Tag: Military

People fear that Trump may use military in a “dictatorial” fashion if elected

People fear that Trump may use military in a “dictatorial” fashion if elected

Fear is growing amongst voters and politicians that former president Donald Trump may try to convert the U.S’s nonpartisan military into a more dictatorial one if elected. These fears are reportedly stemming from comments that he has made in which dictatorship and the devaluing of checks and balances is reflected. According to Yahoo News, while […]

Another Death at Fort Hood Military: The Host to Multiple Homicides and Suicides

Another Death at Fort Hood Military: The Host to Multiple Homicides and Suicides

Now Ana Basaldua Ruiz, a 20-year-old female soldier, has been found dead at the Fort Hood military base. According to the Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division, “at this point in the investigation into the death of Pvt. Ana Basaldua Ruiz, no foul play is evident, and will remain under investigation.”. However, Ana’s parents are saying she repeatedly complained, only weeks before her death, about recurrent sexual harassment by other service members which, include one of her superiors.

North Korea Claims that 800,000 Citizens Have Joined the Army to Fight Against the U.S. and South Korea

North Korea Claims that 800,000 Citizens Have Joined the Army to Fight Against the U.S. and South Korea

On Saturday, March 18, North Korea claimed that about 800,000 of its citizens volunteered to join or reenlist in the nation’s military to fight against the United States. As reported by North Korea’s state newspaper, “The soaring enthusiasm of young people to join the army is a demonstration of the unshakeable will of the younger generation to mercilessly wipe out the war maniacs making last-ditch efforts to eliminate our precious socialist country, and achieve the great cause of national reunification without fail and a clear manifestation of their ardent patriotism.”

US and Israel Launch Biggest Joint Military Exercise to Date

US and Israel Launch Biggest Joint Military Exercise to Date

The United States and Israel on Monday launched a massive weeks-long joint military exercise in a message to Iran and China, despite US concerns about Netanyahu’s government. The live-fire exercise, dubbed Juniper Oak 23, is “the most significant exercise between the United States and Israel to date,” one senior US defense official said, citing the enormous number of aircraft and personnel involved.

Kim Jong Un Calls for “Exponential” Growth of Nuclear Arsenal

Kim Jong Un Calls for “Exponential” Growth of Nuclear Arsenal

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for “exponential” growth in the country’s nuclear weapons arsenal, Pyongyang’s state media reported Friday. The decision, the result of a recent ruling party meeting, responds to threats from the US and South Korea. “They are now keen on isolating and stifling (North Korea), unprecedented in human history,” Kim said at the meeting on New Year’s Eve, per the Associated Press. “The prevailing situation calls for making redoubled efforts to overwhelmingly beef up the military muscle.”

Climate Crisis: The Collateral Damage of Military Spending

Climate Crisis: The Collateral Damage of Military Spending

The world’s leaders are currently meeting in Egypt for the UN’s climate conference COP27. Every time the climate crisis is discussed, leaders of the richest countries in the world point out that no country has the money necessary to spend on addressing the climate crisis. A new report published this week by the Transnational Institute reveals that in reality the world’s richest countries do have the money to spend on climate financing, they just prefer to spend it on military aid and arms deals instead. The report found that these countries’ military spending not only increases greenhouse gas emissions, it also diverts money and attention away from the climate crisis.

Imperialism Lives on in Haiti: Haitians Urge the United States to Not Send Troops to Haiti

Imperialism Lives on in Haiti: Haitians Urge the United States to Not Send Troops to Haiti

Last week over 90 different civil society groups collectively wrote a letter to U.S President, Joe Biden, urging him not to send foreign troops to Haiti, and to instead support Haitian led diplomatic efforts to achieve political stability. The letter read: “We were heartened to see in your 2022 National Security Strategy a commitment to ‘not use our military to change regimes or remake societies,’ and we encourage you to follow through on that commitment in Haiti.”

BTS may Still be Allowed to Perform While Doing Military Service

BTS may Still be Allowed to Perform While Doing Military Service

South Korea’s defense minister Lee Jong-sup said last Monday that the members of BTS could be allowed to keep performing while serving in the military. South Korea requires that all healthy men between the ages of 18 and 28 must enlist in the military for at least 18 months, as part of the efforts to defend against North Korea.

Retired US Marine Veteran Becomes
Third American Missing In Ukraine

Retired US Marine Veteran Becomes
Third American Missing In Ukraine

The United States confirmed on Wednesday that it was aware of reports that a third U.S citizen is missing after traveling to Ukraine in March. The last time family and friends heard from the missing veteran, Grady Kurpasi, was in late April. Kurpasi had chosen to volunteer alongside the Ukrainians in Ukraine, but had never initially thought he himself would be fighting on the frontlines of the war, George Heath, a family friend of Kurpasi
told reporters.

ICE to Consider Military Service in Deportation Cases

ICE to Consider Military Service in Deportation Cases

ICE, or Immigration and Customs Enforcement, says they will be considering military enforcement services a “significant mitigating factor that weighs against” when taking enforcement measures in deportation cases, according to a policy directive published on Tuesday.

Biden Upsets China with Statements Concerning Taiwan

Biden Upsets China with Statements Concerning Taiwan

During his recent tour of Asia, President Biden addressed the issue between China and Taiwan, stating that the United States would take military action of China attacked Taiwan. However, the White house quickly edited this statement claiming there was no policy change, which has traditionally held the opposite view concerning the issue over Taiwan. This is the third time in recent months that Biden has made statements in support of aiding Taiwan that the White House later retracted.

U.S. Tells Taiwan to Buy Their Weapons

The Biden administration has been pushing Taiwan to buy their missiles and arms during the heat of the Russian invasion in Ukraine. American officials have been observing the Taiwanese military to see if they are able to fight off a possible invasion from China. There could be a seaborne invasion and the Russian invasion had launched a need for Taiwan to acquire more weapons.

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