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IWB: ”More than half of some 770,000 soldiers are pessimistic about their future in the military and nearly as many are unhappy in their jobs, despite a six-year, $287 million campaign to make troops more optimistic and resilient, findings obtained by USA TODAY show. 152 fler ord


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United States drone war kills Yemeni civilians

This video from the USA says about itself:

Turning a Wedding Into a Funeral: U.S. Drone Strike in Yemen Killed as Many as 12 Civilians…

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Human Rights

Do we need to ID remains from Pearl Harbor?

I’ve been struggling with this story since I first heard about a couple of days ago.

The Pentagon is going to exhume the unidentified remains of more than 400 sailors and Marines who died on Dec. 218 fler ord

Military News

Shifting Sands: Fight in Iraq Moves to Baiji; Fate of Ramadi Unclear

Beyond the botched rollout of the military campaign in Mosul, or the new attack plan in Anbar province, lies the Iraqi town of Baiji. The mostly Sunni district north of Baghdad is a blip on most maps, and it holds none of the symbolism of the upcoming fights to liberate Mosul, where the Islamic State is headquartered in Iraq, nor Ramadi and Fallujah, where U.S. 735 fler ord

The Cable

Here's where the Pentagon says that ISIS is dominant in Iraq and Syria

ISIS is experiencing a string of setbacks in Iraq.

Since August 2014, the militant group has lost control of somewhere between 5,000 to 6,000 square miles, according to a Pentagon assessment. 237 fler ord


Haider al-Abadi: Unabashed and Unplugged

Seeking to show that Iraq’s sectarian tensions are beginning to ease, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi offered a glimpse Wednesday into his recent meeting with Sunni fighters in hostile territory. 658 fler ord