Brazilian Military Curtails President Bolsonaro’s Power Over COVID19 Dispute

By Emir Sader, Brazil Wire -

Bolsonaro made threats he couldn’t carry out about replacing the Health Minister and reopening commerce. Now he is isolated and everyone has turned on him, as General Villas Boas admits. He’s [...]

Will Coronavirus Lead To Martial Law?

By Sarah Sicard, Military Times. -

While the number of cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to grow around the country and the globe, lawmakers are considering how best to cut down on the spread of the disease. But [...]

Inside The Military’s Top Secret Plans If Coronavirus Cripples The Government

By William M. Arkin, Newsweek.com -

Even as President Trump says he tested negative for coronavirus, the COVID-19 pandemic raises the fear that huge swaths of the executive branch or even Congress and the Supreme Court could also [...]

‘Arm’s-Length’ Military Institution Promotes Belligerent Worldview

By Staff, Yvesengler.com -

For example, the Conference of Defence Associations (CDA) Institute recently published a half-page ad in the Globe and Mail to announce its Conference on Security and Defence. The March 3 and 4 [...]

Marine Vet Lawmaker Tells Military To Question The Orders They’re Given

By Hope Hodge Seck, Military.com. -

A lawmaker who earned the Bronze Star during combat in Iraq as a Marine officer is denouncing President Donald Trump's foreign policy as "rudderless," and calling on active-duty military officers [...]

Chilean Military Learns Brutal Tactics From Israel

By Benjamin Zinevich, Independent. -

Chile - What started as a student act of civil disobedience against Santiago’s rising metro fares has now expanded outside the Chilean capital. In a sudden uprising against austerity and [...]

Chilean Military Deployed Against Protests For The First Time Since Pinochet

By Andrea Lobo, Wsws.org -

For the first time since the fascist military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, tanks rolled into downtown Santiago, Chile, this weekend, deployed against protesters demonstrating against a [...]

MIlitary Suicides Spike To New Record High

By Lolita C. Baldor, Apnews.com -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military suicides have surged to a record high among active duty troops, continuing a deadly trend that Pentagon officials say is frustrating and they are struggling to counter. [...]

More Money, Fewer Jobs

By Nia Harris, Cassandra Stimpson, and Ben Freeman, Tomdispatch.com -

A Marilyn has once again seduced a president. This time, though, it’s not a movie star; it’s Marillyn Hewson, the head of Lockheed Martin, the nation’s top defense contractor and the largest [...]

Military Bill Amended For The Better: This Pig Has Really, Really Good Lipstick

By David Swanson, Worldbeyondwar.org -

The latest U.S. House of Representatives version of the National Defense Authorization Act, which is beyond global in scope and not the least bit defensive, offended Donald Trump’s desire for [...]

Why We Still Need A Movement To Keep Youth From Joining The Military

By Staff, Nnomypeace.net -

Elizabeth King, In These Times - Eighteen is the youngest age at which someone can join the U.S. military without their parents’ permission, yet the military markets itself to—which is to say [...]

Clemency For Lowly War Criminals, Free Passes For The Mighty

By Rebecca Gordon, Tomdispatch.com -

Memorial Day has come and gone and President Trump did not issue his pardons after all. There was substantial evidence that he was planning to use the yearly moment honoring the country’s war [...]

End This Hidden Risk To Military Families

By Stacy Bannerman, Otherwords.org -

When our loved ones join the military, we know that wearing the uniform could cost them their lives. Military family members do all kinds of calculations about the potential price of serving this [...]

2020 Elections: Its Militarism And The Military Budget Stupid!

By Ajamu Baraka, Blackagendareport.com -

U.S. ships are involved in provocative “freedom of navigation” exercises in the South China Sea and other ships gather ominously in the Mediterranean Sea while National Security Advisor John [...]

US Military Sees Dramatic Rise in Sexual Assaults

By Ilana Novick, Truthout -

There were 20,500 reported sexual assaults in the military in 2018, according to a new Pentagon report, a 38% increase in the number of assaults since 2016. The results, as ABC News reports, [...]