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The British And U.S. Governments Installed Khomeini Into Power In 1979

The coup against the Shah was run by British and American intelligence, with the bombastic American, Brzezinski, taking public ‘credit’ for getting rid of the ‘corrupt’ Shah, while the British characteristically remained safely in...

Shulkin: VA plans quicker action to stem employee drug theft

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said Tuesday the department was taking immediate steps to remove employees found to have stolen opioid and other drugs from VA medical centers, citing a flawed accountability process that...

New Report Finds Lack Of Privacy In Female Veteran Health Care

In 2014, a study by the VA Inspector General found that 20.4% of community-based outpatient clinics run by the Veterans Health Administration failed to provide adequate privacy for female veterans. That number dropped to...

Navy Relaxes PRT Rules For Its Thinnest, Fittest Sailors

Sailors are getting new incentives to stay in shape. The Navy announced June 20 that those sailors who perform in the top tier of the service’s bi-annual physical readiness test will be exempt from...

Why I Cheated When I Deployed

Military marriage is hard. Each year, anywhere from 2% to 7% of military couples file for divorce and even those that don’t aren’t always happy. Sometimes spouses at home cheat, and sometimes service members...

Hawaii to honor Filipino WWII vets with monument

The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts will appoint an artist to design and build a World War II Filipino Veterans Monument under a bill signed into law by Gov. David Ige on...

This Recruit Just Became The 7th Marine In His Family

For Sean G. McCool, the Marine Corps is synonymous with family. Not only did he enlist and gain a platoon of brothers, he joined his father, brother, and a bunch of other kin to...

WWII veteran and former POW considers self ‘lucky man’

Nineteen-year-old Harold Radish was a Jewish-American prisoner of war in Nazi Germany, living off burnt bread and soup split among his cellmates. Vermin and lice were everywhere. He was one of the lucky ones....

Conflicts Justified Under the 2001 AUMF, Ranked

Of all the weapons the United States carries in its military arsenal, its most powerful might be the 2001 congressional Authorization for the Use of Military Force. The post-9/11 blank check to fight evildoers...

Stop the Funds to Afghanistan and Pakistan

Jim W. Dean – Kadir is nothing, if not a dedicated and passionate man. The expose’ below is a lot to absorb for those who have not followed the Afghanistan descent into hell, where...

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