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Casual Encounters: Soldiers in Afghanistan Using Craigslist to Find Sex Partners

Casual Encounters: Soldiers in Afghanistan Using Craigslist to Find Sex Partners
According to the MarineCorp Times, soldiers stations throughout Afghanistan are using a Craigslist site, "presumably left over from the U.S. war in Iraq," to find sexual partners on multiple major bases, including Kandahar Airfield, Bagram, Camp Leatherneck/Bastion, and Forward Operating Bases Ghazni and Salerno. Though Some ads specifically state taht the poster is looking for a female partner, the majority of users seem to be seeking sex with other men.
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How the Military Discriminates Against Transgender Individuals

How the Military Discriminates Against Transgender Individuals
A goal of both gay and transgender conversion therapy is to embrace societal gender role norms, so in my case embracing masculine norms was the goal. It should come as no surprise then that when I enlisted in the Navy in 1980, it was in part an attempt to be the man I wasn’t.
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Senate Panel Votes to Authorize Force in Syria

Senate Panel Votes to Authorize Force in Syria
A Senate panel has voted to give President Barack Obama the authority to use military force against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack. The resolution would permit Obama to order a limited military mission against Syria, as long as it doesn't exceed 90 days and involves no American troops on the ground for combat operations.
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The AP
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FBI Releases Slideshow Presentation Used to Remind Gitmo Soldiers of 9/11's Evil

FBI Releases Slideshow Presentation Used to Remind Gitmo Soldiers of 9/11's Evil
Young soldiers at Guantanamo Bay would have been in grade school when the 9/11 attacks occurred. But the government is making sure the terrorist attacks are fresh in their minds. The FBI now holds briefings for military personnel stationed at Guantanamo about the attacks and their connection to the island prison.
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Cora Currier
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Also in Military Court: Ft Hood Shooter Rests Case, US Soldier Faces Witnesses in War Crime Trial

Two Afghan villagers who traveled about 7,000 miles to testify against a U.S. soldier who massacred their relatives didn't get to say everything they wanted to in court Wednesday. And elsewhere, Maj. Nidal Hasan, an American-born Muslim soldier and Army psychiatrist on trial for a shooting rampage that killed 13 people in TX, for all purposes rested his case without contention in court — choosing instead to wage a campaign in the media. Coupled with the enormity of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's 35 year prison sentence, it's been a busy day in America's military courts.
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Gene Johnson, Michael Graczyk and Paul J. Weber
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Border-Industrial Complex Stuffs Senate Bill with $46 Billion in Weaponry, Gadgets

Border-Industrial Complex Stuffs Senate Bill with $46 Billion in Weaponry, Gadgets
Not satisfied with the wars in the Middle East, America's military-industrial complex has sought out a new target demographic: border security. The immigration bill in the Senate already includes requirements for six radar systems ($9.3 billion a pop) and 15 Black Hawk helicopters ($17 million per bird). Get ready for the next wave of corporate welfare.
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The Star Wars Sequel That Just Won't End: Futile Missile Defense Costs Taxpayers Billions

The Star Wars Sequel That Just Won't End: Futile Missile Defense Costs Taxpayers Billions
For three decades, Ronald Reagan's missile defense system known as "Star Wars" has been a colossal failure on a Jar Jar Binksian level. Then again, huge costs and poor performance rarely cause any government program to be terminated — evidence of this effect is exhibited by the continued flow of money to the project despite thirty years of failure and little promise of success in the future.
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Only 290 of 8,200 MIA Soldiers in Korean War Accounted for 60 Years Later

Only 290 of 8,200 MIA Soldiers in Korean War Accounted for 60 Years Later
The Pentagon's effort to account for tens of thousands of Americans missing in action from foreign wars is so inept, mismanaged and wasteful that it risks descending from "dysfunction to total failure," according to an internal study suppressed by military officials.
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Robert Burns
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Bin Laden Raid Records Shipped to CIA, Purged from Defense Computers

Bin Laden Raid Records Shipped to CIA, Purged from Defense Computers
The top U.S. special operations commander ordered military files about the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout to be purged from Defense Department computers and sent to the CIA, where they could be more easily shielded from ever being made public. The secret move set off no alarms within the Obama administration even though it appears to have sidestepped federal rules.
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Richard Lardner
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Bey vs. Bay: Mos Def Brutally Force Fed Under Guantanamo's Military Guidelines (Video)

Bey vs. Bay: Mos Def Brutally Force Fed Under Guantanamo's Military Guidelines (Video)
In a procedure that looks even more brutal and yes, torturous, in actuality than it does on paper, actor and rapper Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) undergoes standard procedure for force-feeding Guantanamo Bay prisoners on hunger strike. Warning: The accompanying video is incredibly disturbing.
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Brandon Perkins
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