Marines Mount Mini-Gun on MV-22 Tilt Rotor Transports

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP7jBmp-7PU After a decade of dithering, the U.S. Marines are equipping two tilt-rotor transport aircraft bound for Afghanistan with the GAU-2B machine-gun. Strategypage.com reports that...

Gun Bribes Highlight Afghan Corruption

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And it's one, two, three, what are we fighting for? Don't ask me I don't give a damn. I'm going to Afghanistan. A country...

War on Terror Contractors Face PTSD

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In 1984, U.S. defense contractor KBR hired Wade Dill for pest control and hazardous waste disposal duty in Iraq. Speaking to ProPublica, Dill's wife...

Unofficial Israeli Defense Force T-Shirts Show Civilian Targets

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Haaretz.com reports that Israeli Defense Force (IDF) soldiers are wearing T-shirts that do little to win the hearts and minds of Palestinians, and much...

Blackwater Stole 500 AK-47s from Afghan Police/U.S. Taxpayers

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The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee spent a good part of today hearing testimony about the misadventures of Afghan defense contractor Blackwater (a.k.a. Xe...

New York Times Disses Afghan Troops. Now What?

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Today's New York Times questions the efficacy of Afghan troops. And how. Writer C J Chivers more or less concludes that there's no way...

Taliban Snipers Replace IEDs as Number One Threat in Marjah

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The New York Times reports that enemy snipers have replaced Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) as threat number one for U.S. troops attempting to "sanitize"...