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GAO criticizes Pentagon center for PTSD, brain injuries

If you want more explanation about the military’s troubles in treating troops with traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress, read two recent reports from the Government Accountability Office.... Read more»

South Sudan prepares for independence

As this new nation of South Sudan anticipates its birth on Saturday, last-minute preparations are being made in this soon-to-be capital city.... Read more»

9-11 flag raising to honor 6 months since Jan. 8

The flag that flew over the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001 and was raised at the funeral of nine-year-old Christina-Taylor Green after she died in the Jan. 8 mass shooting is returning to Tucson. The public is invited to help restore the banner after a morning flag raising.... Read more»

Clooney satellite exposes Sudanese military buildup

Disturbing reports indicate that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is using the Sudan Armed Forces against the civilian population in the Nuba Mountain region of Sudan’s South Kordofan province.... Read more»

Yemen protests hijacked by political parties

Yemen’s young people, who began holding anti-government protests outside of Sanaa University five months ago, have lost control of the cause they started.... Read more»

Analysis

What can we believe about the Libyan conflict?

Propaganda is one of the oldest weapons of warfare. All countries use it to demonize the enemy and encourage public support, but how do we wade through it to find the facts?... Read more»

At great personal risk, Syrian soldier tells it like it is

An army conscript who is now based at the military airport in the restive northwestern province of Idleb, Syria, confirmed that military commanders there are working to prevent large-scale defections from taking hold.... Read more»

Military children face decrepit schools, broken promises

While their parents make sacrifices for their country, the sons and daughters of U.S. military members watch their grades tumble in overcrowded Defense Department schools that are falling apart around them. (with video)... Read more»3

How the Pentagon almost blew it over fake microchips from China

Counterfeit Chinese microchips being put into Navy weapons systems could have been hacked, making it possible to shut off a missile in the event of war or lie around just waiting to malfunction.... Read more»

War crimes court issues arrest warrant for Gaddafi

The ICC has issued arrest warrants for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam and intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi, on charges of crimes against humanity.... Read more»

Syria

What motivates an Assad supporter?

Supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have been holding large rallies, but If the pro-government demonstrations subside, analysts say it would likely signal a tipping point for the regime’s grip on power.... Read more»

20 killed, 35 hurt in attack on Afghan hospital

At attack on a hospital in eastern Afghanistan reportedly killed at least 20 people and as many as 35 Saturday.... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

Obama signals era of permanent war

President Obama’s recent speech was supposed to be about winding down the Afghan war. But actually it was a signal that permanent war is now our status quo. What Obama didn’t say is both tragic and troubling.... Read more»1

Pentagon pays billions in incentives, can't measure effectiveness

The Pentagon spent $5.6 billion in 2010 on special pay incentives for active-duty service members, including $1.2 billion for enlistment and re-enlistment bonuses.... Read more»

Afghanistan

Troops begin to see light at the end of tunnel

Media analysis of President Obama’s drawdown speech was broadcast in military chow halls across Afghanistan on Thursday morning, and the excitement among soldiers at Forward Operating Base Howz-e Madad was palpable.... Read more»

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