Supreme Court orders reparations for sex workers serving U.S. Military
Reminiscent of Imperial Japan’s “Comfort Women,” the organized sex trade near U.S. bases in Korea involved horrendous human rights violations.
High-value U.S. asset “Fat Leonard” arrested in Venezuela–possible prisoner swap
The principal perpetrator, in what AP News called “one of the most extensive bribery scandals in U.S. military history,” popped up in Venezuela of all places. Leonard Glenn Francis bilked the U.S. Navy out of at least $35 million.
U.S. launched 251 military interventions since 1991, and 469 since 1798
The U.S. military launched 469 foreign interventions since 1798, including 251 since the end of the first cold war in 1991, according to official Congressional Research Service data.
At least 36% of mass shooters have been trained by the U.S. Military
WHERE DO AMERICA’S MASS SHOOTERS COME FROM??–It is extremely easy in the United States to obtain guns, to find places to practice using them, and to find trainers willing to teach you to use them.
What role does the military play in climate change?
A gaping hole in the COP26 official agenda was the oversized role of the military industrial complex in environmental devastation. The US is a global leader on this front with the Pentagon being a bigger polluter than 140 countries combined.
COP26: Military pollution is the skeleton in the West’s climate closet
Leaders at the COP26 summit have no intention of tackling the growing environmental impacts caused by their ‘defence’ spending.
AFRICOM military’s exercise: The art of creating new pretexts for propagating U.S. interests
Phoenix Express 2021, the AFRICOM-sponsored military exercise involving 13 countries in the Mediterranean Sea region, concluded last week. While its stated aim was to combat “irregular migration” and trafficking, the U.S. record in the region indicates more nefarious interests.
‘The Mauritanian’ rekindles debate over Gitmo detainees’ torture–with 40 still held there
“The Mauritanian,” directed by Kevin Macdonald, is the first feature film to dramatize how the war on terror became a war in court.
Why the military establishment backed Biden
The U.S. military establishment will breathe a sigh of relief at Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election. Nearly 800 former high-ranking military and security officials penned an open letter in support of the Democratic candidate during the campaign.