The Army and Marines are breaking, but we don’t care

Summary:  The US Army and Marines are breaking.  It's a slow inexorable process resulting from fighting 4GWs around the world too long with too few men.  Neocon war-mongers, national leaders, and the general public remain blind to the evidence, so they can express surprise when the results eventually become too severe to ignore.  It took a decade to … Continue reading The Army and Marines are breaking, but we don’t care

“We are often more dangerous to ourselves than the enemy”

Summary:  This is another post in the long series about our military -- an army near the breaking point.  Links at the end go to the reference page, which has links to news articles, studies, and more information.  We can all help a little with this.  Thank a vet.  Support the Blue Star Mothers and … Continue reading “We are often more dangerous to ourselves than the enemy”

Their Martyrs and Our Heroes, an essay by John Feffer

One commonplace of war is that they are fought without reflection, without awareness of the broader picture.  And so Americans despise France for their cowardliness, unwilling to join in our 21st century crusades.  Whereas the French people look back on their dead buried across Europe, fallen in centuries of wars -- fought for reasons now … Continue reading Their Martyrs and Our Heroes, an essay by John Feffer

Suicides skyrocket among US soldiers

This is nothing about which I have any knowledge or expertise, but it seems important.  Salon has run a series about it which IMO deserves attention.  Here it is, with their 2 follow-up reports.  At the end you will see links for more information about this problem, and other posts on the FM site about our men and women in uniform. … Continue reading Suicides skyrocket among US soldiers