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Facebook blows Israeli raid

One Israeli soldier got a little too social with his media after he blabbed on Facebook that his unit would be raiding a West Bank village. He actually posted the time and location of the raid on Facebook. The Israeli … Continue reading

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Why the U.S. Army doesn't use the Xbox

Like some twitching testosterone teenage gamer, the U.S. Army loves video games. They’re a cheap way to train young soldiers (who are basically teenage gamers anyway). But why doesn’t the Army doesn’t use console games like the Xbox? The Army … Continue reading

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War is great for gays

The Iraq and Afghan wars may be the best news for the gay community in years. Not that gays like war any more than straights. But the times are a-changin’ when the nation’s top military leaders endorse the repeal of … Continue reading

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75% of American kids too fat to join the Army?

Well, the actual figure is 27 percent of Americans are too overweight to join the military, but that’s just a detail. Whether the reason is too much fat, too little education, or a criminal record, 75 percent of American kids … Continue reading

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Counterinsurgency doesn't compute

When I was in graduate school studying political science, I encountered a lot of quantitative theory, especially in peace research. That basically meant a bunch of professors coming up with mathematical models for predicting when wars would occur. Problem was, … Continue reading

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The Rapist and the Pentagon

If you’re a female soldier in the U.S. military, you have a greater chance of being raped by a fellow soldier than being killed by the enemy. The furor over expelling gays from the military has drowned out the far … Continue reading

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