Pentagon again raises injury numbers from January Iranian strike
Washington (dpa) – The US military on Monday once more raised the number of service members it said were injured in an Iranian missile attack on two bases in Iraq in January, with 109 now being diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury. Of these, 76 returned to duty, the... Read more
Watchdog: US reconstruction in Afghanistan cost thousands of lives
Kabul (dpa) – According to a US watchdog, reconstruction and stabilization activities in Afghanistan have left 5,135 people killed or injured. The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) released a report late Monday titled “The human cost of reconstruction” in the war-ravaged country. The incidents happened during... Read more
Iran’s space suits found for sale online, actually $20 costumes
The Iranians are ready for space- but they may want to set their space suit budget above twenty-five dollars. Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi, Tehran’s information and communications technology minister, tweeted a photo of what appeared to be an Iranian space suit for future missions. However, upon closer inspection, it was... Read more
Former USAF drone operator says the US military are worse than “Nazis”
A former Air Force drone operator who left the service to become a peace activist claims that the American military are “worse than the Nazis.” Montana native Brandon Bryant operated Predator drones for a large portion of his six years in the service, flying his attack and surveillance aircraft... Read more
Goodbye “Boomers,” the “Zoomers” will be fighting the next world war
The “Zoomers” of Generation Z are filling the ranks of the US military as the world continues to destabilize, and the very real possibility of war with countries such as China, Russia and Iran hangs over American fighting men and women like a dark shadow. Fortunately, a YouTube creator... Read more
Chinese “student” studying in US is indicted for actually being a Chinese Army officer
(PLA Lieutenant Ye was charged in federal indictments Tuesday, along Dr. Charles Lieber (pictured in Wuhan in 2011), chairman of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University.) A Chinese People’s Liberation Army lieutenant spied on the United States while doing “research” on a J-1 visa at... Read more
CIA psychologist says he threatened to kill 9/11 plotter’s son
A CIA psychologist testified here Monday that he told self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, that if there was another attack on America, he would kill Mohammed’s son. James Mitchell, who designed, oversaw and often carried out the harsh interrogation program in the CIA’s secret black-site prisons, said... Read more
Report: China ranked world’s second-largest arms maker, behind US
Stockholm — China is the world’s second-largest arms maker, after the United States, with at least four Chinese arms groups generating sufficient sales to be ranked among the world’s top 20 arms sellers, a Swedish-based research institute said on Monday. The four firms, including China’s largest aircraft maker, Aviation... Read more
ROK Army kicks out transgender after surgery for being a “person with a disability”
Seoul (dpa) – A transgender woman who started her military service in South Korea as a man has been dismissed after an army examination board argued on Wednesday that her recent sex change was grounds for dismissal. A military medical team had previously classified the woman as a “person... Read more
Saudi military opens first women’s section as part of “empowering women initiative”
JEDDAH: Saudi military chief of staff, Gen. Fayyad Al-Ruwaili, launched the first military section for women in the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces on Sunday. The director general of admission and enlistment, Maj. Gen. Imad Al-Aidan, explained the regulations of acceptance, and allocated locations where the female staff will be... Read more
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