On January 17, 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower warned the U.S. of something he described as a threat to democratic government. He called this threat the "military-industrial complex", a union of defense contractors and the armed forces. The term has become a rallying cry for opponents of military expansion.
Switzerland has long been viewed by many in America as being “soft” or “weak” for its stance of neutrality during the past two world wars. However, this belief could be misguided. A review of the Swiss military model and its related stance and culture on firearms provides the following insights:
Artillery ranges and tank maneuvers on fragile grasslands. Depopulated farm towns, suitable for urban warfare exercises for thousands of troops. A military installation the size of Massachusetts, sprawling across southern Colorado from Trinidad to the Kansas border.
There is no such thing as a free lunch, and there is no such thing as a free war.
This is by far the best explanation of the Muslim terrorist situation I have ever read.
This week, Rolling Stone reporter Michael Hastings reported that Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, a three-star general in charge of training Afghan troops, ordered a team of U.S. soldiers specializing in “psychological operations”—the use of propaganda and psychological tactics to influence emotions and behaviors—to manipulate American civilian leaders into supporting the unpopular war in Afghanistan.
A grim report prepared by France’s General Directorate for External Security (DGSE) obtained by Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) states that president’s Obama and Sarkozy have “agreed in principal” to create a joint US-European military force to deal exclusively with a Global uprising expected this spring as our World runs out of food.
Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) calls on all U.S. military service members to refuse and resist any mobilization against workers organizing to protect their basic rights.
As former secretary of state Colin Powell attempts to rehabilitate his public image (Powell: CIA must explain WMD lies, 17 February), I hope that the British and European press does not allow him to succeed in what will likely be the next fabrication regarding intelligence which suggested a weapons of mass destruction programme in Iraq.
As WMD expert David Kelly knew, intelligence from a defector is the least reliable. But the fix was in – an avoidable war the result