Chelsea Manning Released From Prison

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Everyone Loves Beach-Front Property

The Russian fleet is believed to be sailing to the Syrian port of Tartus. Russia’s defense ministry said on October 10 that the country was poised to transform its naval facility there into a permanent base.

That’s the last paragraph of this story about Russian warships moving to their new military foothold in the Middle East. It should be the first paragraph – in fact it’s short enough to be a sub-title, or one of those excerpts you see highlighted by font modifications in some blog posts.

Qatar Says U.S. Coalition Not Doing Enough Against ISIS

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GOP Senator: Disabled Veterans Get Too Much Money

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Time To Upgrade

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Was VA Clinic “Cooking” The Books?

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Iran Sends Ships On “Mission” To U.S.

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New U.S. Stealth Destroyer Nears Completion

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Predicting The Predictable

Read this story about how Bradley Manning wants to be called “Chelsea” now.

That wasn’t out when the previous post was prepared.

Can we call ’em or what?

Apparently The Truth Does Not Set You Free

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There is no doubt that Bradley Manning broke the law. The doubt is about who those laws are meant to protect: American citizens, or the American military and government.

Manning Not Guilty Of Aiding Enemy

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Drones More Expensive As They Become More Complex

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U.N. Just Says No To Killer Robots

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New Defense Sec’y Cancels Drone Operator Medal

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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has decided there will be no medal for exemplary drone service. Hagel also said there will be no purple heart awards for carpal tunnel wrist injuries.

N. Korea Moves Missile Launchers To Southern Border

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R.I.P.: Norman Schwarzkopf

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Iran Claims U.S. Drone Capture

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Iran claims it has captured a U.S. drone aircraft. Although no journalists or other outsiders have seen the drone, the Iranian government did provide the above authentic, unretouched photograph. The U.S. Navy says none of its unmanned aerial vehicles is missing – like they would admit it if one was.

President Of Mauritania Shot By Own Troops

 

Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was shot by members of his country’s military Sunday in what is being termed a “friendly fire” incident. Abdel Aziz is being treated for his wounds at a French military hospital.

Veteran’s Administration Criticized For Expenditures

The Veterans Administration has been criticized in a report by the office of its Inspector General for spending as much as $6 million dollars on conferences for the department’s human resources employees. Expenses included a parody video of the famous opening speech from the film “Patton”. Assistant secretary for human resources and administration John Sepulveda has resigned as a result of the report.

U.S. And NATO Forces Secure Route Out Of Afghanistan

U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan have reached agreements with Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan to allow them to exit Afghanistan through those countries, circumventing an ever-more hostile Pakistan.

(NOTE: Actually Herman Cain said “Uzbekibekistanstan”, but that would have made the word balloon taller than the entire image, so we had to make an editorial decision.)

NATO Agrees To Obama Afghanistan Strategy

NATO leaders have agreed to the Obama administration’s exit strategy to get the multinational force out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014.

Meanwhile, At The Pentagon….

Iran Produces Copy Of Captured American Drone Aircraft

An actual photograph of the Iranian copy of a downed American drone aircraft. Iranian sources say hundreds of millions of Iranian rials were spent on the program.