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Israel Forbids Soldiers From Wearing Uniforms In Pride Parades

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

On March 30 Israel Defense Forces Manpower Directorate Commander Major General Orna Barbivai overturned a policy allowing Israeli soldiers to march in uniform in Pride parades. Soldiers will now have to march in civilian clothing. No explanation thus far has...

Retired U.S. Air Force Major General Chris Adams: The Cold War -- Then and Now?

If history is our teacher, what have we learned regarding the cold war? According to Chris Adams, a published cold war historian, we've much to learn from history. Adams' research and publications provides a ready vaccine to preventShow More Summary

American Revolution: Cornwallis Bled at Guilford Court House

March 15, 1781 - Maj. Gen. Lord Charles Cornwallis wins a bloody victory at the Battle of Guilford Court House. After retreating into Virginia, Major General Nathanael Greene's (right) American army was reinforced and resupplied. Having...Show More Summary

British major general: All right, men, it is time to get back to some real soldiering

A British division commander has issued instructions to his subordinates that ban eating food with one's hands, and also offers useful advice about how to hold a knife and fork. In addition, he has some strong opinions about where one...Show More Summary

Russia Outlines Structure of Future Aerospace Defenses

Russia’s aerospace defense network will consist of four subdivisions after 2015, a spokesman for the Aerospace Defense Forces (VKO) said Friday. According to Major General Sergei Yagolnikov, the aerospace defenses will include a space- and ground-based intelligence-gathering and missile early […]

Libyan general wants parliament suspended

Major General Khalifa Haftar says a presidential committee should be formed to lead the country until new elections.

Ex-General Offers to Lead Coup in U.S.

A retired Army general and Fox News analyst told a Tea Party group that he would lead a military coup against the U.S. government, if only reluctantly. Paul Vallely, a retired major general and senior military analyst for the conservative news channel, told the Surprise, Arizona, Tea Party Patriots during a Dec. Show More Summary

Alvin C. Voris Connects Military Service to Race Relations

Alvin C. Voris rose through the ranks in command of Ohio troops and by the end of the war was brevetted major general. Below are a few excerpts from his letters which were published a few years ago as A Citizen-Soldier’s Civil War: The Letters of Brevet Major General Alvin C. Voris and edited by […]

Philip Gourevitch’s “The Genocide Fax”

3 months agoNews : News Desk

This past Saturday, January 11th, marked the twentieth anniversary of the “genocide fax,” a message sent by Major General Roméo Dallaire, at the time the head of U.N. peacekeeping forces in Rwanda, to U.N. headquarters, in New York, warning of impending violence against Rwanda’s Tutsis. Show More Summary

General in Charge of Nukes Transferred After Drunken Moscow Escapade

Major General Michael Carey, who oversaw three nuclear wings of the Air Force, was fired this weekend for behavior involving "hot women" that was "unbecoming of an officer and a gentlemen" while on a business trip in Moscow. According...Show More Summary

Several Military Officers Killed in Iraq

Iraqi authorities say suicide bombers have killed at least 15 military personnel, including several officers. Officials say Major General Mohammed al-Karawi was among those killed Saturday in Rutba, near the Syrian border in western Iraq. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack in the Sunni-dominated western Anbar province. Unrest in Iraq has spiked since [...]

General in Charge of U.S. Nukes Fired for Drunken Escapades in Russia

4 months agoNews : Mediaite

Earlier this year, Major General Michael Carey was in charge of three American nuclear weapons units. But after details of a four-day drunken bender in Moscow emerged, he was fired by the U.S. Air Force.

Rhode Island’s First Major General

A few days back, I quoted Samuel Ward’s December 1774 letter describing how Rhode Island was putting itself on a footing for war by, among other things, appointing the first major-general in the colony’s history. That was not Nathanael Greene, who sprang from the rank of private to that of general only after the war had begun. Show More Summary

Is This Any Way for a Nuclear-Armed U.S. Air Force General to Behave?

Air Force Major General Michael Carey recently lost his job commanding all land-based U.S. nuclear missiles after Pentagon investigators concluded he drank too much and cavorted with “suspect” women last July during an official three-day trip to Russia. Show More Summary

Head of Pentagon’s effort to curb sexual assault retires

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Defense Department's effort to curb sexual assault in the military, Major General Gary Patton, has decided to retire and will step down in mid-January, a Pentagon spokesman said on Monday.

Original Guantanamo Commander Wants Prison Closed

The original commander at Guantanamo says the site should be closed in 2014. In a recent op-ed for the Detroit Free Press, Marine Major General Michael Lehnert, who over saw Guantanamo’s construction, goes on to say the controversial prison “should never have been opened.” Lehnert says that he began to have reservations about Guantanamo shortly... Show More Summary

First Guantanamo Commander Calls It ‘A Prison That Should Never Have Been Opened’

Major General Michael Lehnert opened the notorious prison at Guantanamo Bay, and now he wants lawmakers to close it for good. The post First Guantanamo Commander Calls It ‘A Prison That Should Never Have Been Opened’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The 48th/150th: The East Tennessee Campaign & Fort Sanders: October-November 1863

Overview/Setting The Stage.... Area of Operations, East Tennessee: 1863 In early September 1863, Major General Ambrose Burnside conducted a successful campaign in East Tennessee, during which time he secured the important city of Knoxville for the United States. Show More Summary

McMaster on the Pentagon’s short memory

Most of you probably know the name Major General Herbert Raymond “H.R.” McMaster. The younger generation remembers him from commanding the 3rd Armored Cavalry regiment that tamed Al Tafar, Iraq, the older soldiers will remember him from commanding the 2d ACR in the grand armor battle at “73 Easting” during Desert Storm. The Colorado Springs […]

High-Tech Troops and Low-Tech Transition

I'm honored today to share this column written by Major General Melvin G. Spiese, USMC-Ret. The general possesses not only a deep concern for the successful transition of service men and women, but also a career spent planning and helping to mobilize large-scale operations. Veteran unemployment has been an ongoing issue for several years. Show More Summary

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