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The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons
Turns out they did have chemical weapons! Not militarily usable, ones we helped them make decades ago, that have fallen apart. Still dangerous to the soliders (and indeed locals) exposed to them, but the army didn't want information getting out about it.
War-on-Terror  War  Iran  lies  military  chemical-weapons  fail  USA 
october 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
“‘We Have Always Fought’: Challenging the ‘Women, Cattle and Slaves’ Narrative” by Kameron Hurley — A Dribble of Ink
'I’m going to tell you a story about llamas. It will be like every other story you’ve ever heard about llamas: how they are covered in fine scales; how they eat their young if not raised properly; and how, at the end of their lives, they hurl themselves – lemming-like - over cliffs to drown in the surging sea. They are, at heart, sea creatures, birthed from the sea, married to it like the fishing people who make their livelihood there.'
Interesting  feminism  gender  sexism  women  War  military  a-rather-well-put-way-of-saying-that-hard-to-define-thing  history  culture 
march 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Batman (military) - Wikipedia
'an officer's batman was also in charge of the officer's "bat-horse"'
word-of-the-day  interesting  amusing  Batman  military  culture  class  Holy-Bathorse-Batman! 
february 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Britain could miss out on crazy, pointless war with China, says important American
“Your military will be dropping food from its only helicopter while the US Marines are surging towards Shanghai for reasons that will never be fully explained."
amusing  The-Daily-Mash  parody  War  USA  military  UK  China 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
DoD Buzz | Navy Scuttles All-Cap Messages
'WE DON’T HAVE TO SEND MESSAGES THIS WAY ANYMORE, the Navy has decided.'
posttofacebook  communication  amusing  Navy  interesting  military 
june 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
The forgotten prisoners of America's own Gulag - The Independent
166 inmates remain. 3 convicted, 30 to face trial. 50 in legal no-man's-land, too dangerous to release but against whom there is not enough evidence to prosecute. And then there are 86 who have been cleared for release, yet aren't released.
USA  comment  fail  freedom  law  military  posttofacebook  rights  terrorism  War-on-Terror  wtf 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
How Brown Moses exposed Syrian arms trafficking from his front room | World news | guardian.co.uk
'Leicester-based blogger's monitoring of weapons used in conflict has been taken up by media and human rights groups'
Syria  clever  interesting  internet  war  military 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Sailor recalls 1968 North Korean capture of USS Pueblo
'Its crew were held prisoner by North Korea for exactly 11 months before being released.'
death  North-Korea  interesting  war  military 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
5 Weapon Myths You Probably Believe (Thanks to Movies) | Cracked.com
Turns out real war looks nothing like the movies, and for the most part, it's just a bunch of quiet people concentrating really hard until it's time to push a button.
interesting  amusing  cracked  science  war  military  technology 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Outrage at CIA's deadly 'double tap' drone attacks - Americas - World - The Independent
'initial strikes are now followed up by further missiles in a tactic which lawyers and campaigners say is killing an even greater number of civilians. The tactic has cast such a shadow of fear over strike zones that rescuers often wait for hours before daring to visit the scene of an attack.'
posttofacebook  Pakistan  CIA  USA  wtf  death  military  terrorism  War-on-Terror  war  news 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
First body armor for women to be field-tested in Afghanistan | jacksonville.com
'the Army came up with a vest that is shorter to accommodate smaller torsos and has tailoring to fit closer to women’s chests. The new vest eliminates gaps between the material and the body and can be fitted with smaller side ballistic inserts for small waist sizes.'
military  technology  interesting 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Soldiers stage coup in Mali - Africa - World - The Independent
'Mutinous soldiers in Mali have taken over state television and announced that they have seized control of the government.'
news  international-affairs  military  politics  war 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Nigeria hostages: Italian anger mounts over special forces operation | World news | The Guardian
'Front page editorial in Corriere della Sera describes failed rescue attempt as a humiliation for Italy'
Italy  UK  international-affairs  military  terrorism  politics  interesting 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Senators Demand the Military Lock Up American Citizens in a “Battlefield” They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window » Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union
'The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president—and every future president — the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world.'
wtf  military  law  civil-liberties  War-on-Terror 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Veterans join Occupy protest as St Paul's canon shows support | UK news | The Observer
'At least 15 former service personnel have now pitched up outside the cathedral and at nearby Finsbury Square, many in protest over treatment of veterans or the conflicts that have burdened them with mental or physical scars.'
interesting  war  military  protest  the-99% 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Israel refuses to alert US over Iran attack
'ISRAEL has refused to reassure President Barack Obama that it would warn him of a pre-emptive strike on Iran's nuclear infrastructure, raising fears that it may be planning an attack as early as the next northern summer.'
interesting  fear  war  international-affairs  military  USA  Israel 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
SAS squads based in riverside bunker for London Olympics - Telegraph
The Special Air Service teams will use high-speed rigid inflatable boats to avoid traffic and increase their response speed. The special forces troopers have been training for months against the potential threat of a Mumbai-style attack, in which terrorists seize hotels or other civilian targets and defend them against the authorities.
interesting  Olympics  London  military  terrorism 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - £1bn upgrade for British army's Warrior vehicles
'It is hoped the move will extend the service life of the military vehicles through to 2040 and beyond.'
army  military  money  economy  technology  guns-guns-guns  interesting 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Paging Jesse Ventura: Iowa Guard Builds Predator-Style Ammo Packs | Danger Room | Wired.com
'Remember that scene in the movie Predator, when Jesse Ventura is unleashing his M-134 mini-gun into the forest? It was being fed by an ammo box strapped to his back. Turns out, that wasn’t an actual piece of Army kit, at least until members of the Iowa National Guard created it themselves.'
interesting  amusing  awesome  military  guns-guns-guns  technology  via-Andrew-Ducker 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Exclusive: Computer Virus Hits U.S. Drone Fleet | Danger Room | Wired.com
'A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America’s Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots’ every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan and other warzones.'
military  security  technology  USA  interesting  computers  computer-viruses  hacking  war  War-on-Terror 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
DIY Weapons of the Libyan Rebels - Alan Taylor - In Focus - The Atlantic
Scrambling to arm themselves against mercenaries and a professional army, rebels have been making use of everything they can -- from using captured weapons and munitions to rigging anti-aircraft guns and aircraft rocket launchers to the backs of civilian pickup trucks. Collected here are recent images of some of this weaponry used by the Libyan rebels. [34 photos]
interesting  photography  technology  military  war  pretty  guns-guns-guns 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
London riots: army should be last resort, say experts | UK news | guardian.co.uk
There would be political and practical difficulties in deploying the army on the streets of London to tackle the riots, say academics. Calling in the army to help quell the looting and disorder in Britain would be a last resort.
rioting  London-riots  london  crime  military 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Inside the Ghost Ships of the Mothball Fleet | Beyond the Photos
For decades, dozens of forgotten Navy and merchant ships have been corroding in Suisun Bay, 30 miles northeast of San Francisco. Awesome photos taken on and around the ships.
photography  interesting  military  history  USA  pretty 
june 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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