warships to hit targets up to 220 miles away in less than six minutes.
Just what were the military’s elite troops up to? A training mission, but a mission nonetheless and part of a pattern of similar ops seen in other U.S. cities. They’re already conducting a “secret war” in 120 countries around the world. Add one more to the list.
A Top-Heavy Military is Costing You Money and Hurting Defense
Uploaded by GovtOversight on Nov 30, 2011
The ratio of generals and admirals to enlisted soldiers in the U.S. military is higher than ever before. As more generals and admirals are added with less troops under them, the taxpayers are forced to foot the bill for more private jets and entourages while the military is slowed down by the added layers of bureaucracy.
Read more about the top heavy military and the problem of star creep on the POGO blog.
Military Math where up is down and increases are cuts.
This great cartoon is a year old, but just as relevant today as the talk of defense budget cuts hits hyperbolic levels even as the budget is set to increase.
Justice in America. Meanwhile Bradley Manning faces life imprisonment.
Marine gets no jail time in killing of 24 Iraqi civilians
Marine Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich will not serve a jail sentence following his guilty plea in the killing of 24 Iraqis in 2005, a military judge said Tuesday.
The announcement by Lt. Col. David Jones came after Wuterich took responsibility during his sentencing hearing at Camp Pendleton for the killings in the Euphrates River town of Haditha and expressed remorse to the victims’ families.
Jones said he had planned to recommend 90 days in the brig — the maximum as requested by the prosecution — but that the plea bargain approved by Lt. Gen. Thomas Waldhauser had called for no jail time.
Wuterich, 31, was the last of eight Marines charged in the Haditha killings to have his case resolved. Six had the charges against them dropped, and one Marine was acquitted.
As the squad leader, Wuterich ordered his Marines “to shoot first, ask questions later” as they stormed two houses on Nov. 19, 2005, after a roadside bomb had killed one Marine and injured two others.
This has been blogged 16,000+ plus times. That’s great, that’s great that people feel this message is that important.
Too bad most of those 16,000 still think Obama is the one who will stop this mass murder and are too wrapped up in 20 year old newsletters that he didn’t write to support Ron Paul, the one person who would stop the wars.
Ain’t that the damn truth?