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by Robert Bunker | Wed, 02/06/2013 - 5:50pm | 0 comments

Santa Muerte: Inspired and Ritualistic Killings (Part 1 of 3)

by Arnold Hammari | Wed, 02/06/2013 - 3:30am | 6 comments

In the face of coming cuts, US leaders need to ensure that human rights, values, and ethics training are reinforced in all US funded training.

by Dave Dilegge | Wed, 02/06/2013 - 2:06am | 0 comments

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by Dave Dilegge | Wed, 02/06/2013 - 1:52am | 4 comments

How to Lose Great Leaders? Ask the Army - Washington Post Op-Ed by Tim Kane.

by Dave Dilegge | Tue, 02/05/2013 - 5:12am | 0 comments

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by Dave Dilegge | Tue, 02/05/2013 - 4:19am | 1 comment

Are ObamaLeaks an Impeachable Offense? Washington Post Op-Ed by Marc A. Thiessen.

by TJ Waters | Tue, 02/05/2013 - 3:30am | 0 comments

David Headley, born in the US to an American mother and a Pakistani father, changed his name from Gaood Gilani in 2006 so that he could map and videotape the Mumbai targets without raising suspicion.

by Dave Dilegge | Mon, 02/04/2013 - 9:33pm | 0 comments

Missteps Define US Strategy in Africa by Craig Whitlock, Washington Post.

by Robert Almonte, by Robert Bunker | Mon, 02/04/2013 - 8:30am | 0 comments

Drug traffickers utilize “saints” and spirits to protect themselves from U.S. law enforcement. Some information and support for law enforcement officers.

by Dave Dilegge | Mon, 02/04/2013 - 8:29am | 0 comments

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by Dave Dilegge | Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:33am | 0 comments

US Military Expands its Drug War in Latin America by Martha Mendoza, Associated Press.

by Dave Dilegge | Sun, 02/03/2013 - 5:12am | 0 comments

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by Dave Dilegge | Sun, 02/03/2013 - 4:45am | 2 comments

Combat Women and Congress’s Wimps - Washington Post Op-Ed by Kathleen Parker.

by Dave Dilegge | Sun, 02/03/2013 - 4:30am | 1 comment

Just food for thought: Super Bowl and Development Spending Compared - Washington Post Infographic.

by Dave Dilegge | Sat, 02/02/2013 - 4:35am | 0 comments

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by Dave Dilegge | Sat, 02/02/2013 - 4:13am | 26 comments

An America Cramped by Defensiveness - A Washington Post Op-Ed by SWJ's editor Peter Munson.

by SWJ Editors | Fri, 02/01/2013 - 5:08pm | 0 comments

An overview of the recent findings of the Justice in Mexico Project.

by Dave Dilegge | Fri, 02/01/2013 - 3:00am | 0 comments

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by Dave Dilegge | Thu, 01/31/2013 - 7:11pm | 1 comment

Senate confirmation of Obama’s pick to be US defense secretary remains uncertain amid a contentious hearing before the Armed Services Committee. Former Republican senator Hagel faced hours of intense and sometimes combative questioning from one-time colleagues.

by Robert Bunker | Thu, 01/31/2013 - 3:36pm | 0 comments

Via Borderland Beat: "For more than 48 hours armed men held the entire town of Marcos Castellanos hostage, killing two people and kidnapping a police officer. After the attack most of the police force resigned…”

by Dave Dilegge | Thu, 01/31/2013 - 6:16am | 0 comments

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by Dave Dilegge | Wed, 01/30/2013 - 4:35am | 0 comments

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by Dave Dilegge | Tue, 01/29/2013 - 7:04pm | 1 comment

Military to Unveil New Counterinsurgency Field Manual - Seth Robson, Stars and Stripes.

by Dave Dilegge | Tue, 01/29/2013 - 6:49pm | 0 comments

Brendan Marrocco - enough said (go to the link) about a very special Soldier.

by Dave Dilegge | Tue, 01/29/2013 - 7:38am | 0 comments

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