Tag Archives: United States Army

Panzer Fail: The Demise of the Main Battle Tank?

Tanks are the steel beasts of modern warfare. But is the beast becoming extinct in the U.S. military? One critic warns that the U.S. doesn’t even know how to use tanks anymore. Col. Gian Gentile laments in a Small Wars … Continue reading

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When is a fighter pilot not a pilot?

When he is flying a robot aircraft. Or at least that’s what the U.S. Air Force seems to think. Predators, Global Hawks and other unmanned aircraft are doing the lion’s share of the donkey work in Iraq and Afghanistan. The … 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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Fort Hood killer was Muslim Army psychiatrist

Authorities have identified the Fort Hood killer as Major Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist (and apparently a convert to Islam). Two other soldiers that were arrested on the scene have been released, so it may have been a case … Continue reading

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Mass Murderer of My Lai apologizes

We can almost – almost – pity William Calley. To go down in history as a war criminal is bad enough, but to remembered as a stupid war criminal is even worse. Calley was like Lynndie England, the infamous leash-lady … Continue reading

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22,000 soldiers from where?

Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he will “temporarily” expand the size of the U.S. Army from 547,000 to 569,000. The new boots on the ground will relieve the strain on overworked combat units. Of course, the first question is, where … Continue reading

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Hunting Afghans for Jesus

“The Special Forces guys, they hunt men. We do the same things as Christians. We hunt people for Jesus.” Those are not the words of some Bible Belt Bible thumper. It’s the chief U.S. military chaplain in Afghanistan urging U.S. … Continue reading

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