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Documents Show the Army Tried - And Failed - to Prove GOP Claims That Antifascist Protestors Are a National Security Threat

On Wednesday, The Daily Beast reported that newly released Army documents from 2017 show military officials tried, unsuccessfully, to prove that "antifa" protestors are a threat to national security.

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'A Nonsense Idea': Retired 4-Star Army General Explains Why Trump's Space Force Is Ludicrous - and Probably Doomed to Fail

Vice President Mike Pence doubled down on President Donald Trump's proposal for a new branch of the military — the 'Space Force — in a speech Thursday, despite the fact that few experts support the proposal. Even Defense Secretary James Mattis, who was appointed by Trump himself, is reportedly opposed to the notion.

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Army Veteran Calls Trump Campaign Operative 'Monumental Idiot' or 'Extraordinary Liar' for Praising Trump Summit with Kim Jong-un

An adviser to President Donald Trump' 2016 campaign was taken to task by a prominent U.S. Army veteran after tweeting criticism of the president's critics following the summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

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Army Prayer Breakfast to Feature 'Christian Extremist' Who Believes PTSD Only Impacts Nonbelievers

Televangelist Kenneth Copeland is scheduled to be a featured speaker at the Fort Jackson army base prayer breakfast in Columbia, S.C. on February 1. Copeland is a member of President Donald Trump's faith advisory council and a self-described "Christian extremist."

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Trump Has Massively Expanded American Special Ops Forces Across the Globe

“We don’t know exactly where we’re at in the world, militarily, and what we’re doing,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in October. That was in the wake of the combat deaths of four members of the Special Operations forces in the West African nation of Niger. Graham and other senators expressed shock about the deployment, but the global sweep of America’s most elite forces is, at best, an open secret.

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The Profound Misunderstanding the Public Has About How the Military Operates

In one of the greatest PR successes of all time, close to 100 percent of Americans believe the United States has a volunteer military. It does not. What the United States does have is a recruited military.

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White Nationalism Has Infected the U.S. Military: Poll

A new poll reveals that white nationalism has become a disturbingly prevalent problem within the American military.

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The U.S. Army Reportedly Won't Allow Green Card Holders to Enlist 'Effective Immediately'

An email obtained by Mic sent to Army recruiters on Monday by Gregory C. Williamson, chief of the Accessions Suitability Office Guard Strength Division, explicity bars green card holders from enlisting in the military begining immediately upon receipt.

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World of Winless War: U.S. Special Ops Forces Already Deployed to 137 Nations in 2017

The tabs on their shoulders read “Special Forces,” “Ranger,” “Airborne.” And soon their guidon -- the “colors” of Company B, 3rd Battalion of the U.S. Army’s 7th Special Forces Group -- would be adorned with the “Bandera de Guerra,” a Colombian combat decoration.

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How to Lose the Next War in the Middle East

Make no mistake: after 15 years of losing wars, spreading terror movements, and multiplying failed states across the Greater Middle East, America will fight the next versions of our ongoing wars. Not that we ever really stopped.  Sure, Washington traded in George W. Bush’s expansive, almost messianic attitude toward his Global War on Terror for Barack Obama’s more precise, deliberate, even cautious approach to an unnamed version of the same war for hegemony in the Greater Middle East.  Sure, in the process kitted-up 19 year-olds from Iowa became less ubiquitous features on Baghdad’s and Kabul’s busy boulevards, even if that distinction was lost on the real-life targets of America’s wars -- and the bystanders (call them “collateral damage”) scurrying across digital drone display screens. 

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Trump Wants to Start a War: But Who Exactly Is the Enemy?

What kind of national security policy will the Trump administration pursue globally? On this issue, as on so many others, the incoming president has offered enough contradictory clues, tweets, and comments that the only definitive answer right now is: Who knows?

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