Category Archives: Other Military

Which one would you want to have your back if you were a member of Seal Team 6?

< Here's a hint (if you need one): Their names both sound like "Kris." After 20 years of service, Chris Beck (first picture) retired from Seal Team 6 a just few months before their famous raid that killed Osama bin … Continue reading

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2012 Army suicides are highest on record

Suicides, 2012/2011 Army (includes Guard and Reserve) 303/283 Navy (includes Reserves) 62/59 Marines 46/32 Air Force (includes Guard and Reserves) 71/70 Coast Guard (includes Reserves) 6/7 *Data reported by each military branch as of December 2012 “Why Soldiers Keep Losing … Continue reading

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Women in Combat! It’s 1779 all over again.

From the Women in Military Service for American Memorial Foundation, Inc: “Did you know… “that for service in the American Revolution, Margaret Corbin, dubbed “Captain Molly,” became the first American woman to receive a military pension? At the defense of … Continue reading

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“General Failure”

An article by Thomas E. Ricks in the November issue of The Atlantic magazine characterizes today’s military leadership as “inept” and a “culture of mediocrity.” While Ricks specifically discusses Army leadership, his criticisms at times apply across the services: Generalship … Continue reading

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Army Women Become Sappers

Two Army women joined almost 60 other women since 1999 to complete the Army’s elite–and tough–SAPPERS combat leadership course. 1stLt Audrey Moton and 2ndLt Carley Turnnidge knew it would be tough, of course. According to comments following the news story, … Continue reading

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“Anarchist” soldiers prosecuted for terrorist plots–and murder.

This is a bad couple of days for military news.  Marines punished for desecrating enemy corpses; soldiers punished for unheedingly burning Qurans; now soldiers from Ft. Stewart, GA being prosecuted as “anarchists” who wanted to overthrow the government. Really.  Overthrow … Continue reading

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Marines Disciplined for Taliban Desecration

From the American Forces Press Service: Marines Disciplined for Taliban Desecration  WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2012 – Three Marines received nonjudicial punishment today for their roles in the desecration of enemy corpses in Afghanistan, the Marine Corps Combat Development Command announced. … Continue reading

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