from russia today: Death rather than nation building - that's what the U.S. army brought to Iraq and is bringing to Afghanistan according to former army sergeant and anti-war activist Matthis Chiroux. He shared his views on the U.S. military campaigns with RT's Marina Portnaya.
bleak US job market boosts military recruitment
from reuters: Aided by a bleak job market, the U.S. military met all of its recruitment goals in the past year for the first time since it became an all-volunteer force in 1973, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. Military services have been stretched thin by conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, giving added weight to recruitment efforts as President Barack Obama considers sending another 40,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan next year. The United States already has 67,000 troops in Afghanistan and about 119,000 in Iraq. Pentagon officials said recruitment gains were fueled by the deepest U.S. recession since the Great Depression and an unemployment rate nearing 10 percent.
10/15 warwhores updates:
whew, glad we didn't elect a guy like this... oh, wait
mccain: big troop buildup needed in afghanistan*
US to send 'up to 45k more troops to afghanistan'*
retired general: mcchrystal should resign if denied troops*
rep holt wins congressional approval for measure to mandate videorecording of interrogations*
bomb-stopping drone team off to slow start in afghanistan*
rush delivery for mother of all bunker busters*
gordon brown pledges 500 more uk troops to afghanistan*
saic awarded $32m task order to support space & naval warfare systems center atlantic*
air force fires nuke commander, finally
from danger room: It took a failed nuclear inspection, two missile trucks crashing, and junior officers literally dozing off with launch codes. But finally, the Air Force has canned Col. Christopher Ayres, the leader of the bumbling 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base, N.D.