It’s okay to kill Americans – Obama Administration

It’s okay to kill Americans - Obama Administration

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Military Women should register for selective service

Military Women in Combat: make women register for selective service

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has lifted a 20-year military ban on women in combat. This opens up nearly 230,000 jobs to women, with most of them in the Army and Marine infantry units. This has been blown up in the media as a landmark move to promote equality within the military ranks, but in reality it will not change much, women have been in combat years. After all, Tammy Duckworth didn’t lose both her legs in a bar fight. Despite Panetta’s decision, the military is not yet fully equal. Will women also be required to register for the selective service?  Will they have to take the exact same combat test as men? Let us…

Gangnam Style PSY’s anti-US military protests

‘Gangnam Style’ rapper PSY’s anti-US military protests Obama

PSY, the once-loved, chubby South Korean pop sensation from the hit, “Gangnam Style” (강남스타일) is in a bit of hot water due to his anti-US military protest concert from 2004. PSY’s performance was part of ongoing protests linked to two events involving Koreans, the US military and Iraq War. The first event involved two 13-year-old Korean girls who were struck and killed by an American Military Vehicle in 2002. The U.S. was acquitted for their deaths causing tensions to flare in South Korea. Shortly after, PSY took to the stage to show his anger by smashing a miniature model of an American tank. Two years later, a South Korean missionary was decapitated by Islamic extremists in…

Syria fighting: violence escalates into civil war

The clock is ticking on Bashar Assad’s regime

The Syria uprising has escalated into an all but official civil war as the violence has claimed an estimated 10,000 to 14,000 people in fighting between rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar Assad. Syria’s unrest began 16 months ago when dictatorships in the Middle East and North Africa fell in the Arab Spring. It was widely thought at the time that the Arab Spring would stop at Syria. Damascus enjoys strong support from Russia and Iran, and the West was unlikely to intervene militarily in the conflict. But the Assad regime responded to the initial wave of non-violent protests with a crackdown so brutal that it forced an armed uprising. The West has not…

US Navy: expensive weapons a threat to Navy’s future

US Navy: expensive weapons systems a threat to Navy’s future

The US Navy is spending money like a drunken sailor on costly weapons systems that are billions of dollars over budget and years behind schedule. Take, for example, the F-35 Lightning II. The F-35, a product of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) 5th-generation fighter program, was supposed to save the Pentagon money by providing a common airframe for the Air Force, Navy and Marines to use for different roles. Instead, the program has been plagued by design problems, mismanagement and massive cost overruns. The F-35 is already a decade behind schedule and the program will cost more than Australia’s annual GDP. Then there’s the Zumwalt class stealth destroyer program. The Navy originally planned to buy…

Falklands War anniversary: Who’d win rematch?

Falklands Anniversary: Why Argentina would win rematch

With the 30th anniversary of Argentina’s invasion of the Falklands, known in Argentina as Las Islas Malvinas, approaching on April 2, Argentina has been ratcheting up the rhetoric. The British Government has rejected calls from Argentina for talks on the islands sovereignty, saying that it respects the opinion of the island’s residents. Argentina has also claimed that Britain sent a nuclear submarine to the region. It has also accused London of provoking matters by sending Prince William to the Falklands on a tour of duty. Since the Falklands Conflict in 1982, Britain has spent time and effort reinforcing its garrison on the remote outpost, but severe cuts in the UK’s defense budget had caused military…

Iraq war over because Obama says it’s over

Iraq war over because Obama says it's over

On Wednesday President Barack Obama declared an ‘end’ to the Iraq war in a speech at Fort Bragg. What does that mean? Nearly 4,500 US troops have died in Iraq, and the war has cost more than $800 billion. But Iraq is still unstable and increasingly influenced by Iran. There are still 8,000 US troops in Iraq, with 10,000 in neighboring Kuwait. The US embassy in Baghdad will have at least 15,000 people working in it. So Obama’s press conference was just that — a press conference. It might help Obama’s approval ratings, but it doesn’t change what’s happening on the ground. ENGLISH:

Obama loses face, Iran denies request to return drone

Obama to Iran: Can we have our drone back?

President Barack Obama has asked Iran to return a stealth drone Tehran says it shot down over its territory two weeks ago. The US says “technical problems” caused the RQ-170 Sentinel stealth drone to go down. The RQ-170 Sentinel is used for surveillance and intelligence gathering. “We have asked for it back. We will see how the Iranians respond,” Obama said at a news conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki, adding he would not elaborate further “on intelligence matters that are classified.” Iran, of course, has refused to return the drone. “No one returns the symbol of aggression to the party that sought secret and vital intelligence related to the national security of a…