Gov’t Shutdown: Nat’l Parks Reopen, NIH in Peril, Wars, Foreign Aid Continue

In the ongoing government shutdown soap opera, WWE style pre-determined battle lines have been drawn. Conservative Republicans are pretending to stand on “principle” in the hopes that gullible America will be impressed by their theatrics and reward them with re-election.…

Latif Mehsud: Taliban Leader is Captured

It’s been just about a week since U.S. troops captured Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai’I, also known as Anas al Libi, and yesterday marked another capture by the troops. Senior Pakistani Taliban leader Latif Mehsud was arrested while driving on a highway…

Marine Generals Fired Due to 2012 Attack in Afghanistan

In September 2012, 15 Taliban soldiers dressed in US military fatigues cut a hole in the perimeter fence at Camp Bastion, the Marines main airport in Afghanistan. Once inside the base, the Taliban soldiers headed directly for the Marines’ hangar…

Navy yard shooting: Endless wars, gun violence, mental health

As new details emerge from the aftermath of Washington Navy Yard shooting, a more clear picture of Aaron Alexis, the prime accused believed to be responsible for a dozen deaths, is emerging. Aaron Alexis, it appears, had a history of…

Gunman in Afghanistan Shoots Down Female Officer

Sub-inspector for the criminal investigation unit, Negar, was buying grass for her lambs in a local market in the Helmand province when she was shot down by two men on a motorcycle yesterday, according to reports from provincial government spokesman…

David Petraeus Target of Protests at CUNY

The last time we heard from David Petraeus, he was resigning as director of the CIA due to his affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell. Since then, we haven’t heard much commotion from the scapegoat of US military actions in…

Bagram Air Base Attack Leaves Four Dead

Four U.S. troops died in an attack on Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan on Tuesday. According to an Associated Press report, the soldiers were killed by “indirect fire,” such as a mortar or rocket. The report cites anonymous officials who…

Bagram Plane Crash Video Hits the Web

On Monday, a Boeing 747-400 civillian cargo plane crashed during takeoff at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. According to a report from The Aviation Herald, the plane was carrying five military vehicles bound for Dubai. The seven crew members on…

This Extremely Close Call Is Your Holy Sh*t, War Is Terrifying Video of the Day

One of the more fascinating and terrifying things to come out of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are the self-made videos posted by soldiers. The were the first two wars to occur in the YouTube age, and thus the…

Private BitTorrent Tracker Hacked, Passwords Leaked By Afghani Hackers

Hackers generally view BitTorrent trackers as friendly entities. Members of Anonymous are constantly extolling the virtues of The Pirate Bay and other trackers. Some hackers, however, are proving to be not as friendly. It was revealed this morning that RevolutionTT,…