Army Suicides This Year Exceed 2012 Combat Deaths in Afghanistan

Source: http://cnsnews.com By Patrick Burke (CNSNews.com)– The number of suicides among U.S. Army active duty and reserve personnel in 2012 is higher than the total combined military fatalities from Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan over the same timeframe. Even without Army data for October, the number of deaths believed to be suicides among U.S. Army […]

Afghan president: US soldier kills 16 civilians 1

Source: http://xfinity.comcast.net By MIRWAIS KHAN and HEIDI VOGT, AP BALANDI, Afghanistan — An American soldier opened fire on villagers near his base in southern Afghanistan Sunday and killed 16 civilians, according to President Hamid Karzai who called it an “assassination” and furiously demanded an explanation from Washington. Nine children and three women were among the […]

Indefinite Detention of American Citizens: Coming Soon to Battlefield U.S.A.

Source: http://www.rollingstone.com There’s some disturbing rhetoric flying around in the debate over the National Defense Authorization Act, which among other things contains passages that a) officially codify the already-accepted practice of indefinite detention of “terrorist” suspects, and b) transfer the responsibility for such detentions exclusively to the military. The fact that there’s been only some […]