Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) blasted fellow GOP Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday, saying the two “think the whole world is a battlefield.”
Paul criticized the hawkish senators for thinking the laws of war should take precedence over the Bill of Rights. The two had criticized Paul’s statements about drone policy during the Kentucky Republican’s nearly 13-hour filibuster on Thursday.
“They think the whole world is a battlefield, [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — They fight the war from computer consoles and video screens.
But the troops that launch the drone strikes and direct the cyberattacks that can kill or disable an enemy may never set foot in the combat zone. Now their battlefield contributions may be recognized.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Wednesday that for the first time the Pentagon is creating a medal that can be awarded to troops who have [...]
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Bush and Obama have set us back 800 years.
NBC News reports:
Legal experts expressed grave reservations Tuesday about an Obama administration memo concluding that the United States can order the killing of American citizens believed to be affiliated with al-Qaida – with one saying the White House was acting as “judge, jury, and executioner.”
“Anyone should be concerned when the president and his lawyers make up their own interpretation of [...]
February 4, 2013
British troops are using a nano drone just 10cm long and weighing 16 grams on the front line in Afghanistan to provide vital information on the ground.
They are the first to use the state-of-the-art handheld tiny surveillance helicopters, which relay reliable full motion video and still images back to the devices’ handlers in the battlefield.
The Black Hornet Nano Unmanned Air Vehicle is the size of a child’s toy, [...]
US-Japanese relations are vitally important for both sides. But though Washington can and will come to Japan’s defense if China tried to take the Senkaku islands, it cannot defend Japanese companies that are sure to take a beating in Chinese markets. That’s the true battlefield. Read more
Now I understand! For years, many veterans and active military have been alarmed about the idiocy of the changes in battlefield aeromedical evacuation known as Dust Off. For reasons having nothing to do with patient care, Dust Off has been removed from the control of the professionals, the medics, and put under the control of amateurs, aviation staff officers, or ASOs. This is the first such change since the Civil [...]
October 12, 2012
The United States is facing a possible “cyber Pearl Harbor” carried out by computer hackers that could result in infrastructure damage and loss of life, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said.
Calling the Internet a “battlefield of the future” where America’s enemies “can seek to do harm to our country, to our economy, and to our citizens,” Panetta said in a speech Thursday evening that the US Congress must [...]
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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Drones could soon operate without the help of humans.
Agence France-Presse is reporting that the Pentagon wants its drones to be more autonomous, so that they can run with little to no assistance from people.
“Before they were blind, deaf and dumb,” Mark Maybury, chief scientist for the U.S. Air Force, told AFP. “Now we’re beginning to make them to see, hear and sense.”
Ronald Arkin, a professor at the Georgia Institute [...]
The brain injection that could help save lives of soldiers in battle and other victims of serious head injury
Victims of serious brain trauma could be saved by an injection of nanoparticles in the moments after injury, researchers have found.
The findings could be used in emergency situations by medics and even battlefield doctors help treating soldiers on the front line, they say.
Combined polyethylene glycol-hydrophilic carbon clusters – which are already being [...]
Faced with a clamor in his party for stricter gun control in the wake of the Colorado movie-theater massacre, President Obama said Wednesday night he would “leave no stone unturned” in seeking new measures to reduce violence nationwide, including more restrictive background checks on gun purchases.
“A lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals,” Mr. Obama said at [...]
In his broadest remarks on gun control yet in the aftermath of the mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater, President Barack Obama called late Wednesday for tougher background checks designed to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill.
“A lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals — that they belong on the [...]
June 25, 2012
Today’s military lasers can blind spy satellites or burn enemy vehicles, but tomorrow’s could guide lightning bolts to strike and destroy battlefield targets.
A U.S. Army lab is testing how lasers can create an energized plasma channel in the air — an invisible pathway for electricity to follow. The laser-guided lightning weapon could precisely hit targets such as enemy tanks or unexploded roadside bombs, because such targets represent better conductors [...]
They are and they are traitors for it. If Americans elect Romney then they deserve to have their children die on the battlefield for the Owl Demon Moloch of Bohemian Grove.
WASHINGTON — Republicans are hoping the economy continues to struggle so they can win the White House in November and should put those political concerns aside and take steps to boost job creation, top Obama campaign officials said Sunday.
“They need [...]
Lenses can let troops see through ‘eyes’ of drones flying above
Can ‘layer’ target information over view of world
Contact lenses don’t impede fighter’s vision
Equivalent to a 240-inch 3D television from 10 feet
Google wowed the world this week with its Project Glass computer glasses – but the U.S. Army is investing in a technology one step ahead.
The Pentagon has placed an order with Innovega for lenses which focus 3D battlefield information from drones [...]
By leading anti-war activist David Swanson, author of Day Break and War Is A Lie, who runs the websitesDavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org (formerly AfterDowningStreet.org)
Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday explained why it’s legal to murder people — not to execute prisoners convicted of capital crimes, not to shoot someone in self-defense, not to fight on a battlefield in a war that is somehow legalized, but to target and kill an individual sitting on his sofa, with no [...]
OAKLAND (KCBS)— Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said she has had it with a small, violent fringe element within the Occupy Oakland protests and claimed it is using the city as a “playground.”
Quan spoke Monday in an interview following another chaotic round of street protests in which police units from surrounding areas were on hand to support the cash-strapped city’s police department.
“They’re taking away resources from my city and creating a situation where [...]
With gold trading near the $1,750 level, today King World News interviewed Greg Weldon, Head of Weldon Financial to ask him about the recent central banks actions and what level gold needs to pierce to have a major breakout. Weldon has a global following of some of the wealthiest investors in the world including individuals, institutions and financial firms. Before we get to his key breakout level on gold, this is [...]
Here is what I know, we have the enemy belligerents act of 2010 which allows the president to declare anyone anywhere an ememy belligerent without evidence, which means you are not protected by the constitution because you are not a citizen. And now we have a bill coming to the floor that would define the USA as a battlefield and Citizens as the enemy and would authorize indefinite military detention [...]
Two days ago President Obama authorized the deployment to Uganda of approximately 100 combat-equipped U.S. forces to help regional forces “remove from the battlefield” – meaning capture or kill – Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony and senior leaders of the LRA.
The forces will ultimately go to Uganda, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with the permission [...]
As Congress and the White House battle to resolve the nation’s debt crisis, a legendary letter written 150 years ago this week by a Civil War soldier on the eve of battle, bidding a heartbreaking farewell to his wife and children, offers a gentle reminder to all Americans of the meaning of sacrifice and love of country.
Sullivan Ballou of Rhode Island, just 32 years old [...]
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President Obama said today he will write condolences to families of soldiers who commit suicide, reversing a military policy that had reserved presidential letters for battlefield deaths.
“Since taking office, I’ve been committed to removing the stigma associated with the unseen wounds of war,” Obama said in a just-released statement.
Obama said he made the decision after “a difficult and exhaustive review” of [...]