Blog Profile / Battleland


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Archived Since:May 16, 2012

Blog Post Archive

Money As a Weapon System Afghanistan (MAAWS-A)

Hard to believe – or maybe it isn’t – but that’s the title (complete with unpronounceable abbreviation) of a new, 268-page guidebook for U.S. commanders in Afghanistan. It tells them how to spend your hard-earned Commanders Emergency Response Program (CERP) dollars. Those are payments, usually in the thousands, but sometimes topping $1 million, to local [...]

How Come…

…the world goes crazy when North Korea says it is going to launch a missile into space, and there’s hardly a peep worldwide when Iran says the same thing? Especially strange given the fact that the two nations often share weapons technology, the fact that Iranian experts were on hand for last month’s failed NoKo [...]

Waiting for Bowe: America’s Last Captured Soldier

Nearly three years ago, Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl, a machine gunner with the 4th Brigade (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, disappeared from his outpost in eastern Afghanistan. A short time later, the military learned that Bowe had been captured by the Taliban. For every parent who sends their son or daughter to war, the ultimate [...]

F-22 In A Dogfight as Panetta Crimps Its Flight Envelope

You may have noticed that the Air Force’s prized F-22 fighter — the crown jewel of American air dominance — has had some negative press lately. The bad news peaked Tuesday when Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered flight restrictions on the $400 million warplane. Unfortunately for the F-22, the airwaves have been filled with flak [...]

Mental Ills Top Reason U.S. Troops Now Hospitalized

Four of the top five non-combat medical conditions sending troops to the hospital in 2011 were mental ailments, the Pentagon reports: “Substance abuse, mood, anxiety, and adjustment disorders accounted for 622 person-years of lostShow More Summary

History’s Lesson: Sea Power Defines a Nation

Seventy years ago this month, the battles of Coral Sea and Midway set the United States firmly on course to become the world’s undisputed naval power. How long it will remain so and whether it matters are questions central to any debate about U.S. military spending. These questions should not be answered lightly. Few lessons from [...]

China’s ‘Security Dilemma’ Risks Arms Race in Asia

TOKYO – A shooting war with China may not be inevitable, but a dangerous arms escalation seems a dead certainty. That’s the take from a rare public discussion here this week among naval experts from Japan, the U.S. and China. ???Eighty percent of the population wants us to use the military,” says Yang Yi, former director [...]

North Dakota University System Server Breached

(BISMARCK, N.D.) — A North Dakota University System computer server that stores personal information on students, staff and faculty has been hacked, but nothing appears to have been compromised, Interim Chancellor Larry Skogen said Wednesday. Show More Summary

Upskirting Voyeur Didn’t Violate Peeping Tom Law

The Boston man arrested in 2010 for using a cell phone camera to take pictures and video up women’s skirts on the subway did not violate Massachusett’s Peeping Tom Law, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The court found that, though...Show More Summary

Couple Who Found $10 Million in Gold Coins Will Likely Keep The Loot

It looks like the lucky California couple who found $10 million worth of 19th-century gold coins will get to keep their loot, after all. Not long after it became public last month that the unnamed couple had found the coins on theirShow More Summary

9 Things Changing on the New SAT

The College Board announced some radical changes to the SAT on Wednesday. Starting in 2016, the college entrance exam will take on a whole new format that is aimed at making the test more practical and fair. Here are the big changes: 1. Show More Summary

The SAT Gets a Makeover

The SAT test will return to its previous 1,600-point scoring system and the essay portion will be optional starting in 2016, the group that creates the exam said Wednesday, the biggest makeover in almost a decade for a test familiar to any high school student with an eye on college. Show More Summary

Washington State Issues First License to Grow Recreational Pot

Washington state’s experiment with recreational marijuana hit a milestone Wednesday when the agency tasked with regulating the new legal market issued the first business license. The Washington State Liquor Control Board officially gave...Show More Summary

Pedestrian Deaths Fall After Three-Year Increase

Pedestrian deaths are down for the first time since 2009, after a terrifying three-year rise. A new report released Wednesday by the Governors’ Highway Safety Association, pedestrian deaths fell almost 9% in the first six months of 2013. Show More Summary

SAT College Entrance Exam to Get Upgrade

(WASHINGTON) — The SAT college entrance exam taken last year by 1.6 million students is getting its first upgrade since 2005. The nonprofit College Board has scheduled an announcement for Wednesday afternoon in Austin, Texas, to spell out the changes. The changes will be rolled out in 2016.

Yale Caught Up in Dispute Over Honorary Degree

(NEW HAVEN, Conn.) — Victims of asbestos poisoning in Italy, and some Yale University alumni and faculty, are urging the school to rescind an honorary degree given to a Swiss man later convicted over contamination in Italy. Stephan Schmidheiny,...Show More Summary

Family Rescued From Van Submerged in Florida Ocean

(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) — Rescuers helped pull members of a South Carolina family from their minivan after it became submerged in the Atlantic surf on Florida’s Daytona Beach. The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/1cBhiYk) reports the woman and her children — ages 3, 9, and 10 — somehow ended up in the water around 5 p.m. Show More Summary

Army General’s Court Martial For Sexual Assault Set To Begin

A court-martial is set to begin Thursday for an Army general believed to be the highest ranking officer ever to face trial for sexual assault charges. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair has pleaded not guilty to eight criminal charges including forcible sodomy, indecent acts, and conduct unbecoming of an officer. Show More Summary

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